Darkon
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Style:
Lager - Schwarzbier
Ranked #179
ABV:
5.4%
Score:
82
Ranked #45,403
Avg:
3.49 | pDev: 11.17%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
46
From:
BraufactuM - Die Internationale Brau-Manufacturen GmbH
 
Germany
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Wants
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Gots
  5
SCORE
82
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wethorseblanket from California

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

Oct 25, 2015
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weeare138 from Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Nov 06, 2013
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bark from Sweden

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.

Jan 19, 2014
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morebeergood from Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Nov 30, 2014
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largadeer from California

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

May 30, 2015
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BeerForMuscle from New Jersey

3.52/5  rDev +0.9%

Oct 04, 2014
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FLBeerGuy from Florida

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dec 30, 2015
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StBernanders from Sweden

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.

Dec 09, 2011
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BigMike from Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Nov 08, 2014
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RobertColianni from Pennsylvania

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

Feb 08, 2015
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bmaggot from Lithuania

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

Apr 14, 2016
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wattoclone from California

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.

Jan 17, 2015
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Evil_Pidde from Sweden

3/5  rDev -14%

Apr 25, 2014
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pixieskid from Germany

3/5  rDev -14%

Nov 24, 2013
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rinhaak from Massachusetts

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).

Aug 13, 2011
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Brabander from Netherlands

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Jul 27, 2014
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kdown from California

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

May 31, 2015
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MACO from Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Feb 27, 2014
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DruC4 from Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Nov 02, 2013
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olradetbalder from Sweden

3/5  rDev -14%

Nov 21, 2014
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GONZALOYANNA from Spain

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.

Jun 07, 2012
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closisinthehouse from Florida

3/5  rDev -14%

Nov 17, 2014
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RockinRob925 from Florida

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Oct 26, 2013
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samEBC from Belgium

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

Sep 03, 2017
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djtomain from Florida

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Oct 06, 2014
Darkon from BraufactuM - Die Internationale Brau-Manufacturen GmbH
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 46 ratings