OKBeer (1170) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - NOV 15, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beerbistro Winterfest and Vintage Tasting. Brown in colour with a thick frothy tan coloured head. Fruity, yeasty, lightly spicy (cinnamon, coriander) raisin, and plum aroma. Dark sugar, molasses, toffee, and dark fruit flavours. Full bodied, smooth and silky mouthfeel.
kumite56 (469) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - NOV 14, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is an excellent beer and a nice step upwards from the thin bodied six. Complex in aroma and tast with dried fruit evident, storng malty taste and a nice bitter finish. Alcohol makes it presense in the aroma (lightly) and the taste but for the most part well masked.
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - NOV 14, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
cloudy,murky rusty brown brew.Nose is not far off from the 10.A plethera of exotic fruits: dates, bananas,figs and pure heaven.Put all that in a blender add some alcohol and wow.Great body and a lucsious aftertaste that lingers.
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 6, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium brown color with a slight head. After having the 10- the 8 seems to have a lot less body and complexity. Seems almost as if they just took the 10 and watered it down a bit. Mostly a fruity and raisiny aroma and flavor with lots of yeastiness in the background.
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Murky brown colour with nice big beige head. Aroma has some sweetness with fruit, also some coffee, leather and alcohol. Flavor also has some fruit, but the bitter chocolat and alcohol is clear in the finish. All in all a very complex beer.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Great nose-dried fruit and sugar. Flavors that come out are hay, raisin, caramel, prune, very slight chocolate, fig, and alcohol. Crisp dry finish. Very enjoyable.
Kevin (2048) - New Mexico, USA - NOV 2, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours a cloudy dark brown with a giant creamy light head. dirty yeast and bittersweet aroma wow this is smooth. has a spiced caramel and tree bark taste that finishes smooth with a lingering alcohol that is nice. a great beer.
BeerBaronLS (85) - Grove City, Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Extremely rich aroma, strong head, very dark and opaque. Tastes of whipped cream and carmel, mixed with a nut brown. Heavily carbonated. Overall a very good beer.
ChristianSA (368) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
33 cl bottle. Fruity, sweet smell with some hints of whipping cream and caramel. Dark unclear red/brown in color. High but not very pretty head - that lasts long however. Some sediment in the bottle. Taste is absolutely marvelous. Chocolate, caramel, raisins, warming alcohol. Very powerful carbonation - maybe a bit too much for my taste - but propably close to the perfect beer (which, by the way, is Rochefort 10)
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - OCT 30, 2004
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
33cl bottle BBD 25.12.07 I could smell this before the glass was half full. Deep brown/burgundy color with chocolate/tan head. Smells of cocoa, raisins, lether, alcohol, slight cappochino, plums & cherries a bit. All that goes into the full, velvety lingering palate. Alcohol is a highlight in this massive rich carmelly sweet brew that finishes with sharp bitterness, leaving me dreaming of fig newtons dipped in rich chocolate milk. alcohol warming, maybe a bit of port...Taking on a mothball aroma as it breathes, or is that malted milk balls? Nutmeg? Just doesn’t get much more complex and yummy than this. I’ve been disapointed by a few bottles of the 8 in the past, but this one knocked me out.