Brewed by Dark Star
Style: Porter
Horsham, England


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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
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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.

mr_h's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (2799) - Ayr, - FEB 4, 2013
Cask by handpump at Hengler’s Circus, Glasgow - cloudy brown, off-white head, elderberry, chocolate, smooth with mellow hop aftertaste

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
GuideDogSaint (213) - Epsom, Surrey, ENGLAND - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
planky84 (2102) - , 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wheresthepath (1532) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (34595) - 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]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (1992) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 4, 2014
Cask at heriot watt beer fest. Pours dark brown, light fruitiness, sweet, thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfearnley (920) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
witthatsbier (220) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 18, 2014
cask from blackfriars,dark brown ,aroma light grain ,taste malty with dryish finish,weak for a porter and body is light,overall a drinkable beer ,worth drinking again

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
minutemat (1496) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2014
Cask @ Jolly Butchers. Pours black with a bitter burnt malt aroma. Rather disappointing taste with faded roasted elements, murky ashtray spice, and a watery mouthfeel. Will have to try again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (5335) - ITALY - MAY 2, 2014
brown black low head delicate malty and roasty note coffee cocoa medium bitterness light herbal

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MissPxx (312) - - APR 15, 2014
Quite a light aroma for a porter. Nice deep brown colour. Really delicious flavour. No nasty aftertaste like you get sometimes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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