Take The Black Stout - Brewery Ommegang
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3.5/5 rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
After seeing the spectacle for the Game of Thrones brews at GABF last year (including characters in costume), I had to try this. Overall, it's good, but I was expecting more.
Color- oil black with a huge deep mocha head.
Aroma- coffee, 80% dark chocolate, and bourbon raisin.
Taste- Notwithstanding the fancy label, art and description this is very similar to other Russian Imperial Stouts we've had. Starts with a deep roasty entrance, coffee and dark chocolate notes appear in the middle, and finishing with a hoppy, dry lingering aftertaste much a like a coplex and mild black IPA. We strained but really didn't find the licorice root as the label notes. Perhaps the hops and roast overwhelmed the licorice.
Poured from corked 750 ml bottle into a Liefmans Goudenband glass (my preferred all purpose beer tasting glass).
Serving type: bottle
05-23-2014 18:51:08 | More by utfiero
Take The Black Stout from Brewery Ommegang
83 out of 100 based on 921 ratings.