ogreface (1390) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 4, 2008
Bottle.Ez egy igazi unikum!Finom gyümölcsös illat és íz.Szép sötét szín és kemény tartós hab.Ünnepekre való sör! GigaHz (7) - Clinton, New Jersey, USA - FEB 4, 2008 does not count
Pours dark a little like a stout. Head was almost white and stays for quite a while. I didn’t taste any raisins. I did taste some kind of fruit. Nice beer. I still prefer stouts though. Proteus (98) - FINLAND - FEB 2, 2008
Bottle. Dark with a nice creamy beige head. Aroma of sweet raisins and even some alcohol, all in all a very exploding aroma. Same goes with the flavor, I’ve always enjoyed Rochefort 10 simple but at the same time noble flavor; a combination of a good old port wine and a well balanced malty belgian ale with the yeast giving it a nice spicy touch. Good carbonation that leaves the palate a bit dry but waiting for some more! jerrykurl (40) - California, USA - FEB 2, 2008
Smells of dried fruit. Pours dark brown with a tan head that never thins out. Sharp flavors of raisin and a bite of carbonation that leaves my mouth dry. Surprisingly light bodied and drinkable, however deadly the ABV. Overall an excellent beer that my palate may not be ready for. MrRain (472) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 1, 2008
Bottled poured in a trappist glass. Roche10 pours very dark ruby with a huge fluffy head. The nose is very mild but I think I can detect dark sticky fruits. The body is medium to heavy and very clean. There is little aftertaste. The alcohol is hidden, mostly. It comes through just enough to add complexity to the taste and warmth to the belly. I have no idea what currents taste like but I assume the unidentifiable taste is it. To be honest, this is a very nice beer but I don’t feel it lives up to its reputation. It’s good, it’s complex, it’s nice but it I’ve had much better beers of various styles. I’ll revisit this beer in a few years.
radagast83 (8074) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2008
33ml bottle. Aroma of dried fruits, with malts. Slightly sour flavor with some fruit sugars. Alcohol is masked almost completely, which is a very nice surprise. smith4498 (3647) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2012 33cl bottle in Rochefort glass. Pours very thick dark brown. 2 finger tan head, lots of lacing. Smells great - malts, raisins, figs, plum. Excellent! Alcohol is present but not overwhelming. Possibly the best beer I have ever tasted. GMan71 (24) - Lower Mitcham, AUSTRALIA - JAN 27, 2008
Bottle. Have had this a few times - incl a Brussels beer cafe. Damn fine beer! Dark, ruby brown, great head, floaty bits. Complex flavours - fruity, bitter, dark chocolate (which it goes very well with at dessert!) illidurit (2341) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 26, 2008
Appearance: Poured into my Rochefort goblet. 2 fingers of tan head over a murky russet body. Great lacing and retention.
Aroma: Rum, raisin, spice, gum, melon.
Flavor: Rum cake, yeasty dough, raisin, pepper, slight chocolate, nuttiness, a licorice spicy note. Ridiculous complexity.
Palate: Creamy, rich, full, perfect. yespr (45508) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 26, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2008 33 cL bottle. Pours dark brown with a diminished off-white head. Aroma is discretely spiced, mild caramel malt and subdued yeast note. Solid carbonation. Flavour is smooth, subdued fruity, slight yeasty. Very very very complex yet elegant (acetyl, raisins, malt, slight roasted, plum, winous, caramel, smooth chocolate and nicely bitter), not overly done, just PERFECTLY balanced! Emphasise has to be put on PERFECT aroma, flavour and palate. Nice lingering finish. Sharp edge in the far finish.
It just falls slightly short compared to the Westvleteren 12, But: amazing, fantastic smooth and very controlled brew.