Take The Black Stout - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by ChainGangGuy:
3.31/5 rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
750ml bottle - $8.49 at Bullock's Wine & Spirits in Marietta, Georgia.
Appearance: Pour a near black body with a tall, tan head with some good staying power.
Smell: Roasty malts with noted fragrant licorice tones, deep sniffs of dark fruit (prune, black cherry), a little cocoa powder, earthy roasted nuttiness, and cutting, jutting phenols.
Taste: Roasty maltiness, some softer, softened chocolate and lightly sweetish caramel. Not much sweetness, really. Herbal, licorice with a touch of spearmint. A bit smokey. Dark fruitiness throughout. Yeasty phenolics. Burnt, ground walnut. A little bitterness. Drying, roasty with a little singe of spice on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-plus carbonation. Smooth yet nimble on the tongue.
Overall: Tried at the end of a very, very long work week. Made me think of a Belgian-esque Irish Dry Stout with a pumpernickel vibe. I apologize, as I write this, I am very, very tired.
Serving type: bottle
11-24-2013 05:12:02 | More by ChainGangGuy
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3.56/5 rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. A foamy lattice of lace coats the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, char, and slight anise aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa, char, and earth flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of roast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a higher level of carbonation with a crisp and prickly mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with solid earth and char qualities, but the mouthfeel on this one is a bit too carbonated for the style in my opinion.
Serving type: bottle
04-16-2014 03:18:18 | More by UCLABrewN84
Take The Black Stout from Brewery Ommegang
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