wheatbeerboy (103) - Addison, Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Delicious beer! Similar to the "10". I taste caramel, chocolate, raisins and nuts.
aleksander9 (475) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with tan head. Aroma is plums, cherry, licorice, spicy Belgian yeast, vanilla and caramel. Slick palate. Aftertaste is rich, fruity, dark chocolate, caramel, cherry, some licorice and lasting spicy finish. Overall: Awesome! Like its big brother more.
loco_gallego (98) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 22, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Arômatique floral, un peu fruitée aussi. Légèrement acide aussi avec les levures belges. Malt caramel. Très très complexe et équilibrée. Sensation de fraicheur, malgré le côté légèrement liquoreux/alcool.
En bouche similaire, incroyable balance et longueur en bouche. Fin de bouche ass. Bonne carbonation. Hâte de goûter la 10 du coup...
Beergaard (90) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transparent dark brownish color, sticky off-white head. Aroma of raisins, prunes, dried figs and alcohol. Taste of dried, and some fresh, fruit and berries, alcohol, yeast, sugar. Not as boozy as it’s big brother the Rochefort 10, which i actually tend to like even though it is not as intense in it’s flavor palate.
Pacool (39) - - OCT 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Piękne ciemna barwa. Piana znika dość szybko. Wydał mi się mniej treściwy i pełny w smaku niż 6-stka ale i tak kawał porządnego piwa.
AirForceHops (3298) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle purchased at Julio’s Liquors. Hazy ruby color with lasting head, thick fluffy head that was still in the snifter at the end. Aroma has subtle yeast character, dried fruits and slight alcohol.
The flavor is real complex mix of dried fruits, Belgian yeast, light red grapes, mild figs. Almost a different nuance after each sip. The alcohol is also here with light warming after the sip. Creamy carbonation in a fuller then medium in body. Can’t believe it took me this long to try these! I will be buying a few more to cellar for a cold winter night.
didierlewallon (104) - ponferrada, SPAIN - OCT 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
La Trappistes Rochefort 8 es de color oscuro, salvaje y con un paladar pronunciado tirando a afrutado con un final seco.
Elaborada a base de dos maltas, azúcar candeal y dos tipos de lúpulo, que se añaden dos veces durante su elaboración, le confiere un cuerpo, con su segunda fermentación, que da una sensación que no tiene descripción.
seymour (1456) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - OCT 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
11.2 oz sloped brown bottle from Wine and Cheese Place, November 2013 vintage, into a tulip glass. It poured a hazy deep reddish amber colour with deep head of spritzy little bubbles, everlasting with lots of fine Belgian lace. Beautiful. Aromas of fruitcake, raisins, sweet bread, cola, freshly cut flowers, rose hips, black pepper, bubble gum, perfumey noble hops and faint alcohol. Grainy and bready flavours, with layers of caramel, toffee, red berries, plums, green grapes, some root beer/kvass traits, somewhat reminiscent of a toasty and chocolatey Scottish ale. Smooth alcohol, no boozy burn whatsoever, difficult to believe it’s nearly 10% abv. Light body but complex well-rounded mouthfeel, strong carbonation splashes all the flavours around. Faintly fruity and spicy aftertaste. Absolutely classic Trappist ale, more approachable and "beer-flavoured", less profoundly spicy than some others examples, but just as complex. Delicious.
HIGHB4LL (599) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle from Cash Wise in Williston. Appearance: 2 fingers tan-kahaki head that does not last, head lasts as a film, amber color, light cloudy, no lacing to note. Aroma: light plum/fig, rich malt, biscuits, light floral hops. Palate: medium body, alcohol warming sensation and thinness, average carbonation, finish is dry and alcohol. Taste: sweet plum/fig, into a maltiness that lasts, but is partially masked by the booziness that takes over and rides it through towards the end. Overall, slightly thin texture for me, and the booze is not overly well hidden, but I know it is not meant to be. For the style, a little light, but very good tastes and aromas. My only complaint is that this beer is not as rich in the malt as I like my Belgian strongs personally. Very good beer besides.
slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
"pours a light-medium murky brown. nice aroma of plum fruit and spice. as with the 6 and 10, it hides it’s 9.3% abv incredibly well. Heavier and fuller than the 6, which was surprisingly light. Medium bodied and smooth as snot on a glass eye. flavor mimicked the aroma once again. Very nice beer."
eduardovl (866) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
330ml bottle served in its own chalice.
A: Pours a dark brown color with a medium dense and creamy beige head. Particles floating around. Medium to low retention and some nice lacings left in the glass
S: A little bit less complex than the 10 but still quite fruity and bready. Strong notes of raisins and plums. Candy sugar. Caramel malts and earthy Belgian yeasts
T: Sweet and fruity upfront. Notes of chocolate biscuits, candy sugar, malts, Belgian yeasts, brown bread, candy sugar. Nice hops profile, not too bitter. A bit boozy
M: Full creamy and molasses body. Reasonable carbonation. Belgian-style bittersweet aftertaste
O: Absolutely drinkable. Simply delicious. A winner, ever!
[ BA Review @ 11/18/2009 ]