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RATINGS: 443   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
redtechnj (246) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (4738) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (5417) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
One2remeber (164) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Bottle. Espresso roast, cherry/banana esters. Sharp, rubbery body. Shampoo. Clean. Slight sherry sweetness. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bth122 (1326) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Acecia (14) - Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Extremely rich flavor - strong coffee and chocolate notes with some smokiness/roastiness. Good balance. Excellent palate, very full bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewballs (210) - USA - OCT 27, 2013
I had red that they were going to put our brews, in accordance with the Game of Thrones show. I heard of the Iron Throne but never saw it at any store. Then I went to Spec’s and was pleasantly surprised to find it and didn’t realize they were putting out a series of beers. It is a quite elegant but brutal looking bottle. Strong aroma. Hints of chocolate and espresso. Brilliant head. Works as an Imperial Stout. Hazy aftertaste and wash. It really fills the palette with flavor. Simply amazing brew! Ommegang continues to put out excellent brews.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamstome (1222) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Black pour, medium foamy tan head. Rich malty aroma, and you can definitely smell the star anise in there. Flavor of burnt coffee with light chocolate and licorice notes Medium body, smooth

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