Take The Black Stout - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by MattyG85:
4.33/5 rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 750 ml corked bottle into a Duvel tulip glass.
Appearance: Pours an oily pitch black with a lot of bubbles. Huge four finger tan head with decent retention. Leaves a lot of creamy lacing clinging to the glass.
Smell: A roasty and sweet Belgian style stout aroma with big hints of chocolate, coffee, and yeast. Upfront presence of Belgian yeast with some clove and pepper spicing. Fruit hints of banana and slight bubblegum. Dark roasted barley malts with hints of cocoa, coffee, biscuit, burnt toast, caramel, toffee, grains, and dough. Sweet hints of molasses and brown sugar. Anise licorice presence. Dark fruit hints of raisin, fig, dates, and slight cherry. Subtle earthy hop hints. A pretty solid aroma.
Taste: Like the aroma previews, a sweet and roasty Belgian style stout taste with notes of chocolate, coffee, and lots of yeast. Big Belgian yeast presence upfront along with notes of clove and pepper. Dark roasted barley malts with notes of dark cocoa, coffee, biscuit, burnt toast, grains, caramel, toffee, and cookie dough. Fruit notes of banana and bubblegum. Sweet taste of brown sugar and slight molasses. Notes of anise licorice spicing. Dark fruit undertones of fig, dates, raisin, and cherry. Light notes of earthy hops. A very good taste.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with a high amount of carbonation. Creamy, silky, smooth, and somewhat bubbly. Finishes dry. Alcohol heat is masked well.
Overall: A very good Belgian style spin on a stout. Good roasty and yeasty taste. Reminds me of Brooklyn's Black Ops with its big bottle conditioned yeast presence in a stout.
Serving type: bottle
12-06-2013 08:12:46 | More by MattyG85
More User Reviews:
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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