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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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
boozedude (1671) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - OCT 23, 2013
bomber from somewhere, pitch black pour with brown head, sweet aroma, taste is light chocolate, cocoa, some coffe, and raisen, some sugar as well... decent stuff,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike5326 (802) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 23, 2013
Poured from a bottle. Dark brown almost black color, huge tan frothy head. Phenolic aroma with a hint of malt. medium body, complex taste of charred malt, acrid alcohol and a nice finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Luvystypotables (532) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 23, 2013
Mild malt aroma with a hint of band aids. Dark ebony color, with a rich lasting head. Complex of malt, and chocolate. Strong phenolic finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zickbeer_ye (238) - Virginia, USA - OCT 23, 2013
Roasty earthy scent with alc and soy notes. Lasting light brown head and dark black body. Tastes of tart berries, dark chocolate. Roasty dry black bitter coffee and some alc notes. Dry and smooth on the palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Emeister84 (862) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 23, 2013
Aromas of raisin, roasted nuts, cocoa, and subtle licorice, some perfume as well. Sleek brown-black with a fully lasting, bubbly beige head. Dry, fruity, roasty, strong, burnt, and with coffee notes. Medium-full bodied, spicy, well carbonated, and finishes with complex earthy tones.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
patxa (180) - MEXICO - OCT 22, 2013
Aroma decente, con notas florales y de maltas. Grandiosa apariencia café profundo casi negro con una espuma magnífica también color caramelo y una huella q no dura po q debería. Un sabor complejo, robusto, con mucho carácter, con notas de hierbas, lupulos y maltas tostadas a base centeno, el q deja un paladar largo, ahumado y algo picante. Iria perfecta con un habano. Asi me imagino q sabría una cerveza cerca de El Muro...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
redbarenej (10) - - OCT 22, 2013
Beautiful aroma, great color and 2" tanish head. Loved the appearance of this beer. I was getting a very sharp, acrid taste-almost like a bitter black licorice. That taste just wasn’t for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
conway (1310) - - OCT 22, 2013
Bottle. Black with a big off white head. Aroma is Belgian yeast and dark fruit. Taste has lots of oat and adds hints of licorice and chocolate that are not very pronounced. Slight hop bitterness. Palate is crisp but still coats the mouth. Not bad but this doesn't really strike me as a stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbmanz (74) - Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2013
Draft snifter. Black as brown gets. Lights not passing through this dark brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
dphoxie (118) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 22, 2013
This was sort of gross. Just dirty tasting. Aroma and appearance was as expected for a stout, but the spices they used did not appeal to my palate. I couldn’t get into this but its probably a personal taste thing.

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