Vintage bottle poured in even more vintage Rochefort chalice. Clear mahogany with thick beige head that seems to last a lot longer get than fresh versions. After almost exactly 4 years the head is strong here! Quite fruity, but still some chocolate milk like the fresh versions, figs and raisins are coming on, soft berries. Over medium sweet and medium bitter. Almost full bodied with boozy finish. It is still very good, but I think this doesn't hold up to a fresh one from the same batch. This one tastes way older than it's actual age.
Bottle. Pours dark hazy brown with a small offwhite head. Aromas of dark ripe fruits, some vinous notes, caramel, alcohol, raisins, malty notes. Taste is dark dried fruits, some ripe dark fruits aswell, vinous, chocolate, caramel, dark malts.
Rich dark brown colour, with small golden head. Aroma is rich maltiness, sweet caramel, bit of booze, dark fruit. Taste is nice, smooth, roasty malt, bit beefy, not so much floral herby as with the 10. Touch of creaminess. Very nice and smooth, and easy drinking. I love the 10 but the 8 is still pretty damn good.
Very full bodied. Chocolate and coffee in the taste. Very hoppy and yeasty with a porto aroma and taste. Long hopbitter finish. Surprisingly dry and complex, inspite of its maltiness.