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RATINGS: 476   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jake65 (3017) - Boise, Idaho, 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 (8318) - 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 (109) - 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 (611) - - 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 (1368) - Canadiana, Ontario, 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 (4346) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MunBro (890) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 28, 2013
Pours dark black with a foamy tan/leather head. Tasts of bold roasted malts, chocolates and coffee. A strong brew which will give you courage to defend he wall alongside Jon Snow.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mep3222 (994) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Strong roasted malt aromas and flavors. Bitter finish. Solid enjoyable stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
drtbrewster (40) - Arizona, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Dark, malty with strong plum hugh...perfect winter beer for guarding the wall...now where is my wolf?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjgmd (1821) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Bomber. Pours a dark black color with a nice java head. Nose is malty, chocolate , licorice and coffee. Light taste, no deep flavors. Finish is malty , but a bit of a disappointment overall. Quaff Score 7 / 10

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