ruyehara88 (49) - Killeen, USA - FEB 1, 2010
Pours a thick, coal black. Brown tan head. Aroma is of banana and clove- the kind of notes you’d think you’d be getting from a Belgian ale. Chocolate is in there also. Tasting it is very interesting. First of all, the carbonation is a sparkly lightness that dances across your tongue. Its very fruity. Bitterness taps on the tip of your tongue and chocolate gradually eases its way onto the back. Its very smooth and silky. What an interesting beer. Aquilo (651) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 8, 2010
Perfect black with a thick tan head. Aroma is roasted malts and lots of chocolate. Flavor is lightly bitter and very chocolatey. Velvety smooth finish. This would be great with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 26, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2012 This was very good. Pours a dark ruby/black into the glass with a generous tan head. Lots of chocolate and malt on the nose. Nice full-flavor with a rich and long finish. The chocolate character was nice but honestly I was expecting a bit more chocolate than what I tasted. Still a solid brew though, worth a try. BadAprilia1000 (433) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Pours a pitch black with a nice pillowy cappuccino colored head. Aroma is of sweet chocolate with some bitter, smokey notes. First off, this beer if very well done. All of the notes meld into a very, very nice beer. Taste is of sweet chocolate, followed by a nice bitter caramel, smokey hint that sweeps through the chocolate malts to create a nice carbonated, very palatable finish. I believe the carbonation helps cut through the sweetness. This could be session-able. Another great brew from Ommegang. CardiacNP (30) - Schriever, Louisiana, USA - MAY 13, 2013
Tonight's after diner beer for American Craft Beer Week. Ommegang brewery in Cooperstown New York. A Belgium Style Stout with dark roasted malt and actual Belgian Chocolate added to it. A very smooth a creamy beer with a slight bitter coffee/chocolate finish.
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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!
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I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments.
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e winner above anything else. the Chocolate is smooth and milky, the beer is also has an oily palate with rich malts, this is a must try!!! Skyview (6034) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - NOV 8, 2007
A 750ml bottle shared by Brewfiend at Cellars Wine & Spirits in St Paul, MN. Pours an opaque dark brown brew with a thick and lumpy light tan head that barely goes away. Some very stick and excellent lacing. Aroma of dark baker’s chocolate, dark malt and dark roasted coffee. Taste is full bodied, very little carbonation, thick and chewy with flavors of dark chocolate a touch of vanilla and some dry dark malt. Finish is creamy and chocolately with a slight bitterness in the aftertaste. One of the better chocolate beers I’ve tried. Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 13, 2007
Bottle courtesy of beerlando. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Smells of chocolate, coffee, nuts, some cherries, pepper. Tastes slightly tarte with a really good chocolate balance. Some nice nuttiness on the finish.