johnnyoski (445) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2014
750 ml bottle. Burnt cocoa aroma. Dark chocolate and roasted malt flavors. Creamy texture with average carbonation. A tad thin but still tasty. DrewFace (970) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle from 2007. Dark brown pour, big light brown head. Chocolate cocoa power, roasty, and more chocolate aroma. Chocolate, roasty flavor, oxidized from age. Bebum (1126) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 10, 2014
Opaque, thick lace.
Medium dull body, straightforward, moderately intense taste, avg length.
Malty, roast grains, not much chocolate.
Ok, not exciting.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Westy1130 (110) - New York, USA - APR 4, 2017
Rich dark appearance with frothy head. Aroma: fresh ground cocoa, and coffee beans. Deceptively bitter on the palate and not as chocolatey as it seems. very hoppy and malty. xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - NOV 11, 2007
Bottle from West Lakeview Liquors, Chicago. Apperance is a hazy, very dark brown color with tan head. I got a very strong smoked turkey aroma that no one else seemed to get with chocolate powder and some sweet malt. The flavor was like eating a spoonful of cocoa powder with malt bitterness and grain, it was semi-sweet but very strange. Body was medium to full and nicely carbonated. A little too much going on, I am glad i was able to share it.
WeeHeavySD (3387) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 12, 2007
Bottle from Shoreline Liquor Shared with Bartzilla and Naven. Pours black with a 1 finger creamy light brown head. Nose is rich chocolate with some robust malts. Taste was a little metallic and it was difficult to get beyond that metallic taste. Besides the metallicness the choclate was nice, the palate was a little thin but overall not terrible. Hope the metal was just this bottle. Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 17, 2007
On tap. The pour was a very dark brown with minimal ruby highlights. A tiny tan head sat atop the glass briefly before it gave way to the liquid below. No real lacing. The aroma was dry chocolate, thin malt and some very light spice. The flavor was chocolate and cardboard with some maltiness to it. The mouthfeel was fairly thin. bgburdman9 (861) - columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2007
Poured black but not completely opaque with a pretty big tan head. Aroma was a little roasty and chocolatey. Flavor was very similar but had a weird bitter note to it. Not to bad at all but i was just expecting a little more from ommegang. nearbeer (5669) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 13, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2008 750 ml, bb date stamp is blank. Opaque brown-black with a large lasting head. Aroma is cocoa, bubblegum, and bread yeast. Flavor is cocoa, spicy Belgian yeast, light fruit, and slight alcohol. Palate is light-medium and nearly astringent as eating a spoonful of dry cocoa. A unique beer and the best Ommegang I have sampled, but I am still none too impressed with the overpriced output from this overrated brewery. Gachupines (1252) - USA - JAN 22, 2008
Black with a lingering tan head. Aroma is malty with a slight hint of dark chocolate. Flavor is malty, and a little bitter like an average stout. There’s a bit of a bittersweet finish to it as well. Chocolate flavors are subdued and hard to notice at first. I could deal with more chocolate flavor in this one especially with the name given to it. Generally, this is a fairly pleasant beer, but I was a bit disappointed in it.