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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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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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Photo of Sammy
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Fresh bottle from spec’s. This listed at 11%. Does not work for the style. The texture of the mouthfeel, the dryness, balance of chocolate, hops, malt. Whole package not in synch or drinkable.

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of kylehay2004
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of kojevergas
3.15/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Strange Belgian influence runs rampant in this otherwise subpar imperial stout. Has a basic dark malt and chocolate malt backbone with overly sweet candi sugar. No yeast or hop presence.

Too sweet. Imbalanced. Not real intricate.

C+

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Photo of brentk56
3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Arrives with a carbon black color; the beige head builds up to a two-finger cap; very good retention

Smell: Roasty tones with dark chocolate and a hint of coffee

Taste: Roast and chocolate, up front, with some coffee and hop bitterness developing, in the middle; similar flavors progress to the finish

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with moderate carbonation

Overall: A nice double stout but I didn't get much impact from the rye in the grist; would have expected it to make a distinctive impact but it didn't

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Photo of dmorgan310
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mothman
3.37/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Black in color with a tan head.

Rye and roast. The spice is there, but it dries out the beer more. It is pretty roasty the way it is. Lots of coffee roast with chocolate.

Ends dry and roasted.

Overall, solid but to dry. The rye was a unique take on the style.

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Photo of Gagnonsux
4.16/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ZEB89
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dicers
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Common Table 2nd Anniversary Party.

The beer pours a very dark brown to black color with a dark brown head. The aroma is full of chocolate and coffee, with some very nice roasted malt notes and a hint of cream. The flavor is more of the same, with a ton of milk chocolate and some coffee and roasted malt in the background. The beer is very sweet and I don't get hardly any hop character or bitterness. Medium to thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of sd123
3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KAF
3.54/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TX-Badger
3/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of greenspointexas
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of champ103
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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Photo of rspauldi
3.74/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of threedaggers
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of gtermi
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Jame515
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Domvan
3.8/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JohnBender
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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