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Take The Black Stout - Brewery Ommegang

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Take The Black StoutTake The Black Stout

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,028 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,028
Reviews: 191
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.3%
Wants: 32
Gots: 184 | 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:
Beer added by: Cooker_stp on 09-09-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Ratings: 1,028 | Reviews: 191 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of moarmare
3.6/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Geoffq
4.16/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

a very nice stout not too strong
lots of flavor
full bodied
shame its only brewed once

Photo of tlema1
3.12/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

1.5 years aged...not a lot of licorice, roasted, bitter flavor

Photo of richkrull
3.37/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Drecuda
3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dicers
3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SierraFlight
3.13/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from bottle into wineglass for tasting. Aromas are roasty, smokey, with some esters. Flavors are similar with spice note (anise) and a nice bitter finish. Thinner mouthfeel but full bodied.

Photo of BigMike
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cubs943
4.63/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I really liked this beer.

Photo of ArkyVaughan
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Maxtodon
4.26/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JGam115
3.92/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Opal with cakey caramel head. Actually getting hops, little bit of orange zest, chocolate cake. Very creamy and drinkable. Like chocolate milk.

Photo of RuffRainbow
3.96/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Svingjo
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JNForsyth
3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

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Take The Black Stout from Brewery Ommegang
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