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Darkest Hour | Deep Ellum Brewing Company

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13 Reviews
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BEER STATS
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
83
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
10.38%
 
 
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15
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Deep Ellum Brewing Company
Texas, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Winter

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Added by UTCengOwl on 01-21-2012

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Reviews: 13 | Ratings: 83
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5/5  rDev +26.6%

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Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Common Table 2nd Anniversary Party.

The beer pours a very dark brown to black color with a dark brown head. The aroma is full of chocolate and coffee, with some very nice roasted malt notes and a hint of cream. The flavor is more of the same, with a ton of milk chocolate and some coffee and roasted malt in the background. The beer is very sweet and I don't get hardly any hop character or bitterness. Medium to thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of En29356
4.43/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sammy
3.25/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Fresh bottle from spec’s. This listed at 11%. Does not work for the style. The texture of the mouthfeel, the dryness, balance of chocolate, hops, malt. Whole package not in synch or drinkable.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of BayouMafia
4.52/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dumptruck81
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of UTCengOwl
4.35/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beer number two at the brewery tour. I prefer to not have my big stouts in Shaker pint glasses... but what can you do. This is a completely new beer taste for me and I have to give them credit for that. Rye Imperial Stouts with Candi Syrup can evidently be really good.

The beer is black and imposing, as it should be. Wish I was drinking this in a balloon glass... oh, well.

The taste is shockingly interesting. The beer is sweet. Very sweet. Close to underfermented, but still not cloying. The beer is more smoky than roasty, but the malts aren't out of line for an Imperial Stout. The star is the Rye bite. When mixed with such a sweet, dark beer, they take on a distinct taste that I've never had before. It complements the roast and smoke extremely well and makes the beer almost refreshing.

This is fantastic stuff and I'd recommend that everyone should try it if they can.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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5/5  rDev +26.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of get_bentley
4.56/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Darkest Hour comes in at 11% for the 2015 batch. Just, btw...

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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3.2/5  rDev -19%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tertullian007
3.67/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chrismann65
4.59/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

On tap @ world of beer...Nice smooth dark as night beer ; sweet taste with a nice smooth mouth feel . Nice long finish, went very well W/ my Chimay Burger ..!! You must try this if you see it .!! Very Nice beer .!!

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Darkest Hour from Deep Ellum Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.