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style
Brewed by Beyond the Pale Brewing Company
Style: Stout
Ottawa, Canada

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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
You think youve tasted a robust stout? Think again! The Darkness is an incredibly dark and creamy beer that will overwhelm the palate with loads of dark chocolate and coffee flavours.

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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tom10101 (5908) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 18, 2017
Can (473 ml) at home. Black with a medium beige head, decent retention, leaving some lacing. Aroma is of dark chocolate, ashes, roasted malts, coffee and some herbalness. Taste is also of dark chocolate with bitter chocolate, coffee, ashes, some herbalness, light acidity and moderate bitterness. Medium body. Medium carbonation. A bit oily mouthfeel. Roasty finish with dark chocolate aftertaste. Nothing special here. A decent stout with dark chocolate aplenty that is a bit rough around the edges. Ok.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bunget (929) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 26, 2017
On tap. Dark brown, almost black body, medium dense foam with good retention. Potent aroma of roasted malts, burned toast, herbs, molasses and hints of coffee. Taste is very robust as well, with lots of burned malts, bitter herbs, chocolate and soy sauce. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AleRider78 (974) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2016
Pours an average size head and has a pitch black appearance. Pretty good lacing. Some fairly strong coffee, cocoa and nutty aromas. Very welcoming. Flavours are very much of dark chocolates and coffee, dark roast orentied. Lots of mocha, roasted malts and oats also noticeable. Mouthfeel has a mild warming sensation, also pretty smooth. Pretty good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CapFlu (5123) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 17, 2016
Pours a large brown, frothy lasting head atop an opaque black body. Nose of molasses and burnt brown sugar, red wine and ash. Flavour is mildly tart, sweet milk chocolate and soya sauce. Very tasty though it seems thin through the palate. A nice stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlovakSniper (5467) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 9, 2015
Growler offert par Stoned99 et bu dans mon camp de chasse. Merci Alex! Le stout qui sort de ce cruchon dveloppe une mousse qui saccroche de faon considrable. Le trs beau nez davoine rtie, de mlasse, de chocolat, de houblons en conifres et de rglisse me plat instantanment. Les saveurs de torrfaction, de mats rtis, de chocolat et de caf fruit flattent mes papilles. Le corps est bien gonfl, la texture crmeuse et les bulles douces. La finale est amre de houblons et de malts rtis avec une signature relle de lavoine. Trs bon!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
blankboy (7597) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 16, 2015
[Mini-growler c/o Big Red] Pours a very dark amber-brown with an average size lasting frothy light-brown head. Lovely aroma of roasted malt, nuts, chocolate, leafy hops, lactic notes and a bit of coffee. Flavour of roasted malt, coffee & chocolate first followed by leafy hops, nuts and a moderate bitter finish. Slightly creamy mouthfeel. Medium bodied. Fantastic stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dandeman (928) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 25, 2015
Au premier nez, on y peroit des accents de chocolat noir et de caf. Accents de torrfaction assez simples avec petites notes de cacao en poudre. Olfactif pas trs complexe mais prsent. De couleur noire, opaque, avec une mousse brune assez effervescente et dpaisseur moyenne dont la tenue baisse assez rapidement. Des notes de torrfaction en attaque, une texture assez mince. Fais plus penser un porter qua une stout. Lamertume est assez prenante en arrire bouche. On sent les houblons herbacs qui se combinent lamertume de torrfaction pour donner une trs longue finale. Le houblonnage est intressant et se marie bien aux notes de torrfaction. Reste que ce nest pas une bire complexe. Pas extraordinaire mais a se boit quand mme bien.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (8735) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 22, 2015
[7080-20150228] Growler. Roasted grainy malt aroma. Black body with a medium-lasting foamy tan head. Roasted woody malt and coffee grinds flavour. Full body. Good. (7/3/7/4/16) 3.7

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bamsen78 (5273) - Snderborg, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2015
Draught @ The Manx, Ottawa. Pours cloudy very dark brown with small tan head. Clear aroma of roast, with malty and estery notes. Bitterish, roasty flavour with malty and estery notes and touches of hops and coffee. Roasty and estery aftertaste. Easily drinkable and quite enjoyable. Decent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (11845) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2015
Big chocolate aroma. Not too carbonated an oatmeal stout and kills the style.


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