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."