Dark And Stormy Night | Picaroons Traditional Ales

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

Style: Dunkelweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by mrmanning on 07-03-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
57
Reviews:
23
Avg:
3.07
pDev:
21.82%
 
 
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4.5/5  rDev +46.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +46.6%

Photo of Lokes
4.39/5  rDev +43%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MetalCath
4.19/5  rDev +36.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.12/5  rDev +34.2%

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4/5  rDev +30.3%

Photo of PEIBeerGuy
4/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

dark reddish brown, head forms really tall and is very creamy and thick... sticks around for a while, and sticks to the inside of the glass on the way down

in the glass, when the head is high, it's more of a light/sweet alcohol smell... when the head lessens, or right from the bottle, it's got a nice mellow, rich, sweetness... kind of in the family of a raisin tart or dates... and some burnt sugar / sponge toffee

nice and mellow taste, caramel comes through, almost a bit of a smokiness on the exhale... raisin/date taste is slightly there

feels fine in the mouth - no complaints

very drinkable, I thought

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4/5  rDev +30.3%

Photo of StephenPerr
3.97/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PorterPro125
3.92/5  rDev +27.7%

Photo of smcolw
3.86/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Lumpy, light beige head which plentiful webby lace. The broth is deep brown, but light passes easily. Hard to be positive, but I think it is clear.

Smells of caramelized brown sugar and a bit of molasses. Some yeast in the back of the nose, too. No wheat nor hop aroma.

The taste is drier than the smell indicates, although the swallow brings out some of the sweetness. Again, there is little wheat flavor. The body is somewhat chewy but the carbonation is appropriately high. There is a good dose of toasted malt (crystal?) that provides a biscuity flavor. This is smooth and easily drinkable, but don't expect a typical dunkelweizen.

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3.8/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +22.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +22.1%

Photo of Grogsky
3.62/5  rDev +17.9%
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 Mousel
3.59/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RunawayJim
3.56/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 500ml bottle into a pint glass. Pours a ruby brown color with a small off-white head. There's some small bubbles rising to the top.

Smells of bready roasted malts, though the aroma is not strong at all.

Tastes of slightly roasted malts, some breadiness is present. There's a hint of caramel in there as well. It's pretty sweet, though fairly mild in flavor.

The carbonation is almost non-existent in the mouth. It's got a nice smooth texture and goes down nice and easy. This is a very drinkable beer.

Note: I was going to add this one tonight, though it seems as though someone beat me to the punch. I was going to add it as an English Brown Ale as it tastes more like that than a Dunkelweizen (not much yeastiness and breadiness present). The label calls it a mix between a German dunkel and an English Ale (brown ale is the closest I could come up with).

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3.56/5  rDev +16%

Photo of spree92
3.55/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured a deep deep, golden-amber. Big egg shell colored was fluffy but leveled out rather quickly. Big malty nose, sweet like candy, is strong. Hard for other scents to find their way through. The taste is a little funky. Bland to start and then the roasted malts, coffee beans, hit. An overload of carbonation is also noted. Other than excess carb. there is a creaminess to the beer. Somewhat acidic. A pretty good beer here and the low alcohol and decent pricing make a good buy. Nice to mix it up every once in a while.

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3.55/5  rDev +15.6%
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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3.5/5  rDev +14%

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3.5/5  rDev +14%

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