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Beyond the Pale The Darkness
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Brewed by Beyond the Pale Brewing Company
Style: Stout
Ottawa, Canada

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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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You think you’ve tasted a robust stout? Think again! The Darkness is an incredibly dark and creamy beer that will overwhelm the palate with loads of dark chocolate and coffee flavours.


Quevillon's rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Quevillon (2648) - Boisbriand, Quebec, - APR 1, 2013
32 oz growler from the brewery, purchased on March 1, 2013. Black, small head. Malted barley aroma a little sweet, with notes of cocoa. Barley taste more full-bodied, with notes of sweet red fruit, dry bitterness. A very solid stout!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (9443) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2015
Big chocolate aroma. Not too carbonated an oatmeal stout and kills the style.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8962) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 19, 2015
Deep black pour with a thin tan head. The aroma is rich and roasty. Some nice sweet fruit and a bit of licorice. Quite chewy and a little bit fudgey as well. Medium palate with a bit of an herbal flavour on the back. Rich and tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (5133) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 16, 2015
Growler: Poured a black color stout with a large dark brown foamy head. Aroma of dry bitter roasted malt notes with nice underlying bitter coffee notes. Taste is an easy drinking mix of roasted malt with some bitter coffee notes with light black chocolate. Body is about average for style with good carbonation. Enjoyable with nice drinkability factor.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gluepot (119) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2015
a near black body is covered by a fluffy tan head with solid lacing. Nose is coffee forward with some chocolate and malt. There is a solid balance in the taste profile with slightly bitter coffee, subdued sweetness, some semi-sweet chocolate and malt with a nice hint of caramel. A solid body, relatively high carbonation and an additional creamy element in the aftertaste round out a very nice 5.8% ABV stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8423) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2015
2015-02-28. Black body, modest tan head. Flavour is fairy bitter and roasty, dark malt core, light coffee and cocoa touches. Aroma of dusty lightly roasty dark malt. Average plus bodied palate, modest carbonation. Solid but the roast is just a touch stronger than I would like for my own tastes. Growler from the brewery, shared by DuctTape.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shaynsawchuk (648) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 8, 2015
Growler. Black with a khaki head that laces nicely. Freshly ground coffee on the nose, breakfast cereal and cocoa. Dark fruits, bitter chocolate and caramel malts, some herbal, woodsy hop tones. Lightly sweet malts up front with a massively roasted finish and noticeable hopping. Moderate body with average carbonation. Dense and chewy, but still balanced and drinkable. A very good stout indeed.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
robinvboyer (3493) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2015
Huge dark, robust roast. Coffee, burnt malts, some soy, bitter cocoa. Silky mouth feel, soft carb. Medium bitterness light sweet malts in the end. Super solid stout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radiomgb (2481) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2014
32oz. growler from the brewery in Ottawa, Ontario. Black in colour with a thin beige head, light lacing. The aroma is roasty, some chocolate, coffee, light smoke. The flavour is roasty, sweet chocolate, light coffee. Finishes long, sweet and dry.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ametras (745) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 18, 2014
On tap at The SmoQue Shack. Black pour with a frothy tan head. Flavors are roasted malts, toasted bread, oatmeal, coffee and dark chocolate with herbal and ashy notes. Medium body, soft carbonation, smooth texture.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2977) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 16, 2014
On tap at the Ottawa Beerfest. Darkness 5.6% oatmeal stout 1 ticket for a plastic glass. Pitch black with a thick creamy beige head. Big toasty aroma , chocolate and light coffee. Medium bodied, creamy, toasted oats, a hint of campfire smoke. Much closer to a classic oatmeal stout than Perth Brewing’s. Nice. 


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