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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

1,028 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,028
Reviews: 191
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.3%
Wants: 33
Gots: 190 | FT: 18
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New York, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Dark Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Cooker_stp on 09-09-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 1,028 | Reviews: 191
Reviews by jlindros:
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3.7/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a couple weeks ago at the release party, poured into my Game of Thrones tulip.

Pours a mocha colored 1 finger foamy bubbly but fluffy head that fades semi slowly with wafts of airy lacing, just about pitch black beer that barely lets light through at the thin part that goes partway into the stem.

Nose brings an interesting blend of stout and Belgian yeast characters, a typical Ommegang Belgian yeast with a bit of booze that makes it seem like there's more but doesn't get too boozy, with that comes some phenols, hints of spices too. Dark malts are a plenty, with some mild roast, some dark crystal malts with hint of caramel like, hint of very bitter dark baker's chocolate, little biscuit like too. There is a mild earthiness to it as well.

Taste brings dark malts right off, almost black malts, with a little roasty character, dark earthy almost scorched tannic roast, heavy crystal malts and a little black malt or maybe carafa, and a dry slightly acrid powdered cocoa like character. Mild chocolate but very bitter dark baker's choc, hint of caramel, little biscuit, and even a little roasted coffee. Yeast brings more Belgian characters again, a little booze warmth with a nice phenolic profile and hint of baking spices. Hops come in with a mild spicy profile, some earthiness too, and fair bitterness that is some from the dark malts too. Finish is dry and bitter, more mild earthy spicy hops and little tannic dark malt like roast, little very bitter cocoa, little booze and phenolic character lingering too.

Mouth is med to fuller bod, mild warming booze, too much carbonation as it is very loud on the tongue and even gets in the way.

Overall not bad, the malts are a bit too dark and tannic, burnt like without a huge roast but enough bitterness to be a little off, esp combined with the earthy spicy hops, but still pretty tasty, and I like the Belgian yeast characters although they are pretty much the same as most Ommegang beers. Carbonation is the biggest bad note as it's way too much.

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.71/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap at the Ommegang brewery cafe yesterday.Poured into a snifter near jet black with a one finger frothy beige head atop.Aromas of black licorice and roast mainly,quite yeasty.Flavors of light yeasty phenols,dark roast,and more of the black licorice,with a dryer earthy finish.Not bad and not overly yeasty/phenolic.

Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of GameOfBeers
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%

Photo of sabitu
2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

Photo of tjumfrid
4.26/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Found this in total wine, almost died of ecstasy. I'm a huge 'A Song of Ice and Fire' and 'Game of Thrones" fan.. so was pretty excited to find this on the shelf..

A 25 oz. bottle poured into a New Belgium globe.

A: Dark, pitch black death. A quarter-inch head left on the top.

S: Sour, burnt hops, a smidgen of marshmallow.

T: Tastes sour, dark oak and chocolate.

M: Foamy, breezy, fluffy. Delicious.

O: Very nice beer. I would recommend it. AND read the books too.

Photo of FadetoBock
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of RoninBirdman
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Drecuda
3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of danthehopslamman
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of lordofthewiens
4.02/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In a snifter the beer was a black color with a cocoa-colored head. There was a bit of lace.

Aroma of chocolate and coffee, with some sweet fruit. I had the impression of charcoal.

The aroma translated well into the taste. Sweet chocolate, coffee. Some raisins. Still that charcoal sensation.

Very smooth, on the dry side.

Enjoyed it.

Photo of DaftPatrick
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of warnerry
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of generallee
4.5/5  rDev +23%

Photo of Doomcifer
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of Beerswag
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Jason
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of mctizzz
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of ctodda
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of JohnnyBarman
3.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750mL bottle from the LCBO - apparently my local shop randomly got a bonus case or two of this today. Finally watching the series and reading the books...not sure why it took me so long.

Pours dark charcoal, with a billowing head of foam of the usual Belgian-inspired sort. Lingers long, with good retention and a healthy dose of lacing.

Nose is chocolate, Belgian yeast, caramel, smoke. A few beers marketed as a "Belgian Stout" have had similar noses.

Anise was billed high, but got a pretty moderate performance. Still, the brew itself was quite tasty - dry roasted malt, coffee, Belgian yeast, dark fruit, a bit of smoke and spice. Went down well as I watched the episode.

Tasty brew, certainly a marked improvement over their first GoT brew. Nice Belgian Dark.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of MikePags
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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