ezra456 (39) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 14, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
poured a rich burgundy color with a thick head that dissipated quckly. little lacing. nose consisted of wood, roasted almonds, earthy undertones. palate consisted of raisens, ripe plums, and a hint of caramel. very nice job. i prefered to drink this around the 60-65 degree mark. nice for a relaxed drink during a cold winter night.
ElPresidente1984 (173) - Maine, USA - JAN 13, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
poura a slightly transparpent brownish color, with a nice head. alcohol flavor a apparent at first, but goes away after a few sips. some savory plum flavors and sweet malts. makes you feel nice a warm inside. good stuff.
dhlesq (233) - Thousand Oaks, California, USA - JAN 11, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
2004: Aroma of fresh, tart cherries, sweet malt, some banana, mild horseblanket. Appears a clear red-brown with a small yellow-cream colored head that lasts. Flavor is mildly bitter at the front, horseblanket in the middle, and with an alcoholic hotness in the finish that is a bit overpowering; also, the aftertaste is distinctly nutty and woodsy. Palate is medium-thick and chewy. Overall, this beer is quite a bit less than the sum of its parts. I would have liked it to be a bit sweeter with the alcohol masked a bit better.
CMUBEERMAN (426) - - JAN 11, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Alcohol is very dominant and the cherry/fruity undertones don’t add to this abt at all. Not like any other abt 12 or belgian I’ve really had. Still really good.
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - JAN 10, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ruddy brown/red color with a fizzy head that dissapates within a min. or two. Aroma is sweet and woodsy with some cooked nuts and earthy fruit. flavor matches with a bit of chocolate and a dry finish. Very active carbonation in the mouth. drinkable beer overall but there are others of the style I would choose over it.
bfeldmann (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 10, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
"WOW what a beer. Pour a dark brown with red highlights with a gread head with very nice lacing. Can smell and taste the alcohol but mixed right in. Tasted sweet and was very enjoyable. "
TheBeerNinja (137) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear reddish brown, almost wine like color. Tan head is bubly, but fizzles out a little fast. Nose is slightly fruity with alcohol undertones. Flavor is fruity a little sour. Would be a nice compliment with light meals.
mrnutsnbolts (204) - Berkeley, - JAN 3, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Only my second experience with Ommegang, but definately not my last. While this wasn’t my favorite beer of all time, it was a new experience that I think will grow on me over time. This beer poured a murky dark rust color with a fairly small tan head that quickly became a ring around my glass. Aroma of sour cherries, ripe fruits, caramel, and malts. Tastes bitter at first with some sweetness and the cherry flavor coming out more towards the finish. The finish is a litlte bitter and has an alcoholic cherry taste as if savoring the end of a cherry cordial. Stylistically, the beer seems a bit like a chimera, but it works. Sort of.
progrock (21) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 30, 2005
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Having practically single-handedly exhausted my local-area supply of this amazing brew I must state that this beer improves immensly with aging. Early examples have been extremely complex, on par or exceeding Rochefort 10. Newer samples have been slightly less balanced. Caramel, raisins, plum, fig, cherry-liqeur. This beer is an eye-opening experience when at its best.
thehinge (291) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 27, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a burgundy color with an off white head. Aroma has hints of caramel.
Taste has sour fruits throughout with a little bitter hops on the finish. This is outstanding.