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Darkest Hour - Deep Ellum Brewing Company

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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9%
Wants: 9
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Deep Ellum Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: UTCengOwl on 01-21-2012

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Ratings: 59 | Reviews: 9
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Black in color with a tan head.

Rye and roast. The spice is there, but it dries out the beer more. It is pretty roasty the way it is. Lots of coffee roast with chocolate.

Ends dry and roasted.

Overall, solid but to dry. The rye was a unique take on the style.

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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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Enjoyed on-tap @ the Schlafly Repeal of Prohibition Festival @ the Schlafly Bottleworks in Maplewood, MO. Tapped from the Black/Silver Tap Handle into a 16oz Schlafly Cup. Only allowed them to fill my cup half way at first, but then went for another 8oz pour. Fantastic!

Aroma- A very big and distinct cherry note pops out first at me. Rich and strong with barleywine like attributes. Very nice overall!

Appearance- Received with a 1.5 finger, dark brown head that had great retention. Has a jet black colored body and opaque. Leaves a good amount of suds behind.

Flavor- Sweet, deep malts, and richness all describe this brew. The sweetness branches out into the realm of fruits but not specifically to cherry like in the nose. Has a nice boozy flavor that isn't too overpowering and then has a medium bitterness.

Mouthfeel- Medium-Full Bodied & Thin, Light Carbonation, Textured and Chewy, and then has a sweet finish.

Overall Impression- A big time beer from Deep Ellum that has nice fruit characteristics and sweetness beyond anything I've had before. Such a complexed brew as well. I had to go back for two pours! You should try having one first and making your own judgement call on this wild beer.

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Darkest Hour from Deep Ellum Brewing Company
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