commonshawn (1311) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 26, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2017 Bottle with commonmac shared with me for my 1300th. Plum with high sediment. Lots of dark fruit and yeast in the nose. Taste is boozy, sugary, dark fruit, fig and raisin. Sweet and rich, like a rum soaked raisin. Dark fruit and yeast strong in the taste as well. An expected strong effort from ommegang in this style. Very good. I'd sail my ship into this siren's island. scotchzombie (608) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 18, 2017
Dark brown with red thru light. Massive foamy tan head. Leggy. Slightly boozy darkfruit aroma and a touch of yeast. Very active and dry mouthfeel, especially on the backend. Taste follows the nose with more fig than raisin and a moderate booze. Rich, flavorful, well-crafted but a bit narrow and boozy.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone commonmac (1314) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 11, 2017
12oz bottle consumed in Belgian snifter style glass during family reunion weekend at Jackpot Junction. Nose immediately makes its presence known with a caramel/toffee quality and a dark fruit characteristic. Also makes you well aware it carries a big boozy note. Color is a deep reddish brown with an attractive tan head and good retention. Taste leans heavily on dark fruits like figs and plums with a healthy dose of brown sugars. Really reminds me of an alcohol-forward Belgian dubbel. You expect this type of effort from Ommegang. Malty with caramel and toffee notes. Definite alcohol bite present around the middle and rounding out the finish. Really enjoying the richness in this one...almost has a slightly luxurious quality to it. This one sits squarely on the sweeter end of the spectrum. I’m feeling compelled to continue drinking these...I’m no match for this siren’s song. crossovert (13744) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2017
355ml bottle. Dark brown pour. Aroma is boozy spice and raisin, flavor follows, way too boozy. chinchill (5226) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 20, 2017
On tap at the Pour Taproom (SC).
Pours with a Very dark brown colored body that’s opaque in the snifter and topped by a sizable semi-durable, creamy, beige head. The head leaves plenty of spotty lacing on the glass. This looks appropriate and worthy of a Belgian.
Medium+ carbonation; medium body.
Lots of ripe and dried fruit in the rather spicy aroma.
The flavor is bolder and less sweet than the aroma suggests. Mildly bitter, this is more bitter than usual for style.
Well hidden ABV.
benpickens (530) - Camarillo, California, USA - JUL 3, 2017
Pours and inky black with a billowy creamy tan head that holds well; brown sugar and caramel toffee notes; off-dry palate with a slight oily bitter finish. Headbanger (4020) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2017
12oz bottle 6/16/17 (Binny’s Montgomery)-42° in Trappist Glass-Pours chocolate with a small tan head. Aroma of fig, dark fruits, roasted malt, and raisins. Taste of the same with caramel and yeast coming in. This full bodied brew is well balanced and easy to sip. Nice brew. glennmastrange (2899) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JUN 9, 2017
Bottle. Moderate roasted grain for the malt, moderate to heavy herbs and a little cooked orange for the hops, light to moderate dough for the yeast, with bourbon, vanilla, toffee, raisin and faint spices in the background. Head is average sized, frothy/creamy, beige with thick yet slippery lacing, and is mostly lasting. Color is very dark brown with some light colored particles. Flavor starts moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes moderately sweet and lightly bitter. Palate is medium to full, creamy, with a lively to fizzy carbonation and a moderately alcoholic finish. Nice Belgian Strong Ale with a deep and complex aroma and a well balanced flavor. hopdog (12953) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2017
Bottle. Poured a brown color with an off white head. Dark fruits, some chocolate, and caramel. ryanscourt (1523) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2017
Very smooth dark Belgian ale, dances in your mouth. Great flavors, etoh well hidden.