Diogène (1208) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 16, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2016 Deep brown with a medium beige head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma is dark fruits, plums, raisins, black currant, dates, cherries, figs, sweet malt, yeast, spices, and some alcohol, but not nearly as much as the 11,3%. Simply amazing. Flavor is just as complex as the aroma, it is a little mor yeasty, there is more spices than in the aroma and it is a little less fruity. The alcohol is more proeminent then in the aroma. This is full bodied with a medium carbonation. It can’t get much better than this one. colts9016 (198) - Idaho, USA - DEC 16, 2007
A deep oily brown color, cloudy some sediment. The earthy aroma is wrapped with leather and sweet yesty bread. There are hints of spices . There is a thin tan head . The taste is earthy and figs on the front, leather and oak on the end. This is a very thick chewy beer. The finish is sweet yeasty bread. This complex beer is very balanced. Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 15, 2007
Bottle. Aroma of berries, sweet malt, lightly hopped. Pours a deep mahogany opaque color. Medium-bodied, sweet, well balanced malt. Strong alcohol on the tongue with a bitter finish. Light bubble carbination that I didn’t expect - almost like a sparkling wine. Glad I finally got to try it, it’s an excellent beer. AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2007
Pours a brownish red in color. Plenty of carbonation going on after the pour. A nice ring of froth around the perimeter of the glass. Aroma is dark fruits, mostly plum. But now I’m starting to get some spice in the nose as well. beerheart (237) - Erie, Colorado, USA - DEC 15, 2007
Taste is luscious dark fruits, with plenty of carbonation. I’m going to let this one breathe and warm up a bit. I imagine it will only get better.
This thing is very good. The carbonation has died down a bit, and now there is some dark cherry notes coming through as well. This is a world class brew. I’m going to have to stock up and age a few of these.
I’m such a fan of the Belgian strong ales and Trippel/Quadrupels. This is a true Trappist brew. Malty, yeasty. This pours a beautiful deep caramel brown with a long-lasting tan head. The aromas of caramel, apricots, toasted malts, spices, delight as the beer warms---and don’t taste until it has warmed! Full, medium-bodied mouthfeel. The taste more than lives up to the preview provided by the pour and aromas. This is a complex, yet care-crafted and well-balanced, combination of toasted malts, coffee, brown sugar, raisins, currants, plums, oak. This is one of the world’s great beers.
TrefwoordPunk (1172) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2007
Bottle 33 cl. Pours a dark purplish brown with a thick brown head and a smell of caramel, dark chocolate and sweet ripe fruits. Taste is a complex mixture of caramel, black coffee, dark chocolate, spice, banana, alcohol, raisin, vanilla, brown sugar and more. Has a nice long spicey finish and the alcohol will keep you warm on cold days. Great alobar (3759) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2007
Big thick caramel head with an impressive aroma of currant, raisin, caramel. Taste is complex with raisin, currant, caramel, toffee all present with hints of spices. poulus (1) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 12, 2007 does not count
This summer I went to Rochefort and at a restaurant I ordered a Rochefort.
Since that day it is my fav. beer. Rusty (1547) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - DEC 12, 2007
Pours with a nice foamy head. Aroma has raisin accents. Malty, Balanced, dances on your tongue. One of the better belgians out there. tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - DEC 11, 2007
11.2oz bottle. Mostly sweet aroma with hints of dry and sour yeast. Both fruity and doughy. Raisins, plums, currants, brown sugar, gingerbread, shortbread, dry oak, toffee and caramel. A slight tartness at the end. Pours dark chocolate brown with a fizzy and creamy but thin off white head. Plenty of pitted fruit and dry and sour yeast flavors on the tongue. Brown sugar, white pepper, oak. Creamy, lively carbonation, finishing both sweet and tart.