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RATINGS: 476   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.

rajendra82's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rajendra82 (999) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - SEP 27, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WabashMan (1023) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - NOV 27, 2015
Pours a very deep brown with dark tan head. Nose is thin at first, but moves to a vinous, raison nose, paired with expected roast notes. Flavor isnít as complex as the nose, featuring mostly roast malt and a moderate hops bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anthony850 (405) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2015
On tap pours bark with a tan head. Very toasty with chocolate and licorice tones. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brownaler (415) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2015
Coffee bean smoky, body with a raisiny finish. Pretty easy drinking for an imperial stout.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LinusStick (3052) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2015
An OK beer. Not a fan of Ommegang but I can appreciate their beers. Aroma was typical Belgian yeast and not much else. Pour was a deep dark brown with a huge pillowy 2 finger near tan head. Taste was all Belgian yeast and malt. Anise and hints of spices I the finish. Mild carbonation. One dimensional

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (3354) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 19, 2015
On tap and listed as a "Belgian stout". Thick, essentially black body topped by a large and durable tan head. Rather straightforward up front, but complex, yeasty spiciness kick in mid-taste and carry forward into the aftertaste. Thereís some hoppy spiciness too, plus a faint touch of smoke/char.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bif (1799) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 15, 2015
On tap. Poured and deep brown color with a thick tan head and some lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, caramel and spice. Taste of roasted malt, dark chocolate, bit of coffee, licorice and spice. Nice bitterness and a clean finish. Full body, quite flavorful with a nice robust character. Enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
corby112 (2716) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Pitch black and opaque with a three finger beige head that very slowly settles into a lasting ring. Crazy retention, taking forever to settle into a pillowy foam cap. Streaks of soapy lacing left behind. Spicy aroma thatís dominated by anise and black licorice, overpowering the roasted dark malt notes. Slightly peppery and chalky with a touch of dark fruit along with burnt toast, oatmeal, roasted coffee bean and bitter dark chocolate. Not offensive, but the anise/licorice character is way too strong for my liking. Medium bodied, slightly smokey and thankfully a little more complex than the nose suggests. This beer still has a very strong anise/black licorice flavor but there is a burnt/acrid robust dark malt flavor with hints of ashtray, burnt coffee grinds and very bitter dark chocolate. Really dry and bitter and severely lacking in balance. I usually dislike anise/licorice in stouts but in this beer itís a welcome respite to the overwhelmingly bitter and acrid burnt malt flavors. Really harsh and tough to choke down. Very disappointing offering from a solid brewery. Tastes like a beer made for rapists, thieves, bastards and cowards. Youíll want to take the black after drinking it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gregwilsonstl (1567) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Tasted at cuginos. Dry. Coffee. Dark black. Thick lacing. Strong lingering dark roasted coffee (espresso?) aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
weihenweizen (2492) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2015
On tap at PNP Charleston. Black with small light brown head. Aroma is dark malt, medium body, medium carbonation, and some lacing. Taste is dark malt and some milk chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jerseyjohn71 (281) - corsicana, Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2015
I have not watched more than 3hrs of this show, im here for the beer,, caramel, nuts, chocolate, resin, dough, leather, earthy, alcohol, clove, cough drop, licorice, smoke, black, clear, minimal head, light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, full body, creamy, thick feel, soft carbonation, long finish,

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