Darkon
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Style:
German Schwarzbier
Ranked #167
ABV:
5.4%
Score:
81
Ranked #42,166
Avg:
3.49 | pDev: 11.17%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
46
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BraufactuM - Die Internationale Brau-Manufacturen GmbH
 
Germany
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Wants
  1
Gots
  5
SCORE
81
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Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 46
Reviews by FLBeerGuy:
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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of bark
3.41/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

The colour is dark brown; the liquid is clear. It is way too bright for the style. The two finger head is airy and beige. No lacing occurs.

The smell got some notes of olicloth and plastics. Some roasted flavours.

Roasted flavours in the taste, as well as sweet candy-like notes. Medium bitterness and body. Smooth aftertaste with some lactose and crisp bread.

The carbonation is medium strong, the bubbles mid-sized.

A bit dull, although there is nothing wrong with this one. But it looks and tastes more like a dark Wienna lager than a schwartzbier.

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.52/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of StBernanders
4.01/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

33 cl bottle poured into a wine glass. Bottle purchased from the Braufactum homepage.

Very dark color, almost appears black when poured, but more chocolate brown with a reddish hue on closer inspection.

Dense and surprisingly creamy foam rising high in the glass.

Taste, smell and mouthfeel is all classic Schwartzbier, albeit more "rich" than the regular brands you pick up at the supermarket (in Germany).

Very good beer in it's style.

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.88/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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3.69/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.09/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.86/5  rDev +39.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

On draft at Brauhaus Schmitz on 1-16-2015.

A deep jet black unfiltered draft with thick tan head that persisted through the session. More flavorful than any other version so far, spicier with more complexity. Hop and malt balance is exceptional.

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3/5  rDev -14%

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3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of rinhaak
3.46/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

33 cl bottle poured into a goblet. Bottle purchased at Maruhn in Darmstadt.

Pours a black tinted with red with a huge, thick, foamy head. Remarkably clear and clean beer for such a dark color.

The nose is full of malts (coffee, chocolate, amber) as well cloves, banana, and coffee grounds. There is also a faint sour odor reminiscent of sour cherries.

The taste is very light (almost like water in the mouth), and almost resembles an English pale ale. Not at all dark tasting, the mouth is full of sweaty barnyard malts with a vague fruit & ash undertone. Though the beer does finish with a bitter/malty coffee flavor, this finish doesn't last long.

Overall the beer is surprisingly light considering the appearance and makes for a nice session beer. Fairly unimpressive in general, and most certainly not worth the high price tag (€4.50).

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.62/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.89/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330ml bottle. Oversized glass. Enjoyed on jun´12. Very dark amber color. Beige, small bubbled froth. Lasting close head. Roasted malts, notes of bready crust & hints of cocoa to the nose. Smooth roasted malty upfront over hoppy backbone that provides fruity & gentle bitterness. Medium to full body, soft carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel. Delightful well balanced beer.

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.8/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Darkon from BraufactuM - Die Internationale Brau-Manufacturen GmbH
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 46 ratings