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Dark Matter - Hoyne Brewing Co.

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85
very good

51 Ratings
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 1
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hoyne Brewing Co. visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Deep inside the Hadron Collider physicists hurtle sub-atomic particles with lightning speed on a collision course with each other. They do so in the pursuit of pure science, in the hope of one day being able to unlock the mystery of the elusive unseen fabric upon which our universe is embroidered: Dark Matter.

(Beer added by: LampertLand on 03-26-2012)
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Reviews by IllNate:
Photo of IllNate
4.15/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep brown with a good amount of tan head and good retention. Aroma is really pleasant, a layering of dark malts mingle with the malty base. Key notes are chocolate and plum. Taste follows moderate roasted and caramel malts overtop of a malty base, chocolate and plum again. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with excellent drinkability. Overall an excellent brown ale, possibly my favorite thus far, it really is an underrated style. I dock it a half point in the overall category for picking a silly name for a brown ale. With a name like Dark Matter, I was expecting a stout or porter.

More User Reviews:
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of souvenirs
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is my friend Sara's favourite beer. I've been meaning to try it for a while.

A: Dark! Reddish hue when held to the light. Tan head.

S: Coffee, cocoa, dark fruits. Malty.

T: Roasted malt flavours. Cocoa, coffee, some nuttiness, a bit sweet.

F: No complaints.

Photo of jennybeer
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Rutager
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance. Pours a deep red-brown with almost a finger of pale tan head.

Smell. Sweet caramel and roasty malts with just a little vanilla, molasses and coffee.

Taste. Sweet caramel malts and a little molasses. A little bit nutty.

Mouthfeel. Below medium body with below medium carbonation.

Overall. A little on the sweet side but tastes really good and drinks easy.

Photo of Hendrick24
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.51/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap @ Garrick's Head.

A - Dark brown. Opaque. Thin layer light brown head.

S - Hard to pinpoint the style. Roast, choaolate and floral hops aromas.

T - Roast, a touch of chocolate, a light bitterness, toffee. Sweet with some bitterness.

M - Light to medium body. Moderate carbonation.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of FondueVoodoo
3.55/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Deep black brown with 5-6 fingers of light tan coloured head which slowly dissipated into a thin layer leaving small amounts of lacing.

S: Musk, wet earth, leather, wood and musk dominate the scent - reminiscent of a good men’s cologne.

T: Taste is similar in profile to the scent, but is more reserved or toned down.

M: Light to moderate bodied with low carbonation.

O: While this beer is not complex, it would do well with those entering the craft beer scene by giving them a safe intro beer and shows that a dark beer doesn’t need to be heavy.

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of LampertLand
4.11/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hoyne Brewing's fifth offering "Dark Matter"@ 5.3% in a 650 ml bottle
A-served cold into a pilsner glass poured a dark chocolate brown , small creamy/beige head with minimal lacing
S-roasty flavours and aromas come together to create a richness for the nose
T-Malt forward brew ,
MF-smooth , not heavy on the palate
Ov-very drinkable , I'll be highly recommending this beer , well done Sean

Cheers LampertLand

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.92/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Derek
3.43/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Deep chestnut with a light tan head, thin ring of retention leaves a bit of lace.

S: Almost cola-like aroma with a light sweetness, hints of grain, demerara, roasted nut & cocoa.

T: Cola-like flavour as well, with a light caramel sweetness. Very little bitterness here. Hints of roasted nut and cocoa. The malts are decent, but don't really stand out. Total lack of hopping... I wish they made this a west-coast brown. Finish it with some Willamette and Cascade (nothing outrageous like a cascadian dark), and I'd buy this.

M: Body is a bit heavier than moderate, with a light residual sweetness.

D: An easy drinker, though not very enticing.

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Dark Matter from Hoyne Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.