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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Photo of daliandragon
4.08/5  rDev +9.1%
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 +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NickFry9
3.92/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Photo of themegamancave
3.71/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jeschaefer
3.34/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rammed96
3.12/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Narthax
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bammer21
3.81/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Antg8989
3.87/5  rDev +3.5%
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 -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bdiiorio
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of q33jeff
3.67/5  rDev -1.9%
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 -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sgregory
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Griphon
3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CincyBrewTull
3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GStone899
3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Strong Belgian but the char and coffee overpower everything else. Can't taste much of the licorice even as it warms. Roasted malts are a nice touch. Smell is pleasant with a little alcohol smell showing through. Solid stout that I wished had a little more balance.

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Photo of Bubbawilly88
3.74/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of k47k
3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dasotelo50
3/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of AMarkle6524
3.96/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cuervo_PCB
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ikidunot
4.07/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of datalager
3.96/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a solid stout. I think, perhaps, it pales in comparison to some of Gang's pure Belgian style ales, but it's a worthy ale nonetheless. Noteworthy of this beer is the head. I cut a large bottle of this into two glasses when I got home from work, and placed one of them on my bedroom endtable. Meanwhile I consumed the first glass while settling in, doing chores, catching up on Conan and news. Two hours later I returned to my bedroom, and WHOA! The damn beer still had a two inch head!!!

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