Darkest Hour | Deep Ellum Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Deep Ellum Brewing Company
Texas, United States
deepellumbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Winter

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Added by UTCengOwl on 01-21-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
89
Reviews:
15
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
10.46%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
21
For Trade:
1
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5/5  rDev +27.6%

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4.74/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of chrismann65
4.59/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

On tap @ world of beer...Nice smooth dark as night beer ; sweet taste with a nice smooth mouth feel . Nice long finish, went very well W/ my Chimay Burger ..!! You must try this if you see it .!! Very Nice beer .!!

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4.56/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Darkest Hour comes in at 11% for the 2015 batch. Just, btw...

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4.52/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.43/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.38/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Down House in Houston Texas.

A: Pours a dark black color. Nearly opaque. A well formed one finger tan head forms and sticks throughout. Light lace is left behind. This is a looker.
S: Lightly roasted malts in the nose. Toasted bread/biscuit malts. Toffee and chocolate take over from here with some lighter creamed coffee. Very nice.
T: Ultra smooth milk chocolate. Toasted bready malts. Toffee some coffee. Excellent.
M/D: A full body with moderate carbonation. Ultra smooth and silky. The alcohol is not noticeable at all. Such an easy sipper, and a treat to drink.

This is really good. One of the better Imperial Stouts made in Texas. Incredibly enjoyable and well made. I will be looking forward to more from these guys.

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4.35/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beer number two at the brewery tour. I prefer to not have my big stouts in Shaker pint glasses... but what can you do. This is a completely new beer taste for me and I have to give them credit for that. Rye Imperial Stouts with Candi Syrup can evidently be really good.

The beer is black and imposing, as it should be. Wish I was drinking this in a balloon glass... oh, well.

The taste is shockingly interesting. The beer is sweet. Very sweet. Close to underfermented, but still not cloying. The beer is more smoky than roasty, but the malts aren't out of line for an Imperial Stout. The star is the Rye bite. When mixed with such a sweet, dark beer, they take on a distinct taste that I've never had before. It complements the roast and smoke extremely well and makes the beer almost refreshing.

This is fantastic stuff and I'd recommend that everyone should try it if they can.

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4.35/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.33/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.3/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.28/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Darkest Hour from Deep Ellum Brewing Company
3.92 out of 5 based on 89 ratings.
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