While in Milwaukee again, I went back up to Milwaukee to visit my friends from Milwaukee Brewing Company. I wanted to meet Kurt and try some beers I can not get down in Chicago. Kurt is a very nice guy. I have to say he has to be the nicest brewer I have ever met. Believe me, I have met several ones. I hope to have a beer with him really soon. If you read my earlier beer blog on their Pull Chain, you know the history of this brewery. If you have not, please read the first part of that beer blog. Let us get into beer.
Dark Matter has a jet black color with a brown to tan head on it. The smell is a chocolate to toffee to the beer. It is hard to smell while on a brewery tour. The taste is a chocolate malty sweet with light carbonation. The aftertaste is a smooth burn down the throat. This is true to German style but took to the next level. It is pretty drinkable beer.
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In closing, this was experimental beer. I have to say it was very smooth, rich, and with full body flavor. I love the smell, taste, and the aftertaste. This beer does not drink like a 10.5% ABV beer. I am glad I was up in Milwaukee to try this beer. I do not know if I have ever saw Imperial Schwarzbier. I have had normal Schwarzbier and I love this German beer style. I hope they get a response to this beer and they put it into cans in the future. I recommend you trying this beer and their brewery tour. It is one of the best ones in Milwaukee. I believe I learn something new the last two times I went on it. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser