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A rich and robust blend of light, caramel, and dark malts sets the stage for BBC Dark Star Porter’s robust presence on the palate. This smooth but robust porter has complex notes of chocolate and roasted grains balanced by additions of traditional English hops, creating a delicious chocolaty and smooth ale.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (5961) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - MAR 6, 2014
2/28/14. On tap at the brewpub. One of their least offensive entries. Almost black pour with a decent enough tan head. Milk chocolate and mild coffee aroma, touches of caramel and maltiness. Flavor is just fine as well, chocolate, coffee, caramel. Not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Armitage (9) - - NOV 7, 2013 does not count
Draft. Bluegrass Brewing Co., Louisville. The main page summary is an accurate description. A thoroughly acceptable, middle-of-the-road porter. Good with fish and chips (the beer batter here is very good). ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (1382) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 3, 2013
12 oz bottle, notched production date of April 2013, served in a snifter. Pours clear but very dark btown with a small and weak head. Aroma: ample notes of milk and medium chocolate with roasted grains. Flavor: chocolate, leaning more to the dark chocolate side than does the aroma. Malty sweetness is mostly counter-balanced by English hops. Long lasting aftertase features dark roasted grains. Feel: smooth; medium body O: Chocolaty, even for style.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
alexsdad06 (4540) - Ohio, USA - SEP 3, 2013
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, dark chocolate, and, earthy hops. This is thin for the style and if too cold the flavor really suffers. Plenty of other low cost local options if you want a solid porter.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrSilverworm (5029) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2013
12oz bottle, picked up last week at Party Town. Date notches on the label seem to indicate that this was bottled August, 2012. Very dark brown / red color, appears black. Thin light head, couple bits of lace. Medium body, a bit thin texture. Kind of crisp but stronger carbonation. Lightly dry finish. Chocolate aroma, light roast. Hint of nuttiness. Moderate sweet taste, light bitter. OK, but not my favorite porter. A bit thin, sweet, and 1-dimensional.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Concealer (649) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 28, 2013
Pours black with a caramel white head. Big Smokey nose with a touch of hops. Taste is a toasted malt, sweet and Smokey.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hombrepalo (1757) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2013
Pint pour at Molly’s in Louisville. Mahogany body with a creamy tan head and good lacing as it descends down the glass. The aroma is a nice blend of coffee and chocolate with a malty sweetness and dried fruit. Medium body and a tad watery. The flavor was clean and smooth with nice notes of all the aroma elements.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (2587) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 11, 2013
Bottle. Pours deep brown to black with a medium tan head that dissipates with good lacing. Aroma is coffee and roasted malt. Flavor is about the same, roasty and only lightly sweet with a decent coffee bitterness. Lightish body. Not bad but a bit flat and uncomplex.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (4447) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Draft to taster at BBC. Looks solid; an opaque drak brown with sticky beige lacing. Smells and tastes malty and roasty with notes of hops and an average mouthfeel. A decent example of the style.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jhp40219 (256) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 29, 2012
12oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours dark brown with a small light tan head that fades very quickly into a thin ring of bubbles around the edge with very little lacing that slides down into the drink. Aroma of roasted malts, hops, and chocolate. Roasty malt dominates the taste with a decent hop bitterness in the background. Not tasting anything else here. Somewhat bready tasting and actually rather dry. Lighter medium body with a boderline thin texture and decent carbonation. Quick finish that is a bit hoppy. Overall nothing special at all and a pretty basic, lackluster porter. I’ve had this before, although it’s been awhile and I don’t remember it being this boring. I will try this again, preferably on tap at BBC, and re-rate later.


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