Gription79 (2891) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 24, 2016 podey (638) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2013 Draught at Stagâ€™s Head NYC. Pours rich dark brown/black with thin off-white head. Taste and aroma is of roasted coffee/chocolate and malt. Finishes very nice with a cherry fruit flavor coming through at the end. Very drinkable with a low ABV.....
Poured from a 750ml bottle. Chocolaty, ester filled aroma. This is a tasty, malty chocolate beer, the Belgian yeast character is subtle, yet it is prominent enough to be noticeable. Nice beer. oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2016
Medium amber colored, with aromas of roasted malts and slightly fruity. Chocolate/coffee flavor but there is a lingering cherry after taste. A very good porter. zgaier (1951) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2016
Bomber. Pours black with a brown head and aroma of choc kale and roasted malt. Taste is of chocolate notes along with some dark fruits and roasted malt, with a roasty finish. jjgmd (2162) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2016
With Big Z, pours a rich black pour with a Java head . Nose is malt , chocolate , coffee and a little alcohol. Taste is chocolate and malt , with some bitterness. Finishes on the same tasting notes, with a rich chocolate malt finish. Quaff Score 7 / 10 GothGargoyle (2587) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 31, 2016
Dark brown with a pale brown head. Aroma is chocolate, spices, dark fruits. Full bodied, lightly creamy mouthfeel, lightly sweet on the palate. Taste is chocolate, plum, cherry, hint of oxidation.
jsnicholas (628) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2016
Bottle (750ml): dark with thin tan head. Some chocolate aroma. Medium plus carbonation. Light bodied. Taste was some Belgium yeast with some fruitiness and slight chocolate. A little too thin though. emusche (209) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 16, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2016 Pours deep brown. Aromas is basically just cocoa and cherry, but not in a simple or overloaded way; still very complex and perfectly balanced. Taste is awesome: an incredible combo of dark chocolate, cocoa, and cherry that manages to be both sweet but tart and walks that line very well. Very, very good; wish it wasn’t retired. Edit: I asked Ommegang about it in March and was informed there are no plans to bring it back. :( ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone chinchill (5011) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 11, 2015
Pours near black with a lasting tan head.
S: Sweet; Dark chocolate stands out; hint of smoke.
T: seductive mix of chocolate, dark fruits and toasted grains. Excellent sweetness level for flavor profile.
M: full body; creamy smooth; very light bite at finish; well-chosen medium-low carbonation.
O: rich and flavorful, as well as very drinkable. Highly recommended. jw0406 (1275) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 20, 2015
750 ml bottle pours a dark brown color with a small tan head. Aromas of chocolate, roasted malt, light cherry. Full bodied, very nice.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone onceblind (9676) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Lovely dark black pour with a foamy khaki head. Beautiful nose of sweet milk chocolate and light roasted black malts with a dose of sweet cherries. Smooth and rich and deep flavor that feautures dark roastiness and semisweet chocolate flavors, sweet cherries underneath, no bitterness and a wee bit of smokey black malt. Sweet and complex and just enough cherries to be playful, neither tart or cloying.