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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 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Berard (429) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Draft. Pours black with creme colored head. Boozy aroma with little carbonation. Boozy wheat flavor up front with coffee flavors. Sour taste on back. Not my taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GranvilleTim (1767) - Granville, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2013
Dark black pour with a brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate and licorice. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate upfront, licorice and anise in the finish. Chalky. Belgian yeast? Great lacing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra (3673) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2013
750 ml bottle. Brown-- near black-- with a big fluffy tan head. Aroma of caramel, chocolate, roast, mild wood and hop bitterness. Some anise and licorice, touches of spicy belgian yeast. Flavor is a confluence of chocoolate and roast notes, sweet and spicy yeast, and faint hop bitterness. Nice, balanced, lingers a bit on the palate. Lively carbonation, as is typical of Ommegang. Medium finish, focused on roasted malt. Overall, fairly nice.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
4theluvofbeer (115) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2013
Beer Guys should stay away from "Hollywood" or the film business. For a stout it was rather disappointing it lacked any complexity. I really didnít get it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Christpuncher (1778) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2013
This one is way over rated. Way too fruity to be categorized as a stout. Smells fruity and pours a dark brown almost black in color. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fatehunter (1579) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - DEC 18, 2013
Pours a finger of tan head on a black body. Excellent retention. The aroma is licorice, roasted malt and a touch of burnt wood. Nice, if faint. The taste has a big burnt malt profile; balanced with dark chocolate, milk and mild bitter at the end. The texture is soft and a little fizzy at the beginning; to smooth middle to end. Quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
glennmastrange (2400) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - DEC 18, 2013
Bottle. Moderate malt aromas of toasted and dark chocolate, herbs and resin for the hops,moderate to heavy dough, earth and mustiness for the yeast, with raisin, charcoal, clove and licorice in the background. Head is average size, frothy/creamy, light brown with darker swirls, good slippery lacing and good legs and is mostly lasting. Color is very dark brown. Flavor starts slightly sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes slightly sweet, and moderately to heavily bitter. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, dry with a fizzy carbonation and a chalky finish. Perfect mix of Belgian and stout-like qualities in this well crafted Stout.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 2/20
SanfordBrewer (1392) - Sanford, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2013
black with a very foamy (inch of beer, seven inches of foam) tan head. medium body with medium carbonation after it settled.

aroma: lots of minerality, with possible yeast infection. faint chocolate and roasted malt.

taste: nasty wild yeast character and ash tray, like drinking cigarette butts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gmb5127 (234) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Not that much like a stout. Has some dark fruit notes with a little bit of bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
revolution2718 (330) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Pours black with frothy tan head. Nose is distinct ommegang yeast, dark fruits, raisin. Taste is a bite at the beginning from their yeast, then caramel malt, roasty, smokey woody earthy, dark chocolate, pretty sweet, coffee/toffee on the finish. Good not great stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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