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Dark Element - Element Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

170 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 170
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.86%
Wants: 45
Gots: 23 | 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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Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

01-19-2014 01:40:13 | More by SpasmWaiter
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

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
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Morey

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

01-05-2014 01:47:26 | More by Morey
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Adamostella

Washington

3/5  rDev -25.9%

01-01-2014 19:32:21 | More by Adamostella
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DrewBest

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.2%

12-30-2013 00:43:51 | More by DrewBest
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1.2%

12-29-2013 13:45:32 | More by DrunkinYogi
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MLaVioletteJr

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

12-01-2013 03:35:35 | More by MLaVioletteJr
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RRC03

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

11-20-2013 23:18:44 | More by RRC03
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KVNBGRY

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

11-14-2013 23:34:42 | More by KVNBGRY
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beerluvr

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

10-15-2013 01:06:08 | More by beerluvr
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.2%

10-03-2013 16:04:59 | More by Kmlund
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duff247

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

10-01-2013 02:26:57 | More by duff247
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

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
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jwps214

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.2%

09-21-2013 21:54:09 | More by jwps214
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bigred89

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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Reagan1984

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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beernerd

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.2%

09-06-2013 21:26:49 | More by beernerd
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smb71481

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

08-26-2013 11:17:41 | More by smb71481
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ComRock12

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.2%

08-22-2013 11:10:40 | More by ComRock12
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scotorum

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

08-04-2013 03:53:23 | More by scotorum
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jurbanik

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -25.9%

07-26-2013 16:53:52 | More by jurbanik
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

07-21-2013 17:17:29 | More by Bustersuess
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JamesGWittel

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.2%

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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

07-18-2013 03:34:36 | More by SadMachine
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

07-08-2013 02:24:29 | More by AdamElb
Dark Element from Element Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 170 ratings.