Oxbow Brewing Company

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Oxbow Brewing Company
Maine, United States
Ranked #44
Ranked #12,998
4.01 | pDev: 4.99%
Jan 03, 2022
Jan 09, 2021
Dusky is a 4% dark lager brewed with 100% malted barley and select Maine-grown hops. Malt-forward and oh so drinkable! Dusky is slightly toasty and chocolatey, with a lingering soft roast character that makes you want to go back for more.
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Rated: 3.86 by lakewy17 from New Hampshire

Jan 03, 2022
Rated: 4.21 by BMBCLT from South Carolina

Oct 25, 2021
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Reviewed by dbrauneis from North Carolina

4.26/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A: Pours an opaque yet still clear dark cola brown in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising along the edges of the glass and moderate chestnut brown + amber + mahogany colored highlights. The beer has a three finger creamy foamy tan head that reduces to a medium sized patch of medium thick film covering a little more than 25% of the surface of the beer surrounded by a large patch of slightly mottled very thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of roasted + chocolate + toasted + grainy malts with a light amount of grainy sweetness. Light aromas of earthy + spicy hops.

T: Upfront there are slightly stronger than moderate flavors of roasted + chocolate + toasted + grainy malts with a light amount of grainy sweetness. That is followed by light flavors of earthy + spicy hops. There is a light to moderate amount of lingering roasty bitterness.

M: Slightly heavier than light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp, then slightly soft with a relatively clean finish.

O: Easy to drink with low ABV, well hidden alcohol, and a pleasantly crisp/soft/clean mouthfeel. Very enjoyable with great roasty malts and just enough hops as well as that lingering roasty bitterness. I could easily have a couple of these and would gladly grab this one regularly.
Sep 02, 2021
Rated: 3.75 by atlbravsrno1 from Maine

Aug 22, 2021
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Reviewed by ScaryEd from New Hampshire

3.85/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
16 oz can into a pilsener glass. Fancy.

Pours a dark cherry cola color with a monstrous creamy tan head. Good retention. Leaves some nice cobweb lacing around the glass.

Very grainy aroma. Roasted malts, cocoa powder, light caramel with some spicy hops. There's a touch of coffee as the beer warms up a bit.

The flavor follows the nose: Grainy, roasted malts, dark chocolate and caramel. Assertive hops on the finish.

The feel is medium-light bodied with good carbonation. Crisp and extremely refreshing.

Overall, a very good dark lager. It's full of flavor but retains its high drinkability. Definitely worth a try.
Aug 01, 2021
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Reviewed by johnnnniee from New Hampshire

3.81/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Can from Mike H thanks for the hookup.
Dark red caramel color with a bubbly frothy off white head that persists. Rich bready toasty maltiness with a hint of caramel. Floral spicy hops counter nicely. A hint on the sweet side but tasty.
Jul 02, 2021
Rated: 3.93 by Manfrombelmonty from Massachusetts

May 08, 2021
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Rated by Nass from Florida

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
The pour is mocha colored. The taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, & a mild dark fruit note near the finish. Cheers! B
Apr 06, 2021
Rated: 4.19 by MrDarcy from Massachusetts

Feb 11, 2021
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Reviewed by ChipChaight from New York

4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Can from Vinyl Beer on the UES NYC. Pours opaque dark amber brown, two fingers of light foamy head that sticks around, nice lacing, smell is roast malts, Swiss miss, weak coffee, hints of sour grass, taste is roast malts, light brown sugar, light coffee, hints of leather and mild sour grassiness, feel is light and crisp, dry finish. A very crushable dark lager with nice roast character and hints of barnyard funk.
Jan 25, 2021
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Reviewed by cbutova from Massachusetts

4.3/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
A- Tall can into a chalice with a deep brown body, crimson highlights on the edges and a one inch cap. The head takes on a light tan hue and a thick foamy texture with great retention. A lot of legs follow each sip with spotty lacing left behind.

S- Dark roast grains. For the most part the aroma is a mixture of very dark caramel and something between roast barley and dark cocoa powder. Get some raw bready graininess, toast and a hint of dark roast coffee as well.

T- Malty first with the signature roast grain flavor up front with cocoa, dark chocolate and roast flavors shining. The beer is both grainy and a touch bready and more dry with only a light sweetness. Cereal, spicy hop and dark caramel notes. The hop flavor and bitterness plays nicely off of the roasty grains.

MF- Light bodied overall. The carbonation is moderately high and the beer has a foamy and puffy consistency. Has a nice dryness. Roast and hop bitterness lingers for a long time in the finish.

It was a dark lager that started my journey into craft beer and it is always nice to see them on the shelves because not many breweries approach this style nowadays. Clean roast grains make up most of the aroma and the flavor with a nice clean lager ferment.
Jan 16, 2021
Rated: 4.04 by alexsergio from New York

Jan 09, 2021
Dusky from Oxbow Brewing Company
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 12 ratings