Take The Black Stout - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by teromous:
4.05/5 rDev +10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
A: Dark black with a dark khaki foamy head. Great lacing.
S: There is a scent of roasted grain, a bit of what reminds me of root beer, and it has a slightly woody scent. Not a whole lot going on.
T: The taste is fantastic. There's this light carbon flavor that tastes similar to the crust on a grilled steak. There is a peppery flavor, and a bit of dark herbal flavor like bay leaves as well. It is nice because it has a bitterness that isn't too strong. I really like this beer and its spiciness.
M: The mouthfeel is nice and smooth. It has a great full presence in the mouth. When I'm drinking it, I get a nice full sensation. It just feels like a high-quality beer. It has great carbonation.
O: First off I wasn't sure what to expect from the beer. I knew that it was more of a gimmick beer being brewed for Game of Thrones. I was thrilled when I drank this beer. It is a very well made stout that has fantastic flavor. I'm hoping that they put this one out again even if it's under another name. It has a great balance of roasted flavor and spice. I looked around and didn't find any mention of the beer being a Belgian Dark Ale. The bottle calls it a Stout, Ommegang calls it a Stout...if you're a stout lover you will love this beer.
Serving type: bottle
09-29-2013 19:14:32 | More by teromous
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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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