Matty8251 (5) - Oak Harbor, Washington, USA - OCT 4, 2007 does not count
I a few bottle of this a few night ago and it was GREAT. This is one that I could drink all night if it where not 11.3%. good maltiness and flavor and a really good amout of Co2. Just GREAT. BenRod (48) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - OCT 3, 2007
The bottle I drank had been cellared for 10 months. It was dark opaque in color with a very light tan head w/ very decent lacing on the glass. Aroma was very malty and Earthy. Complex, balanced flavor stuffed with maltiness. high carbonation with lingering yeast aftertaste. absolutely delicious. fro2218 (471) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 1, 2007
very dark red in color. Very aromatic - plums, raisins, and cherries. Tastes of malt and fruits - dark pitted fruits. The alcohol becomes more lively as this beer warms . islay (2775) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 30, 2007
Complex, calming, subdued but superb aroma of chocolate and pitted fruit (plums, cherries), like cherry cordial candy, rich chocolate cake with raspberry syrup, or brown sugar brownies. More like the aroma of a good, sweet barley wine than that of a typical strong Belgian ale. The aroma remains great even as I sip, refusing to be overpowered by the flavors. The aroma is not quite as strong as I expected, but it is a constant, soothing presence. Still, it is so good that I would love to be overwhelmed by it. A stronger version of the same aroma would have earned a perfect 10 rating.
<P>Pours a very cloudy, opaque, almost gel-like mahogany brown that borders on a shade of purple. There is a burnt orange hue to the liquid. Large amount of relatively large suspended particulate, for I intentionally poured the yeast settlement into the glass. Much of the yeast does settle to the bottom of the glass eventually. Small amount of pinkish/yellowish beige/cream-colored head. Produces some lacing.
<P>Wonderful taste! Like its sibling Rochefort Trappistes 8, Rochefort Trappistes 10 is so complex and unique in taste as to be hard to describe. Sharp spices, especially black pepper, dominate in the initial sips. Raisin flavor, like a port, but also a wheaten bourbon taste. Reminiscent of myriad desserts, including milk chocolate, cream, condensed milk, dark cherries, fruit cake, crystallized sugar candy, malt chocolate, and chocolate chip cookies. Alcohol evident but not overpowering.
<P>Nice, strong, aftertaste of pitted fruit and chocolate baked goods. Medium to full body. Silky smooth in the palate yet very lively on the tongue. There is even a little alcohol burn in the throat, which I enjoy.
<P>11.2 oz. bottle, purchased about a year ago and cellared since. Poured into a Unibroue Maudite tulip glass. Consumed as part of the National Toast to Michael Jackson. Rochefort 10 is an excellent beer, but I do prefer the equally brilliant but less overwhelming Rochefort 8. The beer does improve as it warms, not surprisingly, and I recommend drinking it at close to room temperature. It makes a near-perfect dessert beer. Ported (67) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2007
Bottled in Toronto. Looks like melted chocolate. Very complex taste and smell; fruits(raisin, plum), caramel, chocolate, coffee and others all come through. ABV is masked very well and has a smooth mouth feel. One of the best.
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 29, 2007
Bottle @ Gollem, Amsterdam. This & the 8 were the last two beers of a great trip. Poured into Rochefort glass. Dark Brown, dried fruit, raisin, plums. extreemly complex. Very drinkable despite high ABV. One of the best ndhowlett (13) - augusta, Georgia, USA - SEP 28, 2007
Huge head and outstanding smell. Brown in color, very deep brown. Suprisingly very very carbonated. Tastes great, not even a hint of alcohol. Very sweet and the taste seems to get better with every sip. Great beer. pumpmaster (1395) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - SEP 28, 2007
12 ounce bottle purchased at Big C Liquors in Orlando, FL Great trappist beer. DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2007
Pours deep ruby/brown. Brown foamy head. Nose of raisins and furit, som cloves are detectable. Smooth medium body. Vinuouson the palate and taste. Complex. douglas88 (9195) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 25, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2009 Bottle. Pours a dark chocolaty brown with a good head. At first the taste is strong alcohol, but as it warms it gets better. A rich mix of raisin, spice, malt and some fruit. Complex and great.