Darkest Hour | Deep Ellum Brewing Company

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87
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89 Ratings
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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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Ratings: 89 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of dmorgan310
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Tertullian007
3.67/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of 1Sundown2C
4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

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

Photo of thereal_adam
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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 brewqueno
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Almost black in the glass with brown around the edges. A thick creamy brown head builds up and slowly falls down leaving lacing.

Roasty, sweet, raisins, brown sugar, dark chocolate.

Velvety smooth full mouthfeel.

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

Photo of ChicagoNick
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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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Photo of kylehay2004
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of benjamin_dallas
4.4/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of TX-Badger
3/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of Thanx4AllDaFish
5/5  rDev +27.6%

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