Jimthechap (1941) - Christchurch, - JUN 22, 2011
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I’ve just had a bottle of the Rochefort 6, so I’m expecting great things. Poured hazy russet brown with a fluffy off-white head. But the expectation of a trappist ale makes my appreciation of the appearance of this beer different to how I’d usually rate other styles. The aroma is rich and complex. Dried fruits, chocolate, spices, Christmas cake, I have never given a ten for aroma before.
Full, rich and complex. Raisins, cinnamon, allspice and loveliness. Toasty and nutty, sweet and unctuous. Wow. Just wow. I won’t be forgetting this one for a while.
epidemaiis (2) - FRANCE - MAY 2, 2015 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
La trappiste quasi parfaite, un équilibre hors du commun. Un peu forte mais vaut vraiment le coups.
Kr1zz (227) - BELGIUM - MAY 1, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle bought at Delhaize. Pours dark brown with a medium beige head.
Tastes cloves, dried fruit, sweet, alcoholic, bit hoppy bitterness,
fredfa (42) - belo horizonte, BRAZIL - MAY 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Havia provado essa cerveja há 1 ano e meio e tinha gostado muito. Era uma das melhores. Provei novamente e achei aguada e com alcool perceptível. Apesar do exemplar vencer apenas em 2017, pode estar comprometido. Provarei novamente para tirar a dúvida.
Haterd (37) - NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Donkerder bier dan ik normaal drink maar wel lekker. Toch niet een waar ik er meer van achter elkaar hoef.
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lbianchi66 (61) - FRANCE - APR 27, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Robe ambrée sombre, opaque. Mousse bien.
Saveurs de malt, biscuit, fruits noirs, pruneau.
Texture crémeuse, carbonatation fine.
Très longue en bouche.
jksipa (477) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from the LCBO. Murky dark reddish brown body under a huge off white head that hangs around for a while. Leaves lots of spotty lace. Nose has lots of dark fruit, molasses, ginger, light cloves and pepper. Medium sweet fruit and toffee with a light bitterness and a slight red grape tartness with a pervasive balanced spiciness. Medium almost creamy mouth with a fine prickly carbonation and a long complex fruity finish. Great multi-faceted ale.
willisread (514) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 25, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Masuyo’s. Poured into a snifter. Pours a clear ruby tinged orange brown with a nice soapy two finger head that dissipates fairly quickly. Big aromas of fig, prune, and peach on the nose. Sweet on the palate but not overly cloying by any means. Medium body with an oily mouthfeel. As it warms up the alcohol shows just a bit, but for 9.2% it hides it all fairly well. Soft carbonation with a really nice warming finish. World class strong ale!
Fatehunter (1537) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - APR 23, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour two and half fingers of head on a hazy dark brown body.
The aroma candy, caramel and dark fruits. Nice.
The taste is perfect. Balanced fruit sweetness, a touch of brown sugar, some other stuff, amazing.
The texture is light and fizzy.
ponx (8) - NETHERLANDS - APR 23, 2015 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nose: Sweet, alcohol. Taste: Mainly raisins, nuts, caramel and roasted malts in the background. A bit port-ish. Full bodied, medium to full carbo. Nice!
CacheManyHose (334) - HONG KONG - APR 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy brown-amber with creamy fizzy beige head. Smells is malt, spice, fruit (fig, peach, apple), mineral. Taste is even more sweet and spicy but not cloying. Some cloves and grassiness. Almost salty finish. Palate is frothy but fine. High booziness (9.2%) well balanced. Lots of things going on in this beer without getting too big - a refined and complex example of a strong Belgian ale.