Game Of Thrones: Take The Black Stout - Brewery Ommegang

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Ratings: 1,050
Reviews: 195
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 12.26%
Wants: 48
Gots: 196 | FT: 17
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New York, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Dark Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Cooker_stp on 09-09-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Ommegang and HBO® announce the newest beer in the Game of Thrones® collaboration series. Through its first three seasons, the critically acclaimed drama has become the biggest show on HBO. Take the Black Stout follows the highly coveted Iron Throne Blonde Ale, which flew off of shelves earlier this year. To satisfy the appetite of Game of Thrones fans, production of Take the Black Stout will more than double the final volumes of Iron Throne Blonde Ale.

Inspired by the brotherhood of the Night’s Watch, Take the Black Stout was made to be deep, dark and complex like those who have sworn the oath to defend Westeros against threats from the north. The label depicts the Weirwood tree where Jon Snow recited the oath before joining the Night’s Watch.

In time for the holidays, Take the Black Stout makes for the perfect gift. Shipping to distributors in September 2013, the beer is available in 750 ML bottles and 1/6 barrel kegs.
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Photo of oberon
3.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap at the Ommegang brewery cafe yesterday.Poured into a snifter near jet black with a one finger frothy beige head atop.Aromas of black licorice and roast mainly,quite yeasty.Flavors of light yeasty phenols,dark roast,and more of the black licorice,with a dryer earthy finish.Not bad and not overly yeasty/phenolic.

Photo of tjumfrid
4.26/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Found this in total wine, almost died of ecstasy. I'm a huge 'A Song of Ice and Fire' and 'Game of Thrones" fan.. so was pretty excited to find this on the shelf..

A 25 oz. bottle poured into a New Belgium globe.

A: Dark, pitch black death. A quarter-inch head left on the top.

S: Sour, burnt hops, a smidgen of marshmallow.

T: Tastes sour, dark oak and chocolate.

M: Foamy, breezy, fluffy. Delicious.

O: Very nice beer. I would recommend it. AND read the books too.

Photo of lordofthewiens
4.02/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In a snifter the beer was a black color with a cocoa-colored head. There was a bit of lace.

Aroma of chocolate and coffee, with some sweet fruit. I had the impression of charcoal.

The aroma translated well into the taste. Sweet chocolate, coffee. Some raisins. Still that charcoal sensation.

Very smooth, on the dry side.

Enjoyed it.

Photo of JohnnyBarman
3.77/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750mL bottle from the LCBO - apparently my local shop randomly got a bonus case or two of this today. Finally watching the series and reading the books...not sure why it took me so long.

Pours dark charcoal, with a billowing head of foam of the usual Belgian-inspired sort. Lingers long, with good retention and a healthy dose of lacing.

Nose is chocolate, Belgian yeast, caramel, smoke. A few beers marketed as a "Belgian Stout" have had similar noses.

Anise was billed high, but got a pretty moderate performance. Still, the brew itself was quite tasty - dry roasted malt, coffee, Belgian yeast, dark fruit, a bit of smoke and spice. Went down well as I watched the episode.

Tasty brew, certainly a marked improvement over their first GoT brew. Nice Belgian Dark.

Photo of MattyG85
4.31/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750 ml corked bottle into a Duvel tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours an oily pitch black with a lot of bubbles. Huge four finger tan head with decent retention. Leaves a lot of creamy lacing clinging to the glass.

Smell: A roasty and sweet Belgian style stout aroma with big hints of chocolate, coffee, and yeast. Upfront presence of Belgian yeast with some clove and pepper spicing. Fruit hints of banana and slight bubblegum. Dark roasted barley malts with hints of cocoa, coffee, biscuit, burnt toast, caramel, toffee, grains, and dough. Sweet hints of molasses and brown sugar. Anise licorice presence. Dark fruit hints of raisin, fig, dates, and slight cherry. Subtle earthy hop hints. A pretty solid aroma.

Taste: Like the aroma previews, a sweet and roasty Belgian style stout taste with notes of chocolate, coffee, and lots of yeast. Big Belgian yeast presence upfront along with notes of clove and pepper. Dark roasted barley malts with notes of dark cocoa, coffee, biscuit, burnt toast, grains, caramel, toffee, and cookie dough. Fruit notes of banana and bubblegum. Sweet taste of brown sugar and slight molasses. Notes of anise licorice spicing. Dark fruit undertones of fig, dates, raisin, and cherry. Light notes of earthy hops. A very good taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with a high amount of carbonation. Creamy, silky, smooth, and somewhat bubbly. Finishes dry. Alcohol heat is masked well.

Overall: A very good Belgian style spin on a stout. Good roasty and yeasty taste. Reminds me of Brooklyn's Black Ops with its big bottle conditioned yeast presence in a stout.

Photo of HoppySeb
3.42/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a nonic pint. Pours black with a dark brown share around the edges. Quite opaque. Thick airy head emerges quickly, mocha in color.

The nose is an overpowering wave of sharp licorice and anise with chocolate, vanilla and espresso playing a minor role in the background. There is also a notable smokiness to the beer that bridges some of the contrasting flavors. Taste is similar to the aroma – heavy on the anise and licorice, with dark cocoa, vanilla and latte notes on the background. Taste is smoky as well although lighter than I would’ve thought from its scent.

Its body is thinner than it would appear although I would still consider it medium bodied. Carbonation on this brew is on the heavier side than I would have expected, making its sharp anise taste quite pronounced – almost too much for my liking.

Overall the beer is decent. Not something I’d go out of my way to get, but very drinkable. As the beer warms up chocolate and vanilla flavors get more pronounced and it makes it more enjoyable. The presentation is definitely a “family size” offering. After my first glass, I poured just a bit more on a snifter and added one scoop of Coffee ice-cream. It was delicious.

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.85/5  rDev +32.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pitch black body pours nicely into my bowl shaped chalice, large thicket of fine bubbled tan head. Looks great with nice retention on the foam that doesn't want to fade. Aroma hints of black licorice and anise, dark coffee roasted malt qualities, hints of chocolate and complex ripened fruits. Flavor hits hard with the coffee bitterness of the dark roasts, with hints of acidity from the dark fruit, anise, and licorice root additions. Very substantial filling beer, I'm enjoying every aspect of it thus far. Fantastic roasted malt, woody earthy characteristics flood the palate familiar notes of anise infused pitsella (Italian cookies made with a mini waffle iron). No Game of Thrones hype here, I've never seen it. However, this beer is bad ass, something I've been dying to see from Brewery Ommegang a big hearty Belgian style stout, none of this Adoration bullshit with loads of chocolate additions. Roasted chocolate malt is the signature flavor with so many nuances including coffee, dark fruit, wood barrel notes, earthiness between the hops and anise/licorice root additions. I'm a fan texture is perfect big bold bodied ale with a deep bottle matured natural level of carbonation, no cloying aspects a perfect creation they hit a homerun with this beer and Moortgart hit the homerun when they acquired Ommegang and most recently Boulevard Brewing.

Photo of skiking1163
3.66/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Figured this would make a decent first review. First day below freezing here, so it obviously was time to break this one out.

Served from the bottle in to a Half Acre belgian glass ~55°

A: Poured pitch black with a great tan head. Dissipated before too long but is keeping a nice tan film on top.

S: My first thought was that this has a smell almost reminiscent of Mad Elf/Naked Elf. Nice sweet, dark notes. Belgian yeasts?

T: Not a whole lot of forward tastes here for me. Really nice ending to this one though.

M: Although its got a nice mid to heavy body, its still a bit lighter than I expected. Also has a bit more effervescence than I had thought it would as well. A little bit of lingering stickiness starting to build.

O: Overall, I do really enjoy this beer for what it is. I think Ommegang did a great job making a beer that seems reminiscent of what the Jon Snow (although he knows nothing) and co. would have been drinking. I will be looking for the coming releases in this series, both for the gimmicks and some pretty solid beer.

Photo of hagbergl
2.96/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

As a huge fan of the show, Game of Thrones, and Ommegang, I had high hopes for this beer. Unfortunately, those hopes were dashed. Served in my DFH snifter.

Appearance (4/5): Huge pillowy khaki head of three fingers. Highly active carbonation, as to be expected from a bottle conditioned beer.

Smell (3/5): Peppery Belgian yeast scent. Not sweet at all. Plenty of roasty and burnt notes, some dark chocolate. Little to none of the coffee scent I expect from a stout.

Taste (2.75/5): Belgian yeast gives a peppery flavor to the foretaste, similar to the yeast flavor in Unibroue's Trois Pistoles. Dark chocolate. Major bitterness, to point of being extreme, from the black licorice root and star anise. Dry. It gets sweeter as it warms, and good thing, too. It's hard to drink at first. Fairly complex. This is a mediocre beer that has some seriously off-flavors. The licorice and anise make it much harsher than it should be.

Mouthfeel (3.5/5): Dry and smooth, medium-light body.

Overall (2.75): I simply did not like this beer very much. The harshness of the licorice root and star anise really did not work in my opinion. Perhaps the brewers' approach was inspired by the austerity of the lives of the soldiers who have "taken the black", and that's cool, but I think the beer could have been conceptualized a lot better. Oh well, maybe the next Game of Thrones-inspired beer will be better.

Photo of KrissyKat6
4.48/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Delicious! Had on tap in May 2015.

Photo of Auraan
4.48/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured a deep black, with two fingers of rich, tan head. It has the beautiful ebony visage of a fine stout. Scents of Belgian yeast funk, roast malt, brown sugar, dark fruit, roast nuts and slight black coffee. An excellent, stout-like scent, but with elements of a Belgian ale. Taste begins with a very faint bubblegum flavor and a bit of Belgian yeast funk, moves along into roast malt, black malt, black coffee, a slight hint of nuttiness, slight sour notes and finishes with hints of dark fruit and an aftertaste of bitter roast malt, dark chocolate and black coffee. As the beer warms a tiny hint of alcohol also creeps into the background. It's a rich, deep stout in flavor, but with the complexity of a Belgian ale added in for good measure. Very good. Mouthfeel is medium to thick bodied with moderate carbonation. It drinks most like a stout which makes it hard to drink slowly, even though this beer demands it to fully savor the aroma and flavor. It doesn't detract, but rather complements that side of the beer, by making it quite smooth to drink. Overall I highly recommend this beer if you can find it. It is a deep, rich, complex Belgian-style take on a stout that melds the two styles wonderfully.

Photo of Brenden
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Maybe Belgian-style stout isn't a category, but this beer's likeness to it is throughout and begins with the look. It's thick, rich and heavy with good viscosity, very nearly black. The light brown head rests thick and rocky on top. It moves only very slowly from one finger and lends some clumpy lacing as it recedes.
The rich and roasty character certainly makes me think stout in the nose, though it's deeper than just the initial impression. It's got lots of toast and dark cocoa, some meaty nut, something quite woody that, with the touch of char, edges smoky, and a whiff of alcohol. Only with some warming do some licorice, toffee and spicy/fruity notes come out.
There's lots of earth and, with coffee impressions, wood, and all the roast, it leads toward a chalky dryness. But fruity esters, something like anise, and a sweet sort of spiciness make for more depth and balance it out. A bit of leafy hops are detectable as well. It goes a little peppery with more toast and roast as it finishes out.
The body ultimately reaches full, though it just pushes past medium as a fluffy near-effervescence smooths it out some and adds a little bite. Crispness is kept at a manageable level but adds some activity to it.

Photo of CloudStrife
3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Pours a dark brown appearing black in the glass with a tannish brown head. Leaves some lacing on the sides of the glass. Leaves a nice layer of head for a long time.

S: Belgian yeast and dark fruits are the first thing I notice. Some sweetness. Roasted malts, a hint of chocolate as well.

T: Pretty complex blend going on here. Starts with a dark fruit and belgian taste, then a dose of anise and licorice come in. The aftertaste has chocolate notes, fruitiness and yeast.

M: Full body with low carbonation on the tongue but a crisp carbonated finish. Isnt too sticky. Booze adds a touch of heat.

Overall its a good take on a Belgian type stout. Has great yeast characteristics to it and the licorice aspect is very interesting. Worth a try.

Photo of biboergosum
3.55/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml caged and corked bottle. This stuff has been available around town of late, for about $10 per 10oz pour - to hell with that - for the same price, I get this sturdy serving, with label imagery redolent of Tolkien Ents, or something (I haven't watched or read the titular show or books).

This beer pours a rather solid black, with pervasive basal cola highlights, and a rising, untamed tower of puffy (duh), thinly foamy, and tightly bubbly beige head, which leaves some extensive pockmarked limestone cliff face lace around the glass after it spends a coon's age displaying its retention qualities.

It smells of dry, somewhat meaty roasted caramel malt, earthy, almost funky Belgian yeast, a soft black fruit fleshiness, oily nuts, bittersweet cocoa powder, mild black licorice notes, muddled earthy spice, and leafy, weedy hops. The taste is rather sour, grainy, and toasted bready malt, a touch of burnt caramel, edgy, gritty yeast, those dry Scandinavian licorice 'candies', bitter baking chocolate, dark fruit - prune and sour cherry, mostly - mild clove-heavy spice, and subdued earthy, leafy hops. A bit of alcohol heat becomes evident as things warm.

The bubbles are content to lie low, and provide a speck of hiccuping effervescence here and there, the body a lacking medium weight, and a bit too edgy from various corners to be considered all that smooth. It finishes pretty dry, the roast, yeast, and even fruit having had it with all things saccharine, it would seem safe to say.

As the label sez, in no uncertain terms, 'stout', it was a tad concerning to see the listing here as a BDA. Now after careful and thorough consideration (i.e. drinking a fair share of it), I have to agree, it may be very 'dry stoutish', but the yeast component, she (yeast is feminine en Francais) be strong, so, until Belgian Stout is a thing, this is it. At any rate, this offering still leaves me nonplussed, irrespective of style - dry and yeasty isn't what I'm looking for, I guess, and the guest ingredient gets unfortunately lost in the mire.

Photo of dacrza1
4.23/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

DATE TASTED: November 29, 2013... GLASSWARE: Duvel snifter...OCCASION: Game of Thrones book one finished--a beer hopefully worthy of its namesake... APPEARANCE: absolutely louse-like three-finger head; chunky and creamy, gray/brown; jet black (could it be any other?) body--ultimately intimidating... AROMA: caramel and wintry fair (nutmeg? cinnamon? allspice?) stir up hauntingly chocolaty flavors--alluring... PALATE: whoa--full-bodied and arresting at the throat--like a corpsed Othar--with effervescence at the teeth--a complete, Wall-worthy presence that sits long after the sip is taken; each breath releases an alcoholic sigh...TASTE: a wooded funk, not quite plasticine--but a somewhat appropriate description--as well as bold, complex spices--BIG, NASTY...OVERALL: a beer to occupy a night, jarring and aggressive with more than adequate complexity to demand a drinker's attention--like the land north of the $10.99, just about priced correctly...

Photo of secondtooth
3.77/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep black (appropriate), with only a hint of ruby highlights. Lace is big, loopy, and spoke-like. Nice!

Aroma is mocha with a trace of spice and an herbal note. Subtle.

Taste is unusual, with the licorice root and star anise making their presence known. The chocolate and coffee notes are there, and become more pronounced as this drink warms, but the woody, herbal, earthy elements are the "stars" here. A tasty stout with a twist, but not one I'd revisit anytime soon.

Photo of McNealc31
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Really easy to pour a bit too aggressively. Pours black (it better!) with a rather dark khaki head. The aroma is full of dark fruit, smoke, and anise. Interesting flavor. Dark bread, dark fruit, a bit of char and smoke. Hops don't really come in until the finish. There is a hint of anise in the background, but it's not overpowering. Also some of the flavor you'll get from yeast in other Belgian Dark Ales. Lacing so thick, it practically coats the entire glass.

This is really quite good. I'd love to enjoy a few of these once the show is back on!

Photo of Fatehunter
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a finger of tan head on a black body. Excellent retention.
The aroma is licorice, roasted malt and a touch of burnt wood. Nice, if faint.
The taste has a big burnt malt profile; balanced with dark chocolate, milk and mild bitter at the end.
The texture is soft and a little fizzy at the beginning; to smooth middle to end.
Quite enjoyable.

Photo of Rob23
3.45/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours black as a White Walkers soul with a very huge head...I had to slow down my pour to make sure i didnt over do it.Slight lacing and far so good.Smell is licorice and malt.First taste is not what I was expecting but maybe because of the Ommegang style I expected the siginiture taste of the Belgian style.This is NOT a chocolate bomb stout for sure.It does seem to melt in the mouth a bit but not a thick aftertaste.Do not let the name fool you.This is not a Russian Imperial Stout.This is much lighter and at first I was let down but after my first glass I get what they were trying to pull off here.Not bad at all. 3.5 out of 5 stars.

Photo of russpowell
3.89/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours an effervescent ebony with 3 fingers of mocha colored head. Crazy head retention & lacing

S: Faint dark fruit notes & maybe some anise & little hint of juicy-fruit

T: Faint anise notes, a little bit of char & figs up front. Carob & fig as this warms, a touch of caramel, faint leafy hoppyness, a bit more anise & a little green appleskin. Finishes fruity (pears, figs & little bit of green apple), a touch of charred grain, dry with a bit of caramel

MF: Light/medium bodied with gentle carbonation, skews towards creamy as this warms. Warming as this reaches room temp

A solid Belgian Dark, was hoping for more, drinks easy enough; opened up as this warmed up; plays a little bit to my wheelhouse to be sure

Photo of Heynow007
1.99/5  rDev -45.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I was expecting something fuller since it's a black stout, but I was disappointed in the dullness of this beer. Very fizzy and no body at all. It tastes bland and un flavorful. I love stouts and this beer doesn't come close to Ten Fiddy, stone Black Russian, etc.

Photo of bbkd3b
3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Smooth pour produces a rather impressive 2-finger head that has solid retention. Impressively dark with a sexy, brow head, this beer has a decent overall look. It leaves a small amount of lacing on the glass which is pretty impressive all things considered.

Dark-malt bomb when you get up close to it, this is one of those beers that you have to re-visit every once in a while to make sure you catch everything. Hints of chocolate and roasted malts dominate the front. A small trace of Belgian yeast can be found if one gets adventurous enough (performing the “Belgian dip” if you will). There’s also a thin trail of dark fruits to be found, but it’s so faint that I would hardly even call it there. Not that incredible, to be honest.

Velvety body with very mellow carbonation carries a bittersweet flavor straight to the tongue. Hints of chocolate with a coffee-like undertone hit initially but then things start to change. It really morphs into a very heavy smokiness, probably the result of the roasting process. It also has a bit of a wooden character which is something different. I don’t know if it’s necessarily good, but I like the variety. This is multi-faceted and interesting overall, but the combination of flavors isn’t the greatest I’ve ever had. One word to describe it would be robust. The picture of the heart tree on the label is incredibly appropriate what with the woody undertones and the fact that this would make a great winter brew.

I enjoyed this beer for the most part. While the flavors weren’t all there for me, it kept me interested. It’s one of those types of brews that grows on you as you go on. Hey, it’s perfect for the ‘theme’ of the project. A stranger becoming a friend. Recommended to all but the most up-tight of Northern bastards.
And now my drink has ended.

Photo of Gmann
3.92/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into the GoT Ommegang tulip glass. The color is black as the name suggests. There is a creamy toasted khaki head that settles into a thick ring. Bonus points for a truly black BDA.

The aroma is fruity and sweet. Plenty of prune and raisin to go along with the candi sugar. Lots of clove from the yeast. Definitely Belgian in style. Light carob. Not much roast comes through the aroma.

The taste starts off fruity and sweet just like the aroma. Big prune notes and plenty of clovey spice from the yeast. The sweetness is quickly checked by a roasted bitterness that reminds you that the beer is actually labeled a stout. A bit of a dry roasty flavor. The beer sides on the BDA side of the spectrum but there are noticable stout flavors. Irish Dry Stout meets Belgian Dark Ale?

The feel is light with fizzy carbonation. Very much like a BDA. Sweet on the palate to start but ends with a chalky dry bitterness. Well balanced. Perhaps a touch sticky.

I like the beer. I appreciate how Ommegang kept to its Belgian roots but added a stout flavor to this beer.

Photo of nick_asian
4.02/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Absolutely black with a dark tan fluffy head. No light is getting through it.

S: Lot's of floral and hops coming from this. Definitely get the licorice and anise from it, which I'm not the biggest fan of, but it's pretty balanced with the roasted malts. a little sweet carmel and earthy tones going on as well.

T: Pretty much everything transfer over well. Can't get any of the booze, but 7% isn't really that hard to hide with this much character. The licorice pops out more as the beer warms as well, but the roasted malts don't allow it to get too out of hand.

M: It feels medium bodied but kind of thin at the same time, which is a bummer. Expected it to be more robust. Carbonation is super solid, though.

O: Not bad at all. Even if you're not a fan of the licorice flavor like me, it's worth a shot at least once. Plus, come one, it's Game of Thrones. It's nice for decoration at the very least.

Photo of Bung
3.76/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750ml. Dark almost black pour, finger of head layered from tan to almost brown looking as it sinks in. Retained quite well.

Aroma, Some red fruit and prune. Roast malt, a little earty peaty-ness. Discernable Belgian yeast.

Taste, Some prune, then clove is quite present up front. Earthy and almost funky yeast. FInishes with a nice nutty roast and just faint anise.

Solid medium body, ample carbonation due to the Belgian methods used. Not much warming, drinks quite easily. Different but I enjoyed it.
This one grew on me. Middle through finish is the best part of this for me. Worth trying if the price is right.

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Game Of Thrones: Take The Black Stout from Brewery Ommegang
83 out of 100 based on 1,050 ratings.