mrmartin (626) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
dark brown pour with Big creamy tan head. A faintly malty nose, roasted but not chocolately. Body is more roasted malts with chocolate towards the back. Medium body semisweet hinted chocolate notes. Bitter semidry finish.
gizmo_ber (137) - - DEC 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I wish I had a Youngís to compare this with. I think this one wins for being the best chocolate creamy easy drinking beer. Really is very good, but strong on the chocolate.
Imaena (1628) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 28, 2012
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Belgian Brewfest. This is about as chocolaty as you get. I would say its even further out that Youngís. Plan on using this for a chocolate themed dinner party.
keanex (1133) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - DEC 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled on October 16, 2012.
Appearance: This is a massive looking beer, the head is a towering tan leaving huge lacing as it dissolves slowly creating a plateau, this sits on a near pitch black body, bits on the edges are brown.
Aroma: The aroma is strong of chalky yeast with some sweet cocoa.
Taste: This has a nice balance of chalky yeast that provides hints of banana that blends well with the bittersweet cocoa giving this a semi-dry flavor. Thereís nothing else going on though and Iím not huge on the blend of the flavors.
Palate: Thick and slightly syrupy, moderate carbonation with a slightly stabbing pang on the tongue.
Overall: This is decent, but Iím not too huge on it. The flavors just donít work for me and I would pass on this in the future if given another option.
tbsb (17) - san marcos, Texas, USA - DEC 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: dark, roasted malts with no chocolate perceptible.
Appearance: Typical dark stout.
Taste: Dark, very roasted, burnt taste. No chocolate taste present. Tastes like a typical stout but more roasted/burnt than average.
Palate: medium mouthfeel.
Overall: Was very excited about this beer prior to opening the bottle. Not up to my expectations.
aplus01 (71) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with minimal head. Roasty, chocolaty aroma. The Belgian yeast comes through in the nose with some dark fruit character. In the taste its pretty big chocolate flavor and belgian yeast fruit flavor. Belgian yeast in a stout isnt my favorite. Not recommended unless you know you enjoy stouts with fruity esters.
BadAprilia1000 (160) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 22, 2012
4.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a pitch black with a nice pillowy cappuccino colored head. Aroma is of sweet chocolate with some bitter, smokey notes. First off, this beer if very well done. All of the notes meld into a very, very nice beer. Taste is of sweet chocolate, followed by a nice bitter caramel, smokey hint that sweeps through the chocolate malts to create a nice carbonated, very palatable finish. I believe the carbonation helps cut through the sweetness. This could be session-able. Another great brew from Ommegang.
Pershing (432) - Garland, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a large tan head. Aroma of lightly roasted barley with some chocolate. Smooth velvet feel on the initial drink with some malt bitterness and more chocolate. Nice filling finish. A work of art.
Iphonephan (2207) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at rustico Alexandria. Pours black with a tan head. Coffee and chocolate in the nose. Chocolate toffee and dark cherries. Smooth finish.
OmegaX (1131) - Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice brew! Aroma is rich chocolate with a hint of roast. Pour is the usual dark brown with a voluminous off-white head. Taste, again, is full of rich chocolate, some light roast, and a belgian style yeastiness. Pretty nice and very drinkable for 7%.