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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Brewed to mark the winter solstice, (the darkest and shortest day in the Northern Hemisphere), our Darkest Hour Imperial Stout is a fitting tribute. This behemoth of a stout is double mashed because it contains an ungodly amount of rich, dark malts. To this, our brewers add some Belgian Dark Candi Syrup and copious amounts of hops as a ballast. They feed the resulting wort to our house ale yeast and let the magic happen! Our Darkest Hour is an imperial stout of depth and complexity, much like our brewers. Brooding and moody, but nice to snuggle with in front of a fireplace on a cold evening. From DEBC to you, cheers to YOUR darkest hour!

jhamp9's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhamp9 (1340) - Corinth, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Very dark brown pour with a nice khaki head. Aroma is chocolate, molasses, nutty. Taste is sweet syrupy molasses with a little chocolate and coffee .Alcohol is concealed. Not real heavy on the palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SPDickerman (1075) - Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2015
Pours pitch black with a small brown head. Smells strongly of cocoa, roast, hints of coffee. Taste is chocolate, coffee, and roast. Full-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Deep Ellum Darkest Hour finishes with a lingering chocolate bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
GreatDane1632 (1124) - Alabama, USA - AUG 3, 2015
Rated based on notes taken 3 Sep 2014 -- I rated this bad boy a 5 back in the day when I had a boner for all good brews.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
darb85 (172) - Canton, Michigan, USA - JUN 12, 2015
Pours beautiful. Woody Smokey flavor with decent mouth feel. A little coaca with vanilla sneaking in. Velvety

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LiquorHound (25) - Texas, USA - APR 13, 2015
I had the version that is aged with rum soaked oak chips at WOB’s. Nose - Is a medium caramel with a light vanilla and red fruits in the background. Taste - medium (to just below) viscosity with a nice chocolate combined with grape and red berries (all verging on being underripe). A touch of bitterness on the finish but overall it’s very clean with some oak and whisp of caramel. There’s some overripe apples very late on the finish (almost fermented). ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
degbert (1442) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Bottle. Pours an oily, swampy, opaque black with almost no head -- what there is is fine grained and cinnamon-colored. Nose is vanilla, mocha, fruitcake, anejo rum, baking spices, and chocolate-covered dried cherries. Rich and sweet, with more of a chocolate and dried fruit punch on the front of the tongue; the baked-good theme continues with elements of pumpernickel bread and fruitcake (and I mean good fruitcake, not that crap Aunt Myrna sends you every year). Finish is long and smooth with licorice and espresso coming out to play; mouthfeel is very round. Quite good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rxeight (1974) - Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2015
Bomber. Initially has lots of chocolate. Some spice and dark tart fruit came out as it warmed. Medium or maybe a hair on the thin side for an imperial stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sammy (9823) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 5, 2015
Fresh bottle from spec’s. This listed at 11%. Does not work for the style. The texture of the mouthfeel, the dryness, balance of chocolate, hops, malt. Whole package not in synch or drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TXBadger (2003) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 26, 2014
Pours very dark, almost black, grayish head. Dark fruit and spice on the nose, some cocoa too; follows onto the palate. Finishes with just a bit of smokiness, maybe more like an over roasted nuts, almost burnt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ilovedarkbeer (2503) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Watery mouthfeel. Notes of smoke, milk chocolate, caramel, and burnt bread. Short finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2013
On tap at the Addison Saucer. Deep black, decent lace and mediocre tan head. Honestly smells of dry porter yeast and roasted malts, despite being a stout.

Malty, yet holds no defining characteristics. Just kinda "there". Disappointing, as with most DEBC beers. :/

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