hammered_ales (5) - USA - FEB 5, 2015 does not count
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very balance Trappist. Strong sweet nose with hint of plum. Tastes about the same. Alcohol is very balance for a 9%.
Rammer (303) - Moscow, RUSSIA - FEB 4, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Best of Rochefort. Not so much alcohol in 10, the taste is softer and balanced to me. Sweet, rich, well
mario_giri (122) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Goldenes rotbraun. Fester, langer Schaum. Pflaumen-Honigsromen, malzig. Malzigsüsslich zu Beginn, weiter Pflaumen und Gewürze. Viel Co2, lebendig. Recht vollmundig-cremig. Kaum Bitter, Slk gut wahrnehmbar. Im Abgang trocken und doch süsslich.
tdubs92 (29) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 1, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Large ivory head that cozies into a comforting top. Malty smell of the 10 with the dried fruit smell of the 8. An abstract fruit, candy flavor with breadiness. Best of both worlds from the rochefort brand!
simardsam (167) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 1, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brune, trouble, avec une mousse crème. Nez sucré, caramélisé, d’alcool et épicé. Goût caramélisé, de sucre cuit, d’alcool, d’anis, un petit quelque chose de fruits confits... Superbe!
Sjohnh (331) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I can’t believe I’ve not had this before, but I’ve now completed the Rochefort set. Deep dark brown, with a small beige head and decorative lacing. Has a similar malt loaf aroma to the 10, just not as pronounced. Medium bodied with a nice bit of tongue tingling carbonation. Taste is malty and a bit boozy, and it’s the finish that turns it from a good to great beer. That’s when you get the dough, plum, dried fruit and spices like a delicious dessert. Very tasty, but I’d still recommend the 10 which takes it to a higher level again.
Randy4Beer (305) - - JAN 31, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A dark muddy brown body, crowned by a thick slightly off-white head (oh those Belgian yeasts), that settles down nicely into little more than a film riding on top of the beer.
Aromas are molasses, raisins, fig newtons, and a bit of brown sugar tickling the background.
I let this one warm for a bit from the fridge before opening, to maximize the tastes, which echo the aromas. There is a fairly thick mouthfeel,with a slight viscosity as it glides over the tongue. It’s highly complex, and keeps adding to its repertoire with each sip. Definitely some alcohol presence entering the mix. Now getting some sweet nuttiness, and prune juice. I would compare this to the best bread puddings I have had, contained in a glass. A simply wonderful World Class beer.
Rex_Remes (47) - Bonyhad, HUNGARY - JAN 31, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice pour with creamy, tan foam. Nose of malt and roasted fruit. At first, the taste was a bit underwhelming, more alcohol, but as the beer breathed, a very well-rounded bunch of flavors (malt, herb, fruit). Quite delicious overall. A top-notch beer.
AlmostHome (35) - Gulfport, Mississippi, USA - JAN 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very good beer. Only rated this low due to aroma, of which I detected little, hence the lower score. Taste, to me, is quite malty but not a heavy bread taste. Nice thick head. Really, really solid beer.
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ippopotamo36 (530) - Rome, ITALY - JAN 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
0,33 bottle purchased at the Beer Store of Skopje (RIP) and consumed in Kosovo. The bottle is about 2 years aged. Pours a dark amber-brown color, medium beige foamy head which slowly fades away. Nose: perfect toffee candy, caramel, dry figs and chestnut honey. Just amazing and balanced combination of these notes. Mouth: highly carbonated, light and grassy final. The body is not that heavy, the alcohol stays quite hidden although the beer provides the right warmness for which it was meant. The dry fruit is gently softened buy that bitter end in a body which stays warm enough.