Game Of Thrones: My Watch Has Ended
Brewery Ommegang

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From:
Brewery Ommegang
 
New York, United States
Style:
Brown Ale - American
ABV:
8%
Score:
87
Avg:
3.86 | pDev: 11.66%
Ratings:
114
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Mar 28, 2022
Added:
Jul 11, 2019
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  6
SCORE
87
Very Good
Game Of Thrones: My Watch Has EndedGame Of Thrones: My Watch Has Ended
Notes: Imperial Brown Ale brewed with maple syrup and fenugreek.

Our final Game of Thrones release expresses the state of the Seven Kingdoms after eight seasons of bloody battle. The name is a tribute to fans everywhere, the recipe is a nod to Bran the Broken and his time beneath the Weirwood Tree. The beer pours a rich mahogany hue, with aromas of sweet maple and caramelized sugar, notes of cocoa and toffee, a smooth, velvety mouthfeel and a rewarding finish that gently smolders with lingering roast.
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3.39 by kkazemi from New York on Mar 28, 2022
 
1.25 by khargro2 from Tennessee on Mar 18, 2022
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4.16/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by stevoj from Idaho

Draft at Funky Taco. Dark brown, opaque pour, a few bubbles. Sweet aroma, chocolate, light savory notes. Taste is smooth, sweet, dark toasty malts, toffee, brown sugar and maple. Really tasty and not overly strong

Feb 06, 2022
 
3.85 by BeerBeast from Florida on Jan 05, 2022
 
4.07 by howardnss from Pennsylvania on Nov 14, 2021
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3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by MacMalt from New Jersey

Poured from cork and cage bottle into a pint glass. It pours a clear, dark cola with a thin, creamy, khaki-colored head and thin sheen of lacing. Its nose offers roasted malt, chocolate, maple syrup, toffee, and a whiff of dark fruit. The taste largely follows the nose but the maple syrup has faded a bit and the raisin, plum, and brown sugar are more prevalent. It has the taste characteristics of a Belgian Dark Strong Ale. The carbonation is lively but the mouth feel is rather thin. It drinks easily at 8% ABV. Overall, while I enjoyed the dark fruit I would prefer an ale that is creamier and with a more significant malt profile.

Nov 14, 2021
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3.21/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
by michaelsmith11 from Illinois

I do like brown ales but I was not a big fan of this one. The alcohol was pretty well hidden and it had a decent feel to it. The smell and the taste were over powering fig flavors. It tasted like someone dropped a bunch of Fig Newtons into the beer. Not my thing.

Oct 23, 2021
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4.04/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by thehyperduck from Canada (ON)

750 mL cork and cage bottle bought at the LCBO about a year ago; best before Sep 23 2021, so I missed it by about a month - oh well. Served slightly chilled.

Pours dark but translucent; its body is a brownish-mahogany cherry cola colour, capped with less than a finger of smooth, beige-coloured head that dissipates within a minute or two. A modest collar of creamy froth is the only remnant of note - there's no lacing, and only a few wisps on the surface otherwise. It's not all that aromatic, either - hints of dark chocolate, raisin, plum, and herbs, with relatively underwhelming suggestions of maple syrup. Faint whiff of ethanol, too.

Not bad at all, and pretty unique - it kind of comes off as a hybrid of a Belgian dark ale and an American brown. Dark fruits such as raisin, plum and fig all come to mind, with notes of dark chocolate, molasses and cherry developing by mid-sip. A touch herbal towards the back end, with roasted malts, vanilla and a hint of coffee before the maple syrup - which really pops right at the beginning of the finish and lingers into a spicy, herbal, moderately sweet aftertaste; boozy warmth and burnt sugar are the last sensations to fade. Full in body, with moderately low carbonation levels and very fine bubbles that gently tickle the surface of the palate; feels smooth and satisfying to sip. The 8% is reasonably well hidden, endowing this imperial brown with fair drinkability.

Final Grade: 4.04, an A-. My Watch Has Ended didn't blow me away or anything, but it's not as if the finale of this beer series was a total disappointment. (*cough*). It's understated in certain ways - the roasted qualities, for instance, and the maple syrup/fenugreek are also on the subtle side IMO - but the sweeter malt and dark fruit-type flavours are robust, dominating much of the sip. It's a mixed bag, but on the whole I really liked this one. Worth cracking soon if you've got one in the cellar, or if you're lucky enough to find a random leftover bottle for sale.

Oct 21, 2021
 
4.21 by rawbraves from Colorado on Oct 15, 2021
 
4 by GClarkage from California on Sep 23, 2021
 
4.1 by Taenim from New Jersey on Aug 17, 2021
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4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Billolick from New York

Tall bottle, caged and corked, and w/o dating info that I can readily find.

Pours all dark and brown ale like, moderate darker cap, goes to a thicker film and low sheeting.

Milk chocolate sniff.

Tasty brown ale, with lots of milk chocolate, molasses, maple, caramel, nuts...delicious and smooth as it crosses through the mouth...nicely done

Jul 03, 2021
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3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Gmann from New York

Pours a solid brown color with ruby highlights. There is a cream colored head that settled into a small ring.

The aroma is of toasted brown bread. Big maple syrup drizzle. Hazelnuts. Sweet but very nice.

The taste is of brown bread, toasted. Prunes and dark dried cherries. Hazelnuts. A bit acrid in the finish.

Moderate feel with fizzy carbonation. Sweet on the palate with dark fruit syrup. Not cloying though. There is a bitterness in the finish that keeps things in check.

An interesting brown ale. Haven't had a beefy brown ale in years. Good dark fruity notes, dessert like but not heavy.

Jun 28, 2021
 
4.07 by BidYouABrew from Washington on Mar 14, 2021
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3.15/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by TheBigBoy from Pennsylvania

decent brown, but packs a bit of a bunch.

Mar 14, 2021
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3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by backblast from Alaska

This one was a little different for me. Must have been the taste of the fenugreek because in the background it reminded me of an old gruit.

The taste has a musty, herbal character up front with maple syrup sweetness and dark fruit-mostly plum/fig in the mild bitter lingering finish.

Mar 07, 2021
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3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Thomas_Wikman from Texas

Look: Black with a thick fluffy mocca colored head

Aroma: roasted malts, caramel, dark fruits

Flavor: sweet and roasted malts, burned sugar, caramel, plum, and maple syrup, fairly sweet

Body/Overall: medium body, velvety, soft, smooth

Feb 27, 2021
 
4 by GoHabsGo from Canada (ON) on Dec 27, 2020
 
5 by Dalkri from Massachusetts on Nov 27, 2020
 
3.75 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts on Nov 23, 2020
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3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

A cola colored dark carmel liquid with little carbonation is provided in a pint glass from a tap pour. Very little head, very little lacing and just a little sweet malt aroma accompany the experience. The taste is on the sweet side, which should be expected. The maple inclusion is subdued, but the fenugreek is a bit distracting. The effort can be appreciated, but the result isn't outstanding.

Nov 13, 2020
 
4 by bigred89 from Maryland on Nov 07, 2020
 
3.5 by craigdb from Pennsylvania on Oct 31, 2020
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3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Cramshawbar from Canada (ON)

One of my few Game of Thrones beer. As much as I didn't care about the show, I didn't about the beer either.
But this was the last of the series and it was on a selloff. So here I go.
Pours and smells like a trappist beer, though no head retention.
The taste is heavy on plum, not really on maple syrup as stated. No idea what fenugreek is, so I can't pinpoint its taste. Leaves sticky lips (guess that's the syrup) and boozy aftertaste.
Not bad, like a weak attempt at a Belgian beer. Good enough.

Oct 25, 2020
 
4.29 by soarinsteven from Illinois on Oct 19, 2020
 
4.14 by irishkyle21 from Canada (ON) on Oct 17, 2020
 
3.75 by parkwood from Pennsylvania on Sep 29, 2020
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4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by oberon from North Carolina

Like the description says it pours a deep mahogany with a thinner light beige head atop,a nice rich hue.Maple butter aromas with a slight burnt note,to me like a maple creme brulee with a torched top.Maple and dark brown sugar really come out on the palate,again it has some burnt qualities to it as well,it dryes out some in the finish with some earth and wood.A little thin for a beer with such richness of flavor but man it's flavor packed and very interesting.Really ejoyed this one.

Sep 20, 2020
 
3.5 by 1971bernat from Virginia on Sep 15, 2020
 
4 by jwat from Pennsylvania on Aug 31, 2020
 
4.15 by DannyBaldoni from Canada (QC) on Aug 30, 2020
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4.19/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Manta200 from Kentucky

750ml (1pt 9.4oz) bottle purchased from Jungle Jim's.
Dark brown, almost black color. Thin khaki head. As you pour you already notice a boozy smell and see nice fine carbonation. Smelling syrup and molasses. Taste follows the nose. Very much molasses/liquorice taste.
Medium body, well carbonated. I enjoyed it!

Aug 23, 2020
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3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by octortus from Canada (ON)

750 mL Bottle. ABV 8%
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Review: 217

Aug 17, 2020
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4.01/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Dodo2step from Pennsylvania

A- Dark like molasses and opaque, minimal head and dissipates quickly.

S- maple and molasses.

F- maple syrup and dark candied malts

M- creamy and sticky but goes down smooth

O- a great beer, give me another

Aug 11, 2020
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3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by zeff80 from Missouri

750ml bottle. $3.99 bargain bin. Poured out a clear, dark brown color with a small, light brown head of foam. It smelled of maple syrup, toffee and roasted malt. Sweet chocolate, maple, caramel, toffee and a subtle bitterness. Not sure if I tasted fenugreek but I'm not sure I know what it is anyway.

Jul 26, 2020
 
4.12 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida on Jul 25, 2020
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2.68/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
by maximum12 from Minnesota

Yes, the beers I haven’t had on the shelves are getting thin, & this one has maple syrup on it, so I bought it. If one hugged me, I’ll probably buy that one, too. Corked & caged 750ML split with the wife.

The pour is dark-ish. Not much of a head, but as I stare wistfully into the glass, I see lots of tiny bubbles racing merrily up from the bottom. The nose is coarse black bread drizzled with syrup. Odd.

My Watch Has Ended is a clashing, roaring contradiction of flavors. The base beer itself seems like it didn’t do enough squats, & is ninth grader thin. The primary taste is must, like slightly moldered grains, with a touch of maple syrup, herbal mint, slight toffee. A small taster of this would have been plenty.

The other GoT beer I had sucked. This one doesn’t quite reach those depths but it isn’t good. Sub-par.

Jul 24, 2020
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3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by jettjon from Florida

From a bomber into a Perfect Pint glass, it’s a very dark brown with mahogany notes beneath a thin head of brown/tan bubbles that quickly fades leaving nothing behind. Nose is sticky sweet with malt and molasses. In the mouth it’s surprising more bitter than advertised on the nose with a nice nutty, coffee and burnt sugar. Mouth is livelier than indicated by the head, and also a bit on thin side. Overall: I’m not sure what to make of this one. A strong (“imperial”) Brown Ale – I was excited going in but the end result seems a bit muddled. I checked the date and it appears to read 7/2/21 so I’m not sure what’s up. Wouldn’t seek this one out again, it’s a one and done for me.

Jul 05, 2020
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3.97/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Franziskaner from Missouri

Dark brown to nearly black in color with a fingernail of brown on top. You can really smell the maple in this one. I tasted lots of maple and some caramel. There's just a touch of the fenugreek at the back of the palate. The mouth was sticky and lightly chewy.

Jul 03, 2020
 
4.39 by chiefz1 from New York on Jun 27, 2020
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