Ret12 (447) - Maryland, USA - MAY 27, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very viscous pours a deep brown with a creamy off white head. Steels of roasted malt and chocolate tastes like roast chocolate syrup.
CardiacNP (27) - Schriever, Louisiana, USA - MAY 13, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tonight's after diner beer for American Craft Beer Week. Ommegang brewery in Cooperstown New York. A Belgium Style Stout with dark roasted malt and actual Belgian Chocolate added to it. A very smooth a creamy beer with a slight bitter coffee/chocolate finish.
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Bamaboy1975 (194) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - MAY 12, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours pitch black color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy dark tan head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of cocoa, dark chocolate, roasted malt, light char, raisin, prune, toast, toffee, earth, floral, clove, and yeast spiciness. Damn nice aromas with great balance, strength, and complexity of chocolate, dark malt, and fruity ester notes. Taste of cocoa, dark chocolate, roasted malt, raisin, prune, caramel, toast, toffee, earth, light clove, and yeast spiciness. Lingering notes of cocoa, dark chocolate, roasted malt, dark fruit, caramel, toast, toffee, earth, light clove, and yeast spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance and complexity of chocolate, roasted malt, and yeast ester flavors; with nice robustness; and zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a creamy and lightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice Belgian style ale! Great balance and complexity of chocolate, roasted, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ifermentator (2) - - APR 30, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Bottled in 9/12) Enjoyable brew that was so dark that I couldn?t even see through it when I held it directly up to the light and smelled like chocolate banana. The head from the pour took up half of the glass, but I wasn?t disappointed. The flavor of the foam was deep dark coffee that left behind some nice chocolate tones and so much lacing that it almost looked like the head hadn?t dissipated. The beer itself was a sweet, roasted malty Belgian flavor followed by coffee and chocolate that was mingled so nicely with the bitterness from the hops that I think I?d rate this one with the Imperial stouts. It is so smoothe, too. This bottle followed a bottle of Left Hand Milk Stout Nitro which has a little fuller body than Bud Light, so I may just be comparing it to that. I will say that it has a nice and smooth mouthfeel and a full enough body coupled with a bold enough chocolatey coffee flavor (not to mention hoppy) to be rated as a formidable stout in my book.
dlovell2 (469) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Dark Fruit yeast aroma. Kind of tart fruity taste. Dark fruit and yeast flavors. Some chocolate and Coffee flavor. Just expected more chocolate flavor our of this. Still a nice beer.
Beergeek23322 (1731) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
December 2012. 750 ml. bottle. Pours black with a nice tan head. Aromas of dark malts, dried fruit and chocolate. Very complex brew that just comes together.
HopTsing (399) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the bottle poured a dark brew with a ample brown head. Rich aromas of malr, chocolate, and a nice bit of hops. Medium/heavy bodied and tasty.
tia (848) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Smells sweet like dark fruit, chocolate, and brittle candy- but with an off-something. Dark brown with foamy light brown head and decent lacing. Nice dry flavor, plus a hint of liqueur like flavor. Not too heavy, dry finish.
TimsRatings (274) - - MAR 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark with little head. Mild coffee and chocolate tastes.
Expected stronger coffee and chocolate. Not bad. - would seek out again.
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Ericular (387) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear amber with fading head and great lacing. Aroma is spicy citrus, tea, and some earthy yeast. Taste is a bittersweet dark chocolate and cocoa, although the chocolate qualities arenít extremely obvious. It has an even-keeled yeasty base, which doesnít do it any favors. Disappointing in that I expected much more of a chocolate integration.