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Dark Star Coconut Porter

Brewed by Dark Star
Style: Porter
Horsham, England


on tap


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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask conditioned; Special

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2014
Cask Half Pint at Cask Pub, Pimlico, London in Feb 2014 - Very Dark Brown in colour. Slight tan head. Malty; roasty malts, dark chocolate, roast coffee, hint of coconut. Fruity; dark fruits, berry fruits. Sweetish roasty malty and coffee porter with a hint of coconut and a slight sour fruit edge. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
garthicus (2911) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 14, 2014
On cask at Cask Pub & Kitchen. Appearance: pitch black, tiny mocha head. Aroma: coconut and leather, dark chocolate and espresso. Flavour: Minty, lovely coffee and coconut flavour with sandalwood , rich dark chocolate and spices. Deliciously long coffee finish. Quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (7958) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2014
Cask-conditioned, served by gravity at the Tewkesbury winter beers festival, 7/2/2014. Near black with next to no head. Dense malts, some dark chocolate and plenty of rast, before a dryish finish. No coconut evident, but good nonetheless.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2014
Cask conditioned handpump Victoria Rugby 01/02/14. A pitch black coloured beer with a thick and creamy whitish head and lace. On the turn I reckon. Not getting any coconut at all. A bit of sweet and sour roast. Expected so much better from beer and pub.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Finwe (434) - Grankulla, FINLAND - FEB 4, 2014
Cask @ Angleterre, Helsinki. Very dark brown with a tan head. Dark chocolate and coffee in the aroma along with light roasted malty tones. Roasted malty, chocolate-like bittersweet flavour with the impression of coconut noticeable. Medium body; somewhat oily palate. A really decent beer indeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (4784) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 27, 2014
Cask by hand-pump at Blackfriars, Glasgow - very dark brown with a reddish tint, lively tan head, coffee, chocolate, faintest hint of coconut, irregular lacing, chocolate, bit of coffee, minimal coconut, oily feel

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garrold (4341) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2014
Cask at The Grove, Huddersfield. 20.01.13. Clear, dark red. Bubbly, tan head. Dark sugar sweetness. Toasty nuttiness (not necessarily coconut). Fruity, dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dogbomb (1152) - ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2014
Cask. Jet black with a slight brown tinge. Light tan heavy head with a couple of spots. Nose is chocolate and coconut. Quite light. Taste is light and smooth - giving chocolates and coconuts. Like a melted bounty bar in a glass. If this was a stout, it'd be brilliant but the finish fades a bit too swiftly for me. Still yummy and interesting. Mmmm.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (6724) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2014
Cask at CBC Clerkenwell. It pours a dark brown body with a small tan head. Nose is very roasted malts, coffe beans and light toasted coconut notes. Taste is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and light coconut. Light to medium body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mR_fr0g (9515) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2014
Cask at the Euston tap. Dark brown pour with a lasting light cream head. Aroma is dark choc light roast and wood. Flavour is stale, metallic and blood with some wood and desecaded coconut. Finish is more mellow with caramel edges. Really nice smooth medium full bodied palate with light carbonation. Decent.

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