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Dark Element - Element Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

176 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 176
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.89%
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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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

braican, Feb 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Crafty99, Jan 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

Boston_Steve, Jan 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

DerekMorgan, Jan 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

mcdsports, Jan 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

SpasmWaiter, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of tbeckett
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

tbeckett, Jan 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Morey, Jan 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25.7%

Adamostella, Jan 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

DrewBest, Dec 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

DrunkinYogi, Dec 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

MLaVioletteJr, Dec 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

RRC03, Nov 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

KVNBGRY, Nov 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

beerluvr, Oct 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

Kmlund, Oct 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

duff247, Oct 01, 2013
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
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!

StonedTrippin, Sep 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

jwps214, Sep 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

bigred89, Sep 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Reagan1984, Sep 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

beernerd, Sep 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

smb71481, Aug 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

ComRock12, Aug 22, 2013
Dark Element from Element Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 176 ratings.