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RATINGS: 508   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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 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 (7914) - 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 (1619) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (9298) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 2, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Bottle. Very dark thick looking pour with a sense foamy head. Licorice and mild roast nose. Taste includes chocolate. Slightly sweet. Good palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Concealer (1123) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Bomber. Pours dark brown, near black with a foamy tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, dark fruits, light yeast and spice. Flavor is roasted malt, spice, yeast, and chocolate. Medium body, bitter dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkgrenwel (605) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Black pour. Large light brown head. Strong carbonation. Dried fruit aroma. Raisin and fig. Dry fruity flavor with strong spice notes in the finish. Pepper, cinnamon. Sweetness lingers n the back a bit, but battles with the spice. A little confused. Probably kore yeast character than I needed, but pretty enjoyable nonetheless. Worth a try, but not a repurchase at 10 dollars per 750.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
toml219 (285) - California, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Poured black with cream head into a trapist class. Nice dark roast mslt flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
50belair (3267) - Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2013
On tap at Barrel & Grain. Black pour with a brown head. Dark roasted malt aromas. Anise and licorice notes with dark roasted malt undercurrents and a bitterness from the hops in the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
NatKadaw (98) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 2, 2013
Was excited to try the second of this series, poured great, nice colour. Flavour was sour, bitter, lacked complexity. Tasted like unroasted coffee beans and bitter roasted malts. Not particularly yeasty. Slightly below average stout.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robertjm (842) - Albany, California, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Serious amount of pressure behind the cork when opening. Big tan rocky head. Black body. Aroma of wet hay. Flavors of black licorice and roasted grains. Perhaps a little too roasted for my preferences. Lingers for quite some time on the palate. Had to try it as a GoT fan. But, with apologies to Sam and Jon, one bottle will probably be more than enough.

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