JoTheO (84) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 330 ml. Medium brown with a thin offwhite head. Little lacing. Aroma has sweet caramel and apple. Taste is complex with plenty of sweet fruit like apples and pears. Also some malty notes. Long aftertaste.
Antonio369 (109) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 21, 2016
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2016 33cl bottle, served in Rochefort trappist chalice. Poured a dark brown with an ivory one finger head. Lots of yeast swimming in glass. Aromas of prunes, dates, wine, apples. Taste: Prunes, dates, whole wheat bread, hazelnuts, caramel, dark fruits, sweet spices, figs, raisins, plums, tart, wine. A full body with a creamy, frothy, vinous finish. Overall a deliciously dark brew, and it succeeds in keeping up there with its bigger brother, the 10.
nybol (1273) - DENMARK - MAR 19, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
en rigtig klassiker. Den har blomme og fylde fra malten, og ikke mindst den belgiske gśr.
jsnicholas (503) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - MAR 18, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (11.2oz $5.50) Reddish with white head. Fruity aroma. Taste is somewhat fruity and sweet. Overall very good. There was a fair amount of sediment in my bottle.(bottle conditioned?)
Halfling_4132 (73) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2016
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appearance- clear dark chestnut with thick tan foam. Aromas-complex malt, bready notes with raisin and rich dark boozy fruits which have a sweet edge, notes of caramelised cherry and brandy. Palate: oily, full bodied, with a creaminess brought by the thick foam. Heavy to drink. Taste: Hardcore. Raisin, dark fruits. Packs a punch. Overall: a very complex ale, highly recommended but too heavy for me.
darbeer75 (355) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: fruity and spicy; Appearance: extremely dark, ruby red with off white, thin head that dissipates slowly; Taste: sweet and fruity, but with solid malt backbone; Palate; medium body with long, sweet finish; Overall: delicious and smooth; a little too sweet, but still a favorite.
weordie (715) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2016
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark ruby brown with a creamy head. The aroma is quite subdued, a little ripe banana, a little cloves but nothing strong. A strong clove taste, some banana notes, some spicyness. A great version of a Belgian strong ale. Not as good as the 10 though.
AnG_BrgNor (410) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 6, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of dark fruits and wine. Nica taste of the same, but ends up with spices and alcohol. A complex taste. Very nice and worth its above 4 rating. Quality!
Vinx (105) - ITALY - MAR 5, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Short lasting rocky white foam. Aroma of stone fruit and caramel. No chocolate, no nut and no coffee at all despite its color which is about 16 SRM, so that I guess itís all due by brown candy sugar additions. Very very attenuated (I measured its FG: itís 1006! Ridiculous! It means the OG is equal to 1072 and the attenuation is about 92%!), its ethylic feel is more than just subtle: itís actually invasive and a bit unpleasant. Really high carbonation. Bodyís just absent. Iím a fan of Rochefort 10, a huge one, but this beer lacks the big sisterís complexity. They used more sugar than malt. Why? Do the monks have any money issues?
pitch992 (100) - SLOVENIA - MAR 5, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: raisins, smooth-gentle alcohol, some kandi sweetness, toasty. very pleasant and gentle.
appearance: amber, slightly hazy, white foam, minimal head, good retention.
taste: ligh sweetness, light bitterness, gentle and smooth alcohol, some raisins, fruitcake.
semi medium body, slick, average carbonation, sweetish finish.
overall a very drinkable, pleasant, complex brew.