checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Capone’s: Poured a dark brown/black with a nice tan head. The aroma was dark fruits, bitter chocolate and coffee. The flavor was strong coffee, caramel and roasted chocolate. Overall, another beer worth drinking from Ommegang.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAR 14, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
thanks for weeheavysd for sharing, a mild stout brewedin honor of the obongo inauguration. nothing special.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAR 14, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this from a growler at The Bruery thanks to WeeHeavySD, thanks man. Kind of a dark muddy brown color. A little bit bitter, like dark chocolate, very smokey aroma. Glad to have to tried it.
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 14, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler shared by WeeHeavySD at the Bruery (stopped by en route to the airport). Pours a murky brown with a small, tan head. Aroma of chocolate, dark fruits, coffee and a touch of smoke. Taste is chocolate with smoke and some sweet cherry syrup, wood and dark fruits. Smooth mouthfeel, light carbonation. Thanks Jon!
kegbear (436) - Orange, California, USA - MAR 14, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler sample thanks to weeheavysd. Beautiful brown color. Earthy tastes of leather, peat and smoke. Roasted malt and coffee in the background. Very tasty stuff indeed! Thanks Jon.
imadeadguy (378) - back in NJ!, New Jersey, USA - MAR 12, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at GL. I’m glad I got to try this one before its gone. Pour is a muddy brown/black with frothy tan head. Aromas of smoke, peat, roasted malts, and coffee. Flavor is very smoky and coffee up front, and then finishes with caramel and roasty goodness. A very interesting brew that is well worth a try.
WeeHeavySD (3365) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 7, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler via trade with The Beer Exchange, thanks dude. Pours black with a big stable tan head. Nose is full of sweet dark fruits and weirdly big almost bitter chocolate/coffee. Taste is sweet and rich and full of flavor with some nice cherries and chocolate and coffee. Nice brew from the boys of Cooperstown.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at capones. Pours a maroon brown body with a tan head. Dark coco, dark chocolate, dark fruits...wait did i say dark? Some light dark roast, chocolate truffle with fruit and some cherries. Delicious.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Capone’s. Darker brown color with a sweet and fruity aroma - a good amount of cherries, raisins, and brown sugar. Flavor has some mild chocolate and sugar, sour cherries, medium roast and assorted sweet flavors. This tastes like a really sweet & cherry infused dubbel with a bit of sweet stout. I dig this one - it may be a gimmick beer, but it still turned out pretty nice.
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Served on draft at the Thirsty Monk in Asheville. Glad to see this still available in a liberal-leaning town 6 weeks after the inauguration. A fitting tribute to what was a transformational moment for millions. Pours a deep, dark brown color with a large ran head. Good retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel, toffee and dark fruits. Taste is dark roasted malts, toffee, bitter hops, prunes, raisin and a faint herbal note. Full bodied with a sticky texture.