rocbyter (2077) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
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
robforbes (2182) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - AUG 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 23, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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!
mandalarules (104) - Akron, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
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AirForceHops (6192) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
rbfishstick (141) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark (black) with a light tan head. Tons of carbonation with a unique tang mixed with chocolate and coffee.
j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
PhillyCraft (5761) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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