In this beer blog, we are going to get into the second installment of the Games Of Thrones beer series brew by Ommegang Brewing. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know about this brewery. If you have not and want to get know the history of this brewery, please, read that beer blog post. Let us get into the beer.
It has a black color with a semi tan head on the stout. The smell is hints of roasted chocolate and coffee notes. The taste of this medium to full body beer is a burned chocolate to espresso. The aftertaste is like a liquid espresso bean with smooth to creamy caramel notes. It is pretty drinkable.
Here is a description from the beer bottle:
A stout as dark as the winters that once engulfed wasteros. As robust as t he men who swear their oaths at the Weirwood tree, chocolate and caramel sweetness are balanced by hop bitterness. Roasty, woodsy notes and an earthy finish.
Here is a description from their website (www.ommegang.com):
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.
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
@BreweryOmmegang and @GamesOfThrones
In closing, I was pretty excited that HBO was in talks with Ommegang to brew some beers for their hit show. The first installment of this series of beers for Games Of Thrones was Iron Thorne. I was not a huge fan of it. This next beer has lived up to the theme from the show. I am talking about the Night’s Watch, if you are not a fan of the show. I can see beer fans falling in love with this beer and checking out the show. I can see fans of the show liking this brew and checking out other brews. I hope it turns them on to some good beers that out on the market. This beer is heavy with chocolate and coffee notes but it smooths out with a nice caramel notes. It is pretty interesting that this beer is drinkable beer. Go get some, if you can find this beer. It is a limited release beer. Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser