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Take The Black Stout - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
83
good

924 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 924
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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dustinjkline

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

06-26-2014 00:10:51 | More by dustinjkline
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powdersoldier

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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itsnick

Michigan

4/5  rDev +9.3%

06-24-2014 02:29:49 | More by itsnick
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Tafyob41

Missouri

2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

06-21-2014 07:12:40 | More by Tafyob41
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misterRG

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

06-19-2014 02:55:49 | More by misterRG
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Mesa512

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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Urb0731


4.5/5  rDev +23%

06-17-2014 01:46:26 | More by Urb0731
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JoeSatran

New York

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

06-16-2014 18:02:24 | More by JoeSatran
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Cheezus

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

06-16-2014 18:01:59 | More by Cheezus
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rEBELlION

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

06-16-2014 09:56:00 | More by rEBELlION
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Lanstrum

Ohio

4/5  rDev +9.3%

06-14-2014 23:15:41 | More by Lanstrum
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RoamingGnome

Wisconsin

3.43/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Brewery Ommegang Take the Black Stout.

Poured from bottle into CBS snifter. Served chilled.

A) Black as expected... Even with a gentle pour a huge head was produced. Kind of looks like a delicious chocolate mousse dessert. Excellent retention and lacing.

S) Dark roasted malt and earthy hops. A yeasty hint of banana. A little chocolate and licorice. Altogether a pretty good aroma.

T) Unfortunately or fortunately depending on your tastes, licorice root and star anise are more prevalent in the flavor. There is roasted malt, a little coffee, caramel sweetness and earthy hops too.

M) A lighter medium body. The beer looks thicker than it is. The carbonation is very lively. This finishes quite dry.

O) Not bad, but not for me. I finished the bottle. Now I just wish I could go take a piss off the top of the wall.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2014 14:20:58 | More by RoamingGnome
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EROCK75

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

06-10-2014 13:33:37 | More by EROCK75
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Hardcore

Hawaii

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

06-09-2014 06:33:24 | More by Hardcore
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FondueVoodoo

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

06-09-2014 04:48:56 | More by FondueVoodoo
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3/5  rDev -18%

06-09-2014 02:49:44 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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ArsMoriendiOU818

New York

3/5  rDev -18%

06-09-2014 02:32:00 | More by ArsMoriendiOU818
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WTKeene

Texas

3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured in celebration of a hard-fought victory, into a large goblet, for men deserve a large drink following a battle like that.

Appearance: Black as the feathers on the unanswered ravens we sent off to King’s Landing in search of additional forces. Head that lasts forever. Ygritte would have enjoyed this. Lacing the color of the old linens on our beds at Castle Black, but not nearly as thin.

Smell: Smells of the smoke Mance Rayder left behind from the biggest fire the North has ever seen. Can sense the licorice and chocolate I used to enjoy while back in Winterfell, and some comforting, warm alcohol and spice for cold nights like these.

Taste: That roasty smoke lingers, reminding us of the great battle. A bit weak, if this beer were a Crow it wouldn’t be Ranger material. Vaguely fruity like the berries of the South. Hints of coffee and chocolate, but none of the licorice I got in the nose. Slightly bitter.

Mouthfeel: Almost as prickly as Ser Alliser Thorne. Thinner than Pyp a week without food. Lingers a while and leaves a smoky aftertaste, much as the battle did.

Overall: Not as satisfying as our victory tonight. But after what I’ve been through, there ain’t no use complaining. We lost a lot of good men today, and the war is far from over. Night gathers, and now my watch begins.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2014 01:55:30 | More by WTKeene
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tourdot

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

06-08-2014 22:28:47 | More by tourdot
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CC4IPA

Alabama

2.25/5  rDev -38.5%

06-06-2014 21:24:15 | More by CC4IPA
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Jackp_43

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

06-04-2014 17:09:27 | More by Jackp_43
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tommy5

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

06-03-2014 12:58:01 | More by tommy5
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scottfrie

California

3.59/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle into snifter.

A: Pours near black with a finger of fuzzy light brown head that held great retention. A thick, soft film and collar lasted the whole beer through. Not much in the way of lace.
S: Licorice, roast, toasted marshmallow, and mild chocolate notes. Anise is present but not a licorice bomb.
T: Roasted and toasted malts, hints of caramel, toffee, marshmallow, and powdered chocolate. Anise and earthy spice in the finish, but again, this isn’t a licorice/anise bomb. The finish is drying and a touch of vanilla, and the aftertaste is full of peat, slight char, slight smoke, and lingering chocolate brownie.
M: Very airy and frothy carbonation bubbles up on my palate, smooth and drying mouthfeel, medium-full body.
O: Better than I expected but not the most complex of stouts. Good for what it is. Great roasted and toasted flavors. Anise is thankfully mellow.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2014 02:00:34 | More by scottfrie
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ChaseBacon

New York

4/5  rDev +9.3%

06-02-2014 00:49:41 | More by ChaseBacon
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MattGrimes17

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

05-30-2014 18:57:23 | More by MattGrimes17
Take The Black Stout from Brewery Ommegang
83 out of 100 based on 924 ratings.