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Take The Black Stout - Brewery Ommegang

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Take The Black StoutTake The Black Stout

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BA SCORE
83
good

909 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 909
Reviews: 174
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.3%
Wants: 22
Gots: 156 | FT: 18
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 facundoCNB:
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A dark reddish brown almost black in color with a finger of tan head which quickly fizzed away. Smells a bit Bretty, saison yeast, lemongrass.. Not much stout profile on the nose. Flavor profile is a bit odd too, I think this is more of a black saison than a stout really.. No chocolate, coffee, no roasted grains.. Well maybe a bit subtle roast but mostly a peppery yeast profile, and some rye bread notes. Medium body with medium amount of carbonation, a bit on the high carb side actually.

Overall this is not really my pick for one of ommegang's better brews and I'm not sure why they'd use this for their GOT series which is basically marketing a non beer drinking crowd to lean towards these beers and giving off this beer as a "stout" would just steer people away from the traditional style.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2013 00:58:49 | More by facundoCNB
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Brewery Ommegang Take the Black Stout.

Poured from bottle into CBS snifter. Served chilled.

A) Black as expected... Even with a gentle pour a huge head was produced. Kind of looks like a delicious chocolate mousse dessert. Excellent retention and lacing.

S) Dark roasted malt and earthy hops. A yeasty hint of banana. A little chocolate and licorice. Altogether a pretty good aroma.

T) Unfortunately or fortunately depending on your tastes, licorice root and star anise are more prevalent in the flavor. There is roasted malt, a little coffee, caramel sweetness and earthy hops too.

M) A lighter medium body. The beer looks thicker than it is. The carbonation is very lively. This finishes quite dry.

O) Not bad, but not for me. I finished the bottle. Now I just wish I could go take a piss off the top of the wall.

Serving type: bottle

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Take The Black Stout from Brewery Ommegang
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