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RATINGS: 446   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tstamba (424) - Maryland, USA - OCT 29, 2013
From a bomber during the great Reno blizzard of 2013. Pours black with tan head decent retention. Coffee and licorice on the nose. Mostly roasty malts and coffee on the palate. A respectable stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thisis12ptfont (992) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - OCT 28, 2013
Nice roast aroma with notes of licorice, dark grains, carbonation and faint yeast. Blackish mahogany appearance with pretty nice lacing. Very strong burst of carbonation giving way to a really dark roasted barley and dark grainy overtone. Complexity finds its way throughout your palate bringing notes of sweet, dark fruits, alcohol warmth, juicy blackberry and a fantastic licorice character which lingers on the finish. Overall, this caught me off guard. I was not expecting this to be so flavorful and well balanced. Really nice stuff. A+ rating.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
VertBaconStrips (2179) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 28, 2013
Vroomvroom ah.... 80’s music. Jesus. Yum stuff - molasses, roast, burnt orange, weak chocolate background that maxes very quickly, light pepper, so far no sign of this anise I’ve been promised. Fatty across the bar just tied it and had the expected crooked brow. The smell is slightly better , pretty much the same and thankfully lacks the occasional extra carbonation I dot want. This beer is ok , a good chance but somehow pretty uninspiring shit. Earth here and there. Ok beer. Nice aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
redtechnj (257) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - OCT 28, 2013
Appearance- Thick black with a fluffy beige head. Aroma- Medium sweet, Roasted malts, coffee Flavor- Bittersweet, Deep roasted malt, liquorice,expresso

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (4823) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 28, 2013
Pours black into a tulip. Mocha head with medium retention recedes to coat surface. Chocolate and licorice aromas. Soft with roasted licorice and soy upfront turning warm in the lasting earthy hop finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 28, 2013
On tap. Dark brown with a thick creamy tan head. Sweet citrus and milk chocolate aroma. Thick creamy palate. Tastes of milk chocolate roasted grain and a dry bready finish with citrus notes.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (5657) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2013
Split a bottle 2-ways. Poured a very dark, not quite motor-oil color, but pretty dark. Head was huge, a large, bubbly brown color, this beer has a heck of a lot of carbonation in it - or at least my bottle does. Aroma was notes of bitter dark chocolate, some light dried fruits. Not a whole lot of licorice or anise in here - at least not as much as I was expecting. Flavor was some light coffee notes, roasted malts. Pretty good - licorice and anise didn’t take over terribly. My only complaint might be that it was extremely carbonated - very bubbly.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jdobbs (411) - New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 28, 2013
Deep brown pour with thick two finger head. Tan fluffy head. Caramel, chocolate, milk sugars on the nose. Taste is less exciting than the aroma. Cocoa, dark chocolate, coconut. Bitter finish. Medium body, little watery. Medium carb. Not bad. Love the bottle

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
One2remeber (186) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Bottle. Espresso roast, cherry/banana esters. Sharp, rubbery body. Shampoo. Clean. Slight sherry sweetness. Solid.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bth122 (1340) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2013
BEER RATING 1000!!! First of all I would like to thank my liver for hanging in there. Bomber bottle, poured a jet black with big frothy head. Aroma of cocoa, vanilla, roated malts Light bitterness, light sweetness. Creamy texture. A nice drinkable stout. Medium body. Thanks for the beer bro-law.


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