This weeks big beer for watching Game of Thrones was Brooklyn Brewery’s’s Black Ops. I had the cage removed and the cork popped and was trying to get a good sniff of the aroma. Nothing! I have a bit of a head cold and I tried everything to clear my airways to no avail. I didn’t realise that my sense of smell was out of action or I wouldn’t have opened it at all. My wife tells me there’s a serious smell of bourbon off it. I’m just going to have to get another bottle and give it a proper go. I was very frustrated, a real first world problem! That was some speech from Tyrion though, eh?