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: 27   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pushkinwow (2176) - Ottawa, Ontario, - DEC 1, 2012
Growler from the brewery. Dark with a nice fluffy brown head - the best looking of the original line-up. Roasted malts, some chocolate, bit of smoke and coffee although lighter then I expected (maybe i shouldn’t have thought). Mild sweetness with a pleasant bitterness, mild body and carbonation, some anise and more malt on the finish with some more chocolate and very dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8220) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shaynsawchuk (607) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
robinvboyer (3362) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radiomgb (2450) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ametras (586) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2673) - 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. 

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jayseppi (154) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2014
Midnight black with a half finger of mocha head. All roast and coffee on the nose and bitterness in the flavour. Mouth feel was a tad thin. Bitter and slight astringent finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sic1314 (4249) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 21, 2014
Poured deep dark brown with a dense white head. Aroma of dark chocolate, roast malt. Medium to full body, flavour much as the aroma.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Randy4Beer (305) - - MAY 18, 2014
On Draft at Pub Italia. Black in color with a very thin off-white head that dissipates rapidly. Minimal lacing. Aromas of dark chocolate and roasted malts. Tastes of dark chocolate and malts with an underlying smokines Fairly quaffable for a beer of this style. Well done Beyond the Pale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Eructoblaster (3217) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 27, 2013
Cask at L’Autre Oeil (Gatineau, QC). Perfectly opaque black body with a thin, fading off-white frothy head. Good malty aroma with hoppy, roasted cereals, and grainy hints. Its sharp malty/hoppy taste carries coffeeish and woody notes. Ends with a dry bitter/roasty finish. Enjoyable.

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