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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
igneous1 (1497) - 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 (2567) - 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 (1874) - 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 (1239) - , 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jake65 (2616) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Bottle: Dark brown pour with a lasting creamy beige head. Nice bits of lacing and good retention. Nose is full of house yeast… distractingly full. Light roast and cocoa. More yeast in the flavor, but the roast and smoke plays a supporting role. Some cocoa and an earthy, musty vibe. Read the label, it’s pretty much spot on, but I’m not picking up any of the star anise or root licorice. I didn’t really get much out of this… blaming it on the house yeast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DuffMan (6745) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 30, 2013
Bottle, shared with Ian. Dark cola brown with a very lively head that persists. Aroma is dominated by yeasty esters, including banana. The palate is also very yeasty, which for a Belgian style stout is to be expected, but it also was quite thin. Just not enough stouty malty character to make me happy. Just okay.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
UkrainPubCrawler (105) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Very delicious dark stout. It was nice to try a different style from the Belgian styles Ommegang is known for. Very tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
LarryBeast (515) - - DEC 29, 2013
750ml bottle. Blackish brown with foamy mocha head. Burnt coffee and malt aroma, some dark fruit, barely perceptible licorice notes. Sweet, thin and surprisingly light on taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bendrixian (1109) - Canadiana, Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 29, 2013
Pours pitch black with a very lively brown head. Nice roasted aroma with notes of chocolate, caramel and some barley fruity notes. On the palate it is roasted, toasted and bitter chocolate with a nice lengthy finish. Big for a regular stout. Some tasty!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (3184) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 28, 2013
Med-dark brown color. Slightly sweet, roasted malty nose but not a ton of depth. Slight acidic, lots of roast with some lactos notes. Med light body. Not bad, but not great.

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