Øltype: Russian Imperial Stout
Alkohol: 11% vol. (50 cl.)
Forhandler: Bestofbeers.dk, sponsoreret.
Bedømmelse: 4 ud af 5 kapsler.

Tak til Bestofbeers.dk for denne Double Mash Russian Imperial Stout fra Amager Bryghus ved navn Dario The Dark Don. Denne øl hører til i Amager Bryghus’ 10 års jubilæums-serie “The Mobster serie” bestående af: Dario The Dark Don, Marianna The Moody Milf og Cody The Crooked Cop.

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The Dark Don har noget af en historie bag sig:

Dario Daddano’s path to fame and fortune had not always been an easy one. To rise to be the undisputed head of the Chicago Outfit required a great deal of tactical skill and smooth talk. And when that was not enough Dario was known and feared for letting his Thompson Annihilator do the talking – 900 rounds a minute. His temper was known to be as dark as his Calabrian complexion. However, very few people knew that prohibition had ignited an interest in Dario. An interest only his wife Marianna and a handful of his closest family members knew of: Dario had started home brewing. In the club with the boys he would be drinking Canadian moonshine, but he missed his beer terribly. Also, he was growing tired of the mobster life with its constant quarrels. So, when a Russian friend from an associated gang told him about a style of beer that he used to drink back in his cold and miserable country, Dario was instantly curious. A beer designed to be rich and warming for those bone chilling Saint Petersburg winter nights. So, in the kitchen of Dario’s South Side Mansion, this unlikely duo happened to create what was probably the first Russian Imperial Stout ever brewed in Chicago. A beer so rich, powerful and delicious that it simply could not be kept a secret for long. Quickly thereafter Dario retired as Don, only happy to pass on responsibilities. Instead he opened Daddano & Dadolnikov Brewing Company with his Russian friend; thus effectively being one of the true pioneers of American craft brewing.

Duft
Dario The Dark Don dufter godt af kaffe, mørk chokolade og har tilmed en næsten vanilje-agtig sødme over sig. Øllen er dog på en og samme gang frisk og fed i sin aroma.

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Smag
Dario The Dark Don har en stor og fed mundfylde, den er virkelig cremet og lækker. Man kan sagtens smage af øllen er double mæsket, der altså kælet ekstra meget for øllen. Smagen af lakrids og ristede kaffebønner leger med mine smagsløg. I starten er Dario The Dark Don rund, blid og sød, men bliver en kradsbørstig herre i eftersmagen. Det river godt i halsen, og kan mærkes helt ned i maven.

Konklusion
Man kunne foranledes til at tro, at Dario The Dark Don er ligeså vild en øl som Double Black Mash, men den er ikke nær så kompleks.
Dario The Dark Don er en double mash russian imperial stout, og er mere præget af kaffe end f.eks. Double Black Mash. Jeg er stadig meget begejstret for Dario The Dark Don og den har faktisk gjort mig endnu gladere for russian imperial stouts end jeg var i forvejen.

4 ud af 5 kapsler.

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