Dark Element - Element Brewing Company
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3.95/5 rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle from Winooski Beverage Warehouse. Bottled a year previous when consumed. From notes.
A - Deep ruby pour with two fingers of beige head. Spotty lace and a finger of retention.
S - Dark malts, hops, dark fruit.
T - Really nice complexity. Rich malt and noticeable hops, but they've almost faded. Nice sweetness there. Rich.
M - Good carbonation, medium to full body. Sweet dark fruit and hop finish.
O/D - Pretty nice. The age has obviously faded the hops a fair bit but it was still enjoyable.
Serving type: bottle
01-13-2014 00:43:20 | More by tbeckett
4.03/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
full flavored American black ale, we need more of these. dark like a stout on the pour, but drinks a lot lighter, despite the high abv, heady and rich, sexy and dangerous, I love this. smells sweet and hoppy at the same time, chocolate malt and northwest hops, high alpha stuff. the taste too, I need this with good barbeque, its got that hearty burly hoppy complexity, everything here works like magic, black magic I should say. hops really only in the finish, while deep roasty flavors of soil and minerals and bitter cocoa dominate the front end. overall a special beer, with all kinds of character. full bodied as they come, but you would never know its 8% abv. great first beer from element, got the special oak in the car and now even more stoked for that one!
Serving type: on-tap
09-22-2013 02:49:06 | More by StonedTrippin
Dark Element from Element Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 170 ratings.