Dunkle Materie
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American Black Ale
Ranked #316
Ranked #25,781
3.86 | pDev: 4.66%
Brew Age
Very Good
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Photo of stcules
3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Almost black, with reddish edges. Beautiful cappuccino colored foam.
In the smell a good amount of hop, fresh and pleasant. Grapefruit, a bit of resinous. Overall, citric.
Taste: light malty notes, dark, and again a good hop, fresh and citric. Spicy notes.
Dark malts, but not toasted.
Average body, quit long aftetaste, grapefruit and resin.
Well done, good general balance.

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Photo of herrklemann
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a brownish black with light brown foam. It looks very promising. Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, lightly roasty - then fruits, citrus and grass. The taste is lightly sweet, a bit salty and dry going down. Medium body with a creamy, slick feel and average carbonation. This is great. It was my first ever dark IPA. Dark, creamy, roasty, with an offering of tropical fruit and just the right, light sweetness.

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

Dark brown color, tan head. Aroma has dark malts, some acidic cacao notes but also some resiny hops. Taste has some spicy notes, cacao, dark malts, oranges and citrusy hops. Medium body and carbonation. A nice black IPA with an interesting citrus and cacao flavor combination.

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Photo of qrazvan
3.69/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark colour, nice head, medium carbonation.
Smells like coffee and roasted malt.
Bitter and sightly sour initial taste, with the hops left far behind (although the bottle advertises on using no less than 3 types of hops). The bitterness and the coffee are dominating the overall impression.
A black IPA that's not bad, but leaving a lot of room for improvement.

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Photo of StJamesGate
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ruby black with a pile of pitted cappuccino foam. 4
Roast coffee, a touch of treacle, spinachy hops - all faint. 3.75
Coffee candies and brown sugars then light orange zest, vegetal, and mint hops. 4
Arugula finish and evergreen linger.
Medium and a bit, oily, chewy, sticky. 4

Cascade, Columbus, Amarillo

Ten weeks in the bottle. Way overdoes the malts at first - too sweet and full. Opens, though, into a dark green monster - all sorts of leaf. Even then, 65 IBUs may be a bit of a push. How all this comes from some very mainstream US hops, I can’t say. Intriguing, if difficult. 4

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Photo of dcmchew
3.7/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours black with a big creamy beige head that recedes very slowly.
Smokey roasted malt and dark chocolate on the nose, light coffee, burnt sugar and pretty mild hops, with some citrus and pine hints.
Mix of grapefruit, lemon and dark chocolate in the front, not too bitter tho. Very light caramel, just a short sweet flash, noticeable just for a bit. Roasted malts dominate the rest of the brew, smoked, dark bready, ashy in the finish with a generous amount of coffee powder. So the finish is bitter alright, but not hoppy (really faint pine).
Just a bit of grapefruit peel lingers in the aftertaste. Otherwise just ashy burnt malt and coffee dregs. Medium to light body, low carbonation.
Easy to drink, with a nice contrast (crisp citrus in the start, then rough scorched malts in the finish) that kinda invites you to take a new sip. Nice, but lacking in the hop department.

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Photo of safaricook
3.55/5  rDev -8%

Thick rocky beige head, pitch black body
Coffee and grapefruit aroma that goes together surprisingly well
Taste follows nose. Quite low bitterness though
Smooth and light on the tongue
Decent representation of the style that falls short of a higher rating due to too low bitterness and I would which for more body

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Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 13 ratings