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RATINGS: 508   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tessic (1027) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2014
This stout poured a deep black colour with a big, beautiful, tan coloured, creamy stout. To the nose there are scents of toffee, vanilla, anise seed and cocoa to name a few. Carbonation is there but not overkill. Fizzy on the tongue. First swig was full of flavour. Flavours of spice, licorice, smoke, vanilla and roastiness. Finish is nice and burnt with spice flavour lingering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rederic (3250) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 24, 2014
750ml bottle, deep black color, with a frothy pillowy tan-colored head, with a yeasty,v fruity, dark chocolate, mild spicy anise, licorice, dark dried fruit nose, with a grainy toasted, caramel, roasted, chocolate, wheat malty accent, and a faint moacha, earthy roasted coffee bean, brown chocolate baking bar note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a mild yeasty, doughy, light flowery grassy, leafy hoppy, citrus peel, earthy black, roasted, toasted, caramel, chooclate malty character, with some licorice, anise spicy, chocolate pie crust, dark dried fruit, faint coffeeish flaovur, leading towards a yeasty, doughy, licorice, anise spiciness, dark bitter chocolate, lingering dark dired fruit, roasted bitterness finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
terrybail (704) - London, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2014
750ml bottle yes io am a fan boy and probably rated this a little bit higher than it deserves but it is still a very good beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
c_lee_burton (193) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2014
Excellent stout that borders on an Imperial, but holds back the ABV. Beautiful dark brown with a frothy caramel colored head. Smooth taste with licorice on the end. The beginning is creamy with a hint of chocolate followed by a nice bitter hop finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cfrancis (3025) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2014
Pours black with a big frothy light brown head. Aroma is rich roasted malts with chocolate and black licorice. Taste is loaded with roasted malt and dark chocolate with black licorice. Medium body and well carbonated.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JFGrind (1977) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Dark black body, proper foam, flavors of fruit, licorice, coffee and moderate bitterness. Dry mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lagerboy (1856) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 16, 2014
750 ml corked and caged bottle shared with The Great Randino. Hueless pitch crow black, big mocha foam settles and lasts. Aroma of dark roast and anise. Dark roasted malt, bitter bean, black licorice and minty taste, bakers chocolate, earthy herbal hop with a hint of evergreen and some weirwoodiness. Softer carbonation, fuller bodied, moderately hopped. DNFL (Definitely Not For Lagerboys

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Black body with a tall tan head. Some nice lacing. Aroma of yeast and licorice with bread and anise. Flavor of yeast, bubble gum, licorice, and anise. Roasty black malt. Chewy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gopherfan99 (1247) - CROATIA - MAR 15, 2014
Dark brown beer with a cream colored head, tastes of chocolate, coffee, and slightly hoppy. A very good stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rougeau13 (2493) - Richmond, Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Black with a foamy tan head. Thick lacing. Mild aroma of roast coffee and chocolate milk. Taste is roasty bitter coffee with really mild sweetness. Medium bodied, slick, average carbonation.

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