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Take The Black Stout - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
83
good

992 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 992
Reviews: 181
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.3%
Wants: 27
Gots: 168 | FT: 18
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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Ratings: 992 | Reviews: 181 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of T_Reeves92
4/5  rDev +9.3%

A: black with a finger or less tan head
S: booze and yeast are the main players here. Anise in the background
T: The taste follows the nose, booze, yeast, licorice/anise and a coffee finish
M: very thick and chewy, carbonation also plays a role in this.
O: Very good beer, typical for Ommegang. For me it is easy to taste this and think of their other core beers. So if you like Three Philosophers, or the abbey ale for example you would like this.

T_Reeves92, Thursday at 01:38 AM
Photo of LittleDon
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Opened about a year after purchase. Possibly past its prime. Drank more like a porter than a Belgian dark. Earthy with a medium heavy roast. Lacks the complexity expected for the style, probably due to age.

LittleDon, Monday at 12:01 AM
Photo of JuMa44
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%

JuMa44, Sunday at 01:42 PM
Photo of dextermcgurk
3.44/5  rDev -6%

dextermcgurk, Sunday at 02:26 AM
Photo of Josh_951
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Josh_951, Oct 18, 2014
Photo of ninjembro
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

ninjembro, Oct 17, 2014
Photo of Jeff412pgh
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Jeff412pgh, Oct 15, 2014
Photo of edellefemine
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Any opinions on storing this beer to age?

edellefemine, Oct 15, 2014
Photo of timmy2b
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

timmy2b, Oct 15, 2014
Photo of joshjam
3/5  rDev -18%

joshjam, Oct 14, 2014
Photo of mhaugo
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

mhaugo, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of plumcrazyfx
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

plumcrazyfx, Oct 10, 2014
Photo of Jstonerock24
2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

Jstonerock24, Oct 09, 2014
Photo of sbrock22
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

sbrock22, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of KnowYourCraft
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

KnowYourCraft, Oct 07, 2014
Photo of GreenMind
4/5  rDev +9.3%

GreenMind, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev +9.3%

t2grogan, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of clausr
4/5  rDev +9.3%

clausr, Oct 04, 2014
Photo of RBCIPA
3.72/5  rDev +1.6%

RBCIPA, Oct 04, 2014
Photo of chefhatt
4/5  rDev +9.3%

This beer has a black as night body with a thick tan head.
Aroma has a roasted malt and chocolate notes coming from it.
The taste has a complex array of flavors, roasted malt, chocolate, carmel, dark fruit. Every sip I get a little more.
mouthfeel is smooth and this one is very enjoyable.

chefhatt, Oct 03, 2014
Photo of fossage78
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

fossage78, Sep 29, 2014
Photo of Samp01
3.91/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750ml corked bottle. A deep black with a large lasting broun head. Aroma of dark roasted malt, caramel, cacao and hints of coffee and dark fruit essence fill the senses. Taste is of dark roasted caramel malt with cacao and coffee flavors and some dark fruit and mild licorice undertones, a mild roasted bitterness. Palate is a smooth medium body with good carbonation. The finish is an unmistakable roasted dark malt, caramel, cacao and mild coffee, a bit of licorice with a mild roasted malt bitterness on the end for balance. Overall a good enjoyable brew to sit down and relax with, not to aggressive and nicely balance. I like.

Samp01, Sep 29, 2014
Photo of wrightst
4/5  rDev +9.3%

wrightst, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of somalley26
4/5  rDev +9.3%

somalley26, Sep 28, 2014
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Take The Black Stout from Brewery Ommegang
83 out of 100 based on 992 ratings.