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RATINGS: 509   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
katrinaez (1186) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2015
Nice deep black color. Opaque. Scent is heavy barley and some roast malt with bitter cocoa beans. Taste has this up front bite and settled to a bitter walnut. Here?s something odd, it had the taste of eating snow as a kid too with the earthy bitter. Heavy carbonation. Tap

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sirmixsomewhat (190) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2015
Take the Black hits on the exact notes you expect it to when you read the label and see how Ommegang brought it all together. It has a chocolately taste, but itís subtle because of the hops. A good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
closey22 (1559) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2015
Black. Thick lasting foamy tan Lacy head; aroma is sweet/tart fruity raspberry; flava us perfumy floral fruity notes; feels medium foamy fizz; finishes dryish yet malty and roasty

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerdedDave (1275) - - NOV 29, 2015
black with a thick tan head; chocolaty, roasted malt aroma with mild dark fruit notes; dark, roasted malt flavor with notes of anise, chocolate, and funky, fruity Belgian yeasy; bitter, earthy finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WabashMan (1023) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - NOV 27, 2015
Pours a very deep brown with dark tan head. Nose is thin at first, but moves to a vinous, raison nose, paired with expected roast notes. Flavor isnít as complex as the nose, featuring mostly roast malt and a moderate hops bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anthony850 (463) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2015
On tap pours bark with a tan head. Very toasty with chocolate and licorice tones. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brownaler (509) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2015
Coffee bean smoky, body with a raisiny finish. Pretty easy drinking for an imperial stout.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LinusStick (3200) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2015
An OK beer. Not a fan of Ommegang but I can appreciate their beers. Aroma was typical Belgian yeast and not much else. Pour was a deep dark brown with a huge pillowy 2 finger near tan head. Taste was all Belgian yeast and malt. Anise and hints of spices I the finish. Mild carbonation. One dimensional

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (4115) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 19, 2015
On tap and listed as a "Belgian stout". Thick, essentially black body topped by a large and durable tan head. Rather straightforward up front, but complex, yeasty spiciness kick in mid-taste and carry forward into the aftertaste. Thereís some hoppy spiciness too, plus a faint touch of smoke/char.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bif (1983) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 15, 2015
On tap. Poured and deep brown color with a thick tan head and some lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, caramel and spice. Taste of roasted malt, dark chocolate, bit of coffee, licorice and spice. Nice bitterness and a clean finish. Full body, quite flavorful with a nice robust character. Enjoyable beer.

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