Brewed by Dark Star
Style: Stout
Horsham, England


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RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackl (6782) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 18, 2012
Cask @ The White Horse. Deep slightly hazy brown color with a frothy tan head. The nose is strong espresso, coffee creamer. Bitter chocolate, some ashy wood and tobacco. The taste is very heavy coffee with a sweet chocolate milk finish. Bitter light hoppy finish. A bit watery though pleasant. Quite an easy beer to nurse. Overall, quite nice, though I do like the coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
suprchunk (2923) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2012
Black pour. Small tan head. Some lacing left behind. Smells like coffee. Tastes like watered down coffee. Some chocolate. Not bad, but a bit too much like a cold coffee and not enough ’beer’.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jacob23_5 (128) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 15, 2012
Cask at Cloisters. Black with red tinges around the edges, thin tan head. Roasty coffee notes on the nose, along with a touch of vanilla. The flavours present realy black coffee, with a little blackberry and some toffee. Delish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thomat (3176) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2011
Dark brown with a small off white head. Roasted with coffee tones. Malt, coffee and bitterness. Medium body with a dry and slightly acidic finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
prawlie (1468) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2011
Pint at the Twickenham Beer Festival 2011. Black beer, no head. Nice coffee aroma, and not overpowering. Tastes a bit like espresso (surprise) with some bitterness and a dry aftertaste. A fair stout that could even be a session beer. Obviously if I was a massive coffee fan I’d have rated it higher.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkel07 (4933) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 21, 2011
500ml bottle. Black as black can get. This is one solid looking beer. The head is even and carries a soft tan foam, Aroma wise there is chocolate and coffee going on. While it looks thick it is quite thin in the mouth but this does not detract from the beer at all. Smooth and creamy in the mouth with a coffee aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wisepete (8) - ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2011 does not count
Cask at Amber Valley CAMRA beer fest Oct 2011 As dark as you’d expect, with some roasty notes on the aroma; less coffe flavour than I’d anticipated given the style. Overall OK not great

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 7, 2011
Black beer with a fair light tan head. Great nose with aromas of coffee, chocolate and chocolate malt. Tastes primarily of ground espresso coffee beans with some chocolate again. Creamy mouthfeel and a little bitter. Very nice!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mortlach (1852) - Rome, ITALY - MAY 27, 2011
27/05/2011 Brasserie 4:20 (cask). Nera, scura, quasi impenetrabile, con riflessi rubino, schiuma lieve color marroncino, poco persistente. Aroma intensissimo di caffè, con una punta acidula e lievi sentori di cenere. In bocca è caffettosa, amarognola, aspra, con lievi sentori metallici. Corpo medio, consistenza oleosa, carbonazione soft. Molto particolare, ma alla lunga stanca un po’.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2013 Cask conditioned handpump Evening Star Brighton. A black beer with an off-white head. Loads of coffee in this. Roasty flavours. Some chocolate in the nose too. I can recognise the quality but there might just be too much coffee in this for me. Score 3.9
Subsequent rating scored 3.7. Average becomes 3.8

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