BeerdedDave (2001) - Beckley, USA - DEC 18, 2017 keepersj12 (3142) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice beer. Not quite what I was expecting though. It has a chocolate aroma with cherries and maybe a bit of wood. The flavor has the same along with some caramel. It is very smooth with a dry finish.
dark, reddish-brown color; sour cherry and chocolate aroma; an amazingly complex beer with flavors of roasted malt, chocolate, and sour cherries blended together for a really smooth, outstanding beer; tart, sour fruit finish; it has the dark, roasted malt of a porter, but worlds away from any traditional porter wlajwl (7201) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 2, 2017
Aroma and flavor is cherries/fruit, big chocolate/dark chocolate, dark malts, mild/medium dark fruit, Ommegang's stock ale yeast and a slightly sweet/tart finish. Gription79 (2892) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 24, 2016
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 (5228) - 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 (1968) - 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 (2288) - 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 (2588) - 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 (709) - 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 (5377) - 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.