rlgk (7440) - Skövde, SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm. Dark amber/brown beer with a small but lasting bubbly beige head. Fruity aroma, prunes, caramel, raisins, biscuits, chocolate, licorice, roasted, some metal, some soot. Roasted chocolate flavor, licorice, bitter hops, metal notes, chocolate, floral notes. Bitter finish with chocolate and biscuits.
mr_h (1447) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - FEB 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask by handpump at Hengler’s Circus, Glasgow - clear dark brown, medium bubbly beige head, good lacing, mild fruity and sweet malty aroma, toffee, fruity flavour, very sweet, easy to drink
finol (1686) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask as Dark Star Original at Akkurat.
Pours dirt brown with a gray brown head.
A dull rosted malt dominated brew. Not a nice smooth cask ale and not a sweet old ale.
hirigalzkar (1820) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ Akkurat. Pours black with a small grey head. Heavy on the malts. Salty rather than sweet. Dry finish. A bit too thin.
JorgeLee (716) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask in The Horseshoe, NW3. Dark brown in colour with a bubbly white head. Splendidly complex dark wintry ale, with fruit, burned caramel, earthy hop bitterness at the finish. Very enjoyable.
olie (20) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at The Craft Beer Co. Delicious. This was the first Dark Star beer I ever tried, the first time I drank it, and I’ve yet to find another of their beers quite this good. Toasty, biscuity, malty old ale. Aroma slightly berry-ish, flaour has hints of tobacco, digestive biscuits...
cpetrone84 (959) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pour is dark brown, almost black, with a creamy tan head. Nose has a light note of smoke with a McD grilled chicken aroma dominating. Light dark grapes in back but faint. Taste is thin and stale, light smoke with notes of dark malt, cardboard and moderate sweetness. Body is thin and light with low carbonation.
laiti (3925) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ Salhojankadun Pub
Forms a small, beige disappearing head. Aroma is rather strong on milk chocolate. Also some cocoa powder.Flavour has essence-like milk chocolate, some licorice and soy sauce. A bit harsh, bitter and sour finish. The sour notes get stronger towards the end of the glass and make this feel a bit contaminated. Quite rich for a real ale.
olio (4080) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Salhojankadun Pub, Tampere.
Pours dark red color with a small head. Aroma of fruits, rye, grain and some dark berry notes. Flavour of dark berries, rye, mild burnt malts and some caramel. Slick palate, decent body.
HogTownHarry (5632) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Handpull at Southampton Arms. Deep, deep ruby, small foamy offwhite head. Sweet aroma of raisin and wildflowers. Taste follows, some black tea. Light body, dry, mild carbonation, sweet to start, tart in a quick finish. Interesting.