Busick (161) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Another good Belgium strong ale that I had to try due to all the hype and accessibility. Like the 10 better, but this is a great way to be introduced to this style of craft beer without paying or trading an arm and a leg.
hobsch (309) - Cologne, GERMANY - JAN 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 0.33l. Pours dark brown with small beige head. Aroma has dried fruits, molasses, plums, slightly sharp. Taste is medium sweet, lightly bitter, slightly roasted, dried fruit, plums, figs. Alcohol is well hidden. Strong carbonation. Very good.
tricksta_p (494) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a murky copper/dark brown with a frothy white head. Aroma of malts, ripe fruits, caramel, yeast, figs, spices. Flavour is malty sweetness, caramel, a bit sugary. Just like the Rochefort 6 this has quite lively carbonation, with a relatively dry finish. Very nice.
hockeybeerguy (523) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reviewed from notes. She pours a dark brown and leaves the same colored body with some purple edges - interesting. There is a one finger white foamy head - very pillowy looking clings for a good minute and slowly dies leaving adequate lacing but the lacing dies within a good minute. The smell has a lot of booze up front, candied fruits (a combination of cherries and plums) with some figs and clove well presented. The taste has a wholly sweet flavoring all the way through and lots of booze. It has a boozy/slightly candied fruit aftertaste with a thick candied fruit sticky finish. On the palate, she sits about a medium to heavy. The ABV is definitely felt and in no way is remotely sessionable. The carbonation seems good. Overall, wow, what a booze bomb, just wondering how fresh this is, wonder what 290616 means. I’m wishing I should’ve let this age for a bit as I think I had this way too early, next time I will definitely let this sit way longer.
ABT_S54 (76) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl in a Trappist glass. Pours a dark amber colour and is highly carbonated with a fair amount of sediment. Taste is quite delicate for such a strong beer and feels very carbonated. Taste is somewhat less than expected for the style. Mounthfeel is quite good with nice lacing around the glass. Aftertaste to me seemed quite medicinal. Certainly no match for Rochefort 10.
fishonmyplane (334) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The Rochefort 6,8, and 10 are all fairly similar in my opinion. The 8 is medium-bodied and drinkable, which is nice. Flavor has dense, sweet fruits with caramel and toffee notes.
gwillrich (107) - São José dos Campos, BRAZIL - JAN 22, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Fantástica cerveja. Equilíbrio entre maltes e álcool. Levemente adocicada, sem ser enjoativa. Top 10!
VDuquerroux (75) - Airvault, FRANCE - JAN 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. 33cL. A dark brown beer. Shading from brown to dark orange through the light. Large creamy head which lasts a few minutes. Aroma of caramel, fruits (berry), bread, roasty and alcohol. Sweet taste with a dry refreshing bitterness. Medium body, light texture. Warming finish with medium bitterness. A great beer. I appreciate this roasty fruity toffee aroma. Gourmet break during the afternoon.
djoeye (734) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl brown bottle, abv 9.2%.
Huge belgischhhh foam, off-white to apricot beige in colour.
Dark amber hazy body.
Scents of sweet malts, hops, clove, potatoes.
Tastes dark sweet alcoholic malts, figs, syrup, prunes, butter (or soft mild cheese), faint hint of coffee.
Feels smooth and fresh at the same time.
Ending: Roasted malts, mildness, crispiness, alcohol well hidden.
JBPortland (394) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 22, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle pours cloudy reddish brown with a finger of thick foam. Nose is musty earthy dark fruits and bread, raisin. Palate is unbelievably silky and creamy smooth. Taste is rich earthy fruit and dark bready biscuit, plum, grape, raisin, almond. Finish is more of the same. Truly a great beer.