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RATINGS: 477   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Night gathers and it’s time to announce the newest beer in the Game of Thrones series. Take the Black Stout is named for the oath taken by those who stand the Night’s Watch at the Wall, defending Westeros against northern.

Take the Black Stout is a 7% beer, brewed with base, caramel, chocolate and roasted barley malts. Hopping includes Northern Brewer and Columbus; spices are licorice root and star anise. Hue is black with full tan head. Aromas include chocolate, caramel, and earthy hops, light roastiness, a touch of fruitiness. Tastes include chocolate, coffee, rich malts, and balanced roastiness. Clean hop bitterness joins with slight woody character and spiciness; the finish offers sweet malt character leading to spicy, earthy, hop bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sinfull (1197) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Black color , good beige head. Aroma of roasted malt , coffee , anis , dark dried fruits . Taste of roasted caramel , malt and coffee. Full body , moderate carbonation. Long, bitter aftertaste. Good stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ASak10 (56) - Colorado, USA - FEB 10, 2014
I just couldn't get into this one. Aroma is heavy licorice as yeast. Flavor is licorice, anise, and lots of bitterness with a bitter aftertaste. Don't get a lot of coffee or chocolate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 9, 2014
Pours a virtually opaque very dark brown/black with a massive creamy tan head and a ton of lace. Aroma is anise, licorice root, spicy Belgian yeast, dark dried fruits, moderate residual sweetness and roasted malts. Flavour is anise, licorice, roasted malt, dark dried fruits, spicy Belgian yeast, chocolate, mild bitterness, mild coffee notes, and a moderately dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Reimer96 (1647) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 9, 2014
Pours an opaque black with a frothy brown head that leaves spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, anise, spicy Belgian yeast and some sweet dried fruits. Taste is chocolate, coffee, licorice, sweet dried fruits and a bit of Belgian spiciness from the yeast. Finishes semi dry with a medium low carbonation... Complex and very well balanced stout.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kathouse (1374) - Nevada, USA - FEB 6, 2014
An earthy aroma containing only traces of chocolate and roast. Head is thick and lingering but body is black and opaque. Bitter black malt flavors with noticeable hops. Coffee hits in the finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patricks110 (2233) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 6, 2014
A nice solid stout with a unique twist. Pours a dark murky black with a foamy beige head. Nose of roasted malts, coffee, cocoa and licorice. A mild belgian flavour witg light licorice and anise notes. A nice brew overall

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crazy_cat_lady (275) - - FEB 4, 2014
February 3, 2014. 750mL bottle from LCBO. Big tan head. Very dark black appearance. Coffee and a touch of anise in the aroma. Coffee and a hint of anise in the flavour. Quite lovely for the entire time I spent sipping at my glass.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClassyBeagle (374) - USA - FEB 2, 2014
From notes: November 4, 2013. A: Faint amount of dark chocolate, roasted malts, and some light Belgian yeast. A: Pours a coffee-like pitch black with a thin khaki head. T: Roasted malt, a hint of anise, moderate bitterness, dark fruit sweetness, and a bit of alcohol are the main flavors. M: Thick with lots of smooth natural carbonation and an excellent slick body. O: An interesting beer. I’m not a big fan of anise, so I was predisposed to not be blown away by it, but the anise was very subtle anyway. Glad I tried it, love the show and love the collaboration even more!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tschof (61) - - FEB 1, 2014
Beautiful looking beer. Aside from that crazy swirling tastes. Id describe it as a toasted Belgian coffee beer. Mixes yeast spice flavor with coffee and choc notes. Try it once. Prob not worth the $10-$12 for a pint over the long haul

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kerenmk (3483) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 1, 2014
Bottle sample at an Ommegang tasting at the Beer and Beyond store. Very black with tan head. Spicy, mildly roasted with some caramel and sweet coffee aroma, very roasty bitter taste. Full body, roasty finish, a little dry.

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