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Style: Schwarzbier
Frankfurt, Germany

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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Hopfen: Magnum, Saphir Malz: Münchner, Karamell-, Röstmalz Darkon is inspired by traditional recipes. Nothing but dark malts, are used to create the characteristically mild roasted aromas of bitter chocolate and toffee. Darkon besinnt sich auf die traditionelle Herstellung der Schwarzbiere und wird ausschließlich mit dunklen Malzen gebraut. Für milde Röstaromen wird ein Teil des Malzes im Trommelröstverfahren hergestellt.


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PalCabral (145) - - 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.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sven1973 (72) - GERMANY - JAN 28, 2016
Flasche im Lafayette, Berlin, gekauft. Fast schwarze Farbe mit braunem Schaum. Geruch nach Schokolade und Malz. Geschmack unauffällig, bitter, etwas Kaffee

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
biir (454) - Berlin, - JAN 25, 2016
Flasche - Pechschwarzes Bier, beige-braune Schaumkrone. Intensive Aromen von Schokolade, Toffee, dunklem Malz. Im Abgang leicht bitter. Der Körper eher mit Tendenz ins Wässrige. Schönes, leichtes Schwarzbier.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
altonbrownd (4817) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JAN 7, 2016
Bottle at Frankfurt Airport. Dark brown body with toasty tan head. Nose is malts and caramel, roasty and toasty. Taste also of malts and sweet in the beginning. Nice and toasty gets more bitter in the end. Pretty good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (12190) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 31, 2015
330ml bottle - thanks OX and Dovecot Xmas party! (6+:4:6+:4:13=3.3++)
Lovely rich chocolater roast aroma. Very dark brown, brief beige head. Good rich roasty taste too, bready and toasty. Finish is toasty and a little burnt, pleasantly sweet. Super drinkable schwarz, not as sweet as many, which is good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
massingasetta (555) - München, GERMANY - DEC 27, 2015
This seems to be the darth vader of beers. It is dark, black and a classic. It has roast aroma, coffee, toffee (mildly) and a great fitting bitterness. A tturly majestic aftertaste. A great beer on the top twenty.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ruigo (1904) - PORTUGAL - DEC 22, 2015
75cl bottle. Clear dark brown colour with a thin tan head. Roasted malts, coffee and nuts in the aroma. Average carbonation and light to medium body. Taste is medium bitter with coffee notes. Overall, a nice beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
suurjuust (2236) - ESTONIA - DEC 16, 2015
Dark brown beer, retentive medium tan head. Nose is roasty, malty, metallic notes. Flavor is bready malt, mild sweetness and roast, near the finish there’s even some chocolate. Finish is bitter and roasty, mild coffee. Not bad, pretty quaffable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ciocanelu (601) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - DEC 1, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2015 Really dark color with ruby hues and mocha head. Aroma has intensely roasted malts, almost smoky. Tastes like slightly sweet coffee with chocolate notes. Body is quite light but smooth. A well made schwarzbier but nothing special.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
martjoobolut (2112) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 28, 2015
Bottle (from Stockmann, Tallinn). Pours black with beige head. The head stays. Aroma is sweet, grains, malt, roast. Flavor is sweet and bitter, roast, malt, caramel. Finish is roast bitter. Body is on the light side. Overall: another very nice beer by this brewery.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ischas (227) - - OCT 21, 2015
0,65 l Flasche. Dunkelbraunes, trübes Bier, cremefarbener Schaum. Etwas laff und wässrig, ansonsten typischer Schwarzbiergeschmack. Die Kohlensäure verschwindet recht schnell. Gesamt: Solides Bier, es könnte aber auch ein "normales niedrigpreisiges" Schwarzbier sein.


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