tdmuel (195) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is black with a little red around the edges and a fluffy light brown head. Aroma is dark fruit and toasted malt, caramel, light coffee, and lightly hoppy. Up front on the taste is a rather bitter earthy taste, smoky almost, cocoa, must, some light fruity hops, dark fruits, and rich dark roasted coffee. A little disappointed with this one. The first taste is unpleasant and unbalanced. Has potential though.
Edit, this has gotten a bit better as it warmed up.
GranvilleTim (1413) - Granville, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark black pour with a brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate and licorice. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate upfront, licorice and anise in the finish. Chalky. Belgian yeast? Great lacing.
HonkeyBra (2882) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. Brown-- near black-- with a big fluffy tan head. Aroma of caramel, chocolate, roast, mild wood and hop bitterness. Some anise and licorice, touches of spicy belgian yeast. Flavor is a confluence of chocoolate and roast notes, sweet and spicy yeast, and faint hop bitterness. Nice, balanced, lingers a bit on the palate. Lively carbonation, as is typical of Ommegang. Medium finish, focused on roasted malt. Overall, fairly nice.
4theluvofbeer (27) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Beer Guys should stay away from "Hollywood" or the film business. For a stout it was rather disappointing it lacked any complexity. I really didnít get it.
Christpuncher (542) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This one is way over rated. Way too fruity to be categorized as a stout. Smells fruity and pours a dark brown almost black in color.
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Fatehunter (970) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - DEC 18, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a finger of tan head on a black body. Excellent retention.
The aroma is licorice, roasted malt and a touch of burnt wood. Nice, if faint.
The taste has a big burnt malt profile; balanced with dark chocolate, milk and mild bitter at the end.
The texture is soft and a little fizzy at the beginning; to smooth middle to end.
glennmastrange (2045) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - DEC 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Moderate malt aromas of toasted and dark chocolate, herbs and resin for the hops,moderate to heavy dough, earth and mustiness for the yeast, with raisin, charcoal, clove and licorice in the background. Head is average size, frothy/creamy, light brown with darker swirls, good slippery lacing and good legs and is mostly lasting. Color is very dark brown. Flavor starts slightly sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes slightly sweet, and moderately to heavily bitter. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, dry with a fizzy carbonation and a chalky finish. Perfect mix of Belgian and stout-like qualities in this well crafted Stout.
SanfordBrewer (1371) - Sanford, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2013
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 2/20
black with a very foamy (inch of beer, seven inches of foam) tan head. medium body with medium carbonation after it settled.
aroma: lots of minerality, with possible yeast infection. faint chocolate and roasted malt.
taste: nasty wild yeast character and ash tray, like drinking cigarette butts.
gmb5127 (180) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not that much like a stout. Has some dark fruit notes with a little bit of bitterness.
revolution2718 (89) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with frothy tan head. Nose is distinct ommegang yeast, dark fruits, raisin. Taste is a bite at the beginning from their yeast, then caramel malt, roasty, smokey woody earthy, dark chocolate, pretty sweet, coffee/toffee on the finish. Good not great stout.
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brenn79 (1342) - Idaho, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle- Pours completely black with a huge five finger tan head that doesnít want to go away, minutes later there is a rocky rootbeer float looking head. Aroma is chocolate, anise, leather, Belgian yeast . The taste is a full on Belgian chocolate stout, strong roasted grains, coffee, chocolate, anise, the hops are more there than I was expecting, more so than your normal Belgian beer, kind of distracting from the beer really. Body is medium and carbonation is high. This was okay, but I was hoping for more.