nearbeer (3936) - 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.
incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - DEC 10, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Like the name. A lot of malt in this one for sure with good chocolate/coco flavor in there. Maybe a little coffee too. A little thin overall. Bitter aftertaste on the tongue.Pretty good, thought it was similar tasting to OB Old Chub.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - DEC 9, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
C&C 750. Very dark brown with a huge, rocky, light brown head. Yeasty nose, lots of bittersweet chocolate. Decent lace. Belgian fruitiness and yeast with a bittersweet chocolate and toffee flavor. More toffee in the semi-dry finish. Didn’t work for me at first, but grew on me a bit by the bottom of the bottle.
duke33 (68) - Eldersburg, Maryland, USA - DEC 9, 2007
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Tastes like someone took regular Ommegang, and dumped chocolate powder into it. It was good for the first few sips, but I quickly lost interest. Poured the last third of the bottle.
kujo9 (1093) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ML bottle 11/10/07: Large, lasting tan head of creamy foam, and a very dark brown body. Chocolate is dominant followed by roasted malt. Herbal hop is light. A touch of alcohol, a light yeasty plasticky phenolic, and pepper. Medium bready malt aroma w/ a freshly crushed cereal character. A light cherry ester from yeast and alcohol combo. Flavor is chocolate malt and peppery yeast spice. Balanced to malty sweetness up front, and finishes dry w/ an herbal ho flavor. Bready malt mid palate w/ chocolate and roast... Turns bitter in the finish & aftertaste the first couple of ounces. Also has a very light raisin and caramel flavor. Higher level of CO2, lighter medium body, dry, almost astringent M/F. Not my favorite from Ommegang! Solid beer, but I’m not sold on imperial stouts w/ Belgian yeast character.
fordest (2014) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - DEC 6, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
GABF. Dark pour with little head. Not much carbonation. Some chocolate on the aromas, but mostly just roasted malt. Nothinig on the flavor. Some more malt, but not very exciting.
TURDFERGUSON (4002) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 5, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at BCTC ’07 and at Speakeasy 12/4/07. Pours is dark brown with no head. nose is wet cardboard, coffee, and roasted malt. Flavor is bitter with no chocolate detected.
MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - DEC 4, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Three Floyds Brewpub and served in an Ommegang 10th Anniversay trappist glass. This beer poured a deep brown hue with a thick, foamy, tan, slightly lasting head. Some nice lace was left behind. The aroma consisted of light roast, creamy milk chocolate, and a slight hint of earthy yeast esthers. The flavor was made up of rich milk chocolate notes, dark fruits, roasted malts, and also a mild note of alcohol. The mouthfeel was medium-bodied with a slightly bitter, dry finish and light carbonation. Very nice...indulge me with another, please!