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RATINGS: 509   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.

adamah's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
adamah (214) - California, USA - OCT 6, 2013
Chocolate, earthy and roasty aromas. Midnight black with luxurious thick tan head. The flavor is rich chocolate but also very bitter. The liquorice is light but and adds to the bitterness. Full bodied with a long bitter finish. Overall good but a bit harsh and bitter hard to drink the whole bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mark_Eck (1746) - - JUL 9, 2016
Bottle. Pours black. Aroma and taste are roastedness, some chocolate, and licorice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blahbobbyblah (65) - Texas, USA - JUN 20, 2016
Poured from a growler. Deep and dark which works well for me today. A beer that does not play around with its taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rustbucket0873 (371) - Krikville, New York, USA - JUN 19, 2016
Pours deep black, consistency looking like molasses almost. Thick tan head. Immediately large aroma of coffee, caramel, roasted malt, chocolate, toffee. The flavor is chocolate, roasted malt, espresso, caramel, earthy. Overall, very dry, nice aftertaste of coffee. Palate is medium, and creamy

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
mjmoen (292) - - JUN 16, 2016
C-. Pours a black color with tan head. The finish is far too dry for my preference.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RedSox2004 (1599) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - APR 30, 2016
Pitch black with a half-finger tan head and wispy lace. Aromas of unsweetened dark chocolate and faint espresso. A bit of brown sugar sweetness up front with spices, roasted malt and toast. Medium body, minimal carbonation, oily mouthfeel and a dark fruit sweetness in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marheb (4564) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 29, 2016
(En fût au Lucky Baldwin’s): Chocolat au lait, mélasse, menthe et un enrobage de baguette brûlée. Les houblons terreux se mêlent très bien à la torréfaction foncée, suave corpulence également. Belle surprise.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
aracauna (3488) - Georgia, USA - APR 23, 2016
Very nice beer. Licorice and roast. A slight smokiness lingers in the back. Not as heavy as expected from a stout this size.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (15277) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (4951) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2016
Jet black pour. The aroma is of roasted malt, roasted nuts and dark chocolate. Burnt malt flavor, with some coffee tones, some chocolate comes through. A great bitter chocolate aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (5519) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 12, 2016
Aromas of black malt, hints of earth, toasted dark rye and mild herbs. Dark brown with a smallish, tan head and decent lace. Feel is silky with a fine bubbled eff. Light sweet start, with bittersweet and dark chocolate. Mild dark toasted malt. Some woody licorice. Little bit of herbal hops. Bready yeast. Complex in some ways simple in others. Long herbal finish. 9/13

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