Sunday, October 6, 2013

Brew Blast: Take The Black Stout

Howdy fellow bloggees!  I'm starting a new series of posts about one of my favorite things, beer!  Hopefully this will help me get back into the habit of posting, since I'm always trying new beers, I should often have something to talk about.  Hopefully I'll be able to describe the beers adequately, only one way to know for sure...let's get to it!

Today my wife, TinyDoom, and I walked into our local market, Pemberton Farms, to find that it had recently transformed into a Beer Wonderland!  They had a decent selection before, but they expanded and the selection is now pretty impressive.

I discovered a bunch of new beers that got me quite excited and inspired this post today.  At least I'm telling myself that the blog was a good enough excuse to buy more beer.

I walked out with 3 bottles and today I have the first to share.

Ommegang's Game of Thrones: Take The Black Stout

I found this in a pint sized bottle, it's 7% alcohol and cost $8.99.  The bottle describes the stout as having "chocolate and caramel sweetness, balanced by hop bitterness, roasty, woodsy notes and an earthy finish".  I think that sums it up pretty well, I definitely got the chocolate up front and the finish is certainly woodsy.  If I had a fire place I'd want to drink this in front of it, with a nice bowl of some kind of hearty stew close by and some crusty bread.  

I had heard Ommegang's other GoT beer was okay, a fairly standard ale, so I was a bit dubious about this one, but being a sucker for dark beers I figured it was worth a try and I'm glad I did.  Now hopefully I can find it again later in the year when it's much cooler out, because as you may have heard, "Winter Is Coming."

1 comment:

  1. What a coincidence! I made a savory stew tonight. Glad this was good and not just a gimmick beer.