Hudspart (539) - Byron Center, Michigan, USA - OCT 6, 2007
Bottle: Pours very dack with a very think head. Very thick with a fruity flavor. Good beer, but not as good as the 8. mgermani (1010) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 5, 2007
Pours a beautiful dark amber with a small but dense head with some nice lacing. Beautiful milk chocolate aroma, fruity and sweet. The taste does not disappoint: fig, dark plum, strong presence of alcohol, munich malt, some spicy hops (not the usual recessed hoppiness of many sweet Belgian ales) in the finish. Great carbonation, thin finish but nice mouthfeel overall. feedmegarbage (5) - USA - OCT 5, 2007 does not count
Dark, dried-blood brown-red in color. Concentrated raisin, deep fruit, and chocolate earth-tones. Some malt and other hidden spices are all collected into a beautifully rich medium-heavy body. Good stuff. BigMilly8 (389) - Wesley Chapel, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2007
From bottle : Pours a dark brown mahogany color with a wonderful big two and a half finger foamy head that has some serious staying power and leaves great lacing that spiders all around the glass. Very aromatic with smells of dark fruits, malts and some spice. Nice medium body with some fruit flavor, spices, a little chocolate, and some alcohol tastes but not to overbearing. Alcohol becomes more noticable in the aroma as the beer warms. Very nice belgian overall. Skeegle (566) - Maryland, USA - OCT 5, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2009 Hands down my favorite Belgian. What a beautiful beer here. Alcoholic, super sweet-complex and carbonated. Fantastic.
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 (3004) - 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.