1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Darkon - BraufactuM - Die Internationale Brau-Manufacturen GmbH

Not Rated.
DarkonDarkon

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
80
good

18 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 18
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 10.12%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
BraufactuM - Die Internationale Brau-Manufacturen GmbH visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rinhaak on 08-13-2011)
View: Beers (11) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 18 | Reviews: 4 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of scripna
scripna

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

06-01-2014 22:47:54 | More by scripna
Photo of BuddhaBrowett
BuddhaBrowett

Sweden

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

05-22-2014 21:47:46 | More by BuddhaBrowett
Photo of Evil_Pidde
Evil_Pidde

Sweden

3/5  rDev -13.3%

04-25-2014 17:38:11 | More by Evil_Pidde
Photo of MACO
MACO

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

02-27-2014 11:15:49 | More by MACO
Photo of bark
bark

Sweden

3.39/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

The colour is dark brown; the liquid is clear. It is way too bright for the style. The two finger head is airy and beige. No lacing occurs.

The smell got some notes of olicloth and plastics. Some roasted flavours.

Roasted flavours in the taste, as well as sweet candy-like notes. Medium bitterness and body. Smooth aftertaste with some lactose and crisp bread.

The carbonation is medium strong, the bubbles mid-sized.

A bit dull, although there is nothing wrong with this one. But it looks and tastes more like a dark Wienna lager than a schwartzbier.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2014 11:35:16 | More by bark
Photo of shoretaxi
shoretaxi

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -13.3%

01-14-2014 22:03:03 | More by shoretaxi
Photo of MPSTARR
MPSTARR

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

11-26-2013 23:31:34 | More by MPSTARR
Photo of pixieskid
pixieskid

Germany

3/5  rDev -13.3%

11-24-2013 16:16:24 | More by pixieskid
Photo of weeare138
weeare138

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

11-06-2013 22:52:17 | More by weeare138
Photo of DruC4
DruC4

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

11-02-2013 02:19:46 | More by DruC4
Photo of RockinRob925
RockinRob925

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

10-26-2013 01:44:49 | More by RockinRob925
Photo of rredshift
rredshift

Germany

4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

10-15-2013 18:00:59 | More by rredshift
Photo of Mrose78
Mrose78

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

10-11-2013 01:38:50 | More by Mrose78
Photo of Hultkrantz
Hultkrantz

Sweden

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

09-19-2013 18:26:11 | More by Hultkrantz
Photo of DrunkinDonutz
DrunkinDonutz


3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

11-23-2012 08:58:58 | More by DrunkinDonutz
Photo of GONZALOYANNA
GONZALOYANNA

Spain

3.9/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330ml bottle. Oversized glass. Enjoyed on jun´12. Very dark amber color. Beige, small bubbled froth. Lasting close head. Roasted malts, notes of bready crust & hints of cocoa to the nose. Smooth roasted malty upfront over hoppy backbone that provides fruity & gentle bitterness. Medium to full body, soft carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel. Delightful well balanced beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2012 16:59:53 | More by GONZALOYANNA
Photo of StBernanders
StBernanders

Sweden

4.03/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

33 cl bottle poured into a wine glass. Bottle purchased from the Braufactum homepage.

Very dark color, almost appears black when poured, but more chocolate brown with a reddish hue on closer inspection.

Dense and surprisingly creamy foam rising high in the glass.

Taste, smell and mouthfeel is all classic Schwartzbier, albeit more "rich" than the regular brands you pick up at the supermarket (in Germany).

Very good beer in it's style.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2011 21:54:05 | More by StBernanders
Photo of rinhaak
rinhaak

Massachusetts

3.45/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

33 cl bottle poured into a goblet. Bottle purchased at Maruhn in Darmstadt.

Pours a black tinted with red with a huge, thick, foamy head. Remarkably clear and clean beer for such a dark color.

The nose is full of malts (coffee, chocolate, amber) as well cloves, banana, and coffee grounds. There is also a faint sour odor reminiscent of sour cherries.

The taste is very light (almost like water in the mouth), and almost resembles an English pale ale. Not at all dark tasting, the mouth is full of sweaty barnyard malts with a vague fruit & ash undertone. Though the beer does finish with a bitter/malty coffee flavor, this finish doesn't last long.

Overall the beer is surprisingly light considering the appearance and makes for a nice session beer. Fairly unimpressive in general, and most certainly not worth the high price tag (€4.50).

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2011 18:06:13 | More by rinhaak
Darkon from BraufactuM - Die Internationale Brau-Manufacturen GmbH
80 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.