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RATINGS: 475   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BeerSherpa (10) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - NOV 6, 2013
This is the best License beer ever. This thing has a huge body and I would have bought it on itís own accord. I hope that it brings in a lot of craft brew fans from the license.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
swesson (324) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - NOV 5, 2013
Slightly bitter stout. Nice rounded taste. A little bit nutty and a hint of cocoa. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MmmcKay (1052) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - NOV 4, 2013
On draft up in NYC while on vacation. Hard to find anything wrong with this brew. Its a solid stout but there isnít anything that stands out either. Great palate and mouth feel. But the flavor is a bit too standard. Very very good nonetheless. I shouldnít complain so much.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerenberger (1581) - Fischer, Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2013
Fruit, anise, roasted malts, milk chocolate, and suggestions of vanilla. Pours a inky black with a robust slowly diminishing khaki head and aboundent lacing. The taste is roasty, malty, woody, earthy, raisins, milk chocolate, all with a tempered bitter finish. Medium-full body and moderate carbonation. Smooth, round mouthfeel. Overall, a very rewarding and enjoyable stout that I would drink again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bahumat (139) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 4, 2013
Alright, one, this isnít even a stout. It isnít. Itís certainly a black lager or ale, but itís not nearly sweet or silky enough to call itself a stout. The commercial deScription above is more or less correct, but the hoppy bitterness is just too intense and unwelcome in this beer. Itís reasonably well made, but if itís going to have this much hops it really needs to be sweeter to balance it out. Regretting this purchase. :(

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (11784) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 4, 2013
Bottle. Pours very dark brown with big brown mocha head. Nose and taste of roasted barley, black licorice, anise, vanilla, dirty hop resin, roast coffee, spice and caramel. medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (14042) - San Leandro, California, USA - NOV 4, 2013
On tap @ Beachwood BBQ. Black in color with a khaki head. Aroma is big on the roasted malt and smoke. Licorice, char, and some dark fruits. Kind of woody and herbal, a bit of earth and coffee grounds. Flavor is only mildly sweet with a pronounced bitterness. Smoke and roast dominate up front. Lots of licorice, mild fruit sweetness, some coffee, earth, woody herbs, and earth. Not a huge fan.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOSSbrewer (2706) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Poured a an opaque dark brown. Big tan head. Aroma of roasted malts and coffee. Didn't get any licorice. Roasted malts and coffee with some dark fruits. Medium to full bodied. Nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7909) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Bottle. Pours with a black hued body and a massive brown head that lasts. Aromas are of nutty roast, dark fruits, campfire, mild esters, anise, toasted wood, earthy. Flavors are of roast, plums, campfire, rye bread, light smoke, lightly metallic, roast, mild anise, very dry and earthy for what I was expecting. Carbonic. Medium body with massive carbonation. Roast character is a bit too sharp for my liking.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfearnley (1412) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 3, 2013
Bottle to 12oz glass Chocolate malt, molasses, and hay. Dark brown with a thin tan head. Sweet toasted malt and a little bitter.

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