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

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RATINGS: 153   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 (159) - - 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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThomasEK (18) - - AUG 25, 2016
Mørk og lækker med tæt gyldent skum. Brændt karamel, lakrids og malt, men ikke for meget. Lidt hen ad limfjordsporter.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mister_Li (876) - GERMANY - JUL 13, 2016
Trübes schwarzbraun mit reichlich Schaum. Malzig, reichlich Röstmalz, schwer, Bitterschokolade, leicht bitter.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FlyingMarc (11) - Hamburg, GERMANY - JUN 29, 2016
650ml bottle beige tan head, dark brown colour, malts and little roast aromas, Taste is dark chocolate with roasted malts with a light to medium body. An average beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marduk (6166) - Reval, ESTONIA - JUN 29, 2016
660ml bottle (thanks Vambola). Murky brown color. Medium size, tan head, stays. Roast, caramel, sourish, bit copper, sweet in aroma. Roast, toffee, caramel, faint chocolate, sweet in taste. Roast and sweet toffe in aftertaste. Bit watery. Solid brew.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gehbe (178) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - JUN 22, 2016
Medium offwhite head. Complex and warm aroma: dark bread and crust, toffee, nuts, toast, caramel, chocolate, dried plums, raisins. Tastes bittersweet throughout. Full body, rather sticky. Overall a great beer for winter nights, lovely aroma but somewhat too sticky.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VamboladeTolly (1483) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUN 22, 2016
Bottle. Pours dark brown with medium beige head, stays. Aroma: hay, caramel, milk chocolate, malty. Taste: chocolate, milk coffee, sweetness with some bitterness, roasted malts. Up to medium body. Nice drinking beer , just too big bottle.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Piw (816) - Rüsselsheim, GERMANY - MAY 29, 2016
650ml Flasche. Klar und schwarz mit minimaler Schaumkrone. Malzig. Spritzig. Durchschnittlicher Körper.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Satyroneto (299) - BRAZIL - MAY 21, 2016
Cor marrom café com espuma bege de média formação e persistência de um fino anel com lacing razoável de permanência fulgaz. Aroma de café, chocolate e baunilha. Sabor inicial de café com final torrado que se torna mais intenso no retrogosto, onde surge também um sabor amadeirado persistente. Encorpada com carbonatação média/alta, sendo refrescante e de boa drinkability para uma Schwarzbier.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ulrikolsen (273) - DENMARK - MAY 6, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2016 Tap@Dubliner. Pours dark Brown with tall, fading, light brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, dark caramel with slight chocolate. Taste is roasted, caramel and liquorice and ends in a roasted medium bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niller (1397) - Hammel, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2016
Tap@Taphouse, Copenhagen (shared with Desverger). Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma and taste is roasted malts, chocolate, notes af coffee, caramel. Medium body. Creamy mouthfeel. Roasted bitter finish.


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