Take The Black Stout - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by philbe311:
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:
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
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
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.
11-17-2013 15:16:20 | More by lordofthewiens
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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