Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - DEC 9, 2007
C&C 750. Very dark brown with a huge, rocky, light brown head. Yeasty nose, lots of bittersweet chocolate. Decent lace. Belgian fruitiness and yeast with a bittersweet chocolate and toffee flavor. More toffee in the semi-dry finish. Didnít work for me at first, but grew on me a bit by the bottom of the bottle. duke33 (69) - Eldersburg, Maryland, USA - DEC 9, 2007
Tastes like someone took regular Ommegang, and dumped chocolate powder into it. It was good for the first few sips, but I quickly lost interest. Poured the last third of the bottle. kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2007
750 ML bottle 11/10/07: Large, lasting tan head of creamy foam, and a very dark brown body. Chocolate is dominant followed by roasted malt. Herbal hop is light. A touch of alcohol, a light yeasty plasticky phenolic, and pepper. Medium bready malt aroma w/ a freshly crushed cereal character. A light cherry ester from yeast and alcohol combo. Flavor is chocolate malt and peppery yeast spice. Balanced to malty sweetness up front, and finishes dry w/ an herbal ho flavor. Bready malt mid palate w/ chocolate and roast... Turns bitter in the finish & aftertaste the first couple of ounces. Also has a very light raisin and caramel flavor. Higher level of CO2, lighter medium body, dry, almost astringent M/F. Not my favorite from Ommegang! Solid beer, but Iím not sold on imperial stouts w/ Belgian yeast character. fordest (2470) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - DEC 6, 2007
GABF. Dark pour with little head. Not much carbonation. Some chocolate on the aromas, but mostly just roasted malt. Nothinig on the flavor. Some more malt, but not very exciting. TURDFERGUSON (4058) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 5, 2007
Draught at BCTC í07 and at Speakeasy 12/4/07. Pours is dark brown with no head. nose is wet cardboard, coffee, and roasted malt. Flavor is bitter with no chocolate detected.
MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - DEC 4, 2007
On tap at Three Floyds Brewpub and served in an Ommegang 10th Anniversay trappist glass. This beer poured a deep brown hue with a thick, foamy, tan, slightly lasting head. Some nice lace was left behind. The aroma consisted of light roast, creamy milk chocolate, and a slight hint of earthy yeast esthers. The flavor was made up of rich milk chocolate notes, dark fruits, roasted malts, and also a mild note of alcohol. The mouthfeel was medium-bodied with a slightly bitter, dry finish and light carbonation. Very nice...indulge me with another, please! marcus (10142) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 3, 2007
This black beer poured with a large fluffy brown head that lasted almost until the snifter was empty. There is a rich, but not overwhelming chocolate flavor that blends very smoothly with the roasted malt, followed by a long bitter finish. This is a very fine dessert beer. aracauna (3585) - Georgia, USA - DEC 2, 2007
I was really hoping for more richness here. This is relatively dry and thereís not a lot of heft in the flavor or body. Very dark, nice head. Good roastiness, but I was hoping for a little more richness. I was hoping for a little more from this. That being said, this isnít bad by any means. Itís like solid stout with a slight Belgian flare. I just have to admit I fell for the marketing a little bit and had my hopes up. This one really improves as it warms. JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2007
Dark black beer with a thick sticky tan head that fades to a rocky, sticky lace. Aroma is loaded with dark Belgian chocolate, heavy cocoa and some soft licorice and heavily charred malts. As it warms a kiss of cherry comes through as well as some light cinnamon and clove spiciness. Flavour is also great showing rich heavy cocoa, chocolate and a soft vineousness. It starts out heavily carbonated, but as it sits open, this fades letting the soft velvety texture shine. Rich and chocolatey with a hint of plum and cherry. Silky and luxurious. Completely unique and very tasty. An excellent brew that I look forward to sampling again with about a year on it. DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 2, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2008 Corked bomber. Beautiful pitch black color with a very attractive, thick head. I was expecting this to be half beer, half chocolate syrup in a bottle, and I was completely wrong. Instead, itís a delicious stout with some strong chocolate notes, but more along the lines of a good, roasty sweet stout. Thereís even a bit of that Belgian spiciness and doughy undertones. This wasnít what I was expecting, not quite as unusual, but really well made and extremely tasty.