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Take The Black Stout - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
83
good

922 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 922
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 screamking:
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screamking

Ohio

3.81/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

750 ml bottle poured into wine glass.

Pours black, with a thick khaki head. Lots of licorice in the nose, along with wheat and some black cherry. I was expecting more in the aroma, although it's decent. Hints of chocolate, espresso, and vanillia up front in the taste. Middle of the mouth has some licorice that turns bitter. It finishes much sweeter then it starts.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied. Extremely easy to drink, ABV is only noticeable in the aftertaste. Very solid beer, I can see a lot of newer craft drinkers liking this, I just wish they would expand into some newer territory with the next release. To me, this seems like the dark version of Iron Throne.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2013 01:48:54 | More by screamking
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Take The Black Stout from Brewery Ommegang
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