HonkeyBra (3384) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. Dark brown near black pour with a tan head. Aroma of cherries, dark malts, mild roast, strong belgian yeast. Mild notes of dark fruits. Flavor is yeasty, strong fruit presence. Strong cherry, bits of dark chocolate, dark fruits. Nice, big carbonation. Medium bodied. Finishes mildly sweet. Interesting beer from Ommegang.
BBB63 (6045) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Corked 750ml bottle served in my Ommegang 10th Anniversary tulip: Pours a deep brown with ruby highlights, a lasting beige head and spotty lace. The aroma has dark candi sugar, plum, prune and candied orange peel vapours. Some caramel, toffee, and rye bread notes as well. Earthy and leathery yeast esters are found on the less than impressive nose. <P> The palate is where this shines IMO, rich dark malt and fruit notes over moderate spicy and earthy undertones. At this point to can still get the grassy and herbal hops character but that will surely fade with aging. The mouth feel is slightly oily and lush yet as a slight bite as well. The one thing I do not like is the metallic tinny note on the aftertaste.
Overview: A very nice brew but I will be blatantly honest that I was hoping for a grand slam home run and this did not deliver. A solid liner in the gap and that is okay I guess.
Ratman197 (9828) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a cloudy brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of toffee, plum, raisin, cocoa, yeast and spice. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavorsof toffee, cocoa, spice, plum and raisin with a smooth dry lingering toffee finish.
Jblauvs (1340) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2012 Ommegang Tap Takeover at Amesbury Alehouse.
Dark brown with reddish tint, nearly no head. Aroma is spicy caramel, rich vinous notes, a bit bready and with some lovely dark fruits. Flavor is spicy belgian yeast, caramel , warming alcohol, light date, flutters of raisin and bourbon soaked bread. A nice trappist style from Ommegang.
radarsock (915) - Vermont, USA - AUG 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had drunk at Adam’s cabin in the country. Pours a ruby-tinted dark brown with a quickly diminishing head not even a fingernail in length and sudsy legs. Smells spicy straightaway... there’s also spoiled lemonade, orange liqueur, cinnamon, catnip, and dough. Tastes very much like it smells (spicy, doughy and boozy), but ends with an odd floral note.There’s also a brief cough syrup flavor as well that I’m not too crazy about. Would try again.
AdamJackson (2626) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Picked up two bottles at Ommegang during BCTC. Paid $15 a bottle for each. Enjoyed in a wine glass with friends at cellar temp around 60 Degrees F.
A - Poured a dark brown. Dark red on the edges. Small head but it was a light pour.
S - Very complex scent. Bready and spicy. Sort of a honey orange scent. Very mellow scent with this yeasty bready taste.
T - Very Abbey like taste. Belgian Quad likeness with a very bready up-front tone. Cherries and vanilla and roasted malts. Very warming taste.
M - 50% carbonation. Heavy body. Very dry roasted warming finish.
O - This is a solid attempt at a Trappist style beer. I love the sweetness of this and the roasted malts. It’s enjoyable and best shared with friends.
j12601 (6603) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pouring in their tasting room during BCTC. Pours a deep caramel color with a thin beiged yellow head. Caramel, toast, alcohol, malt and toast. Medium bodied, toasty, malt, warm and woody. Caramel and toast. Smooth malt, caramel and booze, warm and toasty.