bergstaden (3326) - Røros, NORWAY - OCT 2, 2017 Panzuriel (2429) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Game of Thrones, Take the Black Stout purchased at Giant Eagle in Westerville. Take the black pours a rich black opaque with a thick persistent head of small tan bubbles. Nose is heavy in belgian type esters of stone fruit and caramel. Taste is drier than anticipated with a nice roasted malt on the front with caramel. There is a touch of molasses and light bitters on the back end. body is lively but fluid. A nice belgian type stout.
Black with a brown head - Good coffee, vanilla and dark malts in the aroma - Malt body with some roasted notes with some coffee and vanilla notes - The dark malts goes into the finish with som bitterness - This was good gunnfryd (15483) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 30, 2017
KRS 110317. THX to Bergstaden. Dark brown color with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, licorice, alcohol, caramel. Flavor is the same. Full body. Very nice beer. Brigadier (3780) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2017
750 ml bottle
rayaron (2071) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - MAR 25, 2017
I am not into Game of Thrones but something about this release caught my eye. I finally got around to sampling it a few weeks ago. The beer has held up surprisingly well though I would not recommend waiting too much longer. I might even have to spring for one or two more special Ommegang releases in the future.
Aroma / Appearance - Inky black liquid consumes the glass. A sticky leg of dusty colored head crawls downwards. Black coffee, malts, and licorice enrich the air with a clear message - this beer will be an intense stout.
Flavor / Palate - Malt, coffee, and black raspberries slowly unfold on the tip of the tongue. They then blossom into a dense texture with few bells and whistles beyond the flavors you get on the first sip. Even so as long as thi line remains affordable I might grab one from time to time for novelty’s sake.
Bottle sample at a tasting at Lior’s place. Thanks DSG. Opaque black with brown head. The aroma has notes of chocolate, wood, some cherry and licorice, a bit smoked. Sweetish flavor, alcoholic with notes of licorice, anice, wood, bitterish, lots of roastiness, ash. Very carbonated, full-bodied. Very nice. DSG (15403) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 16, 2017
Bottle shared at a tasting at Lior D’s place. Thanks Alexey for this bottle! Black with a beige head. Roast, caramel, chocolate, some licorice, light smokiness, some ash, bittersweet. Medium-bodied. Good.
yngwie (17284) - 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 Meilby (11790) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 11, 2017
Bottle 750ml @ geokkjerGeokkjer (7663) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 11, 2017
[Courtesy of bergstaden] Pours dark reddish brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, dried fruits, chocolate, licorice and some spices. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long caramel, dried fruity, caramel and licorice finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Bottle, courtesy of bergstaden. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of licorice, malt, coffee and caramel. Flavor is sweet and malty with some roasted notes, slight pine, bitterness and caramel. Medium body, average carbonation. BREWMUSKCLES (2759) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 16, 2017
deep and dark with a mellow cocoa roast and some malt and hop. kind of a lot going on at once. some spice and a good full mouth feel that is on the velvet side. some red wine near the finish like a muscatel. ehaak26 (748) - - DEC 7, 2016
On tap at HopCat. Aroma of roasted malts and anise. Pours black with very little head.