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Brewed by BraufactuM (Oetker Group)
Style: Schwarzbier
Frankfurt, Germany

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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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Stilbeschreibung: Das klassische Schwarzbier hat seinen Ursprung in Thüringen und Braunschweig. Ein außergewöhnlich dunkles, untergäriges Bier mit markantem Bitterschokoladengeschmack. Es diente auch als Vorbild für die in Japan produzierten Schwarzbiere. Doch die schwarze Bierspezialität droht als Randsorte unterzugehen. Der Brauvorgang ist sehr kompliziert und der Einfachheit halber wird oft ein hoher Anteil heller Malze verwendet, was auf Kosten des Aromas geht. Zudem wird durch die hohe Vergärung das Bier zu trocken Besonderheiten: Darkon besinnt sich auf die traditionellen Rezepturen. So werden hier noch tatsächlich und ausschließlich dunkle Malze eingesetzt, um die typischen milden Röstaromen nach Bitterschokolade und Toffee zu generieren Verkostungsnotiz: Schwarzbraun mit goldenem Rand und mittlerer Schaumbildung. Duftet nach Malz und Schokolade, leicht geräuchert und verwegen nach Sattelleder. Zeigt ein unaufdringliches Mousseux und ein erstaunlich kräuteriges Aroma im Geschmack, unterlegt von einer hefigen Komponente. Ein sehr offenherziger Typ. Die Bitternoten tragen lange.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dreamt12 (6) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 4, 2012 does not count
Pours beautiful black color with a very nice beige head. nose is a little sweet and sour (roasted barley). medium body, smooth and medium carbonation. The beer is very enjoyable and is just as a German quality schwarzbier should be. Recommend. Got it in Berlin in Kaufhof Galerie at Alexanderplatz.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GBZ59 (1094) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - JUN 7, 2012
Botella de 330ml. Copa de Vino. Saboreada en jun´12. Color ámbar muy oscuro. Espuma beige y de burbuja pequeña. Capa persistente y tupida. Aromas de maltas torrefactas, notas de corteza de pan y cacao. Suave entrada de maltas torrefactas sobre una base de lúpulo que aporta sabor afrutado y gentil amargor. Cuerpo medio-intenso y carbonatación baja. Paladar cremoso. Deliciosa y bien equilibrada cerveza. 330ml bottle. Oversized glass. Enjoyed on jun´12. Very dark amber color. Beige, small bubbled froth. Lasting close head. Roasted malts, notes of bready crust & hints of cocoa to the nose. Smooth roasted malty upfront over hoppy backbone that provides fruity & gentle bitterness. Medium to full body, soft carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel. Delightful well balanced beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
muffel (130) - Lower Saxony, GERMANY - NOV 9, 2012
Pours a light/reddish brown color with a big off-white head. Little carbonation and thus easily drinkable. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate and caramel. The finish is a bit bitter. Very interesting beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
neur0 (848) - GERMANY - MAR 23, 2013
(Flasche) Es hat eine sehr dunkle, gegens Licht robinrote Farbe, scheint klar filtriert mit einer bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Das Aroma ist röstig, mit Brombeere und Honig und Zartbitterschokolade. Der Geschmack ist vergleichsweise schlank, samtig, röstig und im Abgang kommt das schokoladige gut zur geltung.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (6779) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 12, 2014
65cl bottle pours with a clear dark mahogany body that supports a tan head of foam. The aroma offers up chocolate malts and then a mix of caramel malts and dark roasted malts and just a bit earthiness too. The taste is straight up rich and yummy dark chocolate and dark roasted coffee that somehow offers a smooth mouth feel. It picks up an additional note of caramel malts but basically remains the same right into the finish. The taste has some great flavor as I’m really enjoying the chocolate and coffee notes. Nice!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kappldav123 (4723) - GERMANY - JAN 5, 2011
The bottle looks incredible good. Thats the way a bottle has to look if you exspect something special in it. Beer in the glass very dark, not black, nice head. Malty aroma with caramel hints. Starts soft-malty, not too roasty, soft as velvet, modest sweet. Finish is very well balanced, a bit warming, modest sweet. Caramel notes appear again. Wonderful beer, hope the other BraufactuM beers are as good as this one!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (9255) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 19, 2011
courtesy of Philipp and Thomas - clean very dark brown beer with a firm beige foam left; nice lacework; very toasted malty aroma with notes of ashes and vanilla; light hints of walnuts; creamy palate and a low carbonation; gently sweet; hints of licorice and ashes in the finish

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maria (10129) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2012
It’s black with a beautiful red hue and a huge, creamy head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, dark syrup, dark fruits (including prunes), nuts and caramel. The sweet flavor has notes of licorice, dark fruit, roasted malt, chocolate, syrup and caramel, and the finish is rather dry - it’s delicious!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PalCabral (113) - SWEDEN - SEP 9, 2013
Bottle from Systembolaget. Pours black with some rare red hints and the nice beige layer of scum. Malty roasted aroma, not so strong, maybe some dark chocolate or cacau. The taste malty, more roasted malts with some backing bitterness more likely coming from the use of schwartzmalz rather than hops. The texture is very smooth and the carb low, and I think I would guess this would be a stout in a blind test. I am not overly fond of this beer type, I think it is one of those you should drink in situ to really enjoy, but it is a nice example of the type. Would prefer more bubbles in it, the flatness of it makes it tiresome in the long run.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (30713) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2011
75 cL bottle. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty and light breadish. Roasted malty, breadish and solid bitterness coming through. Ends roasted malty and dense bitter. Quite solid and nice.


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