Ironicmedic (77) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 28, 2016
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle 1/28/16, fresh. Large tan head that lasts. Dark in color. Smooth flavor with less aroma then I was expecting. Tasty though
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DocLock (9242) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 cc from Caponeís. Pours hazy dark blackisj with minimal tan head. Nose is blackberry, yeasty funk, florals. Tastes yeasty, with heavy notes of blackberry, vinous fruit, and florals.
Earlier Rating: 5/31/2012 Total Score: 3.5
750 cc from Caponeís. Pours turbid chestnut with 3-finger splotchy tan head that laces irregularly. Nose is funky rock sugary malt, with figgy fruit, oaty cacao, hops. Tastes semi-dry, malty, yeasty, with figgy fruit, spice, cacao, and a dry finish. Very complex.
NachlamSie (3170) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 from Mile High. This is a great looking beer. Itís a very dark brown with an everlasting khaki head and dense lacing. Lots of fruity and spicy esters come through in the nose. Plums, dates, a dash of toffee, cola, earth, and baking spices. The palate is great. Ommegang knocks these beers out of the park. They just project craftsmanship. The yeast is the centerpiece in the flavor, giving layers of fruit and spice. Itís hoppy enough to let you know that itís an American made beer, but not so hoppy it seems weird for the style. Notes of plums, baking chocolate, dark cherry, red wine, soil, and a dry finish make up this delicious beer. I love this beer, but it seems too similar in character, ingredients, and quality to Three Philosophers to warrant the $16.99 . The bottle actually wasnít price-tagged, I just snatched it up on a whim.
onceblind (6623) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep plummy brown with a thin off white rocky head. Nice plum and date tones on the nose, something sweetly herbal and Belgian-musty. Dry flavor with Belgian dusty farmhouse tones, dry date, dry plum, slight booziness and a little clove. Too many fruity undertones without any sweetness to play it up.
Earlier Rating: 1/19/2013 Total Score: 3.6
At Big Beers, Belgians, & Barleywines Fest 2013. Black in color with a lasting foamy head. Mild aroma of dark earthy malts, currants, and a light, leafy hop presence. Flavor is fruity yet spicy with a combination of dark and light belgian fruit esters, like plum and pear, with spicy peppery yeast, and dark sweet maltiness. A little too light bodied--medium overall. But I really dug the flavor.
dlovell2 (1544) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 18, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from 22 oz cork and cage bottle. Pours black with big creamy, foamy head. Aroma is cocoa, dark fruit, and spicy yeast. Creamy mouth feel. Dark fruit upfront, dried plums, dark cherries. Some chocolate in the middle and a earthy Belgium yeast in the finish.
BVery (9172) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JAN 18, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Busters. Dark pour with a clingy light beige head. Belgian yeast, dark fruit, bread. Solid tasty beer.
Earlier Rating: 5/7/2012 Total Score: 3.7
Tap at Fire House in Eau Claire. Dark cola pour with a foamy white head. Yeast, banana, and dark fruit. Very good.
commonmac (901) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 15, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big bottle purchased at Total Wine & Spirits. Consumed with commonshawn and Double Tís. Basically dark brown with an off white head. Aroma is Belgian like with dark, slightly funky, fruit. Taste also has a distinct Belgian funk. Dark fruits (dates) play a big role. Definitely benefits from warming up with a stronger depth of flavor. Tartness. No sign of hops...malt is presiding over this effort. Iím slightly underwhelmed but itís still above average. I foresee myself giving this another chance.
commonshawn (921) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 15, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big bottle from total wine and spirits with commonmac. Poured into goblet. Cola color with full off white head. Nice Belgian nose full of dark fruit, alcohol, sugar, and yeast. Sweet, sugar, licorice, then some yeasty funk. Tastes terrific. Finish is clean and smooth. Soft and very pleasant body. I looked into the crystal ball and predicted Iíd like this and it was true.
Ron (3389) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 14, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at JBís. Pours dark brown with a large creamy tan head. Aroma of dark fruits. Flavor is dark fruits, some dates and medium dark malt. Nice thick malty body with some alcohol.
Earlier Rating: 4/28/2012 Total Score: 3.6
On tap at Macgregorís. Poured a dark brown color with a small tan head. Aroma is a bit fruity with some yeast. Also chocolate and some nuts. Taste is quite malty with lots of different flavors. Some nuts, raisins, and a touch of vanilla. Pretty sweet overall. Very nice.
bhensonb (13516) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 12, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 c&c from The Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours very dark brown with a huge, creamy tan head. Aroma of plummy dark fruits and treacle. Full bodied or nearly. Flavor is plummy dark fruits, maybe some dates, medium dark malt. Itís not particularly hoppy, and certainly not dry. Very tasty tho. Almost as tasty as a plummy quad. Seems to have some spicy notes after awhile. Gets a bit earthy as well.
Earlier Rating: 4/20/2012 Total Score: 4.2
750, c&c, from Beverages 4 Less in Santee, CA. Fredís ever on top of new releases. New to me anyway. Pours dark brown/black with a creamy/foamy tan head. Aroma is chocolate with some dark fruit and herbs. Maybe anise. Full bodied. Flavor is chocolate, cola, somewhat burnt malt, darker fruits, anise, yeast/spice - thereís a great lot of things in this. Finish starts with banana, ?, and goes on to be a spiced, herbed doppelbock kind of thing. Kudos to Moortgat for enabling Ommegang to make such great ales. Wonderful stuff.