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Dark Star The Art Of Darkness

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80
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Brewed by Dark Star
Style: Porter
Horsham, England

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unknown

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common

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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This is a low gravity beer with a big heart. A range of dark malts bring classic roasted flavours along with a hint of sweetness through the natural complex sugars. Warrior bittering hops are used, along with a blend of the finest aroma hops to add fruit and spicy flavours that are the perfect balance, making this a very drinkable ale.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
edsspoon (537) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2014
Cask - deep red with a bubbly light brown head. Aroma of coffee, malt and earth. Taste is earthy and sooty with light fruit and strong grassiness. Medium bitter, medium body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (4224) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 4, 2014
Cask at Thomsons. Pours black with a thick white head. Chocolate aromas, light coffee, pine. Taste is roasted bitter, more pine hops, somehow coming out blackcurrant and liquorice. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
s_hartshorne (1761) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2014
Cask west riding dewsbury. Black red good head lace. Aroma is roasted malts fruits taste same good bitterness medium body. Good stuff ecspecialy for low abv.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Osprey87 (2032) - WALES - AUG 29, 2014
Cask at Craft Beer Co. Dark brown, decent bubbly tan head leaves thick lacing. Aroma is very light - not much going on. Body is medium to light, touch of carbonation, slightly foamy. Taste is soft malt, tangy with some apple skin, drying finish with some light bubblegum and banana skin dodginess. Not very good.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
GuideDogSaint (481) - Xiamen, CHINA - AUG 2, 2014
Cask at the Guide Dog, Southampton. Pours black with a white head. Aroma makes it seem like an IPA. Burnt hoppy chocolate. Bitter. For the abv this is unbelievable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
planky84 (2143) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2014
Cask at the Hare and Billet, Blackheath. Dark brown pour with a beige head. Licorice toffee and berry aroma. Flavours of licorice and blackcurrant. Quite dry.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wheresthepath (1617) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2014
Cask at Derehams Inn beer festival, High Wycombe. Black with a moderate beige head. Now this is unexpected. Somehow your brain is expecting a mild, regardless of what you’ve read about the beer. But instead you get loads of piney hops up front with chocolate and a roasty burnt flavour behind. The hops make it a surprisingly slow drinker for the low abv. Basically it’s a session black IPA. I like it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2014

Cask (gravity) @ Taproom N1, 163 Upper Street, Islington, Greater London England N1 1RE.

[ As Dark Star The Art Of Darkness ].
Clear dark brown color with a small to average, open and frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, chocolate, sweet malt. Flavour is moderate to light heavy sweet and light bitter with a long duration, sweet malt, chocolate, roasted. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20140416]

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (3544) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 4, 2014
Cask at heriot watt beer fest. Pours dark brown, light fruitiness, sweet, thin.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfearnley (1078) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 19, 2014
Cask to pint glass Aroma of chocolate, oats, cherry, molasses, and bread. Dark brown with a mottled creamy head. Molasses, roasted malt, bread, black pepper.


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