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Dark Matter - Hoyne Brewing Co.

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84
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27 Ratings
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Ratings: 27
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 6.99%


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 wordemupg:
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

650ml bottle poured into tulip 16/8/13

A looks like dark cola on the table but when held to the light it glows maroon, a few tiny bubbles and a slight haze, finger of light mocha foam sits for a few sips but leaves no lace

S over-ripe dark fruits, chocolate covered raisins, slightly nutty, iced tea, purple candy, and some dark caramel

T some coffee and coco on top of what I smell, a little molasses and brown sugar, a little different from the nose but still decent

M a little thin for the color but the bubbles give it some life, coco and dark fruit on the finish

O decent brew but nothing spectacular, doesn't really lack or excel in any area

I'm happy with this offering from a brewery I didn't know existed until my recent trip to BC, I liked their pilsner and would try more stuff for Hoyne for sure

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2013 02:08:50 | More by wordemupg
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Beervana

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

04-15-2014 01:26:35 | More by Beervana
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Erik-P

British Columbia (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

11-18-2013 07:25:22 | More by Erik-P
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11-10-2013 07:50:06 | More by ZachT
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09-03-2013 00:59:22 | More by 1stOffender
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

08-25-2013 05:30:58 | More by 604growler
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Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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KStark

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

05-22-2013 03:05:57 | More by KStark
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IllNate

British Columbia (Canada)

4.15/5  rDev +11.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2013 04:14:16 | More by IllNate
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

04-08-2013 20:52:30 | More by schopenhauerale
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Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

04-06-2013 18:26:26 | More by Kahlerbock
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

3.51/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-15-2013 03:24:15 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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ericj551

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +7.5%

02-11-2013 15:39:28 | More by ericj551
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bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

02-08-2013 05:10:06 | More by bumchilly25
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rodrigueZflyingf0x

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

01-02-2013 00:38:59 | More by rodrigueZflyingf0x
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pudoo

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

10-27-2012 21:05:26 | More by pudoo
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

10-19-2012 07:53:57 | More by thefullpython
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British Columbia (Canada)

3/5  rDev -19.4%

10-13-2012 03:18:13 | More by ChuckGnarly
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Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

09-30-2012 20:53:02 | More by 4ster
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zduerr

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

09-15-2012 17:06:06 | More by zduerr
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likeemdark

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

08-25-2012 18:01:43 | More by likeemdark
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Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

3.43/5  rDev -7.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2012 00:32:16 | More by Derek
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2012 01:24:00 | More by Rutager
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Duke

British Columbia (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

(From a hollow-stemmed chalice)

Appearance: Dark Matter pours a smooth, very dark and deep mahogany, with a small beige head that fizzles away quickly, leaving a thin ring and no lacing.

Smell: Roasted coffee beans are the big player here. I'd say roasted chestnuts and some fresh grass, some caramel and some dark chocolate.

Taste: The beer tastes like it smells, but with malts added in. The hops are there but they're quite shy. The beer is getting noticeably boozier as it warms, and it certainly feels like more than a 5.3%.

Mouthfeel: The beer is surprisingly full-bodied, and very smooth indeed. There isn't much carbonation, just a bit of buzzy fizz at the end.

Overall: Not bad. I find the beer very simple, and very nicely balanced.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2012 06:34:26 | More by Duke
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chickenm

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

04-01-2012 20:27:23 | More by chickenm
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Dark Matter from Hoyne Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.