blackmurder (236) - Whitaker, Oregon, USA - MAR 19, 2008
Poured a hazy glowing orange and amber with a slight vanilla head. What a remarkable pour. Very tasty and malt driven. darkguardian (733) - Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2008
12 oz bottle from Knightly Spirits. Poured into a Chimay glass. I poured this and let it sit about 10 minutes before taking my first sip. When I first opened the bottle and sniffed I thought it was a bad bottle as there was a smell similar to a Saison. That cheese like aroma. As it warmed that dissipated to a complex smell of fruits with a light sourness and smooth chocolate and raisins. Smells incredible. Very deep. Pours a dark brown with a nice sized head that dissipates quickly. For as strong as this beer is the alcohol is well hidden, it comes on a bit in the finish but not overly so. The dominating flavors as a dark chocolate fruit, some sour cherries, raisins and suprisingly and almost hop bite at the end that is over almost before it begins. I could spend months getting flavors from this brew. Perfectly balances, incredibly crafted. Well worth the money. One of the best. Bontus (800) - Flanders, BELGIUM - MAR 16, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2013 Bottle 33cl. Left it out of the fridge for about 15 minutes before pouring into trappist glass. Pours dark brown with a creamy head as a pint of Guinness. Nose is sweet & creamy.
Aroma’s of creamy coffee & plums. Not too complex, very enjoyable and softly carbonated. Would drink this every day for the rest of my life...
Aftertaste is slightly bitter and slightly alcohol.
Though reminding me more of St.Bernardus than of Westvleteren 12, this is a divine brew. daknole (11044) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2008
As most of you know this is one amazing beer. Balance is great, flavor is unreal. I love the yeast flavor and the color is beautiful. Worth seeking out if you have not tried it yet. asedzie (824) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 16, 2008
Bottle. Pours deep, opaque brown with super dense rocky head. Aroma has mild sour fruit, light basement yeast, with a background of floral, herbal hops and vinuousness. Flavor has roasted smokey grain, very light alchol notes, complex esters - dark fruit - light resiny hops and smokiness in the finish. Palate is extremely thick.
Michmike (11) - USA - MAR 15, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2008 One of these a month will do. This beer offers an aroma of coffee, coco, fruits and alcohol. It pours very impressively - very muddy and complex with a solid inch head that has some staying power. The beer offers a thick and robust mouthfeel. The yeasty flavors of coffee, raisen, plum (with maybe a hint of chocolate) is overwhelmed by the alcohol in my opinion. If this beer disguised the alcohol better, it would be world class. Solid, not great. cmatkins (12) - Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2008
Obivously a great beer. Poured with a small to one finger head. Very complex. Malty with a friuit notes in the aroma as well as the flavor. Some alcohol notes also appear in the flavor. A truly enjoyable beer worth its reputation. fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2008 Bottle. Rating #100. Gorgeously murky, muddy, earthy. Prunes, raisins, plums, apricots, raspberries, apples, pears, cashews, walnuts, pistachios, toffee, coffee of all natures, chocolate of all natures, the nose and tongue are flooded with a delectably complex array of aromas and flavors. Even more amazing is that every bottle is just a touch different, with different flavors dancing to the forefront, keeping the palate guessing. Perfect carbonation, perfect full-bodied mouthfeel that still manages to sit on the tongue light as a feather. Perfect balance, nothing is out of place, nothing shocks the tastebuds or any part of the mouth, except for the pure pleasure of it all. Pure bliss. mgoy (344) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 11, 2008
Rochefort Trappistes 10 is a very unusual ale. The color is a deep unfiltered amber and the head is a fully pronounced light tan. The aroma is fantastic with hints of fruit while the taste is somewhere in between a prune and a light cleaning solution. I know this is an unusaul description... try it and you will know what I mean! I am not sure if I am rating this so highly because I loved it or because of the current reviews. DavidTabbernor (3) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 9, 2008 does not count
This was a very nice beer. The aroma, alcohol content, and palate were all strong. Unfortunate that it didn’t meet my tungues liking. Otherwise a great beer.