gilvanblight (820) - Windsor, Ontario, - MAR 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ommegang Game Of Thrones #2 - Take the Black Stout
Very dark near black pour over a very foamy and active tan head. Head lasts forever and leaves some very thick lacing. Scent is all malts and earth and chocolate. Very thick mouth. Lots of dark chocolate bitterness and a surprising amount of hops. Much more hops taste than usual in a stout. I’m guessing high IBUs here. There’s a tartness as well, licorice like. It’s like it’s trying to be too dark. Trying too hard to have a touch of harshness that I think ruins the balance a bit.
For a theme beer I think it does what it is trying to do. The problem is that I think it takes it too far. This would be fantastic if slightly less harsh.
LearninBeer (446) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma is caramel, a little coffee. Pours black with a frothy tan head, mostly lasting and excellent lacing. The taste is bitter. The body is medium, the texture thin, the carbonation fizzy and the finish bitter. Not bad, just a little too fizzy.
GIJOE (1012) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - JAN 14, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a foamy, brown head. Nose is earthy with chocolate and coffee notes; hint of anise. Taste is rich and bitter like dark chocolate. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Very nice.
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ryanscourt (1153) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reminds me a lot of the first beer we homebrewed. Dark burnt flavors round out the medium body chocolate flavors.
coldbrewky (1567) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - JAN 8, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A Christmas gift from buddy Alex. A full bodied stout that is appropriately acrid at start and mellows to full rounded roastyness by finish. Dark and silky in the Steigl mug I also received at Christmas from sister in law Sue... Hi Sue. Thick burnt umber head. A thoroughly enjoyable beer.
FunkyF (655) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaska från whole food nyc. Svart med fluffigt ljusbrunt skum. Doft av karamell och lite kaffe. Lätt rökig smak med en del kaffebeska.
blackflag321 (589) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared bomber, tulip-snifter. Creamy, soft feel. Mild hops and bitterness. Chocolate, roast coffee. Hints of dark fruit and Belgian yeastiness.
Huhzubendah (3229) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks Willie! Near black body with a thick, soapy, beige head. Aromas of roast, chocolate, anise, licorice, as noted on the label. Similar flavor. Medium bodied. Good stuff.
Hiledd (40) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hoppy aroma, light brown foam, dark brown to black color. Chocolate and nutty flavor. Bitter hop finish.
Medium body and flavor for style
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tsd08460 (498) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: licorice, roasty, caramel, chocolate, earthy, coffee
Appearance: black with a brown head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate: medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,
Fujimo2000 (46) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black with a dark brown lacing. Smells of of roasted malts and chocolate. Taste is chocolate with hops at the finish. Different stout taste, very nice.