Take The Black Stout - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by sweemzander:
3.75/5 rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
750mL corked and caged bottle poured into a snifter.
(A)- Pours practically pitch black in color. Some good tan froth and lacing.
(S)- A deep yet rich roasted profile. So roasted that it borderlines on an almost smoky quality to it. Ever so slight bits of raisin and coffee. Quite woody too at the end.
(T)- Very similar to the smell. It has a very deep and rich roasted underlying profile; almost smoky. Lots of raisin. Finishes kind of dry with a woody bark component.
(M)- A good carbonation level. Very very heavy roast and raisin. A touch thick too, but fitting.
(O)- I can see how this fits its name and the show with the deep roast and woody bark. This beer really reminds me of sitting in the great hall with a giant animal of some type roasting over an open fire. It is very hearty and sadly is its weakness that I was glad we split this 4 ways; very filling.
Serving type: bottle
10-30-2013 15:27:41 | More by sweemzander
More User Reviews:
3.43/5 rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Pours black as a White Walkers soul with a very huge head...I had to slow down my pour to make sure i didnt over do it.Slight lacing and retention...so far so good.Smell is licorice and malt.First taste is not what I was expecting but maybe because of the Ommegang style I expected the siginiture taste of the Belgian style.This is NOT a chocolate bomb stout for sure.It does seem to melt in the mouth a bit but not a thick aftertaste.Do not let the name fool you.This is not a Russian Imperial Stout.This is much lighter and at first I was let down but after my first glass I get what they were trying to pull off here.Not bad at all. 3.5 out of 5 stars.
Serving type: bottle
07-04-2014 22:33:10 | More by Rob23
Take The Black Stout from Brewery Ommegang
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