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Dark Fatha - Bent Brewstillery

Dark Fatha
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Ratings: 14
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 2.82
pDev: 35.46%

Brewed by:
Bent Brewstillery visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  9.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BEERchitect on 11-05-2013)
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Reviews by MattyG85:
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3.71/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Surly Darkness chalice glass.

Appearance: Pours an oily black with a moderate amount of bubbles. About two fingers of deep tan head that quickly fade into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a decent amount of lacing.

Smell: A sweet and roasty dark malt driven aroma with hints of chocolate and toast. Upfront dark roasted barley malts with hints of chocolate, coffee, burnt toast, biscuit, grains, oats, caramel, toffee, nuts, smoke, and yeast. Sweet scent of burnt molasses. Also some hints of anise spice. Very faint hops. A decent stout aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a sweet, roasty, and burnt stout taste with notes of chocolate, oat, and smoke. Dark roasted barley malts with upfront notes of chocolate, dark coffee, burnt toast, oats, grains, biscuit, caramel, toffee, smoke, nuts, and yeast. Sweet taste of burnt molasses. Slight notes of anise spice. Somewhat boozy. A decent taste overall.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy, slick, and slightly sticky. Some alcohol heat is felt.

Overall: Ok for a lighter version of a imperial stout. Kind of rough around the edges with the heavy charred presence but the taste is ok overall.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2014 08:10:43 | More by MattyG85
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3/5  rDev +6.4%

04-13-2014 22:26:32 | More by Jeffrey2310
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2/5  rDev -29.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -2.5%

02-27-2014 17:11:10 | More by Zallen16
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1.45/5  rDev -48.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Picked up recently on sale because hey, I like to try new, local beer that isn't outrageously priced. This wasn't too far off, but...hey. 22 oz. bottle split with my wife.

Pour is dark black, carbonation looks like it's been sucked away in the airless void. Smell weights in favorably with chocolate, roast, though light on both.

Dark Fatha you are herewith served with a restraining order by my tastebuds. Good many-armed diety of Sycloth VI, what is this? Roast barely slows down going off the cliff into ashiness, which is something of a knock on ash. Coffee burnt on the bottom of the carafe, then left for a couple months, scraped off with a rusty nail, then poured into my glass - that's what this tastes like. I'd go on, but this is so mind-bendingly awful that I can't bear to take another sip.

Wow. I hate to be relentlessly negative, but really? Who thought it was a good idea to release this beer? I may have to destroy the glass it's in. The worst attempt at a beer I have had in a long time.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2014 03:05:34 | More by maximum12
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1.75/5  rDev -37.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

First I will answer a question in an earlier review asking if these guys were from Bent Paddle Brewery. That answer is NO. As for the beer the color was ok. The smell was less than average. The taste was AWFUL at best. I really don't have anything good to say about this beer. I took 3 sips then poured it down the drain along with the rest of the bottle.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2014 06:37:21 | More by hopazoid
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1.48/5  rDev -47.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Appearance is nice - thick, chocolate head that fades quickly. Mouthfeel is extremely thin; flavor is... off. I don't know how to describe it. Tastes like stale homebrew. Very little resemblance to the traditional style. I ended up drain-pouring about 1/2 the bottle. Tough to swallow (literally and figuratively) at $8.99 a bomber.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2014 22:07:13 | More by Stimulus199
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4.06/5  rDev +44%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

My first beer from these newbies. Very impressed.

Produced a three finger, beige head. Beer color is so brown, that it's practically black.

The aroma is of roasted malts, and a hint of coffee and dark chocolate. Not very strong, but nice.

Taste is similar, but it does have a hint of hop bitterness, and dry finnish. Has a lower, heavy body, and medium carbonation.


Serving type: bottle

01-04-2014 01:06:07 | More by TCMike
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4.59/5  rDev +62.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

my first beer from "bent brewstillery" are these the same guys as "bent paddle"? have never seen any other beers from them or have herd of them. pours black and slightly thick and oily in appearance, with a half inch dark khaki head. smells very roasted malty with some hints of dark chocolate, coffee and even a tad bit of molasses. the initial taste is typical of a r.i.s. just like the aroma, balanced for a imperial stout not too boozy, the carbonation is a little high in the mouthfeel - medium to medium high for a stout. the aftertaste of this beer is amazingly molassesy! the most molasses I have ever tasted in a beer but only in the after taste.... wow! I love the molasses in this pig!

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2013 00:41:43 | More by Beerlover
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3/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +33%

11-22-2013 03:10:01 | More by XmnwildX12
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3.14/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Described as, "The best mistake that (they) ever made", this American 'Emperial' Stout borrows layers the roasted taste of stout on a lighter and drier malt base than is usual. Its results really bring the roast to the forefront.

The black beer pours with an ominous and opaque attitude. Its large mocha-stained column of foam races to the rim with a moussey appearance. Nearly complete in its retention, its froth is equipped with scattered lace that trails in the beer's wake.

Sharp roasty aromas are of dark-roast coffee, dark chocolate, roasted walnuts and the campfire scent of burnt embers. Charred dark fruit and an aggressive earthy scent reminds the nose of cut grass and pine cones. A sharp peppery note tingles the nose heading into that first daring sip.

Bold roasty sweetness of burnt sugars could be of molasses or brown sugar, just ahead of bitter chocolate, nutty bitterness and ground espresso. Smooth and stern early on, the beer develops added char flavor in the later half of taste with elements of fresh-cracked peppercorns, ash, vinous tartness and medicine- especially as the grain alcohol flavor sets in. Bitter in its finish, its bite comes from roast-derived bitterness and pithy, citrusy, resiny and grassy hops.

Its short-lived sweetness proves to be fast-fleeting in order to allow this full-bodied ale to dry in quick fashion. After the carbonation wisps away the sweetness, what's left is a lot of ash and burnt vegetative taste. Burnt grass, burnt fruit and burnt wood leads to a spicy and astringent finish with sour wine acidity.

Where this curious, aggressive and intimidating beer has a lot of promise, it has some serious roughness around the edges. Somewhat out of control, age should temper its energy and smoothen out.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2013 17:29:54 | More by BEERchitect
Dark Fatha from Bent Brewstillery
73 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.