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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,267
Reviews:
240
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
11.5%
 
 
Wants:
65
Gots:
310
For Trade:
17
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5/5  rDev +33.7%

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Photo of BlackDog
4.86/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a special Game of Thrones 12 ounce snifter glass, it is perfectly black with a big tan head. Lacing was on par while retention was a bit lacking.

The aroma is nice bouquet of roasted chocolate malt, coffee, and charcoal, with a slightly sweet finish. Little to no hops come through.

The taste is similar. Big notes of chocolate and roasted malts, and decently bitter on the back end. Again, there's a touch of woody sweetness in the mix, reminding me of a beer I once had that was aged on cedar wood. Overall, this is incredibly smooth and tasty.

The mouthfeel hides the 7.00% ABV very well. Medium-low carbonation, as the style dictates, is fairly fizzy as your mouth is coated by the thick body.

Beers like this tend to be overwhelming and undrinkable. This is the opposite. Take the Black is incredibly smooth but doesn't sacrifice any flavor to be so. Notes of chocolate, roasted malts, charcoal, wood, and hop bitterness make for a very enjoyable beer.

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4.85/5  rDev +29.7%
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.

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4.79/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This got a lot of mixed reviews, but I came out liking this one a lot. Maybe I wanted to because I love the show, but this brewery makes good stuff to start, so it doesn't surprise me that this stout was good.

A: Black and opaque with 1 1/2 fingers of chocolate milk-colored head. Good retention. Very nice lacing. Superb.

S: Dark roasted malt. Some smokiness, oak. Belgian yeast is present. Light booze. Overall kinda light...

T: Tasty, dark roasted malt with chocolate & mocha notes. I didn't get the licorice taste in this one, and thanks to that.

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4.62/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.62/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aged this one a little over a year. This was my first beer I ever cellared and it was worth it. It turned out pretty mellow and easy to drink. I drank it out of my brewery ommegang game of thrones tulip glass to keep on theme. My only complaint is that I only had one bottle to cellar.

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4.58/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.57/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I was a bit hesitant with this one, as I am not a huge Belgian Ale fan. Poured from 750ml bomber.

The look was luscious with its dark tan solid head. Smell was somewhat faint with a nice roast aroma and a hint of Belgian yeast. The flavor was quite enjoyable - roasted malts,, chocolate, herbal complexities (held in check nicely), and a modest level of Belgian yeast. At that level, the yeast perfectly matched the other flavors - complimenting, not overpowering. Oh, and the mouthfeel was spot on...nicely creamy and chewy.

It is always great to be pleasantly surprised and this one succeeded. Now, on to the Blonde Ale.

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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%
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!

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