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

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Brewery Ommegang
New York, United States

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.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Absolutely black with a dark tan fluffy head. No light is getting through it.

S: Lot's of floral and hops coming from this. Definitely get the licorice and anise from it, which I'm not the biggest fan of, but it's pretty balanced with the roasted malts. a little sweet carmel and earthy tones going on as well.

T: Pretty much everything transfer over well. Can't get any of the booze, but 7% isn't really that hard to hide with this much character. The licorice pops out more as the beer warms as well, but the roasted malts don't allow it to get too out of hand.

M: It feels medium bodied but kind of thin at the same time, which is a bummer. Expected it to be more robust. Carbonation is super solid, though.

O: Not bad at all. Even if you're not a fan of the licorice flavor like me, it's worth a shot at least once. Plus, come one, it's Game of Thrones. It's nice for decoration at the very least.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml C&C bottle poured into a tulip.

Jet black with 3-4 fingers of creamy, tan head that dissipates slowly. Big, fluffy clouds of lacing leave rings around the glass. Just a tiny bit of light penetration along the edges.

Belgian yeast, chocolate, clove, roasted barley and black licorice.

Classic Ommegang yeastiness with clove, coriander, earth and dried hay. Very spice forward. Semi-sweet chocolate, cocoa nib and black licorice. Notes of caramel covered banana bread and roasted barley.

Medium-light bodied, silky, clean and semi-dry.

Exactly what I expected from Ommegang. A light and airy Belgian style Stout with their classic house yeast strain.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

From 11/03/13 notes. I had a pour of this at the last BBF in September, but being the GoT fans my girlfriend and I are, I bought another bottle for her for the bottle. 750ml bottle poured into a Duvel tulip.

a - Pours a pitch black color with two fingers plus of dark tan head and moderate carbonation evident. Looks like an awesome stout.

s - Smells of spices, pepper, roasted malts, toasted malts, licorice, dark bitter chocolate, Belgian yeast, and burnt malts. Nice nose, a little more spice than I remember it having.

t - Tastes of spices, pepper, Belgian yeast, bitter dark chocolate, more bitter hops, burnt malts, roasted malts, and licorice.More bitter than I remember it being, and more hoppy. Step down from the nose, though not bad.

m - Medium body and high carbonation. No heat but a bit over-carbonated.

o - Overall a decent Belgian stout, but I didn't like it as much as I remembered liking it at BBF (in the middle of a beer fest). Worth checking out if you like Ommegang or Belgian stouts, but not my favorite offering of theirs.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A-almost black in color with three fingers worth of tan head that sticks to the glass

S-rich malt, bit of char, Belgian yeast, and dark fruit

T-roasted malt, chocolate, bitter dark coffee, Belgian yeast. As the beer warms the dark fruits appear.

M-medium body, prickly carbonation, roasted mouthfeel

Overall a fitting beer for the name. A perfect beer to serve at Castle Black.

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