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Dark Element - Element Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

188 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 188
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.19%
Wants: 47
Gots: 25 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Element Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Previously named "Dark Matter."

DARK ELEMENT
This New American Black Ale, our strongest signature beer, has the malt profile of an Imperial Schwartz Beer and the floral characteristics of an American IPA. Saturated in hops, this intrepid style offers smooth dark toffee and chocolate flavors without the roasted bitterness found in many "dark" beers.

65.5 IBU

(Beer added by: cbutova on 06-04-2010)
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The beer pours a nice light brown head that dissipates fairly slowly and leaves quite a bit of lacing on the glass. The beer itself is a very dark brown that borders on black. The beer smell has very nice and very sugary toffee notes mixed in with roasted malt notes as well. The hop notes are present but are drowned out a little bit by the malt notes. The hops have a sweet orange scent to them. The taste is surprisingly different than the smell. The taste is dominated by the toffee and roasted notes while the hops are both bitter and sweet from before. The mouthfeel is medium bodied but on the heavier side. The beer goes down fairly smoothly without any problems and biting carbonation. Overall, a good American Black Ale and worth getting.

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Dark Element from Element Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 188 ratings.