jercraigs (8276) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2014-08-01. Black body with a nice foamy tan head. 4+ Aroma of lightly dry roast over sweet lightly fruity dark malt. Whisper of earthy not quite smoke caracter. The flavour is pleasant, lightly fruity core malt has vinous tangy undertones. Average plus bodied palate, smooth moderate carbonation. Decent but just okay, it doesnít quite come together harmoniously for me. Bottle from the LCBO, Toronto
Overheard: "The chicken sexers thatís what they do... They sex the chickens..."
zach8270 (3769) - Henrietta, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle - corked & caged 750 ml) Dark brown pour with a thick tan head. Big malt and coffee aroma. Lots of roasted malts with some very bittersweet chocolate under it. Flavor is roasty and bitter at the start with some light mocha notes coming up near the end. Bitter and lingering coffee finish.
miyauchi38 (540) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
johnnymusky (452) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Solid ommegang......perfect after it warmed up at room temp for about half hour....good stuff.
jzzbassman (1523) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - JUL 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Corked and Caged 750mL. Pours black with a nice tan head. Roast aromas, caramel, toffee, and smoke. Star anise....thank goodness....is not prevalent. Dark dried fruit and burnt coffee and chocolate, definitely interesting. Finishes sweet and earthy.
BeerGolem (728) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 750 ml. Bought at Redstone Liquor (Stoneham MA). Bought this beer more than six months ago. Pours black with creamy beige head. Aroma is of chocolate, coffee, vanilla, hops, and malt. Taste is on the same level but features some hints of anise. Creamy texture. Strong stout, but not too heavy.
JStax (3408) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured into a brandy snifter after letting it warm up outside the fridge for a half hour or so. Pours a near black with a big, fluffy khaki colored head of foam. Good retention. The aroma has bitter roast and char qualities, some smoke, and licorice. The taste is earthy, roasty, and bitter. Medium to thick mouthfeel. Soft carbonation. One of the better Ommegang beers Iíve tried.
jimmythefalcon (26) - Florida, USA - JUN 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
As a huge ASOIAF fan (and stout fan) I had to give this a go. Drank in a hotel lobby in an Ommegang glass for the full effect. I am not a huge licorice fan, but I tasted more of the hops and caramel flavor. I didnít detect too much of the chocolate and the Anise kind of hit at the end. Overall, I enjoyed the beer as I do most anything from Ommegang.
presario (4784) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle and on tap, again at National. Dark and dusty in appearance and flavor. A bit dusty and not as sexy on the palate as #1.
GothGargoyle (1559) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a light creamy chocolate head. Aroma is chocolate pudding, roasted malts, dates, fig. Medium-light bodied, slightly syrupy mouthfeel, mildly sweet on the palate with some roast on the finish. Flavours are chocolate, toast, dates, mixed roasted nuts.