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RATINGS: 444   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Series   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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tessic (921) - Brantford, Ontario, - APR 3, 2014
This stout poured a deep black colour with a big, beautiful, tan coloured, creamy stout. To the nose there are scents of toffee, vanilla, anise seed and cocoa to name a few. Carbonation is there but not overkill. Fizzy on the tongue. First swig was full of flavour. Flavours of spice, licorice, smoke, vanilla and roastiness. Finish is nice and burnt with spice flavour lingering.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (3774) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 30, 2015
Tap. Black with one finger head. Roasted malt with chocolate. A bit of dark fruit. Solid complexity.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbfobes (2656) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2015
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41 (1193) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - APR 11, 2015
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

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
dnstone (2352) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 10, 2015
Highly carbonated, moderately roasty with a light belgian yeast character. Brown color with an off-white head. Notes: GABF

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Randy4Beer (332) - - APR 6, 2015
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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (8514) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 30, 2015
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
odinstyr (588) - Howell, New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2015
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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (4577) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 7, 2015
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (7059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
[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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (5076) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 3, 2014
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.


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