Dark Element | Element Brewing Company

BA SCORE
89
very good
210 Ratings
Dark ElementDark Element
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Element Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
elementbeer.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by cbutova on 06-04-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
210
Reviews:
83
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
10.86%
 
 
Wants:
48
Gots:
37
For Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 210 |  Reviews: 83
Photo of apasternak
3/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Too thin, didn't have the hops it advertised

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Photo of SABERG
3.66/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beer21
3.84/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of freshcarl
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rideguy64
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Bandi
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of HollyHops
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of KAF
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of TheBeerSipper
3.6/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of vonnegut21
2.5/5  rDev -38.3%

Photo of Chuck_IPA_Mathus
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Ace1117
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of judkinst
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Vultr_of_cultr
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of jpd7374
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of ummswimmin
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of diehlio
4.44/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of cjgiant
3.95/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of ChrisKayler
3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of nebula1999
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of pat_usher
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of bobv
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of HattedClassic
4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The beer pours a nice light brown head that dissipates fairly slowly and leaves quite a bit of lacing on the glass. The beer itself is a very dark brown that borders on black. The beer smell has very nice and very sugary toffee notes mixed in with roasted malt notes as well. The hop notes are present but are drowned out a little bit by the malt notes. The hops have a sweet orange scent to them. The taste is surprisingly different than the smell. The taste is dominated by the toffee and roasted notes while the hops are both bitter and sweet from before. The mouthfeel is medium bodied but on the heavier side. The beer goes down fairly smoothly without any problems and biting carbonation. Overall, a good American Black Ale and worth getting.

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Photo of Sspeer1
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Dylanjf
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Dark Element from Element Brewing Company
4.05 out of 5 based on 210 ratings.
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