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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Dark Star Stout The second offering in the Serenade Series, this is a traditional dry Irish Stout. It has a deep, dark, mysterious color. Flavors of expresso and chocolate dominate yet a subtle smoky character persists in the background. (There is no coffee or chocolate in there, it’s just the roasted barley.) This recipe was voted Best Stout in the world at the World Beer Cup 2000. This one’s for all you Stout Heads.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat (3497) - Georgia, USA - MAR 21, 2007
Color is a rich deep chocolaty brown with a very thick head. Aroma is decidedly stouty with a hint of coffee. Flavor is very dark, with burnt hints and undertones of chocolate and coffee. This is a very tasty stout that has a deep flavor but is not heavy or overwhelming. Recommended to all stout and porter fanatics.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Paincane (168) - Georgia, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Very dark brown, almost black in color with a khaki head. Coffee, smoke and chocolate nose. Espresso, roasted malt flavors emerge. Chewy.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (5703) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 16, 2007
On tap at the brewpub in Alpharetta. Black as tar pour wiht a sticky frothy mocha colored head. Fresh fragrant aroma of espresso and dark chocolate. Chewy flavor with some roasty smoky notes, espresso, fresh earth and just a hint of chocolate. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy. Overall, excellent and best of my session at their new location.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aracauna (3138) - Georgia, USA - APR 26, 2008
This is a very aggressive dry stout. Dry stout often means bland, but this has a ton of roast and a bit of that ashy flavor that some coffee stouts end up with, but only a touch. Very tasty stout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5213) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 8, 2010
Black with fluffy tan head and lace. Chocolate, espresso, and roasted malt on the nose. Semi sweet chocolate, with a coffee finish and a good malt bitter. Medium bodied with a little bit of a watery finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChainGangGuy (4420) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 4, 2008
Appearance: Black body with a small, light tan head. Smell: Aroma of roasted malts with full accents of coffee and Dutch chocolate. Taste: Dry, roasted maltiness with a taste of unsweetened chocolate and coffee. Brief, and I do mean brief flashes of toffee and roasted nuts. Puff of smoke. The beer never offers much sweetness. Just a touch of faint sourness on the smokey, dry finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Drinkability: A solid dry stout, indeed!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ben4321 (4092) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2010
Location: On tap at the Alpharetta Brewbup, 2/15/10

Overall Impression: A nice dark brown body. This one has a very creamy feel to it. There are roasted malts, and chocolate. It is quite smooth and easy drinking. A nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NachlamSie (2809) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2008
On tap. Pours fairly black with a nice head. We’ve got an oaty, dense nose with suggestions of chocolate, light coffee, and a tiny ashiness. The body is surprisingly creamy and smooth. I get bitter ash, velvety chocolate, oatmeal, and coffee. The finish is dry with an almost sour twinge. Very well done. What a delightful take on a session beer like this.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9437) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 2, 2009
Tap. Dark brown, almost black. This is really good considering this is my least favorite stout style. Aroma is toasty and full of molasses, cocoa and some coffee. Flavor is fuller than most dry stouts, but it is dry. Lots of toasted malt and molasses. And a good dose of medium roast coffee with some chocolate. Good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GTAEgeek (1286) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Cask at 5 North. Black pour, with a bubbly, tan head. Aroma is espresso, toffee, light molasses, some roast, and a touch of anise. Very sweet, with a nice, smooth, roasty bitterness. Medium body, smooth, creamy, and just a little astringent. This is a nice, well balanced, thick and creamy, and wonderfully aromatic beer.


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