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Darkon - BraufactuM - Die Internationale Brau-Manufacturen GmbH

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30 Ratings
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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
BraufactuM - Die Internationale Brau-Manufacturen GmbH visit their website

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)
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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.

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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.

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Darkon from BraufactuM - Die Internationale Brau-Manufacturen GmbH
80 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.