Maits (479) - ESTONIA - JUL 21, 2017 ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
11.2 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip.
A: Pours a murky brown color. The head is a two finger white shade, looking a bit rough in texture. Retention isn’t very good, though it does seem to settle at being a thin film instead of fading completely.
S: There’s really a lot going on in this one - raisins, plums, currants, cherries, caramel, brown sugar, apple, white grapes, chocolate, and some savory spices. Not as sweet as the 8 or 10, yet nearly as complex.
T: At first, pleasant tartness from cherry and apple esters graces the palate. Afterwards it develops caramel and brown sugar flavors. The distant aftertaste has a spicy, herbal quality to it, seemingly from hops. I also note dark chocolate, tobacco, and some mild dark fruits. This isn’t the most eye-popping of brews; rather it’s elegant, subtle, and deep. I’ll take that over a big, brash monster any day.
M: It’s not that rich or creamy, instead featuring an airy, slightly refreshing feel. Plenty of yeast astringency and carbonation is there to tickle the tongue. I kind of like the focus on drinkability here - it goes down more easily than the other two Rocheforts.
O: What else can be expected here? It’s definitely the lightest of the Rocheforts and knows this fact; yet it can easily stand toe to toe with the other two in terms of complexity. Just another excellent trappist offering, really.
Brown beer with some beige head. Aroma is herbs, bread, sugar, nuts. Taste is complex sweet fruity, spicy and yeasty. Finish is nice dry little spicy. Medium body. Overall enjoyable warming beer. Ktwse (4884) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2017
Pours murky brown with tall off-white / light brown head. Aroma of nuts, sugar, herbs, bread and dried fruit. Taste is sweet, spicy, slightly herbal, with a lightly roasty and nutty finish. Light to medium bodied and smooth with soft to average carbonation. lkowalkowski (401) - POLAND - JUL 13, 2017
Bursztynowe, zamglone z gęstą pianą. Piana dosyć szybko się redukuje, nie zdobi szkła. W aromacie ciemne i czerwone owoce. Trochę przypraw. Jest też karmelowa słodycz. W smaku podobnie jak w aromacie. Przyjemny karmelowy finisz. Przyjemnie się pije. AnG_BrgNor (719) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 13, 2017
Bottle. Taste and aroma og brown sugar, plum, malt and some yeast. Some caramel in the taste. A good belgian beer. tlyx (101) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2017
Doft av parfymerat te, nypon. En aning fruktig smak, svart te, torr avslutning med en viss kärvhet. För att vara en belgisk ale känns det nästan som en vanlig öl.
Alex60 (299) - - JUN 25, 2017
Bouteille 33 cl - couleur brune opaque, mousse beige crémeuse épaisse et persistante, arômes cerise noire, petites bulles, goût sur le pain, torréfié, alcool qui réchauffe la gorge, complexe mais très agréable emincems (95) - - JUN 20, 2017
cloudy brown. I expected more head retention actually. smells belgian yeasts and slighlty roasted malt. tastes caramel, wood, raisin and yeasts give it some leather taste too. medium bodied and highly carbonated for an dubbel. dry finish. anders37 (26625) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 17, 2017
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel herbal weak yeasty aroma. Fruity malty spicy caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel finish. ozzatoadisback (172) - ITALY - JUN 3, 2017
Pours dark amber with visible carbonation and a quite dense white head which shows good retention and nice lacing. Rich and vivd aroma with caramel and brown sugar sweetness, fruitiness, slight spiciness and a refreshing herbal/balsamic note. Taste follows the aroma with medium to high caramelish and sugarish sweetness, fruity esters, slight spiciness/pricklyness and just enough bittering balance in a balsamic/herbal finish. Medium bodied with medium to high carbonation, quite creamy. An highly drinkable and enjoyable strong ale that is still quite complex. Good Oddskulle (32) - - MAY 31, 2017
Dette er noget af det tætteste man kommer på den perfekte øl, tvivl ikke ikke, dette hus har satme fat i den lange ende. Men husk for dælen at der er en 8er og glem aldrig 10eren !