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Dark Star Espresso Stout (Cask)

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Brewed by Dark Star
Style: Stout
Horsham, England

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unknown

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common

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RATINGS: 140   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available nitrokeg and filtered bottle for which we have a separate entry.
Specially blended and ground espresso coffee beans are added to the copper along with the late hops to produce this dark, rich stout.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (2159) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 25, 2014
Cask at Brigantes, York. Near-black pour, thin tan head. Nice coffee aroma, good coffee taste. Clean finish, decent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerheart65 (894) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 12, 2014
Black with off-white creamy head that sticks nicely to edges leaving good lacing. Thatís coffee in aroma all right! Not french roast, more the roast Iím used to here in Finland. Also chocolate. Dry aroma. Lots of medium roast dry coffee in flavor, long dry and medium bitter roasted finish, medium body, chocolate also. Lots and lots of coffee bit covering everything else. Natural coffee aroma and flavor but this is quite minimalistic.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjs (4273) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 29, 2014
(Cask at Angleterre, 20140129) The beer poured black. Its head was small and lightly brown. Aroma had coffee, toasted malts and sweetness. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were coffee, pepper, toasted malts and bitterness. Aftertaste had coffee and bitterness. A well done coffee-infused brew.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
minutemat (880) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2013
Gravity cask @ Urban Taphouse. Smelt like the old dregs from a coffee machine.. very watery taste and lacking the fresh punch from a keg. Disappointing.

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Otterdance (164) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2013
Cask, White Lion, Norwich. Black with a lovely coffee aroma. Tasted like a forgotten coffee on a Sunday morning with a hint of vanilla and chopped wood. Expected to see grinds in it. Soft, flat and almost watery. The keg version is far superior.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Camons (5044) - Hasselager, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2013
Cask @ Southampton Arms, London. Pours very dark brown with a small light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, espresso. Flavor is malts, dry roasted espresso, coffee beans. Thin to medium body, soft carbonation. 180913

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
OwainTurner (284) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2013
Intense coffee coffee aroma. Black flat appearance. Lovely coffee taste with black coffee bitterness. Worth trying

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DandyLion (465) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2013
Cask @ Slug & Lettuce, Leicester. Dark brown, almost black- surprisingly a bit like espresso. Taste is malty dark chocolate like, with a hint of the coffee taste, not overpowering though. Coffee bitterness to end. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
viktorvee (510) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2013
A light syrupy taste, some pineapple, gingerbread, hops, lots of coffee and toffee. The coffee doesnít dominate. Nice

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
mabuzzer (8) - - JUN 28, 2013 does not count
Cask in Henglerís Circus. Poured dark with little head. Bitter coffee taste, could benefit from a little more sweetness


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