jkwood04 (5261) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle in a tulip. Pours dark brown with a lacy, tan head. Aroma of chocolate and slightly roasted malts, a lot of caramel sweetness, light spicy yeast, some pale malts, hints of bitterness, and light dark fruits. Flavor the same with a great blend of the dark malts, spicy yeast, and only hints of fruits. Smooth texture. A pretty good beer.
annunz123 (948) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 12, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark fruit, grape, and molasses in the aroma. Flavor start rich and bready, with some fruit and raisins. Some spice and drying alcohol in the finish. This is a really nice sipper for a cold night.
Sask89 (508) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - JAN 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a really dark brown colour with a big frothy tan head. Aroma of dates, prunes, caramel, candy, and even apples. Taste is sweet with a slight bitter kick in the finish, nothing outstanding about it though. Medium bodied, thinner on the palate, somewhat under carbonated in my opinion. Overall a nice beer, but I was expecting more.
zoucrew102 (1343) - - DEC 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber, cellared for approximately 1 year. Banana and dark fruit aroma with some chocolate and caramel malt. Very malty to start with banana and dark fruit flavors. Finishes extremely smooth with the caramel malt coming through and just the slightest hint of booze. Nice.
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arkurzynski (2220) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown pour, trending black. Nose is soft chocolate roast malt, dark fruit, yeast esters/spice, and a faint trail of soy. Flavor is smooth bitter chocolate roast malt with plum/raisin, sweet toasted biscuit, and yeast spice. Ample carbonation. Lightly dry, yet moderately sweet. Big with good alcohol cover. Nice.
generallee08 (772) - New York, USA - OCT 6, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2013 Presentation: It was served on tap at Brewery Ommegang during there Waffles and Puppets celebration.
Appearance: It has a dark murky brown body with deep red highlights. This is topped with a one inch thick, light tan head. The head is creamy and hangs on well, slowly fading as i sip. A light swirl of the glass reinforces the head so that every sip starts with a little bit of that rich frothy goodness.
Smell: The aroma brings a pleasant and complex blend of yeast and malt notes to the nose.
Taste/Feel: There is a tasty blend of dark ripe fruit, toffee, yeast, and bready malt with mellow/warm alcohol. Hop flavor is very subdued and adds only a very slight spice note. This all comes by way of a soft medium to full body with soft yet very active carbonation.
Notes: For me Brewery Ommegang has hit another home run with this Dark Belgian Ale!!!
jaymobrown (1833) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours with a deep dark brown and ruby color. Nose has strong plum and sugar with cookie. Big round mouthfeel. Yeast, cookie, biscuit with plum and raisin and alcohol. Beautiful.
bob_w (373) - new york, New York, USA - SEP 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
raisins and banana bread nose. dark brown color. a little alcohol in nose. sweet brown sugar flavor. dark aged fruits, alcohol, reasonably bitter finish.
EtTuCthulhu (1391) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - JUL 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The color of this beer is a very, very dark reddish brown color with a large yet fleeting tan head, and the aroma mixes the scents of figs, caramel malts, booze, roasted malts, and sour fruit. The taste of this beer is really large and immediately appealing to the tongue with the mildly sourness, slight sweetness, and touch of umami; furthermore, the mouthfeel fuses a lot of bold sensations due to the boozy finish, average carbonation, medium body, and oily texture.
maxwelldeux (4343) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUL 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a relatively dark brown color with a smallish tan head on it. Nose is slightly sweet, and has a mixture of dark fruits coming off it - I get figs and just a hint of brown sugar. Taste is a little sweet with a bit of raisin coming through. Feels a little heavy of a drink to me. Definitely better shared.