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RATINGS: 420   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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.


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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cartoonkhaki (1220) - Brantford, Ontario, - JAN 27, 2014
Dark rich browns.... tan fluffy head. aroma is a little mute but had hints of stewed sweet fruits with burnt chocolates. Flavour was equal to the aroma with a strange aftertaste getting back into the fruitiness but nice bitters. Body seems a little weak for my liking, slight thicker would have been nice.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
miyauchi38 (179) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 31, 2014
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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnymusky (182) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Solid ommegang......perfect after it warmed up at room temp for about half hour....good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jzzbassman (1508) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Corked and Caged 750mL. Pours black with a nice tan head. Roast aromas, caramel, toffee, and smoke. Star anise....thank goodness....is not prevalent. Dark dried fruit and burnt coffee and chocolate, definitely interesting. Finishes sweet and earthy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerGolem (663) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 23, 2014
Bottle 750 ml. Bought at Redstone Liquor (Stoneham MA). Bought this beer more than six months ago. Pours black with creamy beige head. Aroma is of chocolate, coffee, vanilla, hops, and malt. Taste is on the same level but features some hints of anise. Creamy texture. Strong stout, but not too heavy.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
JStax (2858) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2014
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured into a brandy snifter after letting it warm up outside the fridge for a half hour or so. Pours a near black with a big, fluffy khaki colored head of foam. Good retention. The aroma has bitter roast and char qualities, some smoke, and licorice. The taste is earthy, roasty, and bitter. Medium to thick mouthfeel. Soft carbonation. One of the better Ommegang beers Iíve tried.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimmythefalcon (26) - Florida, USA - JUN 10, 2014
As a huge ASOIAF fan (and stout fan) I had to give this a go. Drank in a hotel lobby in an Ommegang glass for the full effect. I am not a huge licorice fan, but I tasted more of the hops and caramel flavor. I didnít detect too much of the chocolate and the Anise kind of hit at the end. Overall, I enjoyed the beer as I do most anything from Ommegang.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4596) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle and on tap, again at National. Dark and dusty in appearance and flavor. A bit dusty and not as sexy on the palate as #1.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (1143) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 7, 2014
Black with a light creamy chocolate head. Aroma is chocolate pudding, roasted malts, dates, fig. Medium-light bodied, slightly syrupy mouthfeel, mildly sweet on the palate with some roast on the finish. Flavours are chocolate, toast, dates, mixed roasted nuts.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (3683) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 7, 2014
Draught @ Vancouver Craft Beer Week Festival 2014, Vancouver, BC

Black, roasty and chocolatey with some coffee, berries and spicy notes. Pretty balanced.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mittenator (1252) - Michigan, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Bomber. Near black with a beige head. Light malt and chocolate aromas. Starts out ok then goes to battery licking flavor...


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