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RATINGS: 516   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (23344) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty spicy chocolate aroma with weak yeasty hints. Roasted malty bitter chocolate yeasty caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and caramel yeasty finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (21644) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Draft. Pretty much black, brown head. Aroma of burnt eresso, licorice. Taste is slightly sour coffee grounds, burnt cocoa. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (19347) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 10, 2014
Draught at Craft Beer Market, Vancouver
Black color with medium sized, compact, brownish head. Roasted malt aroma, some coffee. The mouthfeel is dry but also quite smooth; the mild roasted malt flavor is one of the most balanced I found in Stouts, not excessively ashy, yet delivering the message. Bitter, with some hop pungency, and light hop fruitiness.
Very well made.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (18706) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2013
Bottle shared at Sander’s in NYC. Pours deep brown with a foamy, beige head. Well toasted malts in the nose with burnt toffee, coal, Belgian yeast. Medium sweet flavor with dried berries, chocolate, raisins, good roast, ash, burnt wood. Medium bodied with fine, creamy carbonation. Sweet finish, lightly warming, with moist ash, charcoal, Belgian yeast, burnt toast, charred toffee. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - NOV 4, 2013
On tap @ Beachwood BBQ. Black in color with a khaki head. Aroma is big on the roasted malt and smoke. Licorice, char, and some dark fruits. Kind of woody and herbal, a bit of earth and coffee grounds. Flavor is only mildly sweet with a pronounced bitterness. Smoke and roast dominate up front. Lots of licorice, mild fruit sweetness, some coffee, earth, woody herbs, and earth. Not a huge fan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (15805) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 23, 2016
Bottle from the back of the fridge. Black. Light tan head. The aroma is both fruity/berryish and chocolatey. Fairly good balance of these elements on the palate, too. The chocolate is sweet, maybe a bit molassesy, and the blackberry fruit is a pleasant, unexpected accent. Bit fizzier than I might like but good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 4, 2013
Bottle. Pours very dark brown with big brown mocha head. Nose and taste of roasted barley, black licorice, anise, vanilla, dirty hop resin, roast coffee, spice and caramel. medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (14663) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 17, 2013
On tap at Craft Beer Market Vancouver, pours a deep dark mahogany with a small tan head. Aroma brings out cocoa notes, roasted malt and subdued coffee. Flavour brings out dark fruits, highly roasted malts, and cocoa powder. Very full-bodied and creamy, finishing burnt and slightly fruity. Excellent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (14165) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 10, 2013
Tap at Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. I got to hold the keg label! And have a tulip! Pours black with a dark tan head. Mild liquorice in the aroma. Very mild. Med body, or almost. Flavor has chocolate, coffee and liquorice. This is not an imperial stout. This is a stout with so much and many flavors that it can be considered a dark Belgian ale. Flavors are not super strong, but they are not weak. There’s some good burntish malt. Really tasty. The glass showed some nice ring lacing. Overall, not a lot of liquorice. The amazing thing is that it just gets tastier and tastier. Ommegang knocks another one out of the park.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13602) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2013
Draft. Poured a black color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted chocolate and caramel aroma. Medium to heavy chocolate sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a very good beer that exceeded my expectations.

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