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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   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!

Wordsworth's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wordsworth (147) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2013
Dark brown pour with nice lacing. Smells of spicy fruit and molasses with a similar taste. Creamy mouthfeel. Not bad but wouldn't get again

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (6574) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2016
September 2016 - Bottle share at One Canada Square as ’Deep Ellum Darkest Hour’, 11%. Thanks to Colin. Opaque black with a foamy dense brown head. Aroma is earthy, toasted dark breads, plain chocolate, some coffee. Body is quite light for style, soft carbonation. Taste is plain chocolate, roasted coffee grounds, ashy, touch of booze showing up. Not bad overall. (3.6)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (17228) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2016
Bottle split at Level 42, from the GBB of F, 07/09/16. Black with a decent tan head. Nose is dark fruits, chocolate, spice, earthy, light roast, candied fruits, toffee. Taste comprises mellow dark fruits, charr, toffee, chocolate, spice, liquorice, roasted tones. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Decent enough impy but no show stopper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18700) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2016
Bottle shared in London - big thanks to cloindoog. Pours deep black-brown with a creamy, beige head. The nose has some brownies, burnt wood, earth, dark fruits. Medium sweet flavour with nicely rounded dark malts, earthy hops, cocoa. Medium to full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Lightly warming on the finish, with rich brownies and baking cocoa, moderate earthy hops, raisins. Great stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (9515) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2016
Bottle shared at the level 42 tasting 7/9/2016. Many thanks to cloin for this one. A jet black coloured pour with a dark tan head. Aroma is some hot alcohol, liquorice, black malts, berry. Flavour is composed of rounded big black malts liquorice, bitter black roast, . Palate is frothy, creamy, woody. Good. Beer. Lingering rich dark choc.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (12707) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2016
Bottle big thanks to Cloin. It pours darkest brown / black with a thick tan head. The aroma is rich roasted malt, toasted action, cacao nibs, varnish, liquorice, salted caramel and charred wood. The taste is earthy, toasty, rich roasted malt, earthy, wood, liquorice, fruity, some alcohol boost, burnt action and tar with a dry, toasty finish. Medium - full body and high, foamy carbonation. Ok, but no game - changer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gregwilsonstl (2142) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 15, 2016
Dark black. Tan head. Beautiful beer really. Thick and malty. Sweet. Real sweet actually. Licorice. Brown sugar. Dark fruit (like a black cherry almost) Thanks Erin!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerRenter76 (834) - Texas, USA - JAN 16, 2016
Aroma of tar, licorice and it has hints of dark fruit. Flavors of leather, licorice, charred malts with a bittersweet finish. On tap at the Whip In in Austin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (11913) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 9, 2015
Bottle shared at the 10th Annual Epic & Unusual Beer Tasting, 11/29/15. Dark brown, thin fizzy tan head, fair retention. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, coconut, vanilla. The taste is roasted malts, chocolate, smoke, dark fruits. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SPDickerman (1191) - 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 (1169) - North Dakota, 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.

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