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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmcgavin12 (492) - Madison, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Pours as black as the night watch with voluminous tan head, Aromas of coffee chocolate caramel and roasted malt. Taste is moderately sweet with only hints of bitter near the finish. Overall pretty damm good beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (2998) - Bellmore, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2013
The aroma is Belgian yeast, spicy, chocolate, caramel. The appearance is deep black, off white head. The flavor is yeasty, spicy, chocolate, caramel. The finish is spicy, pepper, sweet. Medium in body. Decent. The yeast strain really dominated this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MIBRomeo (2569) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Good roast a touch chalky healthy coffee style bitterness. Enjoyed this. Dry finish lighter than expected.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmac (4510) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 18, 2013
750ml C&C bottle. Poured a pitch black silky with an average sized beige foamy head. Aroma of licorice, Belgian yeast, dark candi sugar, dark chocolate, dark fruits, wet burnt toast. Great body that is full and creamy withjust the right amount of carbonation. Flavor of yeast, licorice, anise, dark chocolate, spice, pepper, dark toast and cloves. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ed5388 (2454) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 18, 2013
750ml bottle shared by dmac! Thanks bro! Pours black with a thick fluffy grayish tan head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, chocolate, and roasted malt. Taste is dark chocolate, toast, roasted malt, and Belgian yeast. Really nice beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EvanFriend (363) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Notes of coffee, licorice, some roastiness, and oak. Fruity finish. Smooth, thick mouthfeel. I like it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jstonerock24 (142) - Englewood, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Citrusy coffee aroma. Very harsh on the palate with hints of coffee. Ommegang missed on this one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cybercat (3800) - Georgia, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Comes out of the growler a rich coffee brown with a thick and rather persistent tan head. Scrumptious aroma suggests a beer fit for a king - or a queen - with roast malt, coffee and licorice notes plus hints of caramel and semi-sweet chocolate. Flavor is not quite so royal, but still pleasing as roast malt, mocha, earthy, woody hop, caramel and licorice notes trot across the palate. Texture is smooth and pleasant, but lacks thickness and fizz. Go ahead, take this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (9580) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2013
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a dark brown, almost black color with a smaller sized tan head. Chocolate, roast, and lots of licorice and anise. For me the licorice and anise was too much as I’m not crazy about them.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kidmartinek (3741) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 17, 2013
Mild malty aroma. Dark brown with a smallish tan head. Pretty heavy lacing. Balanced malt and hop flavor with a little chocolate. Very smooth skim milk like texture. Good.

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