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Dark Matter - Hoyne Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

43 Ratings
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 7.18%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

SamKetchum, Aug 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

Sathanas, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of LampertLand
4.23/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | 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

LampertLand, Mar 26, 2012
Photo of IllNate
4.15/5  rDev +10.4%
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.

IllNate, May 12, 2013
Photo of souvenirs
4/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

souvenirs, Jul 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

ericj551, Feb 11, 2013
Photo of canucklehead
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

New brewer on the block ( used to brew with Canoe in Victoria). The name suggests a big beer or a Cascadian Dark but it is in fact a well balanced Brown Ale that has a full mouthfeel and a lovely chesnut finish. I liked the drinkibility of this beer combined with the complexity of the midbody. More malt than hops as expected for the style , this is a good Brown Ale.

canucklehead, Mar 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

ZachT, Nov 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

EyePeeAyBryan, May 08, 2014
Photo of Rutager
3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

Rutager, Apr 24, 2012
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3.92/5  rDev +4.3%

TRiGS, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of Duke
3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

Duke, Apr 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

chickenm, Apr 01, 2012
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CWVegas, Jun 05, 2014
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bumchilly25, Feb 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Mack, Jul 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

thefullpython, Oct 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

604growler, Aug 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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Dark Matter from Hoyne Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.