Craftworks Geumgang Mountain Dark Ale
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Brewed by Craftworks Taphouse & Bistro
Style: Brown Ale
Yongsan-gu, South Korea


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
Take a walk on the dark side! Our Geumgang Dark Ale celebrates the forbidden mystique of North Korea’s Geumgangsan, the only mountain in the North you’d ever want to visit! A malty, dark ale with a nutty taste, this brew is not for the timid. Bold, brash, and a little dangerous, our dark ale is so good, you’ll be ordering it by the Dear Liter!

WVHouseofBeer's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
WVHouseofBeer (1026) - Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Pours a very dark brown color with a small khaki head. Aromas are kind of light and consist of roasted nuts and dark chocolate. Flavors are more of the same but with some breadiness mixed in there. Finishes slightly bitter and the body is a bit watery and thin. A decent but forgettable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
nerdboy19 (171) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - FEB 22, 2016
Nutty, chocolate and coffee like aroma, little bit of water, light, nutty, sweet. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
liquidbread86 (162) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 2, 2015
Super dark with a ring head. Strong notes of coffee and chocolate. This one seems like it would fill you up.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thebeertourist (5187) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 5, 2014
On tap at Reilly’s Taphouse, Itaewon. Dark brown, creamy head. Chocolate aroma and flavours, metallic notes in the mouth. Acceptable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (14074) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 22, 2014
(Tap at Craftworks tap house, Itaewon)
I can’t see light through this beer, which has a lasting ring head. Its aroma has a hint of coffee in and is a generally treacly and brown aroma.
This tastes slightly watery but fills out on swallowing. Malt-oriented, though there’s a bit of a hop tingle. Some treacle.
Quite solid though not astounding. Does leave some roast, mostly light in nature.
Unusually, Phil did not share this.
6+ 4 7 3 12+ = 3.2

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lubiere (12958) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 20, 2014
A reddish brown ale with a thin mocha head. In aroma, a sweet fruity caramel malt with roasted notes, light beany notes, OK. In mouth, a roasted caramel malt with light watery body, grassy hops, OK. On tap at brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GIJOE (1084) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Pours brown with a tan head. Good lacing. Nose is somewhat like faint caramel. Tastes sweet mostly. Medium body, soft carbonation. Good brew, but I expecting more complexity in the mouth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fatehunter (2273) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Pours a thin head on a brown body. The aroma is a nice mixture of licorice and spice. The taste is nutty, licorice with the mildest lemon bitterness in the background. The texture is smooth with moderate carbonation. A tasty brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4661) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 5, 2013
On tap at Reilly’s Taphouse. It’s a nice looking dark ale. It has a nice malt aroma with hints of chocolate. The flavor is malt, caramel, coffee & chocolate. A good body & a nice creamy mouth feel. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 23, 2012
Draught@ Craftworks Taphouse & Bistro. Hazy brown coloured beer with no carbonation and a small off white head. Rather light aroma. Medium rather sweet palate. FInish is sweet short malty bitter but actually misses taste. No real character.

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