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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jasond612 (257) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2014
4/6/14 $11.99 from CBO. Drank during the premier of GoT season 4. Flavor has the black licorice, choc, coffee dark fruits I expected. Not a bad beer at all ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bierkrug (2131) - Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, GERMANY - APR 14, 2014
700 ml bottle at Vega in Pompano Beach, Fl. Pours a black color with a big brown head. Aroma is highly roasted with licorice and dark chocolate. Highly carbonated. Taste is lots of roasted malt, licorice, and dark berries. Palate is an almost creamy and slightly sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcnielsen (1984) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours a black color with tan head. Roasty, malty, licorice aromas. Roasty, syrupy, licorice flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TizzleJizzle (599) - Garland, Texas, USA - APR 10, 2014
On tap at the Flying Saucer Addison. Poured black with thin tan head and beautiful lacing. Taste of roasted malts, raisins and slight smoke. High fizzy carbonation, medium body.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bekemeierk (8) - - APR 10, 2014 does not count
This is what i expect from ommegang. Great Belgian stout. Great finish will be a goto

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maley1 (727) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 9, 2014
Black pour with small beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, cocoa, slight fruitiness and faint smoke. Taste of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, slight caramel, and faint bitter hops. Full bodied, perfect carbonation, very well balanced nice solid stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9454) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 9, 2014
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, licorice and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of roasted malt, licorice and light bakers cocoa with a smooth dry lingering roasty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nufan947 (1) - Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2014 does not count
Poured from a bottle. Aroma is caramel, coffee, chocolate, roasty, with a bit of herbs and spice. Pours a black with minimal brown head. Medium sweetness with stout flavors as well as a bit of Belgian spice that you would expect from Ommegang. Full body with creamy mouthfeel, average carbonation, and long finish. Very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlovell2 (659) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 7, 2014
Saved this one for the Season Premier. Pours Dark brown with a big foamy tan head. Aroma is Dark dried fruit, cocoa, roasty malt, and spicy yeast. Flavor starts roasted malt smokiness some sweet caramel malt flavor, dark chocolate. Then there is a tart dark fruit.flavor and ending with a spicy yeast favor and smokiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
daveddec (22) - - APR 6, 2014
It pours black like most stouts, but the head that is formed has a dark brown colour. It has a light aroma, but has hints of roasted malts. The beer is full-bodied coating one’s mouth, and has light carbonation. The taste is balanced, with toasted malts, chocolate, coffee, and a subtle bitterness at the end.

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