masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - JUN 12, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2009 Poured a dark brown. Smell was dark fruits and some candy sugar. Taste was much the same with some spice and raisin, plum and some bready characteristics. Very nice belgian. Complex and enjoyable. HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 12, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2009 My first Trappist beer. Poured a dark brown with a solid head. The aroma was very complex of roasted malt and fruit. It may sound crazy but to me, the smell of pineapple was very strong. The flavor was candy-like. At first, sweet malt with gentle carbonation and a dry finish. Not my favorite style of beer but still very good. ChainGangGuy (4894) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 9, 2007
UPDATED: APR 12, 2008 Appearance: Pours out dark brown, almost purple-ish. Generous head gave way to a thin layer of bubbles
Smell: Generous bouquet of sweet caramel malts and candy sugar under a blanket of dark fruit (particularly raisins). Some sweet, juicy nectarines. A dash of spicy yeastiness. A touch of leather. All of it smelling quite "Belgian". Note: the high alcohol is surprisingly subdued in the aroma.
Taste: A well blended, outstanding example of a quadruppel. This beer features brown sugar, black cherries, anise, raisins, and toasted toffee malts. There’s a great depth of varying flavors, so pay attention, but don’t forget to savor. All of this gives way to a long-lived spicy, white pepper finish.
Mouthfeel: Strikingly smooth, very rich, and with a low, gentle amount of carbonation.
Drinkability: A+++ Power Beer. Would buy from again! As good as folks say, perhaps better. Especially for me, someone who’s not overly partial to the style.
(Edit: After trying several beers within this style during a blind tasting on May 21st, 2007, Rochefort 10 was the unanimous, clear-cut winner.) Dedoulequeen07 (135) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2007
One of the first beers which i tried. This is certainly one of the most complex beers i have had. Brown beer witha slight reddish tinge with a tighe white head giving good lacing. Aroma is of fruit christams cake, raisin, nuts, dates with sweet candy sugar and rich malt. Flavour is highly intense with long lingering flavours of rich fruit cake, chocolate, coffee, roasted malt toasted grain with a warm sweet oliy, alcohol finish. It is difficult to explain the sheer volume of flavour from this beer. Definetly one to savour- a taste sensation! vadersnightcap (80) - SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2007
Deep dark ruby color with a creamy light tan colored head.Rich fruit aroma’s like banana and dried plums
The taste of this Rochefort 10° is is full and intense with notes of rich fruit asian spices and a fine complex bitternes. The richeness off this beer is well in balance with the alcohol. The afthertaste is long,medium dry and warm.
krysztofar (344) - belleville, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2007
bottle. i believe this was bottled 06 or 07. color is murky chestnut brown. the head is tight and compact with tiny bubbles and just off-white. aroma is nutty, and slightly sweet, with date and raisin notes. yeasty as well with some soapy hops in the back. whoa that’s spicy! and complex. flavor contains light toast and coco, spiced rum sweetness and some big tingly, spicy hops, which probably seem even bigger because of the alcohol. the alcohol isn’t exactly subtle, but it’s not overpowering at all. mouthfeel is fat and oily and just rolls around the tongue releasing the layers of flavor. wow BigBeer45 (1531) - Michigan, USA - JUN 3, 2007
Bottle 11.2oz : pours dark amber murky brown and had off-white tan head, faint wine, caramel, spice and grape scents, aromas of roasted malt, brown sugar, candy, dark bread and fruit, sweet, fruit and dark malt flavors with bitterness and pepper, lively in the mouth, alcohol warmth with each sip, pepper on the palate extends through the finish, comes across as a great Winter Warmer / Dessert Beer. pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2007 bottle....bigger brother of the 8 is precisely it.....i won’t bother too much with describing this one but all in all, there’s a lot of dark fruit, sugar, maple, and spice. nice bold flavor with a bigger body than that of its younger sibling. the sweetness is on the perfect level and the alcohol is very non-existent tastewise which i’m sure will catch up to me in a matter of minutes....sweet beer. fattibobatti (246) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2007
this was one of the best beers i’ve tryed so far. apperance was thick a dark. aroma was fruit, candy, bubble gum and maybe even soap but probably some herb or spice i cant name. the taste took me the entire bottle sipping to even get an idea. raisins, figs, sugar, honey. as it warmed over time the fruiits changed along with the overall feel. the alcohol is perfectly hidden. the feel over the tongue is thick and tingles as it warms. too complex of a beer for me to accuratly describe at this point. charcot25 (181) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - MAY 31, 2007
11.2 oz bottle into a goblet. Dark red-purple body with thin off-white head. Powerful aroma of bananas and bubble gum. Taste is dominated by dark fruits --figs, plums, dates-- and a honey-like sweetness that is more than balanced by the alcohol. Actually a bit hot with EtOH as it warms.