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Two of my favorite things in life are joining up once again, with Ommegang and HBO‘s second addition to the Game of Thrones series, Take the Black Stout. The label made an appearance over on BeerPulse this week, and I’m liking the look of this one. Take the Black Stout checks in at 7% ABV and seems very appropriately matched to recent turn of events in the show. Things in Westeros have gotten decidedly dark to end the past season, and this beer sounds like it will sync with the atmosphere. From the label:
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 and caramel sweetness are balanced by hop bitterness. Roasty, woodsy notes, and an earthy finish.
As I mentioned in my review of the inaugural beer in the series, Iron Throne Blonde Ale, Ommegang didn’t really seem to take any chances with the first beer. This does not seem to be the case with the release of Take the Black Stout, which is brewed with star anise and licorice root and most definitely won’t be intended as a light, easy drinker. Take the Black Stout is slated to hit shelves in the fall just in time for the inevitable winter, so grab an extra bottle to hang on to until the start of the fourth season next spring.