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:
1,269
Reviews:
240
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
11.5%
 
 
Wants:
65
Gots:
310
For Trade:
17
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,269 |  Reviews: 240
Photo of Daniellobo
3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TheHopsman
3.07/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of zotzot
3.91/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Ok
Like cigarette butts

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

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

Photo of djcira
3.89/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of diddy4l
4.05/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Matt141
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of ivehadthatbrew
3.66/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Look (4): It looks absolutely beautiful! Dark jet black and a big fluffy tan head. The bubbles retain very well.

Smell (3.5): Dark chocolate and a big coffee aroma. Some dark licorice and cedar is also there.

Taste (3.5) The chocolate is there but not as much as I was hoping. The licorice flavor is huge as well as some wood flavors. The coffee is also a big overwhelming.

Mouthfeel (4.25): Creamy and silky like. Medium plus to full bodied. On the sweeter side for a stout. This is definitely the best part about this brew!

Overall (3.75) While this beer might be lacking the and smell and taste department, it definitely makes up for its flaws in other areas. Especially the GoT theme it has going on!

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Photo of JNPIII127
4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of drummerdwzp
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of chip26
3.69/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BethanyB
4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Giant, long lasting, tightly beaded dark tan head and an opaque mahogany body. Thick layers of spotty lacing linger along the walls of the glass.

Smell: A balanced blend of spice (white pepper and coriander), gently roasted malt, and dark dried fruit.

Taste: Again, the balance is worth noting as dark mocha, toasted bread crusts, herbal hops, prunes, sweet dried cranberries and even a sliver of jalapeño play equally notable roles in this highly drinkable recipe. Moderate bitterness lasts well into the ripe finish.

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy with moderate carbonation, and does as good a job as possible to hold up the heavy flavors while still remaining an unusually refreshing stout.

Overall: It may not be mind blowing, but it is more than solid, and is by far one of the better Game of Thrones beers from Ommegang I've had. No surprises, but good complexity nonetheless, with expert balance highlighting a wide variety of flavors while also substantiating a quality blend overall.

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Photo of Urk1127
3.61/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

So black, khaki head. Massive bubbles in head
Funky yeast, anise, unsweetened black licorice, black coffee, banana
Subtle banana, black coffee. Dry tobacco as it warms, anise
Smooth, then dry. Its a bit filmy. Not cloying though

The most complex dark beer i think ive had to date. Its not bad but as a former smoker the tobacco flavor in this beer is, i wouldn't say sickening, but it really throws my brain off.

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Photo of VaporDome
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of IckyT2012
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Younger320
3.99/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of KTCamm
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

3/3...pours dark black with 1/2 inch tan foam. Heavy lacing. Chocolate nose, more sweet than bitter. Milky bitter, light sweet, hearty coffee roasted flavors. Smooth beyond all reasonable doubt. Sneaky sublime.

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Photo of madelf66
3.56/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zazzi82
3.54/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Pours pitch black with a thick whipped foamy tan head that was full of tiny bubbles and brown speckles. The head dissipated very slowly and left very good spotty lacing and rings as it went down.

Smells of cocoa powder, coffee grinds, dark chocolate bar, piney hops, black licorice, pepper, light spices, yeast, caramel, toasted grains, earthy notes, peat moss and what must be the anise since the bottle states "Ale brewed with Star Anise & Licorice Root". Aroma is just as much stout as it is Belgian Dark Ale with nice balance and a lot of complexities that bring out chocolate, malts and toffee as it fades.

Tastes very similar to the nose with cocoa powder, toffee, coffee grinds, dark chocolate, black licorice, pepper, light spices like cumin and cinnamon, ash, smoked grains, peat moss, faint vanilla, toasted coconut, metallic yeast, tea leaf, coriander, orange peel, peat moss and anise. The cocoa, char and earthy flavors come out the most as it warms up with the hop bitterness adding a nice sweetness which almost seems to transform this into a stout. This brew has a identity crisis, but I like the bipolar flavor personality.

Mouthfeel is creamy and very smooth, with a slick feel as it slides down, mild fizzy carbonation, a medium to chewy body and a nice sweet aftertaste that has a mix of char, floral hops, coffee grinds and a slight bitterness.

Overall this was very enjoyable. Even though the style seemed to change from stout to Belgian Dark Ale with each sip, it was really tasty and malt driven with just enough hops and spices to keep it Belgian while bordering on a stout with the rich charred chocolate malts. This hid the 7% ABV completely and got better as it warmed.

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Game Of Thrones: Take The Black Stout from Brewery Ommegang
3.74 out of 5 based on 1,269 ratings.
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