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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2411) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Black pour with a frothy khaki/light tan head and light sticky lacing .... aroma of chicory/licorice, roasted malts, light coffee, dark chocolate, some dark fruity belgian yeast and some earthy hops .... taste is bitter and of dark chocolate, licorice, earthy bitter hops, dark fruity yeast, roasted malts and light wood /star anise ..... body is thin and the abv is hidden pretty well .... finish is bitter and roasted with a spicy hop ... nice earthy licorice stout with dark roasted flavors and some belgian character

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smith4498 (3137) - Miami, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Pours clear dark brown color with tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, chocolate and licorice. Similar flavors. Slightly bitter and ashy. Medium body with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slubgob (201) - West Hartford, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Tap into sniffer. Ink black, thin cream head. Hard time getting a nose, might be a bit cold.in the mouth surprisingly fruity, lot of prune in the mid palette, kind if hoppy upfront. Finishes with malt which, unfortunately, comes across as cardboard. Fair.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
achtungpv (223) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Thin headed stout. Pretty easy drinking for a stout with strong oak smoke notes. Mild winter fruit flavors are hidden a bit due to the strong smoke flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GRM (3153) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 2, 2014
Brown bottle, 750 ml, best before Sept 09 2015, purchased at the LCBO, savoured on January 2 2014; eye: black, opaque, nice beige head that turns into a thin sheet, nice lacing; nose: roasted barley, light burnt barley, black coffee, Belgian yeast, liquorice; mouth: roasted barley, light burnt barley, black coffee, acridness, semi-dry finale in roasted barley with presence of acridness, full body, average carbonation, lightly harsh texture; overall: correct FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 750 ml, meilleure avant Sept 09 2015, achetée à la LCBO, savourée le 2 janvier 2014; œil : noire, opaque, belle mousse beige qui se transforme en une mince couverture, bonne dentelle; nez : orge torréfiée, léger orge brûlée, café noir, levure belge, réglisse; bouche : orge torréfiée, léger orge brûlée, café noir, âcreté, finale semi-sèche en orge brûlée avec présence d’âcreté, corsée, carbonatation moyenne, texture légèrement rugueuse; en résumé : correct

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (9500) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Draft at Whole Foods Charlottesville, 12/15/13. Pours a clear very dark brown color with a medium sized creamy brown head. Good head retention. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, tobacco, mild fruit, spice. The taste is chocolate, roasted malts, tobacco, mild fruits, mild spice. Medium-low bodied, slight lingering spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
igneous1 (1507) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - JAN 1, 2014
750ml bottle. color is black and as best as i can tell, opaque. head is light brown and creamy with decent lacing. aroma is light cocoa, roast, belgian yeast. flavor is mild roast with a metallic and slightly bitter finish. aftertaste is old coffee. was hoping for something a little better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (2895) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 1, 2014
It poured a black color with a beige head. The aroma was of chocolate, yeast, coffee and some dark fruit. The taste was of Belgian yeasts with chocolate, caramel, coffee and roasted malt. It had a light bitter finish. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheJester (2002) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2014
750 mL bottle. Looks like a stout. Smells like a Belgian stout. Tastes like a lightly spiced stout. Nothing wrong with it, but not worth the price.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thorongil2 (1433) - , Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2013
(bottle) clear very dark brown with a tall brown head; aromas of smoked fruit, molasses, chocolate; balanced flavour with a long light bitter finish

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