merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - NOV 25, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle pours an ebony body with an attractive light brown head that leaves some extravagant lacing. Aroma of dark chocolate, creamed coffee, and light floral hops. Medium body. Taste is dark chocolate, chocolate milk, and roasty dark malts(some coffee notes) balanced by a pleasantly floral hops bitterness. Finish has a lingering fresh roast coffee aftertaste. A very interesting offering from Ommegang.
BeerandBlues2 (9597) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 24, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2014 750 mL caged and corked bottle received via trade from Beerlando and again from another 750 mL bottle on 7-4-14. Pours nearly opaque black with an modest, frothy and medium sized bubbles, tan head, somewhat diminishing with good lacing. Aroma is primarily roast malt and dark chocolate with fruity ester notes as the beer warms. There is the slightest hint of earthy hops late and with adequate swirling. Flavor is heavy dark malt, debittered roast and dark chocolate with soft alcohol and fruity esters, light earthy hops emerge after the malt dries out, leaving a light hop bitterness and a dry finish to this otherwise malt focused beer. Full bodied, light alcoholic texture and lively carbonation.
f351c4v (411) - Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours to an extreme black, with a nice, tan head. Great, sweet aroma, lots of chocolate, reminiscent of a chocolate malted milkshake. Again, a good amount of chocolate in the body, but not too sweet to enjoy. Smooth, creamy, with a touch of cocoa powder. A little roasted malt on the finish, with bitter coffee. Easy drinking sweet "stout".
TheBeerGod (5228) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - 750mL corked and caged. Midnight black. Tall foamy tan head fades leaving spotty lacing. Aroma is dark chocolates, soft dark oily coffee, roasted malts and light hops. Taste is chocolate candy, cocoa, bit of chocolate milk, roasted malts, cocoa, and light coffee. Very tasty! Body is creamy and smooth. Palate is medium but feel lighter in spots almost like a chocolate mousse. Ends with more dark chocolate, light coffee, cocoa and roasted malts. This would go great with any chocolate dessert!
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 23, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle via kmweaver. Dark color. Smell of chocolate, hops, malt, flowers and coffee. Taste of hops, coco, malt, caramel, roasted coffee and toffee. A little watered down. I was expecting more in this beer.
bigrond (1475) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
this was a very good beer, but it wasn’t what I thought it was going to be like. I don’t know how a ’foreign stout’ is supposed to taste so I can’t say it was bad in comparison. Nest to Brooklyn’s black chocolate stout & Youngs chocolate stout this beer was not to good.
Chapel (468) - Levittown, New York, USA - NOV 20, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour with a tan head. Light and sweet aroma with just a hint of chocolate. Flavor was intensely of chocolate and esters. A bit of coffee/chocolate bitterness, not the kind I normally associate with hops, rounded off the finish. Rather dry finish.
NicerInPerson (337) - North of Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 20, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma was spritzy with carbonation and cocoa presence. The chocolate aroma was fruity and contained a bit of smoky and roasty characteristics. Raisins and prunes were also present. The beer poured into the chalice clear black with a brown moderate head which fell slowly to lace the glass. The flavor was acidic and carbonic with a strong acrid roasty characteristic. The acidity in this was was very high and the flavor quite thin and estery. Chocolate, dark bitter, was notable as was a bit of roast. The finish was bone dry with lasting impressions of dark bittersweet chocolate into the aftertaste and beyond. The body was medium and the carbonation was moderate but the beer was so dry that it was not creamy on the palate. A bit of alcohol warming occurred post consumption and the beer became more pleasant to consume as it warmed. Ok, but nothing special. 750 ml corked and bailed bottle.
jercraigs (7790) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 20, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by DuctTape. Very dark brown almost black body with a foamy latte like brown head. Sweet, lightly musty malt aroma, with hints of dry cocoa. (7+) Sweet rich malt flavour with chocolate and cocoa notes blended well throughout. Light bitterness in the finish keeps it from becoming cloying. Smooth medium palate, interesting carbonation is tingly (3+) Very nice, less complex than expected perhaps, but quite good.
pintocb (645) - Darsville, Georgia, USA - NOV 19, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Looks like a stout, smells like a stout, tastes like a stout, finishes like a Belgian Ale? Kooky. It was very dark with a brown head. I get heavy smells of chocolate (duh) with some other sweet smells. The flavor is subtle, but chocolate does dominate. The mouth feel is creamy, but a tiny bit thin.