ej (1248) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a coppery, brownish body with a frothy light tan top. Complex aroma with leather, honey, caramel, liquorice and a whiff of alcohol. Nice, rounded flavours with a mix of sweet malts and sour/salty liquorice notes. Notes of raisins and wood as well. Light bitterness. Fullbodied with high to medium high levels of co2.
migwell (277) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 4, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured into a Spencer chalice at about 50 degrees F. Cannot find a date on this, but I think it could be quite old. The surprise is that there is no sweetness in it at all. Has a good head, smells yeasty, looks fine, Iím getting the dark fruitiness, the complexity, maltiness and spiciness. It has a nice body and a good dry finish. Maybe Iím just expecting too much sweetness from this style, but this ale is underwhelming. Will give it another shot at some point.
ByTheirLimpin (277) - New York, USA - JAN 23, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From the bottle...popped the cork and poured to the chalice from the brewery. Big coffee head with a mix of bubbles, fades like soap. Deep ruby brown in the glass. Light penetrates a little, and appears clear. Fun lightly fruity nose. Dark cherry sweetness on the first taste that rides a mild malty chocolate through the middle. Warm in the throat but not boozy. The beer that got me started revisited years later. Great trip rating this one.
Ctplt777 (475) - - JAN 17, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a wonderful beer from Ommegang. Havenít had it in a while so I figured I dive in. First off, the color is absolutely gorgeous. Rich deep mahogany, not gonna be seeing anything through this. Tastes like a big piece of cherry juice soaked cinnamon raison bread. Big and sweet, lots of richness, this cat will make you purr with happiness. Itís really complex, and at the same time simple. I havenít had any Ommegang in a while, but Iím glad theyíre still making some quality beers. Cheers
samsmith33 (772) - - DEC 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to goblet. Look is medium reddish brown, off white, very creamy head. Head is lasting, bubbly legs after every sip. Aroma is Brown bread, yeast, hint of citrus, orange I think, raisin, coriander. Taste is honey, brown sugar, some yeasty Belgian Wang, but not too bad. Little bits of malt and spice. Orange peel. Pretty good Belgian style. Ommegang is always tasty. Thanks to my Wife for a great stocking stuffer.
drjoeng (857) - SINGAPORE - DEC 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
8.2%ABV. Abbey Dubbel.
Formic acid. Dust. Oak. Sandalwood. Sour cherries.
Graham cracker, walnuts. Pepper, basil spice. Nutmeg.
VastActiv (5687) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0.355l at home, Oulu. Bottled 12/05/12. BBE 12/30/15. Colour is murky brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Dryness, raisins, dry fruits, chocolate, some sweeyness, Belgian yeast and malts. In excellent condition.
wombat23 (709) - Texas, USA - DEC 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared 25.4 oz. bottle. Dark brown with thin but long-lasting creamy head. Aromas of caramel, dark fruits, and some alcohol. Yeast, dark fruits, and alcohol flavors. A rather sweet finish. Good, but not earth-shattering.
darbeer75 (525) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - DEC 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma: malty, bready, sweet; Appearance: very dark ruby red; creamy, tan head that lingers; good lacing; Taste: malty and yeasty with spicy undertones; Palate: heavy body with long, sweet finish; Overall: can appreciate the quality but too yeasty for my taste.
jmohno (1529) - Iowa, USA - DEC 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark red. Aroma of vanilla, woody cherry chocolate. Creamy head. Honey toffee caramel, sweet malts licorice, cherry, a little tartness and some dryness in finish.