NJBeerman013 (1054) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Excellent. This is definitely a magnificent stout. The chocolate is huge mixed with just a touch of coffee in the flavor. It is a full bodied, creamy brew with a silky smooth finish.
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - NOV 27, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Excellent Chocolate Stout! Effervescent like a Belgian, strong in flavor like a stout, choclatey like a chocolate stout and not too sweet.
ubamartian (155) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a dark chocolatey brown with a decent sized light mocha head. Decent lacing throughout. The aroma is a blend of chocolate, dark roasted malts, cocoa. The taste is chocolate with a light beer aftertaste. It’s a bit watered down for a stout, grabs me more as a porter. The aftertaste is a good bitter chocolate. It’s a very decent beer, but not what I was anticipating.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Happy 10th Anniversary Ommegang! Many more!
From the wired up & corked 750ml bottle this pours a very dark brown body with a modest light brown head that laces spottily. It has an aroma of dark, slightly bitter chocolate, iced coffee, dark roasted malt, and a touch of sour cream. It has a thinner mouthfeel than I would have expected and just makes it into the medium bodied category. The flavor pretty well ecdhoes the aroma except that the malts seem slightly burnt and a dash of earthy bitterness is added. Pretty decent.
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thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - NOV 25, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ House of Brews, NYC. Pours a deep brown color with a medium-sized tan head. Aroma is malt, chocolate, coffee, and slightly -detectable hops. Taste is chocolate and malt up front with a slight coffee aftertaste and alcoholic tinge at the end. Slightly metallic as well, but overall a solid effort.
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 (12056) - Escondido, California, 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 (5997) - 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.