Jvittorio4187 (255) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Everything I have had from this brewer is good. On tap at Vintage Estates. Pours a VERY deep brown with a fluffy brown/white head. Roasty dark chocolate on the nose. Taste is of classic Ommegang (if you have had anything else from them you know what this taste is) with a hint of bakers chocolate. The chocolate become more appearant as it warms, but not "indulging". Finish is sweet and satisfying.
Tmoney99 (11093) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Riverís Bend. Poured black color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate roasted coffee, nuts and dark chocolate aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture. Medium dark chocolate flavor with a medium dark chocolate bittersweet finish of average duration.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 15, 2007
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2008 Bottle from trade with Beachbum25....thanks!! Pours into glass deep chocolate brown almost black. Nose was overwhelming with the sent of bittersweet Belgian chocolate, toffee, and dough. Flavor was not as potent as the aroma but, still very good. Very creamy mouth feel. Thanks Beachbum!!
gwpom (297) - Akron, New York, USA - DEC 14, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep opaque color, firm brown head and that deep aroma of chocolate. Smooth complex mouthfeel, perhaps a bit lighter than the stoutest stout (see Rasputin) but very flavorful and an excellent way to start the evening. I like stouts a lot, and I like this a lot.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 14, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Solid brown body with dry chocolate aroma. Solid body with that dry chocolate flavor (more cocoa powder than anything).
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap, didnít take notes but had this a few hours ago, pours very dark with creamy tan head. nose of bakerís chocolate, dough, and yeasty. I was surprised by how yeasty this was that came off feeling unclean, chocolate was there but not too much, some dark fruits as well. light and fluffy palate. this was decent, i wasnít overly impressed and iím glad i didnít fork over $13/bottle for this.
puzzl (3254) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 13, 2007
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. An interesting brew. Poured really cold, so first impressions were definitely that, though not so prominent in the flavor, the chocolate gives this beer a silky smooth finish like no other. Like velvet going down your throat. As it warms, the chocolate really comes into being, providing wonderful black chocolate notes like no normal stout could ever do. Really rich, lightly bitter, different. Nose is extremely malty with little chocolate. Big complexity and an absolute joy to drink. I am LOVING this!
nearbeer (3847) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 13, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2008 750 ml, bb date stamp is blank. Opaque brown-black with a large lasting head. Aroma is cocoa, bubblegum, and bread yeast. Flavor is cocoa, spicy Belgian yeast, light fruit, and slight alcohol. Palate is light-medium and nearly astringent as eating a spoonful of dry cocoa. A unique beer and the best Ommegang I have sampled, but I am still none too impressed with the overpriced output from this overrated brewery.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 11, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The Dan Journal #139. Tasted 12/3/07. 750ml bottle. Opaque dark brown hue. Finger width of beige head. Chocolate nose. Cocoa and woody aromas. Medium bodied with a high drinkability. Bready flavors reinforced with cocoa and chocolate flavors. Roasty with a nice coffee acidity. Mild floral yeast flavor. Good peppery hop finish. Cloying with a touch of 7-Up effervescence. Creamy yet with a nice citrus flavor. Moderate burn and a nice palate.
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - DEC 10, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
draft- roasted bitter coffee/chocolate mess. Not a fan. Expected way more complexity and sweetness. Bitterness was way overpowering.