rajendra82 (972) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer came in a an impressively styled wire caged, and cork sealed bomber, and the Game of Thrones insignia was an unbelievably enticing draw to me. Deep brown pour was opaque, and the beer quickly formed an impressive looking, four finger thick khaki head in the Duvel tulip glass. The smell was a mix of Belgian Dark and American Stout styles, with some sweet fruits like cherries, and plum, mixed in with aromas of coffee and hops. The taste was closer to the Belgian side of things, as the fruits observed in the nose were the most prominent flavors, until a grainy and astringent bitterness began to assert itself somewhat and ended in a note of American hops. The finish was pretty much mostly roasted grain. While intriguing, the two flavors were somewhat of a clashing influence upon each other. The mouthfeel was full and silky at first, before turning grainy. A good beer inspired by the best show ever.
Itís not easy being drunk all the time. If it were easy, everyone would do it.
cbfobes (2634) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Dexters, pours a very dark brown almost black with a thin light brown head and spotty lacing, the aroma has a kick of coffee mixed in with some sweetness of caramel and malt, the flavor has a coffee like front end with a chocolate touch in the finish, pretty easy drinking, enjoyable.
andrewje41 (1070) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - APR 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft pour at special brews. Pours black with a tan fizz head. Slight coffee and roasted malt aroma. High carb flavor with a lot of chocolate. Some espresso late in the palate. Unique stout for sure, though I canít quite explain why. Very tasty. Nicely done
dnstone (2341) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 10, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Highly carbonated, moderately roasty with a light belgian yeast character. Brown color with an off-white head.
Randy4Beer (320) - - APR 6, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
My first beer from Ommegangís Game of Thrones series. Looked promising out of the gate with an opaque black body, crowned by a beautiful, pillowy mocha head. The nose was a letdown though, with some mild vanilla cream, and not much else. Mouth feel was similar to most stouts Iíve had, if a little on the sweet side. Taste wise, there was nothing Iíve experienced in the last two dozen stouts Iíve had, as in no mocha, no cocoa nibs, no chocolate, no coffee. The label says Star Anise and licorice root, but Iím not getting that either. There is a bit of almost, but not quite, hoppy bitterness on the swallow, but it is a generally an uneventful beer, and one of the least interesting stouts I have ever drank. Best before date is 5 months from now, so Iím sure itís fine, just not to my tastes.
arminjewell (7999) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 30, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour on tap at Town Hall Tap, dark black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of cocoa, anise, dark fruit, smoke into a bit of roasted malt,slight spicy notes. Taste was a mix of coffee, chocolate, dark fruit, anise, hints of smoke into a bit of spice, touch of yeast, finishing fairly sweet, yeasty and spicy as well.
odinstyr (581) - Howell, New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep brown-black with a thick brown head. Smells of toasted bread, chocolate, coffee. Taste is bitter and sweet, hint of anise/licorice, chocolate and good hop finish.
badgerben (4562) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Potch black with a large head. Slighly spiced aroma, with a bit of licorice. Somewhat bitter and roasty flavor. A little astringent. Some dark coffee.
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[6565-20140801] Bottle. Mediciney malt grain aroma. Black body with a medium-lasting creamy mocha head. Chocolatey roasted malt grain flavour has a light dusting of grit. Medium-full body. Nice balance comes together. (7/3/8-/3/15) 3.6
Boutip (5025) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a deep black color stout with a nice off-white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of roasted malt with light residual sugar notes. Taste is pretty dry with some roasted malt notes and light residuals sugar traces are noticeable. The liquorice and star anises did not make such a huge impact. Body is pretty full with nice creamy texture and good carbonation with no apparent alcohol. Good but not close to the best this brewery can offer.
sjohnny (408) - - NOV 16, 2014
2.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Dark fruit and malt aroma. Pours black with a thick dark tan head that last a long time. Smells much better than it tastes. Lighter bodied than it looks. Hints of dark fruit but mostly bitter cocoa. Just a bit of warmth on the finish.