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RATINGS: 521   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Night gathers and it’s 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 Night’s 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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3.6
anders37 (26857) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty spicy chocolate aroma with weak yeasty hints. Roasted malty bitter chocolate yeasty caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and caramel yeasty finish.

3.8
Travlr (25558) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Draft. Pretty much black, brown head. Aroma of burnt eresso, licorice. Taste is slightly sour coffee grounds, burnt cocoa. Tasty.

3.6
Leighton (21880) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2013
Bottle shared at Sander’s in NYC. Pours deep brown with a foamy, beige head. Well toasted malts in the nose with burnt toffee, coal, Belgian yeast. Medium sweet flavor with dried berries, chocolate, raisins, good roast, ash, burnt wood. Medium bodied with fine, creamy carbonation. Sweet finish, lightly warming, with moist ash, charcoal, Belgian yeast, burnt toast, charred toffee. Pretty nice.

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fiulijn (20992) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 10, 2014
Draught at Craft Beer Market, Vancouver
Black color with medium sized, compact, brownish head. Roasted malt aroma, some coffee. The mouthfeel is dry but also quite smooth; the mild roasted malt flavor is one of the most balanced I found in Stouts, not excessively ashy, yet delivering the message. Bitter, with some hop pungency, and light hop fruitiness.
Very well made.

3.9
mcberko (18441) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 17, 2013
On tap at Craft Beer Market Vancouver, pours a deep dark mahogany with a small tan head. Aroma brings out cocoa notes, roasted malt and subdued coffee. Flavour brings out dark fruits, highly roasted malts, and cocoa powder. Very full-bodied and creamy, finishing burnt and slightly fruity. Excellent beer.

3.6
Oakes (18209) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 23, 2016
Bottle from the back of the fridge. Black. Light tan head. The aroma is both fruity/berryish and chocolatey. Fairly good balance of these elements on the palate, too. The chocolate is sweet, maybe a bit molassesy, and the blackberry fruit is a pleasant, unexpected accent. Bit fizzier than I might like but good beer.

3.6
yngwie (17109) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 11, 2017
Bottle, 75cl corked, shared by bergstaden. A dark brown beer with a dense, finger-thick beige head. The aroma has a good dash of licorice, with chocolate, oatmeal, coffee and mocha. It’s full-bodied, smooth and lightly warming, with a nice carbonation level. Roasted malts, prunes and figs, mocha, oatmeal cookies and some licorice in the flavor, followed by a good dash of bitterness. Lasting roasted and pleasantly bittered finish. Nice indeed, but there’s something missing that I can’t pin point. 170311

3.6
jtclockwork (16952) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 4, 2013
Bottle. Pours very dark brown with big brown mocha head. Nose and taste of roasted barley, black licorice, anise, vanilla, dirty hop resin, roast coffee, spice and caramel. medium body.

3.2
brokensail (16609) - Dublin, California, USA - NOV 4, 2013
On tap @ Beachwood BBQ. Black in color with a khaki head. Aroma is big on the roasted malt and smoke. Licorice, char, and some dark fruits. Kind of woody and herbal, a bit of earth and coffee grounds. Flavor is only mildly sweet with a pronounced bitterness. Smoke and roast dominate up front. Lots of licorice, mild fruit sweetness, some coffee, earth, woody herbs, and earth. Not a huge fan.

3.4
Ferris (16107) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 30, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2013 Draft - Roast malts, raisins and some soy sauce. Jet black with a thin beige head. Dark fruits and a bit of liquorice and coffee. A little thin for a stout but enjoyable.


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