Take The Black Stout - Brewery Ommegang

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Take The Black StoutTake The Black Stout

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83
good

1,014 Ratings
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85
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Ratings: 1,014
Reviews: 186
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.3%
Wants: 29
Gots: 172 | FT: 17
Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Dark Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Cooker_stp on 09-09-2013)
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Photo of JNForsyth
3.56/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nicole309
2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

Photo of scotorum
3.71/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the 25.4 oz. bottle into a Victory nonick.

a; Opaque black with an enormous four inch thick tan head which receded slowly to rocky foam and dense lacing.

s: Hints of mild dark fruit and sweet dark malt.

t: Follows the nose, with some smoke towards the finish. Some bitterness lingers. Later becomes more full bodied, smooth and smoky, perhaps from bottle conditioning.

m; Light to medium at first with fairly good body and lots of carbonation tingle, later more silky smooth.

o: A good Belgian dark with impressive claims to being a stout. Eventually very smooth, tasty and easy drinking.

Photo of hamrwolf
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of nathanmiller
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of LouZ
4.04/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

By far my favorite of the Game of Thrones themed beers. Got to sample this one out of a 22oz bottle, and caught the last bit on draft once while visiting family in CT. Nicely done.

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Bottle: Poured a deep black color stout with a nice off-white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of roasted malt with light residual sugar notes. Taste is pretty dry with some roasted malt notes and light residuals sugar traces are noticeable. The liquorice and star anises did not make such a huge impact. Body is pretty full with nice creamy texture and good carbonation with no apparent alcohol. Good but not close to the best this brewery can offer.

Photo of ThaneMcC
4/5  rDev +9.3%

A:poured a deep dark brown, tan foam head which resolved to a fine effevescent, pours like a good stout or dark porter

S: chocolate, coffee, yeast, yeast and non specific esters
Taste: coffee, chocolate and stong malt forward, good carbonation and sweetness offset by herbal notes (anise/licorice). not syrupy, clean palate
O: a great beer, listed as a strong belgian dark but more akin to a porter - stout hybrid with the best of each of those styles. Very good, sad to see its no longer in production. Mix the black butte porter with a Sam Smith Oatmeal stout and you'll have fair approximation of this beer. Or Sam Smith Choc Stout with Trois Pistoles. Chemistry!

Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of Mlkluther
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Pours black. Good beer. I found the anise to be a bit over powering.

Photo of ajm5108
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Wiz99
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of Rhleocp
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of lillitnn92
4.5/5  rDev +23%

Photo of bsling
2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

Photo of gregcordle
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of hopley
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Seabass1964
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Shawnspl
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of 22Blue
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of nrweigand43
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of T_Reeves92
4/5  rDev +9.3%

A: black with a finger or less tan head
S: booze and yeast are the main players here. Anise in the background
T: The taste follows the nose, booze, yeast, licorice/anise and a coffee finish
M: very thick and chewy, carbonation also plays a role in this.
O: Very good beer, typical for Ommegang. For me it is easy to taste this and think of their other core beers. So if you like Three Philosophers, or the abbey ale for example you would like this.

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of LittleDon
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Opened about a year after purchase. Possibly past its prime. Drank more like a porter than a Belgian dark. Earthy with a medium heavy roast. Lacks the complexity expected for the style, probably due to age.

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Take The Black Stout from Brewery Ommegang
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