DeadGuyFrank (347) - http://westchesterbeer.com, USA - NOV 10, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A little disappointed actually in this brew from one of my favorite breweries. This is probablly just my palate...dry cocoa NOT SWEET CHOCOLATE fills every sip, well made, but less dense (thick) then I expected, no real yeast flavoring either....Hawksfan17 said this beer is "a little over rated." I agree.
BeerFanDan17 (954) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - NOV 14, 2007
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I was looking forward to this stout but was not impressed. Ommengang makes some great Belgian style beers, but they should stay away from stouts. This pours well with a nice creamy head. Unfortunately it lacks the bite and richness of a stout. It has hints of chocolate, but is lacking in strength and flavor.
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. Itís a bit watered down for a stout, grabs me more as a porter. The aftertaste is a good bitter chocolate. Itís a very decent beer, but not what I was anticipating.
chronictonic (471) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black with a tan head. Mild roasted aroma with some piney hops, along with wet cardboard. Very rocky head that stayed wtih the beer - and the glass. Thin body, champagne like fine carbonation bubbles ticket the tongue. Flavor is roasted malt, some chocolate bitterness, but unfortunately, also a slight metallic flavor and a generous flavor of wet paper. Tastes like homebrew that someone would have at a homebrew club meeting. Possibly slightly oxidised.
fordest (1961) - 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.
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.
tjthresh (1865) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - FEB 27, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
750 ml bottle from dmac621. Pour dark brown with a lighter brown head and plenty of lace. The aroma it coming off as Nestles Quk powder. A bit smokey,and roasty. The flavor reveals nothing worh indulging in. Mostly just roast. Very little chocolate. Thin body. High carbonation. Dry finish. This beer is just plain boring.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 9, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 20/20
Meh...very bitter in the aftertaste. Not much, if any chocolate flavor. A slight disappointment, really. Ommegang could have used more chocolate aroma, at least. On the bright side, lots of malt body.
elektrikjester (90) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 21, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma primarily strong roasted malt with cocoa present. Appearance dark brown with minimal, dark tan head. Flavor is merely okay for a beer of this style. Roasted malt flavors dominate at first. While chocolate flavors are present, they seem to be in the background. Mild biscuit flavor in aftertaste, and alcohol is quite discernible and almost seems to dominate. Mouthfeel is good: creamy with slight effervescence. In sum: I really wanted to like this beer, but after two 750 ml bottles over two sessions, I really cannot get into this one. Better the second time around, but I think think there are better beers of this type out there. Still, while average, flavor is not too burnt, which is admirable for beer of this style. Problem is that chocolate flavors subsumed by predominance of biscuity, alcohol flavor. Okay, but not great.
Sregnar35 (944) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - OCT 17, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not great. Pours very dark wit a musty smell. Somewhat sweet, but also a bit watery, didn’t punch you with a good chocolate bite.