RATINGS: 519   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Night gathers and its 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 Nights 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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nufan947 (1) - Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2014 does not count
Poured from a bottle. Aroma is caramel, coffee, chocolate, roasty, with a bit of herbs and spice. Pours a black with minimal brown head. Medium sweetness with stout flavors as well as a bit of Belgian spice that you would expect from Ommegang. Full body with creamy mouthfeel, average carbonation, and long finish. Very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlovell2 (1934) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 7, 2014
Saved this one for the Season Premier. Pours Dark brown with a big foamy tan head. Aroma is Dark dried fruit, cocoa, roasty malt, and spicy yeast. Flavor starts roasted malt smokiness some sweet caramel malt flavor, dark chocolate. Then there is a tart dark fruit.flavor and ending with a spicy yeast favor and smokiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
daveddec (24) - - APR 6, 2014
It pours black like most stouts, but the head that is formed has a dark brown colour. It has a light aroma, but has hints of roasted malts. The beer is full-bodied coating ones mouth, and has light carbonation. The taste is balanced, with toasted malts, chocolate, coffee, and a subtle bitterness at the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (1773) - California, USA - APR 6, 2014
Pours black color with a thick tan head. Chocolate, licorice, coffee, roasted malt, raisin and fig aroma. Chocolate, plum, raisin, roasted malt, coffee and anise flavors. Full body and mild carbonation. Chocolate and dark fruit finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hair6a11 (1481) - Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2014
Bottle; Pour is murky brown, with a fine bubbled, two finger khaki head into this glass - It retains fairly welll, with a light spotting present here. The nose is mild fruit, light roast, with some cocoa / caramel present here. It reminds slightly of an export stout. Anyway - The flavor profile is roast, cocoa, caramel, moving to fruit esters, light licorice present. Mineral water is present - frankly - its just lacking heft. Its clean, but too simple for me

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (5353) - Connecticut, USA - APR 6, 2014
750ml bottle in an Ommegang tulip. Pours near black with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, some chocolate, light dough, hints of chocolate, light spices and dark fruits, and a light bitterness. Flavor the same. Average texture. A decent stout, but a little light.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jdavidh (164) - California, USA - APR 6, 2014
Excellent creamy head and nice feel on the palate, but otherwise a fairly generic stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ModeEngage (152) - Lowell, Massachusetts, USA - APR 6, 2014
Bottle. Pours opaque coffee with thin tan head that lasts and laces. Smells of roasted malt, chocolate, pepper, and vanilla. Drinks smoothly with mild lingering bitterness. Medium bodied. Tastes of dark bread, roasted malt, bitter chocolate, and wood notes. Slightly astringent finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GL2814 (361) - New York, New York, USA - APR 6, 2014
Pours dark with a thick head, the taste of spice, anise, and chocolate are present, but not over powering. If winter is truly coming, this is the beer I want to keep warm with. Toasty, chocolatey, and with a slight bitterness on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GregClow (3293) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2014
Bottle from the LCBO. Almost-black body with a big puffy tan head. Aroma of dark malt, fruity chocolate, bit of licorice. Flavour follows the aroma - not bad, but I hoped for more complexity. Body is on the thin side, and a bit sharp on the palate. All in all, a bit of a letdown.

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