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:
1,271
Reviews:
241
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
11.5%
 
 
Wants:
67
Gots:
311
For Trade:
17
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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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Photo of BigSmooth12
4.06/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of bbtkd
3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ommegang Game Of Thrones Take The Black Stout, 7% ABV, unknown IBU, style is listed as Belgian Dark Ale but this is a stout. Pours medium thickness, black, with a bunch of fingers of tan head that leaves excellent lacing. Nose is roast malt and coffee, taste follows, with some licorice and a bitter coffee close. Good mouthfeel, overall a decent coffee stout.

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Photo of Boca-X
4.12/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bones349
4.14/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Crisper than expected. JET black. Called a stout but definitely a Belgian undertone. Trendy name for a solid beer

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Photo of kkmiller76
3.89/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 1levelabove247
4.06/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CBrodbeck
3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

"A stout as dark as the winters that once engulfed Westeros. As robust as the men who swear their oaths at the weirwood tree. Chocolate & caramel sweetness are balanced by hop bitterness, Roasty, woodsy notes, and an earthy finish." Brewed in the style of an American Stout with Anise & Licorice root, available in 750ml. bottles and on limited draft. Release #2 in the Game of Thrones series.

Poured from a 750ml. bottles to a snifter glass.

(Appearance) Pours a foamy frothed head of a medium brown tone over a very dark brown body. Retention is good and lacing is light and patchy. 4

(Smell) Malt profiles of chocolate, caramel syrups with subtleties of mild roasted barley, toasted grains and vanilla bean, fairly accessible aroma overall. Little to no licorice or anise character in the aroma. Potency is moderate. 3.75

(Taste) Far more rich roast character and char flavors up front, with a more reserved sweetness of light chocolate and caramel. Adding complexity and depth to the roast is a very discernible earthy dose of licorice flavors. Finishes moderately dry with a lingering roasted grain finish. 3.75

(Mouthfeel) Texture is slick, silky, lightly chewy, medium dry. Carbonation is modest, generating a medium frothiness, modestly crisp finish. Body is medium+ for the style, shy of heavy overall. Balance is slightly earthy bitter, roasty and grainy over sweet. Alcohol presence is mild and there are no off characters. 3.75

(Overall) This is certainly more a stout than a Belgian Dark Ale. There's a very rich impact of earthy stout flavors, and a welcome undertone of licorice and anise character that adds some depth of this beer. Pretty flavorful for a stout but not quite at the Imperial level, however this one was quite enjoyable and very rich for a standard American Stout. 3.75

Brewery Ommegang's
Game of Thrones: Take The Black Stout
3.77/5.00

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Photo of BeerForMuscle
4.05/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pezhead_79
3.72/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Always leery of tie in merchandising, but the GoT beers have all been good. This is just a classic stout with some nice flavors and a good body.

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Photo of thoglund
3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ecto
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DOCRW
3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Avatar113
3.72/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atpbass7
4.22/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MarkQ617
3.87/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this poured into a stout glass while watching GoT and being a nerdy fanboy. Color was just what youd want, dark, rich brown, thick, with a nice tan head. People on here have raved about the complexity, but either my palate has become suddenly basic, or people are tasting ghosts. Any licorice or anise that this may have been brewed with are overpowered by toasted bread, malt, and coffee notes. Very basic flavor, holds strong, but nothing special. The mouthfeel was very smooth, one of the beer's finer qualities.

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Photo of PastaZombie
3.74/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of mobrado
3.61/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Darcj5
4.02/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Game Of Thrones: Take The Black Stout from Brewery Ommegang
3.74 out of 5 based on 1,271 ratings.
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