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

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   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.


PalCabral's rating

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PalCabral (125) - - 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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mansquito (3743) - Nueva York, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Swift, NYC tap: pours pretty black with a little beige head. Aroma is chocolate, some roasted malt, and some molasses. Taste is a little sweet. There be aome chocolate and stuff. Not too complex, but pretty.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BrewBoxer (2255) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Draft at Clinton hall NYC. Deep blackish purple color. No head. Taste is malty with decent balanced profile. Nothing crazy

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (2810) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2015
Dark brown, thin lasting head, nose is plummy and a little cocoa, sweetish with a faint tartness, roasty plum notes, a touch of liquorice, and a little ashiness. A well made Schwarz.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanscourt (847) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2015
Very nice smooth chocolate dark lager. Easy to drink and plenty enjoyable too.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TEJA (1411) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2014
Small Brown head. Dark color beer. Small roasted malt aroma. Sweet dark roasted malt taste with a balanced bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Douberd (2809) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2014
( BraufactuM Darkon) Bottle 650 ml at home, served into an english pint, ABV 5.4% Brown coloured beer with some deep red hues, tall and thick beige head with very good retention, leaving medium lacing on the glass. Aroma has toasted malts, some caramel, toffee. Nice taste with light roasted malts, toffee, dark chocolate, mocha, some faint spicy notes, mild bitterness with long duration. Medium body with good carbonation. Quite good this one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Inbreak (2490) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - DEC 6, 2014
06.12.2014, 0,65l bottle @ home:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly dry, dark malts, burnt caramel, cereal, hay, coffee, licorice, grass. Taste is slightly dry roasted, dark malts, cereal, hay, grass, burnt caramel, coffee, minerals, hints of licorice. Medium bitterness, slightly dry mouthfeel. Nice enough.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Erzengel (4412) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - DEC 4, 2014
* Old rating, 0,33l crown-top bottle, best before 05.2011. Intensiv trockenes, röstmalzig-schwarzbrotiges Bier. Tolle verbrannte Brotkruste, feinherb abgestimmt, kaum Süße vorhanden. Mild und trotzdem aromenstark. Super!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (5421) - Tau, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2014
330 ml bottle, from CITTI-Markt Flensburg. BB date 31.10.2013, bottle No. 1011. ABV is 5.4%. Hops are Magnum and Saphir. Very dark ruby colour, moderate beige head. Aroma of German Schwarzbrot, some caramel. Smooth mouthfeel. Nice and moderately roasty flavour, notes of malts, Schwarzbrot, chocolate and coffee, medium dry. Moderate hops.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (9327) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2014
On tap at Disney World (Wine and Food Festival). Poured a brown color with a small sized off white head. Grass, some earthiness, and toasty.


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