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Take The Black Stout - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
83
good

927 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 927
Reviews: 174
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.3%
Wants: 22
Gots: 161 | 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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Evarigan

New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

10-06-2013 20:33:19 | More by Evarigan
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MattXT

Massachusetts

3.08/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Cork & Cage bottle poured into a TreeHouse goblet.

A: dark as night, good head and retention.
S: strong smoke, some toasty malts.
T: a disgusting smoky mess.
M: lingering bitterness with a light palate.
O: this is a big miss on the over the top smoke which is balanced by nothing.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2013 19:34:39 | More by MattXT
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

10-06-2013 19:28:17 | More by ZEB89
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jjayjaye

New York

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

10-06-2013 16:58:52 | More by jjayjaye
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tenacioustomato

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

10-06-2013 15:33:30 | More by tenacioustomato
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scot959

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

10-06-2013 15:11:57 | More by scot959
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RandyBoBandy

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

10-06-2013 04:07:10 | More by RandyBoBandy
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

10-06-2013 03:51:50 | More by ThePorterSorter
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goldenM13

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9.3%

10-06-2013 02:44:38 | More by goldenM13
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jwgkicks

Connecticut

3.6/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A: A rather large head which dissipates quickly, and man this beer was dark. Holding it up to the light yields no transparency at all.

S: Smells very much like a typical Belgian actually. Just opening the bottle flooded the room with the smell of Belgian yeast which is a very strange experience given such a dark appearance. This is my first Belgian dark ale.

T: Certainly lives up to its name, It is rather thin as many comments suggest if I was to compare it to a typical stout, but for a dark ale with clear Belgian yeast the body seems to fit the name fairly well. Some nice dark fruits are apparent here. Not everything I was hoping for but a nice dark Belgian ale all the same.

M: A nice, persistent Belgian ale taste in the finish, however it does leave almost a syrupy mess in the back of the throat. Other than that the flavor is simply left as a decent Belgian.

O: None of this resembles a stout, but as a Belgian dark ale it is rather nice and unique.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2013 02:17:53 | More by jwgkicks
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dmorgan310

Panama

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

10-06-2013 01:41:36 | More by dmorgan310
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freemanj

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

10-06-2013 00:34:21 | More by freemanj
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Lynn

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

10-06-2013 00:13:23 | More by Lynn
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Greywulfken

New York

3.95/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: opaque brown pour was nearly pitch black in the glass, kicking up a few fingers of dark foam from a center-pour.

S: dark roasted malts and dark fruit notes; hints of earth and herb

T: mellow bittersweetness, roasty; buried fruits of fig and plum; airs of licorice, and currents of cold espresso

M: light and smooth, wet and dry moments interchange, low carbonation, slick; left a mild coat; slightest stickiness

O: a very good stout/porter-ish kind of beer, here a Belgian dark ale - Belgian accents and impressions create a compelling brew sure to be enjoyed by BAs and fans of the show.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2013 22:38:09 | More by Greywulfken
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xdefeatsy

Ohio

4/5  rDev +9.3%

10-05-2013 21:49:49 | More by xdefeatsy
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Angryzen

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9.3%

10-05-2013 15:16:46 | More by Angryzen
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.74/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a cork and cage into a snifter, the beer is jet black with chestnut highlights and a tall, frothy, foamy, light tan head. Aromas of subtle caramel, subtle chocolate, coriander spice, woody highlights, and some fruity highlights. Flavors are roasted and smoked, with a strong bitter undertone of coffee, bittersweet chocolate, and a woody backbone. Very bitter build at the end of the palate, into a woody, roasted, and bitter aftertaste. Light, robust body into a dry, bitter linger finish. Robust, tasty, and drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2013 13:16:49 | More by GarthDanielson
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rab53

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

10-05-2013 07:15:32 | More by rab53
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ripweblo

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

10-05-2013 05:37:48 | More by ripweblo
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tobelerone

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

10-05-2013 04:33:57 | More by tobelerone
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.81/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into an Ommegang flute glass. Pours a very dark brown, appearing opaque black in the glass with a massive half glass brown head from a careful pour. Aroma dominated by licorice and dark malt, spicy and inviting. Flavor is clove, licorice, quite bitter, but the dark and toasted malt flavors and a hint of chocolate develop later in the taste, then fade to a spice and hop bitter finish that is not quite supported by the malt body. A hint of smoke seems to be hovering beneath the surface. Medium bodied with spicy active carbonation. This is a different take on a Belgian stout, with the Belgian characteristis at the fore (which I'd expect from Ommegang). I found the spicing to be intriguing, but would have been a little better with some more malt support. It grew on me as I drank it, but it does remind me of my first encounter with baker's chocolate (a flavor that is present here); almost too bitter to appreciate the chocolate base. But like that experience this does grow on me with time. Interesting, but not what I expected. I've only watched a few episodes of this series, but I wouldn't be surprised if some of those rough but refined folks would drink something like this.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2013 04:14:35 | More by LiquidAmber
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tjumfrid

Arizona

4.26/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Found this in total wine, almost died of ecstasy. I'm a huge 'A Song of Ice and Fire' and 'Game of Thrones" fan.. so was pretty excited to find this on the shelf..

A 25 oz. bottle poured into a New Belgium globe.

A: Dark, pitch black death. A quarter-inch head left on the top.

S: Sour, burnt hops, a smidgen of marshmallow.

T: Tastes sour, dark oak and chocolate.

M: Foamy, breezy, fluffy. Delicious.

O: Very nice beer. I would recommend it. AND read the books too.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2013 03:47:02 | More by tjumfrid
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ZachKelly

Virginia

4/5  rDev +9.3%

10-05-2013 02:59:16 | More by ZachKelly
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Bung

Michigan

3.76/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750ml. Dark almost black pour, finger of head layered from tan to almost brown looking as it sinks in. Retained quite well.

Aroma, Some red fruit and prune. Roast malt, a little earty peaty-ness. Discernable Belgian yeast.

Taste, Some prune, then clove is quite present up front. Earthy and almost funky yeast. FInishes with a nice nutty roast and just faint anise.

Solid medium body, ample carbonation due to the Belgian methods used. Not much warming, drinks quite easily. Different but I enjoyed it.
This one grew on me. Middle through finish is the best part of this for me. Worth trying if the price is right.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2013 01:50:44 | More by Bung
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ctodda

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

10-05-2013 00:57:52 | More by ctodda
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