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RATINGS: 342   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.9%
There is one who foretells what is coming. How the future grows darker each day. That an ancient voice soon will be calling, and good folks will be caught in its sway.

For the soothsayer brews a magnificent ale, deep and black, through the blackest of arts. He predicts its pure notes, without secrets or spice, will tempt tongues, will turn heads, will steal hearts.

Malts: Pils, pale, cara crystal, aroma, Midnight Wheat, Cara Pils, flaked oats. Hops: Spalter Select and Styrian Golding. Yeast: Ommegang house yeast. Spices: None

OG: 19.5 Plato

FG: 4.18 Plato

ABV 8.7%

IBU 24

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
rocbyter (2077) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Robust sweet dark malt fruit aroma. Black with a medium light brown head. Sweet creamy beginning with a light alcohol finish and a thick palate

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
robforbes (2182) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - AUG 24, 2012
pours a clear black with a slight red tint, a very large foamy mocha head, and very good lacing. smell is of cocoa, malt, some yeast, some hops, and oatmeal. taste is somewhat sour, yeast, cocoa, dark fruits, malt, and a tad amount of caramel. ends a bit sour and dry.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 23, 2012
Corky bottle and served in my Ommegang Anno tulip: Pours a dark brown hue with mahogany highlights topped by a fizzy tan head which left spotty lace upon the glassware. The aroma has notes of Belgian yeast, crystal and slightly smoky malts, hint of wheat and noble herbal hop esters. Plenty of dark fruit (prune, plum, fig) esters as well. Smells every bit of the genre of the Dark Belgium Ales. The taste starts with a big kick of fruitiness that makes be believe there is Special B malt in this even if there is not. Quite yeast driven with layers of wheat and caramel. Nice sprite spicy hop bitterness surround the lush malt sweetness. All in all the medium to heavy body combined with a lively carbonation adds to the flavor profile. I like this more and more I drank it. I need to get more of this, it is pretty much what I want in big dark Belgian Ales... like an Abbey Dubbel with darkened wheat and a tad more more bitterness (and reminds me much of Greenbush Isolé which is listed as a Dubbel). Highly recommended!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mandalarules (104) - Akron, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2012
Draft at Bottles 101. Inviting aroma of cherries, chocolate, dark fruit and a hint of Belgium yeast. Tastes of like a chocolate cherry. Almost like cherry coke. Perfect carbonation, very drinkable and quite refreshing for a stout. A must try in the Belgium Stout style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (6192) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 20, 2012
750 ml bottle. 2012 vintage. Used a snifter. Fruity nose, with cherry, blackberry, chocolate, and warm Coca Cola aroma’s. Flavor is very malty with notes of fig, molasses, dark fruit, wheat, anise and the some licorice in the background. (I’m not a fan of licorice) Hides the ABV well. Medium to thick mouthfeel and average carbonation. Texture is effervescent. Medium body. Dry texture. Average carbonation. I’m convinced that Ommegang does NOT make anything bad but this one isn’t something I would revisit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rbfishstick (141) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Had on tap at Sugar Maple in Bayview on Friday night. Pours brown-black with a medium cream head. Smells like wet lettuce and ripe cheese. Tastes like whiskey mixed with diluted coffee. Bitter hops on the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2012
Very dark (black) with a light tan head. Tons of carbonation with a unique tang mixed with chocolate and coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 8, 2012
Bottle at an Ommegang tasting at Half Time, notes misplaced for quite a while. Thought I had rated this, and somehow never put in a rating. Anyhow, pours a deep dark black with a medium sized tan head. Aroma is incredible especially given that everything here is coming solely from the grain bill. Rich dark chocolate, cocoa and malt, even some wood and vanilla tones. Medium bodied, rich chocolate with a light malty sweetness, cocoa. Finishes with more roast and cocoa. Would certainly like to drink this again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyCraft (5761) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2012
On tap at Good Night Irenes in the wood. First time here, pretty impressive tap lineup for the shore. Pours a dark black with light beige head, thick streaks of lacing. Aromas of plum, candy sugar, smooth malts, oats. Taste is belgian yeast, delicious dark pitted fruits, cherrys, wheat, apples. This beer was awesome, one of the best belgian styles I have had from america.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2012
On draft at Coffee District. I’m not to keen on Ommegang beers but I decided to give this one a shot. Yeasty and perhaps a little fruity, but overall somewhat blah, but that’s just me

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