Dark Matter | Hoyne Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hoyne Brewing Co.
British Columbia, Canada
hoynebrewing.ca

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Deep inside the Hadron Collider physicists hurtle sub-atomic particles with lightning speed on a collision course with each other. They do so in the pursuit of pure science, in the hope of one day being able to unlock the mystery of the elusive unseen fabric upon which our universe is embroidered: Dark Matter.

Added by LampertLand on 03-26-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
80
Reviews:
19
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
9.66%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
32
For Trade:
0
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Photo of N_E_Beer
5/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of my very favourites. Hard to peg and that's part of the appeal.

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Photo of PaulietheBrit
4.75/5  rDev +24%

Photo of FlyingFlat
4.73/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of spacedaddy
4.55/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SamKetchum
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of Caishalea
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of greenchicken
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of ZachT
4.37/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Sathanas
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of imfinished
4.18/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IllNate
4.15/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep brown with a good amount of tan head and good retention. Aroma is really pleasant, a layering of dark malts mingle with the malty base. Key notes are chocolate and plum. Taste follows moderate roasted and caramel malts overtop of a malty base, chocolate and plum again. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with excellent drinkability. Overall an excellent brown ale, possibly my favorite thus far, it really is an underrated style. I dock it a half point in the overall category for picking a silly name for a brown ale. With a name like Dark Matter, I was expecting a stout or porter.

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4.15/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at The Sticky Wicket (Strathcona Hotel) in beautiful downtown Victoria. Poured a very dark reddish-black with a very fine off-white head that left fantastic lacing throughout. Initial impression is coffee, caramel, darkly roasted malts, and chocolate - very smooth coffee and chocolate. Medium mouthfeel and carbonation. Kind of light on the hops for the style, but no complaints. This is really good.

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4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hoyne Brewing's fifth offering "Dark Matter"@ 5.3% in a 650 ml bottle
A-served cold into a pilsner glass poured a dark chocolate brown , small creamy/beige head with minimal lacing
S-roasty flavours and aromas come together to create a richness for the nose
T-Malt forward brew ,
MF-smooth , not heavy on the palate
Ov-very drinkable , I'll be highly recommending this beer , well done Sean

Cheers LampertLand

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4.04/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bronzewaite
4.02/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BCborn
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of souvenirs
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is my friend Sara's favourite beer. I've been meaning to try it for a while.

A: Dark! Reddish hue when held to the light. Tan head.

S: Coffee, cocoa, dark fruits. Malty.

T: Roasted malt flavours. Cocoa, coffee, some nuttiness, a bit sweet.

F: No complaints.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of canucklehead
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

New brewer on the block ( used to brew with Canoe in Victoria). The name suggests a big beer or a Cascadian Dark but it is in fact a well balanced Brown Ale that has a full mouthfeel and a lovely chesnut finish. I liked the drinkibility of this beer combined with the complexity of the midbody. More malt than hops as expected for the style , this is a good Brown Ale.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of meloroast
4/5  rDev +4.4%

solid dark ale, not super complex, basic coffee/roasted malts/chocolate profile.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Bunman3
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark, indeed! This is a deep mahogany colour, with a lovely tan head. It has all of the flavours I enjoy in a brown ale - chocolate, coffee, and the dark malts. The hopping is very subtle, thereby making this a smooth and rich mouthful. This brew compares favourably with the better brown ales I have tasted.

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Dark Matter from Hoyne Brewing Co.
3.83 out of 5 based on 80 ratings.
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