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Dark And Stormy Night | Picaroons Traditional Ales

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Picaroons Traditional Ales
New Brunswick, Canada
picaroons.ca

Style: Dunkelweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by mrmanning on 07-03-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
59
pDev:
19.39%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of deg
4.28/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ewpass
3.52/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Chestnut brown with small head, little nose, smooth malty body with medium-crisp finish. Good beer.

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Photo of Mousel
3.59/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jfreeze
3.34/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Grogsky
3.62/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Good, but picaroons does much better.

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Photo of MetalCath
4.19/5  rDev +27%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of groleau
3.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Vold
3.21/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of StephenPerr
3.97/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of souvenirs
3.13/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

I was happy to see that the liquor store in Chipman, NB, now has a selection of beers from Picaroons.

A Red-brown, fairly dark.
S Burnt molasses brown bread.
T Fairly mild. Not a lot going on.
F Kind of watery.

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Photo of Lokes
4.39/5  rDev +33%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.55/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear brown color with a copper hue and average activity. Lightly creamy beige 2 finger head lasting around 5 minutes with average legs.

Aromas and flavors of toffee, nuts, fruits, coffee, grains, herbal spices. Tasty mix of sweet caramel and molasses, a strong roasted nuts feel, with undertones of bitter coffee and dark fruits, finishing with a slightly grassy and earthy feel.

Creamy medium body with average carbonation. Well intensified finish ending with a slightly bitter spicy herbal feel and sweet dark fruits on the tongue.

Overall Dark and Stormy Night is a pretty good craft with nice flavors, good freshness and balance, but missing the true nature of a weizen lacking a strong grainy taste.

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Photo of mcormier79
3.56/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of dolphsexton
4.12/5  rDev +24.8%

Photo of PorterPro125
3.92/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of biboergosum
3.47/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

500ml bottle. Two things - one, I can't help but say the name of this offering with an Aussie inflection - and two, they collaborated with malt producers from Bamberg for this? Should I be expecting something over the top smoky?

This beer pours a clear, red-brick amber hue, with two pudgy fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and certainly bubbly beige head, which leaves a decent array of 'climate change' iceberg shelf lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of semi-sweet, kind of doughy, and slightly roasted caramel malt, a hint of oily bar-top nuts (the usual sort, eh, Beer Rev YEG?), some ethereal mocha notes, and weak leafy, weedy noble hops - not getting any of the purported dunkel essences, no matter where in Germany their influence originates. The taste is a bit more evocative - the malt divided equally between the roasted pale/caramel malt and the wanly spicy wheat contingents, the nuttiness retaining its neutral state, a bit of stale cocoa and day-old coffee seeping through, with a still barely noteworthy leafy, earthy hoppiness.

The carbonation is fairly understated, just a wee unsubstantiated burble for the most part, the body a not-quite medium weight, and smooth, sure, but it ain't the alcohol that pushes in with that weird metallic scourge. It finishes well off-dry, the caramel, barley, and mixed coffee shop sweetness winning the day.

I should have known from the label description that this could turn out to be a bit of a hot (but not in that way) mess. Really, a 'dunkel', from Bamberg tutoring, no less, welded onto a traditional English ale (so here in Canada, Trad from Big Rock, then?). Fails abound, no lie, the German association is not even particularly wheaty, let alone a smoke-filled miasma, as I might have been coerced into being led into believing. Not a bad brew overall, just nothing like what the marketing arm sai- oh, right.

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Photo of jcubz
3.47/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of muskiesman
3/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of fostachild
2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of johnnnniee
2.31/5  rDev -30%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bottle from the liquor store on PEI
Pours a crystal clear dark brown with ruby at the edges and a wispy off white head that dissipates quickly. Butter caramel and toffee dominate the aroma, with traces of dish soap. I find no weizen or hops in the aroma of this brew. The flavor isn't much better than the aroma. Buttery burnt caramel with a soapy edge. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation. I'm not sure what they were shooting for here, but its safe to say they missed.

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Photo of BeerLaw
2.09/5  rDev -36.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours nicely with a nice dark color - like a stout. Smells very sour - reminds me of a bad batch of homebrew (I am an avid homebrewer who has had a few infected batches before, and this remind me of those batches).

Tastes sour. Lactic acid like. I am assuming that is intended, since this is the third time I have tried this beer. Terrible sour lactic acid taste.

I'd rather drink a coors light, and that is saying something. I wasted my money on this one three times... I love Picaroons (ie, best bitter and winter warmer), but this is terrible.

I must admit I've never had a dunkel (not available near me). I have had many english ales, and brew mostly english style ales. To me, this is just too damn sour.

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Photo of DreamDeath
2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of TT--Cashout
2/5  rDev -39.4%

Photo of cam477
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of yancot
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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Dark And Stormy Night from Picaroons Traditional Ales
Beer rating: 3.3 out of 5 with 59 ratings
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