Formerly brewed at Gizmo Brew Works
Style: Stout
Raleigh, North Carolina USA


on tap


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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
Dark was the inspiration to make this stout. A great divine power flowed through our bodies as we mashed this baby in for the first time. This thick bodied sweet stout is great all year long. This beer is the first one we have created after having opening and logging around 100 brews on our little system. We confess it to be our most mature beer as we have had ample time to refine our process.

2012 Gold Metal Carolina Championship of Beer

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Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2012
Served in a snifter. Thanks, Chris! Nose is roast and mild vanilla plus chocolate. Flavor is roast and fairly acrid. Quite dry and too light. Not a fan.

ozark123 (9) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 29, 2012 does not count
Don’t waste your money on this one. I had three people try this from a 22 oz bottle I purchased. It was a race to see who could pour this down the sink first.

Butters (4063) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 24, 2012
Almost a gusher. Nice brown pour with bubbly tan head. And once you get past the phenolic/plastic/prickly carbonic bite, it’s not that bad. Some underlying roast and cocoa and burnt caramel. A little thin on the palate. Definitely infected, but still young and not overpowering.

Beerenberger (1605) - Fischer, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2012
Aroma is sweet malt and dark fruit. Pours a dark brown with the most annoying long lasting tan head. Taste is much like the nose with the addition of a nice bitter finish. Medium bodied and medium carbonation. Overall, an enjoyable brew…except for the head from hell. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Panzuriel (2333) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2012
Pours A medium dark brown liquid with a huge head of big tan bubbles. have about half the glass poured. Rather insane. Nose is of alcohol, sweet malt and hints of burnt caramel delights. Taste is rather dry for a sweet stout and just a bit bitter sour. Roasted coffee flavors and maybe a bit dark chocolate. Rather light in body for a stout. FInishes with just a hint of bitters and reedy aftertaste. Hmmm. decent beer. Heavy alcohol. Not really a sweet stout, IMHO.

maxwelldeux (4374) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAY 23, 2012
It says on the bottle that it’s a sweet stout, but it’s really not. There is a huge head on this, so I can’t get much smell off it. There is a lot of chocolate in there mixed with some roasted flavors. Fairly light on the palate for a stout.

kp (10881) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2012

Date: April 07, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Appachelian Vinters, Asheville
Appearance: gusher requiring serious degassing, huge tan head, sudsy lace
Aroma: rich roasted aroma, dark chocolate, touch of funk
Flavor: rich roasted flavor, bitter dark chocolate, burnt coffee
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 9/20
Rating: 2.5/5.0
Drinkability: 4/10
Score: ** /4

ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Dark pour with a tab head head. Aroma is light roast and rather vegetal. Flavor is astringent roast and rather solventy.

NachlamSie (3534) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 17, 2012
Bomber from Bruisin’. Pours a deep black with ruby hints and a massively billowing head. One of those "too much head" situations. Makes me think this might have some live bacteria activity. Aroma is sharply metallic and slightly vinegary. I get a little licorice and lightly fruity notes as well. I take a sip and am amazed at how much licorice flavor is present. It’s almost like liquid black Twizzlers. I’m also surprised at how little this tastes like the aroma. It’s not strongly metallic or tart at all. Dark Construct is a surprisingly fruity stout without being overly sugary. I prefer a roastier stout. This is okay.

Drake (14059) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 17, 2012
Bomber from Bottle Revolution in Raleigh. Pours a very dark brown color with a large foamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of cocoa powder, chocolate, cherries and a slight vegetal note. The taste is roasted malts, cherries, chocolate, chalk, vegetal notes. Thin and overcarbonated. Improves a bit as it warms.

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