KAF (448) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - OCT 31, 2007
This was a great beer before bed. Dark brown in pour with a light brown/tan head. Dark fruit flavors with sugar and toffee. slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - OCT 30, 2007
bottled. Murky brown ale w/ off-white heady; musty nose of yeast, alcohol, & malt. Taste is fast & intense w/ intense carbonation. Dark candi & brown sugar , cookie dough, fruit, & alcohol. This tongue tingling treat is very good but at the bottled price... it loses points. heavy (2890) - Split, CROATIA - OCT 29, 2007
25/10 Crown of the night at Hopdevil came in a 0.33 l bottle. Poured very dark brown, almost black body with medium brown head. Aroma similar to Rochefort 8, but a bit stronger and more complex. Nice, but don’t expect too much. Flavor is really perfect, complex with caramel, fruity, of course very full and sweetish. Hard to explain indeed, you must try. Slightly carbonated, very thick and with really beautiful sweet finish. WOW! Except aroma, perfect beer. Thanks Petra for joining me at this nice tasting night. naivepegasus (388) - USA - OCT 29, 2007
Poured into a trappist glass with a finger of tan head. Dark blackish purple/red color. Sweet, almost sticky odor. Very sweet, sugary and light taste, with a lingering essence of brown sugar and plum. Not much of an alcohol taste to it- the malts are surprisingly subdued. The first sip doesn’t have as much of a "wow" factor as some other Belgium Quads, but there’s a very light complexity that seems to improve with each sip. stefanberggren (135) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 28, 2007
Drank at La Morte Subite.... Served in a wide mouth classic trappiste style glass. Light tan head with lacing on the sides. The aroma is malt with vinous notes and fruity esters and background of caramel and dare I say Cola? Served celler temps good carbonation with good bite. Taste is candy like with some brown sugar coming through (sans mollases) Makes my cheeks pink like a swedish boy at Christmas drinking this one.... Toffee and dark fruit finish that is surprisingly dry at the end. Yeast profile really makes this beer different than other trappiste biers I have had. Also in the middle the beer exhibits a strange character that I can only describe is celery like with a cola note as mentioned before. I like it and it definately better at room temp 65-70
wcampbell (721) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - OCT 28, 2007
Obviously a great beer. Extremely complex flavor of sweet fruit and wine. Light carbonation, full bodied. A little too much alcohol presence, but unavoidable at this strength. The taste of the beer improved as it warmed and I enjoyed the flavor more at the end that at the beginning. dimavirsla (5) - sombor, SERBIA - OCT 28, 2007 does not count
The Trappist-Rochefort beers are top-fermented brown ales. They are brewed and racked within the walls of the Abbey of St-Remy in Rochefort. The modest size of the brewery means that the Trappist monks and their fellow workers can perfectly control the production process. The craft beer aspect is particularly appreciated by beer lovers. The Trappist-Rochefort 10 starts with a density of 24.50° Plato which produces a 11.3% vol. alcohol. A marvellous beer! But to be drunk in moderation! The Trappist-Rochefort beers are refermented in the bottle and their full flavour can best be enjoyed when they are served in their own specific glassware at a temperature between 12 and 14 degrees.
DialSquare (5068) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2007
Bottle. Dark currant black pour with a thick tan head. Smells bready. Lots of strong tastes here. Thick and yeasty with a sweet bite. Tastes of alcohol, medium malts, dried fruit, earthy notes, chocolate, and molasses come through. Warm finish. minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 24, 2007
UPDATED: APR 23, 2009 Rerate: 4-23-09.
robertjm (892) - Albany, California, USA - OCT 22, 2007
Dark chestnut brown; medium spritzy tan head settles to a thin layer.
Rich layered fruity aroma - cherry, raisin, custard(?), etc. Almost spritzy body. Initial and final impression of alcoholic bitterness. Earth and root tones. The sweetness begins to come out as it warms, but it never comes close to beating out the alcohol. Not strictly unenjoyable, but this could really use some additional flavor and finesse.
7 3 7 3 15 3.5
Orig. rating: 10-24-07.
Dark nutty brown body, thin even tan head. Intense nutty malty aroma with lots of raisins. Very raisiny taste, bold nutlike hop bitterness, boozy alcohol flavor (a little too much actually). This is good but I can literally feel myself getting fatter. I think I prefer the 8 by a hair.
7 4 7 3 15 3.6
Aroma is clean although non-descript. Pours a huge frothy head that takes a long time to collapse. Reminds me of a rootbeer float head, its so frothy. Dark dark brown color. Cloudy due to yeast from bottle. Very deep raisiny flavor. Slight alcohol presents in taste, but not overwhelming.Not overly carbonated and not overly heavy in the mouthfeel. Very smooth to drink. Definately an awesome beer, which it pretty much better be at $10/bottle (Ledger’s Liquors, Berkeley, CA).