Take The Black Stout - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by CHADMC3:
3.58/5 rDev -2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Pours a deep black body beneath the foamy mocha head which the beer retains for quite some time before it dissipates leaving a sticky, scattered lacing around the glass.
This stout certainly offers copious amounts of roasted malt and oats. The licorice root appears a bit as it warms but the anise is fairly subdued. There is just a hint of something earthy/spicy in there which I assume is attributable to the root.
The flavor is similar again offering generous roasted malt. I really enjoy this aspect of the beer as it is a great roasted flavor. The licorice and anise are both more apparent on the palate.
Medium in body with generous amounts of carbonation and a great roasted finish that coats the mouth.
Overall this is an enjoyable beer, and seems to be a departure from the Ommegang family as you don't get the Belgian character most of their brews offer.
Serving type: bottle
11-11-2013 02:37:51 | More by CHADMC3
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3.43/5 rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Pours black as a White Walkers soul with a very huge head...I had to slow down my pour to make sure i didnt over do it.Slight lacing and retention...so far so good.Smell is licorice and malt.First taste is not what I was expecting but maybe because of the Ommegang style I expected the siginiture taste of the Belgian style.This is NOT a chocolate bomb stout for sure.It does seem to melt in the mouth a bit but not a thick aftertaste.Do not let the name fool you.This is not a Russian Imperial Stout.This is much lighter and at first I was let down but after my first glass I get what they were trying to pull off here.Not bad at all. 3.5 out of 5 stars.
Serving type: bottle
07-04-2014 22:33:10 | More by Rob23
Take The Black Stout from Brewery Ommegang
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