Brewery Ommegang Next Game of Thrones Release - Take The Black Stout

17 June 2013

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I’m excited to be the first to show you the next release in the Brewery Ommegang series of beers coming for the HBO series Game of Thrones.  This 2nd release for Game of Thrones beers is called Take The Black Stout--“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.”  Take The Black Stout will be brewed with star anise & licorice root, it will be packaged in 750ml bottles and come in at 7% ABV.
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From Ommegang:

COOPERSTOWN, NY Night gathers, and it’s time to unveil the second Game of Thrones beer. From Brewery Ommegang and HBO comes the highly-anticipated Take the Black Stout, inspired by the Night’s Watch and the men who stand it.

The label features the sacred Weirwood tree, where men such as Jon Snow — who worship the old gods — take the Night’s Watch oath.

Take the Black Stout inherits the mantle of the wildly successful Iron Throne Ale, which arrived earlier this year and had beer lovers, retailers, and wholesalers clamoring for more. Bottle shops and grocery stores across the country sold out in days, while bars poured through kegs in hours. To quench the Tyrion-sized thirst of beer-drinking Game of Thrones fans, Ommegang will more than double the volume of the Iron Throne release. Take the Black Stout will debut this fall through Ommegang’s nationwide distribution network.

Mike McManus, Ommegang’s Innovation Manager, developed the beer with wintery thoughts and dark tidings in mind. “I imaginedTake the Black Stout as a hearty and robust beer to fortify those heroically standing watch at the Wall,” said McManus. “Like their lives, the beer is dark, complex and bold.  The maltiness offers deeper complexity than traditional stout; the brew also boasts more alcohol at 7% ABV, more body and more hops than typical stout offerings.   Spicing with star anise and licorice root – imbues deeper flavors and an enticing aroma. I’d like to think it would offer comfort to those upholding their vows at the Wall.”

Tasting notes for Take the Black Stout:

Take the Black Stout is brewed with base malts, caramel, chocolate and roasted barley malts. It’s hopped with Northern Brewer hops and spiced with licorice root and star anise.

The hue is deep black, almost opaque, with a full tan head. Aromas include dark chocolate, caramel malt, and earthy hops, with light roastiness, and a touch of fruitiness.

Taste includes chocolate, dark coffee, rich malt character, and balanced roastiness. Clean hop bitterness converges with a slight woody character and spiciness.

The finish offers a sweet malt character giving way to spicy, earthy, hop bitterness.

Take the Black Stout will be available on draft and in 750ml corked bottles. A new custom glass, designed especially for the beer, will also be available.

Further details regarding Take the Black Stout will be revealed  later this summer.
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1 comments (click to read or post):

Anonymous,  17 June, 2013 13:52  

Insanely jealous you got to share the news, but that jealousy is overpowered by my excitement to try this beer. The star anise should add a nice twist to the flavor.

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