Dogbrick (8133) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Darkover for the trade. This wasn't quite as good as the "10" but still a very good beer. Pours a pretty dark reddish-brown with a very thick and foamy beige head. Aroma of chocolate, cherry, malt and cloves. Smooth-drinking, with flavors of banana, malt, sherry and chocolate all vying for attention. Great finish, if a little carbonated toward the end for my tastes. All in all another fine effort from Rochefort.
CapFlu (4518) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 6, 2003
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
(33cl Bottle) Creamy, foamed, almond head and a cloudy dark brown body. Orange peel, spice and barley nose. Flavourful citrus with cloves. Full, smooth alcoholic finish with excellent malt and cocoa.
Pabobcat (15) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2003
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of my favorite! Pours well not much nose, but as you bring it to your mouth the experiance begins! Starts off fruity and then ends with a beautiful chocolate taste that just gets better as it gets warmer. This is Dessert!
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2003
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A world class beer! It had it all.....full of flavor, body, alcohol notes....it all came together perfectly.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - APR 1, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Perfect looking Belgian...dark ruby color with a thick beige head. The aroma was an intense fruitiness with subtle chocolate and alcohol. The flavor burst out with many fruits...berries, banana, plum...too many to name! The finish was where the alcohol came in. It left a nice warmth in the throat. Great beer.
AceOfHearts (1375) - Mountain View, California, USA - APR 1, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from trade with jbrus. Okay, so I'm rating this the same as I did Rochefort-10. Not sure if it's because I really think it's as good, or because I was less experienced when I drank the other Belgian heavyweights, but this stuff is great! Dark brown appearance with very small amounts of yeasties. Delicious chocolate and caramel in the flavor along with some pears and plum. The flavor could be perhaps amplified a little but that's my only complaint. Classy mouthfeel. Nice!! Thanks to jbrus.
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAR 31, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2003 Very musky like the 10 but a bit more dingy. This tastes as though it were stored in a very damp/dark place for a while longer than the 10. Damn, I feel like there is some class I need to take before I can really analyze this malt...so much happening here: currant, peat, mushroom, spice, and lots more. I wish I had more time to sit here and figure this out. Malty magnificance.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 29, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very drinkable and approchable. Lots of fruity and floral flavors going on. Couldn't taste the alcohol at all. Everything you would expect from this brewer. Excellent concoction.
Eirikur (370) - hafnarfjordur, ICELAND - MAR 29, 2003
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2003 Great beer. the taste is sharper than Westvleteren, very nice.
Very malty flavour, a bit fruity, and full bodied sweet beer.
it is quite fizzy and this is one of the best beer that i have ever tasted.
The Etruscan (528) - Tuscany, ITALY - MAR 29, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Creamy thin medium lasting beige head. Brown cloudy color. Aroma is sweet, malty, fruity with light spicy notes. Flavour is malty too with ricolice and fruity tones (banana, orange) ending in a not too long candy sugar finish. Full bodied.