BrettTaylor (776) - Radford, Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2014
Poured from bottle into goblet. Pours almost black and dark khaki head. Aroma - chocolate, malt, coffee, and a touch of yeast, both bready and a touch spicy. Taste - dark chocolate, smoky, coffee, cream, dark malt. Fairly creamy in the mouth, but fairly carbonated (prickly). Rich, but the carbonation level and prickliness is a little bit off-putting. BeerZombies1 (37) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 5, 2014
APPEARANCE: Pours a romantic dark chocolate. Very opaque but not quite a jet black, still some nice brown hues in there. Very nice caramel colored head that had very nice retention.
AROMA: Smells like pecan pie that has been soaked in bourbon. Which equals deliciousness. Getting some sweetness maybe molasses and raisins. Little faint vanilla and for sure pick up the booziness from the bourbon barrel.
TASTE: Very flamboyant, layers upon layers. Right off the bat getting that nice barrel flavor. Slight spiciness that balances well with the sweetness of the chocolate and pecan. As it warmed a bit I pull out tobacco and the alcohol began to show its head.
MOUTHFEEL: medium bodied and medium carbonation. Slightly oily perhaps from the pecans. Not a super thick beer but surprisingly creamy.
OVERALL: Super solid stout from Stone. Was impressed all around. I am curious to see how this ages. Very easily drinking high ABV stout.
RATING: 4.3/5 Zombie Heads!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone jeremyh70 (1103) - Missouri, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Pours a dark black with some highlights at the edges. A big thick tan head that leaves nice lacing. Aroma of dark fruits and a Belgian twang but only a hint of chocolate. Taste follows nose with some fruitiness, Belgian character and some roastiness and cocoa in the background. Finishes semi dry with a bit of bitterness. Mouthfeel is creamy with a medium/full body and moderate carbonation. Tastes closer to a Belgian Strong Ale with a bit of chocolate. Not enough stout character or chocolate but wasn’t bad, just not as advertised or expected. StoutDr (48) - Virginia, USA - MAR 16, 2014
The first Ommegang brew that I was not wow’d by. However, had I not had such high expectations it is still an above average stout.
Aroma is malty and mild. Espresso dark. Thin minimal tan head. Fairly light mouthfeel. Very Mild bittersweet chocolate behind a mild Imperial stout. jjgmd (2164) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Bomber. Pours a dark black color with a java head. Nose is chocolate and malty. Taste is deep chocolate with malt, earthy tones and. Rey drinkable. Finishes on the same tasting notes with some sweet chocolate malty lingering. Quaff Score 7 /10 ( shared with Josh, Zach, and Brandon )
zgaier (1951) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Pours black with a brown head and aroma of chocolate and spices. Taste is of chocolate and roasted malt along with lots of spices and yeast. Very good stout BennyBinion (22) - Canyon, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2014
I was disappointed in this beer. The chocolate flavor was lacking to say the least. At the bottom of my list as far as Stouts are concerned. Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Draft at Blue monk. Dark Brown black pour with a medium Brown head. Nose is a boozy chocolate with roasted bitter malt. Taste is dark chocolate bitter sweet. Nutty roasted malt finish. Barreras (1689) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - FEB 23, 2014
Pours a dark cola color with a clean water aroma mixed with a slight coco powder. Taste is a little blahand watery for a stout. Minor chocolate taste, with a very quickly dissipating aftertaste. I had high hopes for this beer but was slightly dissappointing. ScoWRee (422) - Perkiomen, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Pours a deep dark brown almost black. It has a nice thin tan foamy head. The aroma is roasted, almost burnt, coffee with a hint of cocoa. The taste is crisp with a rich roast coffee taste. Chocolate is more in the aroma than taste