Dark Element
Element Brewing Company

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From:
Element Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
Style:
Black IPA
ABV:
9%
Score:
89
Avg:
4 | pDev: 10.75%
Reviews:
84
Ratings:
126
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 13, 2017
Added:
Jun 04, 2010
Wants:
  47
Gots:
  37
SCORE
89
Very Good
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Notes: Previously named "Dark Matter."

DARK ELEMENT
This New American Black Ale, our strongest signature beer, has the malt profile of an Imperial Schwartz Beer and the floral characteristics of an American IPA. Saturated in hops, this intrepid style offers smooth dark toffee and chocolate flavors without the roasted bitterness found in many "dark" beers.

65.5 IBU
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Rated: 4 by Aisha from Massachusetts

May 13, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by craigferraro from New Hampshire

Oct 13, 2016
 
Rated: 3.93 by Stephan16 from Connecticut

Aug 04, 2016
 
Rated: 3.45 by lic217 from Connecticut

Jul 24, 2016
 
Rated: 3.74 by AGust82 from Connecticut

Jul 24, 2016
 
Rated: 3.94 by kdevilliers from Massachusetts

Jun 05, 2016
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Lighter back with a tan head and thick lacing bands. Dark roasted malt, dark chocolate, slight earth, with light bitter hops. Taste is malt forward, light toffee added but hops are so faint. Feel is medium bodied, decently crisp yet creamy, hops are light.
Jun 05, 2016
 
Rated: 4.11 by JohnnyB from Massachusetts

Feb 08, 2016
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.6/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Pretty pour, dark beer, black in the center, brown towards the edge, and dark red right on the edge yielding a 3/5" head that was tan, all roasty bitterness in the aroma. Plenty of schwarzbier like hopping going on.

Lots of carbonation, high hop prickliness, bitterness contributions from both the roasted malt and the hops. Probably should tone the roastiness down to keep this from coming off like a high American hopped porter. Would be interesting to know if it was an ale or lager yeast, I can't tell given the high roastiness and hoppiness. Enjoyable.
Jan 29, 2016
 
Rated: 4.29 by mudboneINla from California

Jan 02, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by sgregory from Connecticut

Dec 08, 2015
 
Rated: 3.9 by hockeypuck from Maine

Nov 27, 2015
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Reviewed by zander4dawin from Texas

3.68/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5
Sludgey dark brown beer with a thin head. Heavy notes of burnt toast, oats, piney hops at the end on a creamy body. Pretty good for the style never been a fan of dark IPA plays off the roasty malts and burnt sugar flavors.
Nov 26, 2015
 
Rated: 4.66 by AlexPV from New Hampshire

Nov 01, 2015
 
Rated: 3.34 by thatoneguymike from Georgia

Sep 09, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by Magister_Beav from Vermont

Sep 05, 2015
 
Rated: 3.98 by gonzo000 from Massachusetts

Aug 06, 2015
 
Rated: 4.04 by rolltide8425 from Pennsylvania

Jul 31, 2015
 
Rated: 3.83 by LoudRed from Massachusetts

Jun 07, 2015
 
Rated: 4.54 by Uzarnayme from Vermont

May 29, 2015
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Rated by apasternak from District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -25%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Too thin, didn't have the hops it advertised
May 18, 2015
 
Rated: 3.66 by SABERG from Massachusetts

Mar 18, 2015
 
Rated: 3.84 by Beer21 from Florida

Jan 25, 2015
 
Rated: 3.75 by freshcarl from Connecticut

Jan 07, 2015
 
Rated: 3.75 by Rideguy64 from Massachusetts

Nov 29, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by Bandi from New York

Nov 23, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by HollyHops from Pennsylvania

Nov 14, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by KAF from Iowa

Nov 11, 2014
 
Rated: 3.6 by TheBeerSipper from Massachusetts

Nov 08, 2014
 
Rated: 2.5 by vonnegut21 from New York

Nov 05, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by Chuck_IPA_Mathus from Massachusetts

Oct 27, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by Ace1117 from Massachusetts

Oct 26, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by judkinst from Vermont

Oct 26, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by Vultr_of_cultr from Uzbekistan

Oct 20, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by jpd7374 from Pennsylvania

Oct 19, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by ummswimmin from New Jersey

Sep 26, 2014
 
Rated: 4.44 by diehlio from Massachusetts

Sep 01, 2014
 
Rated: 3.95 by cjgiant from District of Columbia

Aug 27, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by ChrisKayler from Virginia

Aug 14, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by nebula1999 from Connecticut

Aug 08, 2014
Dark Element from Element Brewing Company
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 210 ratings