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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamstome (946) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
queenholly (3007) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Draft @ Three Fires. Chocolate, coffee, and slightly funky Belgian yeast aroma. Black brown with a moderate tan head, thick lacing. Sweet roasty coffee, chocolate, earthy yeast, and alcohol flavor. Medium full body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
llcooldave (1113) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2013
I donít even watch this show... Black in the glass. Very smoky aroma like a campfire. Spicy flavors of licorice and a hint of cinnamon. Overall, a very srong assertive brew... I donít even watch this show...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2336) - New York, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Draught from Pullman kitchen. Deep black. Some. Chocolate and dark fruits and bitter choc finish. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fritz123 (1079) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Bottle at BX Beer depot. Snifter. 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nealblind (896) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Dark brown pour. Aroma of lactic leather. Tastes choco roasty smokey chipotle peppers. Nice spicy dry palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Errl (1681) - Plano, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Pour is dark with thin white head..Nose is licorice, spice, chocolate, burnt..Taste is roast, licorice, dry chocolate, caramel;

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Mora2000 (5834) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Black with a tan head. The aroma has some licorice notes as well as some chocolate. The flavor is also strong on the licorice, which I am not a fan of. Thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
reebtogi (4303) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 26, 2013
Served in a 12oz tulip glass at the Beer Revolutionís Oliver Square location pouring black in color with a small light beige head which leaves some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is mild with roasted grains and chocolate and perhaps a hint of licorice. Taste is a chocolate malty sweetness with traces of fruit and a light roasted grain bitterness with a smooth dry finish. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Certainly a unique and interesting stout as I am getting some kind of Belgian feel from it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cirrhosis (1222) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 25, 2013
Found this creation on tap at the Underground. Horribly dark Brown with a limited cap floating on top. Taste and aroma are basically the same so no need to bore with descriptions of both. Banana bomb stout? Kind of makes my think of a Hefe mixed with a heavy stout. Wheaty like malts, limited coffee and chocolate, moderately sweet, earthy, and full of light spice. The more I drink the more I think this is stout trying hard to be a Belgian. Fresh almost green banana keeps showing up. Not a single real complaint can be made against this beer. Sweetness builds and starts to border on to sweet but never makes it across that line. This like most beers will fall into the category of great beer I will never purchase again.

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