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Take The Black Stout - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
83
good

926 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 926
Reviews: 174
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.3%
Wants: 22
Gots: 161 | FT: 19
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Cooker_stp on 09-09-2013)
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NiceTaps

New Jersey

3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle into a stemmed tulip glass. I bought this bottle the day that it was available locally, so it has about 3 months aging under its belt.

A- The color is so very dark brown that I'd say it's one shade short of black. Dense, opaque, robust look. The head is whipped up coffee ice cream looking, big 2-plus f , fading slowly to a dollop leaving clouds of lacing.

S- Like warm plum pie. Sweet fruits and baked crust. Licorice, molasses, chocolate, and a hint of alcohol as it warms.

T- Chocolate and licorice lead the fruits. Some earthy hop tang.

M- Right on. Good carbonation and full body. Nice balance, dry flavorful lingering finish.

O- This "stout" is closely related to a drinkable Belgian style dark ale (as shown above). At a drinkable 7.0% abv it works for me.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2013 23:48:49 | More by NiceTaps
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Take The Black Stout from Brewery Ommegang
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