Brooklyn Dark Matter - Brooklyn Brewery
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Reviews by GeezLynn:
4.33/5 rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Just happened to have the good fortune to come across this beer on tap at The Porter. The appearance and smell of this beer did not do much to distinguish it. Basically a very dark brown beer with some red highlights. No head, but that doesn't seem to be out of the ordinary for the style. The aroma was fairly muted and I really didn't get much besides the chocolate and caramel malt characters.
The flavor however, stood out for me. Lots of caramel and vanilla nicely accented by a mild chocolate flavor. The bourbon was there, but very subtle. I also got some red berry character with the chocolate. The beer as a whole was malty and sweet with a longer, syrupy finish and a light, undercarbonated feel.
Very tasty beer by my standards. Welcome combination of easy drinking (now surprised to see it was 7.5% ABV) with a good depth of complexity flavor-wise. Glad to see Brooklyn raising the bar for brown ales.
Serving type: on-tap
05-13-2010 16:32:26 | More by GeezLynn
More User Reviews:
3.9/5 rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Had this one on tap and the Amsterdam Alehouse in NYC. The beer they had on the menu was no longer on tap so I took one of these instead. This beer was a deep brown colored ale with a fizzy tan head on top. There wasn't much lacing really. The smell of the beer was sweet and malty, a little roasted also. The taste of it had a lot of sweet brown sugar flavors mixed with some roasted malt and what I think tasted like un-smoked cigar flavors. Very interesting brew here. The mouthfeel was nicely carbonated but had a subtle smoothness to it also. Overall I liked this beer, it bums me out a little that it's been retired. Glad I got to try it!
Serving type: on-tap
07-22-2011 18:30:34 | More by Knapp85
3.98/5 rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Brooklyn Dark Matter
Appearance: dark brown, medium-small head, and good lacing.
Smell: grainy malt, slight hops, and banana.
Taste: banana, slight dark fruit, and grainy malts.
This is a good brew. The bananas can be tasted first followed by dark fruit. While not incredibly complex, this brew is well balanced and aged nicely. I waited almost a year before opening, yet I'm unsure how old it originally was.
Serving type: bottle
03-24-2011 02:02:45 | More by megahurts4
4.38/5 rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Reviewed from notes.
Pours dark brown win a somewhat thin tan head. Nose brings a good amount of depth with bourbon, roast, vanilla, and chocolate. He taste features bourbon and some oak along with roasted mmalt and chocolate. Hints of vanilla and booze. Good body with a nice boozy touch. Drinks quite well; really executed this concept quite nicely.
Serving type: growler
10-19-2010 12:25:36 | More by Thorpe429
Brooklyn Dark Matter from Brooklyn Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.