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Take The Black Stout - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
83
good

924 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 924
Reviews: 174
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.3%
Wants: 22
Gots: 158 | 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 hopsolutely:
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hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

3.71/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a near-black with ruby tones around the edges of the glass. Has an impressive cappuccino-like (ecru) creamy yet large-bubbled head with impressive retention. Aroma is predominantly Belgian yeast forward, with less roasted malts than I'd expected from the colouring and name. Those dark and chocolate malts are present in the start and the body, which transitions to a greater yeast focus before a mild bitterness in the finish. Some light chocolate notes are present throughout. The mouthfeel is lighter than expected with the 7% ABV, with only a hint of creaminess in the finish.

Glad to have tried it and think Ommegang does what they do very well, but more "Belgian" and less "stout" than I'd personally choose...

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2013 00:11:05 | More by hopsolutely
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Take The Black Stout from Brewery Ommegang
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