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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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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!

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3.1
   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


3.7
EdKing (2640) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2017
Bottle from GBBF 2016, shared at Fourpure. Opaque very dark brown with a thin creamy tan brown head. Nose is coffee, roasted malt, lots of dark chocolate, slight dry bitterness, sweet syrupy but not cloying at all, subtle dark fruits. Taste is dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, slight molasses, dry bitter roasted notes, syrupy sweetness. Nicely well balanced beer.

3.8
baraciisch (3338) - California, USA - FEB 24, 2017
Growler from Central Market. Pitch black pour, aroma of dark roasted malts, licorice, ash... Flavor is very licorice forward, some hints of smoke, ash, roasted malts, chocolate and light burn on finish... Solid ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
allmyvinyl (10931) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 5, 2017
Bottle from the dregs run delivery. Thanks Craig! Pours black with a thin tan head. Aromas of liquorice and blackcurrant, dark chocolate and light coffee. Taste is rich, lots more liquorice and dark chocolate. Drinks easily for the strength. Nice.

3.7
AshtonMcCobb (6846) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 3, 2017
Bottle at cgarvieuk tasting. Appearance - opaque black with a lovely crema head. Nose - dark chocolate and light chili. Taste - burnt bread and spicy molasses. Palate - medium bodied with a creamy sweet texture. Dry tangy rich finish. Overall - good.

3.6
Stuu666 (14552) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 3, 2017
Bottle at Craigs. Pours black, nose is caramel, toffee, chocolate, taste is sweet, toffee, roasty.

3.6
cgarvieuk (25703) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 3, 2017
Bottle at home... Dark black... Small tan head.. Soft sweet toffee chocolate roast malts nose... Little cold.. Dark dry chocolate roast malts nose... Soft dusty chocolate roast..

3.5
anders37 (26878) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2017
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice aroma. Roasted malty licorice chocolate and caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice bitter finish.

3.2
madmitch76 (25321) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2016
7th September 2016
T42 tasting on me Birfaday. Thanks to Colin. Almost opaque deep brown beer, small pale tan head. Smooth semi dry palate. Dry and bitterish dark chocolate malts. Tangy dark fruits. Smooth but bitter finish. A standard impy that differs for being notably bitter.

3.6
The_Osprey (8682) - 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)

3.6
Theydon_Bois (20450) - 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.


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