Ron (3105) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Tap at MacGregors. This was the hit of the night for me. The aroma of sweet caramel and chocolate hit me right away. Others at my table could not pick out the caramel. Pours dark brown with a thin tan head, belgian aromas with a little roast. Taste like a belgian and fruity with hints from the cherries and clove and banana. Some roast qualities. Good mix of belgian and porter.
tgncc (3025) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JAN 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The aroma is peppery, yeasty, chocolate. Not very sweet, no noticeable cherries. The appearance is deep brown, light tan head. The flavor is peppery, yeasty, roasty, chocolate, toasted malt. Not very sweet. The finish is pepper, light pine. Medium in body, actually slighly thin. Ok, not great.
obguthr (4769) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Funk and char nose. Mahogany, thick sticky beige head. Dark chocolate truffle and cherry flavor which leans toward raspberry. Peanut hulls appear when warm. Peppery bitter bite at the end, which is unwelcome given the level of bitterness already present. Off balance and wanting a little sweetness. Rather artificial.
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The pour is nearly black with a pale tan, pillowy, rocky, full head which is mostly lasting and leaves thick, Belgian lace. The nose is pleasant with dark caramels, some burnt buttery toast, light cocoa, hints of tart cherries. The flavor is similar with subtle Bing cherries, buttery toast still, dry Belgian chocolate, dark caramels, and a faint earthy roast. The palate is more than medium, creamy, drying slightly, and soft to lively. The finish is drying with chocolate and cherry finally melding, fairly lingering with other notes of mineral, butter, and slight roast. Really not as complex as a Belgian or as most from the beers from this brewery and more of an easy drinker. However, the cherry and chocolate notes seem to finally mesh well by the finish which is quite long for a porter. Seduction seems like a fitting name melding fruit and chocolate as well as warming slightly with keeping such a drinkable beer. Nice addition to the vast array of beers from Ommegang.
swoopjones (7008) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
draft at Blue Monk, disappointing. dark cola like pour. lighter bodied. feint cherry notes in an otherwise very light weak aroma. Flavor was some cherry, some chocolate, little to no roast. Watery mouthfeel. little complexity. everyone is due for an ocassional let down, i suppose
beerbastard (808) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 Bottle. Very dark with tan head. Roasted grain nose with some background of chocolate. The flavor was dominated by the Ommegang house yeast. This covered up the faint cherry notes. The cocoa did slip thru along with some dark fruits. Nice silky palate. The yeast flavors stayed all the way to the finish. Too expensive. Great idea of flavors, just not balanced.
RSRIZZO (1902) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml corked and caged bottle poured into a Stem Glass at 41°. Color is black with good carbonation and a thick half inch of tan head sitting on top. Aroma is a mild roasted malt scent. It has a full body that gives a lighter mouth feel. Flavor comes in with mellow roasted malt and dark chocolate then the cheery jump out with a nice tartness. In the after taste the cheery hangs on with the tart giving it a dry feel. Overall its a great brew, very complex.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 21, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with a white head. Smells of chocolate, rich spice, roasted malt. Tastes of rich malt, light spice, some belgian character, some smoky hints with a peppery finish.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JAN 21, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Bru Grill in Lake Forest,this beer has very nice complexities of chocolate and cherry that complement this porter.
JaBier (5691) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Snifter at Gallo’s Tap Room on 1/18/12. Black pour with a medium tan head. Aroma of chocolate, malt, some cherry and banana. Chocolate flavor with banana esters and a cherry finish. Tasty, but could do without the banana.