Brought into the country by import agency Horizon Beers, Take the Black Stout is a 7% abv stout brewed with star anise and licorice root that is described as follows:
Take the Black Stout is deep black in hue, with a full tan head. Aromas include dark chocolate, caramel malt, earthy hops, and a touch of fruitiness. Tastes include chocolate, dark coffee, and rich malt character. The beer has light, balanced roastiness aroma and taste. The clean hop bitterness converges with a slight woody character and spiciness. The finish offers sweet malt character giving way to spicy, earthy, hop bitterness.
Ommegang Game of Thrones Take the Black Stout will be available soon in 750 ml bottles in Ontario, Alberta and BC. The third Game of Thrones beer – Fire and Blood Red Ale, brewed with Ancho chilies – is due to follow next spring.