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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClassyBeagle (376) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2014
From notes: November 4, 2013. A: Faint amount of dark chocolate, roasted malts, and some light Belgian yeast. A: Pours a coffee-like pitch black with a thin khaki head. T: Roasted malt, a hint of anise, moderate bitterness, dark fruit sweetness, and a bit of alcohol are the main flavors. M: Thick with lots of smooth natural carbonation and an excellent slick body. O: An interesting beer. Im not a big fan of anise, so I was predisposed to not be blown away by it, but the anise was very subtle anyway. Glad I tried it, love the show and love the collaboration even more!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tschof (61) - - FEB 1, 2014
Beautiful looking beer. Aside from that crazy swirling tastes. Id describe it as a toasted Belgian coffee beer. Mixes yeast spice flavor with coffee and choc notes. Try it once. Prob not worth the $10-$12 for a pint over the long haul

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kerenmk (4505) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 1, 2014
Bottle sample at an Ommegang tasting at the Beer and Beyond store. Very black with tan head. Spicy, mildly roasted with some caramel and sweet coffee aroma, very roasty bitter taste. Full body, roasty finish, a little dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2014
Bottle. This had a lot going on, and while I did enjoy this brew, I didnt think they had a perfect blend with all those ingredients. Nice notes of earth, coffee, chocolate, roast , fruit, licorice and hop. Just needed to be blended better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dandeman (887) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 29, 2014
Aroma: Chocolate, coffee, a couple of fruit notes like black cherry and blackberry and a bit of brown sugar. Average strenght. Appearance: Black, opaque. Thick, dense, creamy head, very long lasting. Sticking well to glass but remaining concentrated. Taste: We can feel roasted coffee very well with subtle notes of caramel and a touch of anice; with an earthy and dry final. Balance is pleasant, texture is thick and substancial. Sparkling is average. Taste remains in his excellent mix of wild fruits, anice and roasted accents. Superbly balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rader58 (882) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JAN 27, 2014
draught. Pours dark brown/black. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, caramel. Flavor of cocoa, earthiness, licorice, dark cherry, molasses.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cartoonkhaki (1257) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joshmcg000 (388) - Iowa, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Pours dark black with tan head. Aroma is roasty malts. Lots of good malt character, chocolate, maybe a little coffee. little bit of spice and some piney hops. pretty good stout, nothing to great though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Black pour with a tall, frothy tan head that has great retention and leaves nice lacing. Aroma of roast, licorice, dark caramel, raw yeast, dough, spice and light char. Flavor is licorice, roast, light smoke and char, light dark fruit, juniper, over roasted nuts and some fruity Belgian-like yeast. Medium body, dry, but slightly oily entry light to medium carbonation and dry maybe slightly astringent finish. Good stuff, maybe a little brash for a 7% stout without enough depth to back it up. Smells and look great, though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerdedone (3313) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Bottle. Pours a deep black with a medium foamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and licorice. Flavor of dark roasted malts, chocolate, black licorice, coffee and had some earthy spices.

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