Rochefort Trappistes 6
05/13/2008, 4:02 AM
Filed under: Abbey Dubbel (Trappist), Rochefort | Tags: , , , , ,

Glass: Trappist
Purchased at: Circle Liquors
Price: $4.99 discounted due to age (consume by August 19 2008 )
Size: 11.2 fl oz
ABV: 7.5%
Estimated Calories: 170 C
RateBeer Rating: 96

Aroma 8 out of 10
Intensity: more strong
Balance: more sweet
Impression: very nice

Malt Flavor: dark bread, brown sugar, toasted walnuts, caramel, grapes
Hops Flavor:
Earth Floral coriander
cherry corn
Notes: sour

Appearance 4 out of 5
Color: Brown
Clarity: chunky and cloudy
Head Retention: quite persistent
Notes: Visually, this beer suffers from age. The chunks of formed sediment are likely from the beer being past its drinking date.

Flavor 8 out of 10
Intensity: stronger
Balance: well balanced
Impression: Very nice. Fruity.
Malt Flavor:
Grain Bread Nut Caramel
Hops Flavor: Earth Floral Herbal Citrus
Other: cherry melon corn
Notes: A very well balanced flavor with layers of fruit and malts.

Palate 4 out of 5

Sensation: Creamy Warming
Body: medium
Carbonation: Faint

Intensity: middle
Balance: middle
Notes: long lasting finish but very muted.

General Impression: 16 out of 20
Craftmanship: very very well done
Freshness: Stale notes likely make this great beer suffer.
Personal Taste: Liked very much, despite its age.
Notes: I’m looking forward to trying a fresher version of this.

Rochefort Trappiste 8

ABV: 9.2%
RateBeer rating: 100
Calories: estimated at 200C
Volume: 11.2 fl oz
Glass: trappist
Purchased at: Circle Liquors Super Saver, Pennington, NJ
Price: $4.99 discounted due to 02 09 2008 consume by date.
Consumed at: home

First: Very cluttered deposits, surely due to age. Does not hurt the taste very much if at all. In pouring, the color went from rather clear red, to a ruby, to an impenetrable dark brown. Head was fleeting at best, though hangs on to a thin film. Again, likely due to age. Notes of cherry, alcohol, nuts, yeast, and peach. A very layered set of flavors, and very nice. Hoppy and aromatic. Whiffs of dust and cardboard. Nice lacing. Palate is crisp, sandy, and subtle. Long lasting fruity finish. A very nice beer. I think that a fresher one will do even better.

Aroma 9 out of 10

Visuals 4 out of 5

Taste 8 out of 10

Palate 4 out of 5

Second A very good beer, though a fresher one would do better, I’m sure. Certainly worth its praise.

Overall 17 out of 20

Rocheforte Trappiste 10
05/04/2008, 2:55 AM
Filed under: ABT/Quadrupel (trappist), Rochefort | Tags: , , , , ,

Rochefort Trappist 10ABV: 11.3 %
Calories: estimated at 200 C
Volume: 12 fl oz bottle
Glass: Trappist
Purchased at: Circle Liquors Super Saver, Pennington, NJ
Price: $5.49
Consumed at: home

Impression:Deep, dark rich, inpenetrable visually. Glorious, deep rich aroma, chocolate, greens, grains, and nuts. Very enjoyable. Rich, but not overpowering. Deep, but not murky or quicksand. A deep and full flavor signature of herbs, chocolate, sweets, malts, and spices. An absolutely satisfying beer.Rocheforte Trappistes 10

Aroma: 9 out of 10

Visuals: 5 out of 5

Taste: 9 out of 10

Palate: 5 out of 5

Overall: 18 out of 20 – A wonderful, deep, and highly enriched beer.