MorganBaughman (147) - Long Beach, Mississippi, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
After taking his first sip, Rob said, "This is my beer now. This is my favorite beer ever - by a lot." I still think itís a little fizzy, but good flavor.
bulldogops (377) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 18, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
330mL Bottle 9.25%. Have had this once before, but revisited as I lost tasting notes from my beer market trips in Toronto. Dark brown pour with a bubbly tan head, decent retention.heavy on carbonation Aroma is quite fruity. Full bodied. Creamy, buttery mouthfeel. Taste is ripe blueberry, black currant, raisin, toffee, spiciness. Extremely smooth finish and a lingering taste of sweet malt. Superb.
sudomorph (30) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a hazy, dark caramel colour with thin, cream head that quickly thins. Smells slightly of ripe fruit and spice. Taste is of spice, with alcohol undertones. Had a slightly thicker texture but with good carbonation. A complex beer for sure. Great beer!
Philym (17) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: Chestnut brown/red. Initial billowing ivory head which quickly reduced down to a thin bubble layer.
Aroma: Fruit cake, vinous, banana, bubblegum, hint of pepper, citric tang and plaster.
Taste: Medium sweetness, low bitterness, slight maltyness and alcohol.
Palate: Light body, smooth texture, slightly prickly carbonation, a quick finish but lingering alcohol warmth on tongue.
Comments: Wonderful beer. Served in snifter and left a lace.
bagalagalaga (64) - Indiana, USA - JUN 15, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The head was pretty foamy no matter how I tried to pour it, but died down fast. Itís pretty sweet, malty, and despite the high alcohol there is no harshness to this at all, you could drink the stuff all day. It didnít have any crazy weird funky flavors like other Belgian ales. I think pretty much anyone would enjoy this beer. I picked it up because itís near the top on every beer rating list Iíve ever seen, and it didnít disappoint.
jmalecki05 (22) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rating: 3/5 = World Class: Deep red color liquid, perhaps brown. Head is 2.5 fingers with a light pour straight down the middle. Super tight bubbles Gorgeous lacing and alcohol legs. Head is between a strawberry blonde and a light brown. Tons of fig characters as well as plum/prune and malt on the nose initially. Also notes of dark brown sugar. Moderate alcohol also on the nose, but nicely complemented by the other aromas.
Instantly hit with a creaminess sensation on the first sip with some carbonation which quickly dissipates revealing a a wonderful characteristic of fig, malt, and turbinado sugar. Mid sip contains notes of plum and a nice warming which lingers into the finish and lasts nicely before the next sip where the carbonation cleanses the palate. Finish continues with tastes of dark fruit with a sensation of port wine barrel. Wouldja - Yes
Bosbouw (59) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ruikt matig. Mooi bier met goeir schuim kraag met goeie smaak van het bier. Lekker bier.
jamestulloch (524) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Port, vanilla, milky coffee, leather, raisins and yeast.
Appearance: Dark brown body. Massive beige head with a light brown patch where the sediment from the bottle of the bottle was poured. Superb lacing.
Taste: Fig, coffee and milk chocolate. Sweet but with a slightly bitter, spicy finish.
Palate: Full body with a foamy mouthfeel. Light carbonation.
Overall: Unsurprisingly, this smells and tastes like lightí version of the Rochefort 10 (ílightí being a mere 9.2% ABV). A fantastic beer... but not quite as great as its bigger brother.
olliejobbins (339) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. supreme amounts of head and pours a caramel colour. aroma is of yeast, coffee and malts. tastes great. full mouth feel, not at all oily. after taste is slightly bitter.
chalicemaster (45) - Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is beautiful. Unique, balanced, complex, and yet somehow completely easy on the senses. The aroma is wonderful, very natural and appealing. The head is VERY foamy and disappears in seconds, I quite like that. What you get on the taste is an unmatched combination of dried, dark fruits, yeast and a mildly sour tinge on the finish. Itís remarkably uncomplicated and yet perfectly balanced and brewed - thereís nothing quite like this, except 10 of course, but I prefer 8.
Rob_D_UK (229) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smells like fresh hops - floral. Opaque brown almost black. Sweet dark malt taste with toffee tones and a touch of cinnamon-like spices. Full body and fizzy. Alcohol boosts the taste.