- Brewed by:
- Brewery Ommegang
Brand new, brooding, deep, a little evil, Game of Thrones - of all these brewery/cultural icon projects ever undertaken - is an ale that lives up to the spirit of its inspiration better than any other we've seen.
As dark and bloody as the HBO series is, Game of Thrones Take the Black Stout is just as complex as the House of Stark. Booming flavors of licorice, black coffee, dark chocolate, molasses cookies, figs, ash, anise, meat, and black currants swamp the palate like barn paint and the subtle underlayer of hops lends a bitter, lurking Edge.
Ommegang, of course, has long ago established its claim as one of America's great breweries but this is an achievement, even for them. This is the ale that would have been served at a Lannister banquet, a black, rich complement to a charred haunch of meat and a roaring fire!