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Night gathers and itís 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 Nightís 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EricTeusink (678) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 4, 2013
This beerís rating has benefited from Game of Thrones fanboys. It is utterly average. Pours nearly black with a off white head. Flavor is neither well roasted nor well malted. Generally, meh. Bottle - Total Wine Perimeter - Dunwoody, GA

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ilovedarkbeer (2233) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Pours a black brown color with a large foamy brown head. Notes of dark chocolate, Oreo cookie crust, caramel, smoke, and dirt. Solid beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (3904) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Pours quite dark with a dense tan head. The aroma has mild cocoa, cream, roastiness, licorice and a foreign stout yeast presence. It has a medium / full body with lots of gentle flowing carbonation. The flavor starts with lots of roastiness, dark chocolate, mild anise/licorice and hints of vanilla. The finish has some tart apple and char. Very good one here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbaaron (1152) - Arizona, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Pours as black as black gets. Large frothy creamy light brown head, fairly lasting with some drippy lace. Aroma is very Belgiany. Belgian yeast and licorice predominates, some mild roast and spices hidden away underneath. Flavor is much the same. Chocolate and coffee and more roasted matinees come through in the finish. A dash of spices join towards the middle and backend. Clean and super smooth. Exceeded my expectations. A very intricate and well made beer. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarinEvelyn (535) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 1, 2013
aroma- sweet yet crisp. Roasty, chocolate, some hops. Taste is impressive. More chocolate, excellent roastiness, coffee, rich. Fairly sweet but roasty. A little woody, smooth, just ever so slightly bitter finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2185) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2013
12/1/2013. 750 ml. caged and corked bottle. Pours black with a beige head. Aromas of chocolate, yeast, coffee and dark fruit. Belgian yeast flavors with chocolate, caramel, coffee and roasted malt. Light bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentAle (603) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 30, 2013
Aroma: light fruity/ spicy aroma of fragrant fruits, pronounced smokey smell right from beginning Taste: fruity taste with belgian sugar cane notes. A nice hoppy finish with smokey final notes Appearance: very dark body with lasting brown/white frothy head

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spab (2298) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2013
750 ml bottle from the LCBO. Pours a very dark brown with fairly large, rocky beige head with good retention. Aroma is anise, modestly roasty malt and earthy hops. Flavour has lots of black licorice, some lightly sweet chocolate, a little roast and a mellow earthy hoppiness. Very thick, creamy mouthfeel. Very impressive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
cards04 (1639) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 30, 2013
Pours black with some chestnut in there... Big tan head. Aromas are smokey malts, anise, a touch of candy sweetness. Flavors are smoked wood, bittersweet chocolate and burnt malts. Maybe a touch of dark fruit sweetness. Solid and complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
falco242 (244) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Finally getting this rating up...the brew was a nice surprise to me, although I prefer their 1st GoT better. Very dark pour, almost inky, and the aroma isnít too strong which is nice. The beer is pretty tasty with caramel and chocolate notes but isnít heavy - something I like in my stouts when I want to pair them. Also doesnít linger too much, but a nice slightly hopped finish.

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