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Take The Black Stout - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,003 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,003
Reviews: 181
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.3%
Wants: 29
Gots: 172 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Cooker_stp on 09-09-2013)
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Ratings: 1,003 | Reviews: 181 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of LancetherealLeader
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

LancetherealLeader, Nov 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

davegray, Nov 27, 2013
Photo of mercysbane
5/5  rDev +36.6%

mercysbane, Nov 26, 2013
Photo of DarkLordPsycho
4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

DarkLordPsycho, Nov 26, 2013
Photo of jason_nwx
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

jason_nwx, Nov 25, 2013
Photo of JayQue
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

750 ml corked and caged bottle, poured into a Chimay goblet. Nice mild easy sipping Belgian. pours a dense dark brown with a good size tan head. Excellent retention and big patches of spotty lacing.

Aroma is fairly mild. Some dark fruit, caramel malt and a bit of chocolate. Taste is a bit more robust. Dark fruit (plums and raisins), malty, some caramel malt but not enough to make it sweet, a little semi-sweet chocolate, fairly strong Belgian yeast presence.

Mouthfeel is rich and smooth. A slight alcohol presence that provides a warming effect but no "burn".

At 7%, this can be a slow sipper for one person. I enjoyed it.

JayQue, Nov 25, 2013
Photo of Chugs13
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Chugs13, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of Dana718
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Dana718, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of scottwurst
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

scottwurst, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of anhigdon
2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

anhigdon, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of coldriver
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

coldriver, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of fredmugs
1.25/5  rDev -65.8%

fredmugs, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of 45nDown
2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

45nDown, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of Jordy777
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Jordy777, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.31/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

750ml bottle - $8.49 at Bullock's Wine & Spirits in Marietta, Georgia.

Appearance: Pour a near black body with a tall, tan head with some good staying power.

Smell: Roasty malts with noted fragrant licorice tones, deep sniffs of dark fruit (prune, black cherry), a little cocoa powder, earthy roasted nuttiness, and cutting, jutting phenols.

Taste: Roasty maltiness, some softer, softened chocolate and lightly sweetish caramel. Not much sweetness, really. Herbal, licorice with a touch of spearmint. A bit smokey. Dark fruitiness throughout. Yeasty phenolics. Burnt, ground walnut. A little bitterness. Drying, roasty with a little singe of spice on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-plus carbonation. Smooth yet nimble on the tongue.

Overall: Tried at the end of a very, very long work week. Made me think of a Belgian-esque Irish Dry Stout with a pumpernickel vibe. I apologize, as I write this, I am very, very tired.

ChainGangGuy, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of Lare453
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Lare453, Nov 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

xungmound98, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of DrewLikesBeer
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

DrewLikesBeer, Nov 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

nmann08, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of BobsledTM
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

BobsledTM, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of ScorpyX
4/5  rDev +9.3%

ScorpyX, Nov 22, 2013
Photo of 57md
3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is dark brown with ruby edges and a finger of beige head that retained for sometime before dissipating. The nose is rather mild for a stout as is the roast profile. There are some interesting flavors such as licorice and anise. Also, there is a general tartness to the finish.

This is an interesting Belgian twist on the stout style; I suppose that I am partial to a more traditional stout than something like this offering.

57md, Nov 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

XmnwildX12, Nov 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

wtmcknight, Nov 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

HevvyMetalHippie, Nov 21, 2013
Take The Black Stout from Brewery Ommegang
83 out of 100 based on 1,003 ratings.