Darkon
BraufactuM

DarkonDarkon
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From:
BraufactuM
 
Germany
Style:
Schwarzbier
Ranked #131
ABV:
5.4%
Score:
81
Ranked #25,635
Avg:
3.52 | pDev: 10.8%
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
47
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 13, 2022
Added:
Aug 13, 2011
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  5
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Ratings by clarknova:
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Rated by clarknova from Germany

3.57/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Jan 31, 2017
More User Ratings:
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.71/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
1. Dec. 2014. 330 ml bottle, from CITTI-Markt Flensburg. BB date 31.10.2013, bottle No. 1011. ABV is 5.4%. Hops are Magnum and Saphir. Very dark ruby colour, moderate beige head. Aroma of German Schwarzbrot, some caramel. Smooth mouthfeel. Nice and moderately roasty flavour, notes of malts, Schwarzbrot, chocolate and coffee, medium dry. Moderate hops.
May 13, 2022
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Reviewed by Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

3.52/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Picked up at Weyermann, Bamberg, DE. €4.99 + 0.25€ Flaschenpfand (Bottle deposit). Reviewed 10/29/18.
650 mL capped bottle marked “Mindestens haltbar bis 22.02.2019” on the back label. Stored in reefer in the maltery store and served at 42 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Appearance – 4.
Body – Dark brown, opaque.
Head – Large (Maximum 4.7 cm, controlled center pour), tan, dense with surface rocks, good retention, slooowly diminishing to an irregular four to eight mm ring. Head retraction leaves behind some small pieces of lace.
Lacing – Fair. Partial areas of torn curtain lacing are present.
First pour – Medium brown, hazy.
Aroma – 4.5 – Bitter chocolate, pumpernickel, some burnt malt.
Flavor – 3 – The chocolate from the nose is absent but some of the bread comes through, as well as a bit of toasted malt. It ends slightly dry with some hop bitterness. No alcohol, no diacetyl, no dimethylsulfide.
Palate – 3 - Thin, watery, soft carbonation.
Impression and interpretation – 3.5 – A slightly above average schwarzbier, mostly because of the nose.
Oct 29, 2018
 
Rated: 3.8 by samEBC from Belgium

Sep 03, 2017
 
Rated: 3.88 by BlackVeg from Germany

Dec 30, 2016
 
Rated: 4.09 by bmaggot from Lithuania

Apr 14, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by FLBeerGuy from Florida

Dec 30, 2015
 
Rated: 3.25 by AlexAfonin from Russian Federation

Dec 07, 2015
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Reviewed by Ciocanelu from Romania

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Really dark color with ruby hues and mocha head. Aroma has intensely roasted malts, almost smoky. Tastes like slightly sweet coffee with chocolate notes. Body is quite light but smooth. A well made schwarzbier but nothing special.
Nov 29, 2015
 
Rated: 3.69 by wethorseblanket from California

Oct 25, 2015
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Reviewed by Arminius757 from Connecticut

4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Throughly enjoyed this beer.
Pours a dark almost jet black, with about 2 fingers of compact, slightly tan head. Leaves a strong lacing that lastes all the way through.
Smells like milk chocolate, coffee.
Super smooth chocolate taste, kinda reminded me of chocolate milk, and I like that. Easy to drink, good carbination levels, nice levels of malts. Being that I got this in Germany, the price wasnt too bad at all. Got this in a pack with 3 other beers from BraifactuM for around 15€ with pfand. One of the better Schwarzbiers I have had yet.
Jun 02, 2015
 
Rated: 3.25 by SocalKicks from California

Jun 01, 2015
 
Rated: 3.62 by kdown from California

May 31, 2015
 
Rated: 3.5 by largadeer from California

May 30, 2015
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Reviewed by drmeto from Germany

3.01/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
L:
-pours a clear dark brown with a big creamy,beige head
-medium carbonation visible
-way too light in colour for a Schwarzbier
.nice viscosity
S:
-earthy,black bread,roasty
T:
-Follows the nose plus licquorice,prunes and a slight coffee note
F:
light-medium carbonation,light-medium body
O:
I was sort of lukewarm to this.
Its a solid Schwarzbier,but considering it costs 3-4 times as much as other,better Schwarzbiers is a serious downer
May 15, 2015
 
Rated: 3.88 by RobertColianni from Pennsylvania

Feb 08, 2015
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Reviewed by wattoclone from California

4.86/5  rDev +38.1%
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.
Jan 17, 2015
 
Rated: 3.25 by ptat from Delaware

Dec 07, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by morebeergood from Massachusetts

Nov 30, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by olradetbalder from Sweden

Nov 21, 2014
Darkon from BraufactuM
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 47 ratings