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Brewery Ommegang and HBO® released King in the North today. It is the final beer in Game of Thrones®-inspired Royal Reserve Collection.
We were able to get a bottle of King in the North a couple days ago and can gladly recommend you find it and enjoy. The beer pours a dark black with a robust dark brunette head. The roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate play well with the bourbon, oak, and vanilla. This beer would go well with aged cheese, savory meats, or over the top desserts. It is also a fantastic sipper on its own.
The flavor is rich and full with notes of chocolate, vanilla, coffee, and roasted malt up front followed by smooth bourbon and a hint of oak. The finish is thick and chewy with oatmeal creaminess and pleasant lingering roast.
King in the North, a beer brewed for Jon Snow, is the fourth and final beer in this year’s Royal Reserve Collection, a series of four limited release beers, each designed and brewed as an homage to one of four epic figures engaged in the battle for the Seven Kingdoms. Brewed to sustain a leader through a long, dark night, King in the North is a barrel-aged imperial stout. The beer will be available at the brewery and at retail as of Black Friday, November 23, on draft and in 750ml bottles.The suggested retail price per bottle is $12.99.
“There was only one character with whom we could end the Royal Reserve Collection,” said Doug Campbell, Brewery Ommegang president.“I don’t think we’re alone in our hopes for Jon Snow.And for those who missed one of the Collection during the year, we’re pleased to offer the opportunity to get all four at once, along with a glass in which to serve them.”
“We’ve now arrived at our fourth and final Royal Reserve beer which celebrates Jon Snow with a big, bold, barrel-aged stout for the long cold nights to come,” said Jeff Peters, vice president of licensing & retail at HBO. “We expect this one to bring our fans to their feet to toast the King in the North!”
King in the North will be released alongside a one-of-a-kind gift pack, just in time for the holidays. We didn’t get a chance to out the gift pack. It seems like a great gift to any fan of the show and great beer. The gift pack features one 12-ounce bottle of each of the four Royal Reserve Collection beers and a collectible Game of Thrones glass. The suggested retail price for a gift pack is $24.99.
Watch the first episode for free and find out more about Game of Thrones at HBO.com.