Game Of Thrones: Take The Black Stout | Brewery Ommegang

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Game Of Thrones: Take The Black StoutGame Of Thrones: Take The Black Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang
New York, United States
ommegang.com

Style: Belgian Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by Cooker_stp on 09-09-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,317
Reviews:
244
Ratings:
1,277
pDev:
11.65%
Bros Score:
3.81
 
 
Wants:
68
Gots:
315
Trade:
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HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 1,277 |  Reviews: 244
Photo of rgk3
4.22/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aged 5 years, poured into stout glass. THICK and creamy head over a pitch-black beauty of a beer. Aroma is a bit musty after years of aging. Upfront hint of licorice, wonderful dark-roasted grain throughout, and a bit of bitter dark chocolate at the end. Excellent mouthfeel. Quite enjoyable. Kind of wish I had another stored away.

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Photo of beergoot
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Tar pit black with a thick, creamy, light tan head. Very faint smell of roasted and charred grain; milk and bitter chocolate. Some dull, stale baker's chocolate flavors; cocoa; some fruity esters, strawberry; bitter. Heavy body; dense and velvety; despite the residual sugars, an overall dry quality to the finish.

An approachable if somewhat scrambled stout. The aroma was very hard to pick up, but one does find some decent possibilities with what one does pick up. The taste seemed more like a dry stout in spirit with a somewhat odd (though not disagreeable) estery quality. Then again, being about five years old, some things like the smell may have diminished and the flavors may have shifted, so perhaps back in the day, this beer may have gotten a slightly better rating. Regardless, the beer is still quite drinkable.

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Photo of danoble1
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 1971bernat
2.5/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of OzmanBey
2/5  rDev -45.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of jduprey007
3.72/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lucoli
3.62/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kingmaker
3.65/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of briandschorr
4.46/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I like this one. The Stout is deep, dark and complex. Just like beer fans. I found the taste to be well balanced. The mouthfeel was quite good. The smell is woody, dark, with some nice coffee and yeast notes. You will notice a thick tan head with good carbonation. Back to taste. For me, the flavors pack a good punch. The hops come first and then I got pine, citrus, and roasted coffee.

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Photo of Stofko1992
3.28/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Casey_L
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of daliandragon
4.08/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This pours aggressive with a huge brown head that dissipates in a few minutes. The nose is thick and complex with notes of roasted malt, coffee, mixed nuts, and cream.

The taste shows some fairly intense flavors featuring hops at the forefront. Pine, citrus, and medicinal qualities feature in the front, before being shoved aside by the familiar roasted and coffee. Texture is light for a stout but the body and aftertaste help counteract this.

This is rich and flavorful, with more balance than I would expect. Not delicious, but complex and interesting.

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Photo of GulDukat88
4.32/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NickFry9
3.92/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Photo of themegamancave
3.71/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jeschaefer
3.34/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rammed96
3.12/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Narthax
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bammer21
3.81/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of reitzbrewing
4.62/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Antg8989
3.87/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I really haven't been a fan of these Game of Thrones beers and this one hasn't convinced me otherwise. They certainly aren't bad but they don't live up to their name.

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Photo of Buck_Jones
3.63/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bdiiorio
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of q33jeff
3.67/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

**
11/10/13
Bottle to goblet.
Aroma Is woody, dark coffee, some yeast.
Dark black, thick tan head. Big Bubbles.
Taste is bitter chocolate, pepper, toasted malt, Belgian Wang.
Good carbonation for a stout.

Started Off harsh, but it's growing on me. A lot of flavor here.
Winter is Coming.
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Photo of OldDirty
3.51/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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