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Take The Black Stout - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
83
good

927 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 927
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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Reviews by PorterLambic:
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PorterLambic

Florida

1.99/5  rDev -45.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours nearly black with a huge, espresso colored head. 3" of foam in a pint glass? Retention is pretty good. Fluffy to start, becoming rocky as it drops.
Smell is ... ashtray. Heavily burnt malt, baking chocolate and nothing else.
Taste is heavily burnt malt, baking chocolate, coffee. The full used ashtray here.
Medium bodied at best, less effervescent than I expected. All told, far from the best stout I've ever had. Aftertaste is truly the best aspect of this after the look. Toasted malt lingers with a whiff of sweetness. Ommegang dropped the ball big time here.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2013 01:26:47 | More by PorterLambic
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