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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

946 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 946
Reviews: 174
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.3%
Wants: 22
Gots: 157 | FT: 17
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 philbe311:
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philbe311

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev +0.5%

A - A rather glorious appearance... A standard pour yields two plus fingers wroth of densely packed velvety creamy lush medium-to-dark khaki colored froth with a bit of a dimpled top and some large chunky bubbles mixed in... Stellar retention... Once settled there is a completely full veil of ultra lush creamy lacing... The color is a flat black that lets no light leak in around the edges... Very still with no discernible carbonation...

S - Very restrained... All the prerequisites are present, just in a very understated fashion... Faint roasted malts... Faint dark chocolate... Faint black licorice... The key word here is faint... Not bad, just a bit uninspired...

T - Similar to the aroma, all the basics are present in a subdued fashion... Roasted malts... Dark baker's chocolate... Anise... The addition of the Belgian yeast is rather pleasant... There are also some very subtle dark fruit notes...

M - Medium bodied... Quite smooth... Semi-creamy... Semi-lush... A limited but of ultra fizzy carbonation... Even and consistent...

D - The label classifies this one as a stout... BA classifies this one a Belgian Dark Ale... This one walks a fine line between the two... Not a bad beer by any means, but rather unremarkable in most facets... The appearance is the one exception and is near world class... All other facets have nice qualities that serve as a solid base to a beer with lots of potential... Unfortunately, the restraints need to be removed and everything dialed up several notches... The 7% is nicely handled... Unless your a Game of Thrones lover (which I am not), this beer really isn't worth seeking out...

02-02-2014 01:23:07 | More by philbe311
More User Reviews:
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oberon

North Carolina

3.71/5  rDev +1.4%

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.

09-25-2013 20:33:02 | More by oberon
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Tiernan

Texas

4/5  rDev +9.3%

10-11-2013 05:33:20 | More by Tiernan
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GameOfBeers

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev +3.8%

08-18-2014 17:40:52 | More by GameOfBeers
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sabitu

Kentucky

2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

11-02-2013 00:22:49 | More by sabitu
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tjumfrid

Arizona

4.26/5  rDev +16.4%

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.

10-05-2013 03:47:02 | More by tjumfrid
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FadetoBock

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

01-15-2014 01:05:40 | More by FadetoBock
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RoninBirdman

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

09-24-2013 15:51:32 | More by RoninBirdman
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danthehopslamman

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

10-08-2013 21:52:25 | More by danthehopslamman
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lordofthewiens

Maine

4.01/5  rDev +9.6%

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.

11-17-2013 15:16:20 | More by lordofthewiens
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

08-12-2014 01:34:59 | More by DaftPatrick
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warnerry

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

04-21-2014 01:09:11 | More by warnerry
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generallee

New York

4.5/5  rDev +23%

10-08-2013 02:54:26 | More by generallee
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Doomcifer

Rhode Island

3/5  rDev -18%

11-10-2013 01:39:29 | More by Doomcifer
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Beerswag

California

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

09-24-2013 04:17:11 | More by Beerswag
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

12-04-2013 04:10:01 | More by Jason
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mctizzz

California

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

11-10-2013 05:17:31 | More by mctizzz
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ctodda

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

10-05-2013 00:57:52 | More by ctodda
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BeerDrinkingDiver

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +9.3%

10-15-2013 03:35:30 | More by BeerDrinkingDiver
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JohnnyBarman

Ontario (Canada)

3.76/5  rDev +2.7%

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.

01-20-2014 04:55:00 | More by JohnnyBarman
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JC333

New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

09-23-2013 17:11:31 | More by JC333
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MikePags

New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

04-03-2014 00:40:52 | More by MikePags
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dankjohn

Georgia

4/5  rDev +9.3%

09-24-2013 01:29:39 | More by dankjohn
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ImFlyerThanYou

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

10-28-2013 00:01:09 | More by ImFlyerThanYou
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

09-17-2013 00:52:17 | More by Janeinma
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Take The Black Stout from Brewery Ommegang
83 out of 100 based on 946 ratings.