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Dark Star / Saltaire Bock

Formerly brewed at Dark Star
Style: Dunkler Bock
Horsham, England


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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
cask, special
Available February 2014
Rich dark brown beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nybol (1454) - DENMARK - OCT 11, 2015
En meget "fed" smag af de mørke malte, den har næsten ingen humle, og der anes specielt lakrids.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (14181) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 27, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, hop, caramel. Flavour is roasted malt, hop, caramel, nuts, sugar. Medium body. Ordinary beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (6732) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2014
Backlog rating. Cask at CPK, London. It pours a clean brown color with ruby edges and a small beige head. Aroma is malty and sweet, with notes of biscuit, caramel, licorice, light citrus notes, light booze. Taste is sweet, with notes of banana, toffee, biscuit, burnt sugar. Finishes lightly yeasty and estery. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, ok bock

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2014
500ml bottle from Beer Dock, Crewe. Pours black brown with fast diminishing head. Good carbonation to liven the flavours. Complex rich dark fruit and drinks stronger than it is. Very good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2014

Bottle 500ml.

[ As Dark Star / Saltaire Bock ].
Clear medium brown color with a small to average, open and frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, dark malt, sugary, pepper - black pepper notes. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter with a long duration, brown sugar, dark malt, caramel. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery and sticky, carbonation is soft. [20140705]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (4996) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle. Black with a small head. Slightly fruity with a small head. Medium body but not quite what I had expected. Interesting but not very exciting example of this style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamesie1857 (1960) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2014
500ml bottle from Beer Central, Sheffield - Dark ruby-brown with a medium sized tan head that quickly recedes to a thin film. Fantastic aroma of malt, toffee, dark fruit, and a hint of spice. Full bodied without being sticky or cloying, very nice. Lovely, complex flavour - malt, caramel, brown sugar, dark dried fruit, toasted nuts - and a warm, lingering finish. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skinnyviking (8870) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle at home. Low fluffy and quickly disappearing off-white head. Very dark red brown body. Sweet roasted malt caramel cocoa aroma. Sweet roasted malt caramel toffee flavor with little hops bitterness, low carbonation and a short finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (14074) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 19, 2014
500ml bottle (Birofilia2014, Zywiec)
Brown, brief head. Rich malts, some soy, some chocolate. Flatish palate. Roast is simple in the mouth, tasty for sure. Attenuation good. Spicy forect mushrooms in the finish. Light feel - refreshing. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marduk (6434) - Reval, ESTONIA - JUL 11, 2014
500ml bottle. Clear dark copper color. Tiny to almost no head. Sweet, caramel, candy, alcohol in aroma. Candy, wood, whisky, sweet, caramel in taste. Caramel candy in aftertaste. Sweet and sticky body.

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