Dark Knight | Barley John's Brew Pub

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Barley John's Brew Pub
Minnesota, United States
barleyjohns.com

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Bighuge on 07-17-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#747
Reviews:
88
Ratings:
177
pDev:
9.61%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Tried this at a festival, two different times, & just didn't quite get it. Third time's a charm? Mini five ounce pour of a 2010 keg evidently found in the basement corner of Barley John's.

Pour is surprisingly lively, with a nice dark-colored afro. Nose is barrel-heavy with huge malt sweetness & chocolate. Not bad.

Dark Knight's taste is a step down, just like most of the movies. The primary component seems to be raw lighter fluid, which I always get from this brew. Behind the Zippo is sugar soaked black fruits, hard vanilla, & enough booze to kill a small Clydesdale. Oh, & bourbon, did I mention the bourbon? Like taking shots of Jim Beam with a bit of porter mixed in. Five ounces? Yes, that's enough, thanks.

First & second impression confirmed. This is a pretty good beer, but really nothing special in my mouth. Glad I got that one nailed down.

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Velvety smooth mouth feel.
Over all one of the best Baltic Porters around.

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Dark Knight from Barley John's Brew Pub
Beer rating: 4.37 out of 5 with 177 ratings
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