jdh004 (2) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 1, 2012 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Deliciousness in a glass. So smooth and tasty. Really like this beer.
Very tasty and a nice end to the evening.
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sloshgator (415) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 8, 2012
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
What a perfect name for this very chocolatey porter. No coffee notes here. Seduction is just like drinking chocolate without the over sweetness. Nice aroma but light. Nice body and very smooth. Enjoy in a snifter glass.
maus10 (40) - Arkansas, USA - JUN 27, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark beer with a beautiful tan head. Unlike many beers in this category, this one doesn't knock you out of your seat or slap you in the face. The flavor of cocoa, cherry, coffee and nice creamy finish make it very pleasant!
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SSSteve (3755) - - DEC 23, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle. black with a small, creamy, fine bubbled, stable tan head. nose of light cocoa and light tartness of cherry. flavor is a beautiful blend of chocolates and cherry with a faint hint of spice(nutmeg maybe?). palate is light and fluffy like angel food cake with a robust flavor. delicate and delightful. one of best beers i’ve had this year!
MPosey (134) - , Georgia, USA - MAY 28, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark black with a dark tan head that sticks around. Aromas of dark berries and cocoa. Initial attack is slightly flat which warms to a bittersweet chocolate finish.
ads135 (2911) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - SEP 14, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Another great beer from Ommegang. Chocolate, though it offers the beer its signature statement, is understated and equal in importance to the flavor and aroma of dark fruits, raisin, and brown sugar. Delish.
citydave (55) - - DEC 5, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From 750ml bottle. Dark brown with tan head. Aroma of cherries with hint of cocoa and yeast. Tastes of cherry, dark fruits, yeast, and chocolate with a strong dry cocoa finish. Best "chocolate" beer ive had.
JDBaker11058 (1246) - Maryland, USA - APR 27, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: very dark brown, but ruby when a flashlight was held against the back of the glass; thick, creamy, rocky tan head; lots of lace. Aroma: chocolate, cherries, molasses, coffee. Taste: slightly tart cherries in light syrup, followed by a wave of smooth milk chocolate, with coffee close behind. Finish: nicely dry with the milk chocolate turning to dark, almost cacao like notes. Notes: Phenomenal. Beautiful pour, great aroma, wonderful taste, creamy-smooth palate. Like eating a chocolate cherry pie with a cup of espresso on the side. Cherry notes are subdued, chocolate most prevalent. Bottle calls it a ’Belgian-Style Porter’, and I buy that.
beerscout (298) - New Windsor, New York, USA - MAY 15, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown, almost black color. Fluffy and slight coffee tinted tan color head. Nose was very malty, with coffee, caramel, and nut notes. Flavors varied from coffee malts to caramel, to dark fruits like cherry and raisin and date. Sweet and smooth on palate, but a little carbonation to clean to a bitter malt finish. No hops to speak of. Delicious!
Heathen (1458) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 31, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
THOUGHTS: Nice. Maybe not worth the price tag, but close. Very chocolatey and very fruity without being very sweet. Rather dry really.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a very dark red that was nearly black in the glass with deep red highlights when held to the light. It also had a large, sort of creamy, tan to light brown, head that kept a nice sheet throughout and left excellent lacing. The aroma had moderate to heavy dark chocolate, coffee and chocolate syrupy; lighter roasted malt; light to moderate spicy yeast; prune; light sour and sweet cherries; and chocolate covered cherries. The initial flavor was light to moderately sweet and slightly sour; while the finish was lightly sweet, slightly sour and ever so slightly bitter with and average to long duration. There was chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, tart and sour cherry, prune, spicy yeast and grain. The medium to full body was dry with soft yet tingly carbonation and a lightly astringent finish.