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Brewed by Dark Star
Style: Stout
Horsham, England

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RATINGS: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2010
UPDATED: APR 14, 2011
Cask gravity @ GBBF 2007, London.

Dark black color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly lasting, light head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, burnt, strong coffee. Flavor is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration and very nice balance. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is flat. ;o)
7-4-7-3-15

Cask (gravity) @ The Bree Louise, 69 Coburg Street, Euston, London, England NW1 2HH.

Clear dark black brown color with virtually none head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, burnt malt, espresso coffee. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat to soft. [20091230]
7-4-7-4-15

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (34308) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2005
[Cask at The Evening Star, Brighton] An opaque deep red beer with a fine lasting chocolate brown head. The aroma is sweet roasted, but very light. The flavor is sweet malty and roasty with coffee notes, though less than expected. I think it was served too cold.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 9, 2009
Cask. Black coloured with a small lacing beige head. Roasted aroma of fresh grinded coffee with notes of hops and pine needles. Roasted flavour of fresh grinded coffee with notes of hops and pine needles. Roasted and hoppy finish. Medium bodied. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (25327) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 28, 2007
Cask@GBBF2007. Dark amber colour, not much head. Aroma is big coffee, roasted malts and slight vanilla. Flavour is roasted malts, big time coffee and also some hints of burnt wet wood.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (23423) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 9, 2004
Sampled cask conditioned at Akkurat, Stockholm.
Dark black, creamy small brown head. Strong coffee aroma. Sweet and very roasty with soft, creamy mouthfeel. Lingering resiny very bitter finish. Packed with flavour, but not very complex. Still a great pint.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (22977) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2010
Cask @ GBBF 2009. Pours a dark ruby almost black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty coffee aroma. Roasted malty coffee flavor with some hints of chocolate. Has a roasted malty coffee finish with hints of chocolate in the aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (21543) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 28, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2008 Bow Bar , edinburgh ... Deep black ... light roast malt ... full coffee roast little burnt in linger ... little bitter coffee. Very coffee.
tk2 yeah coffee coffee coffee.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18520) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2011
Cask at the Euston Tap. Opaque, dark brown pour with a light tan head. Bitter espresso and dark malt aroma. Flavor is really dominated by coffee grounds, with light sweetness and roastiness. Light to medium in body. I like the finish a bit more than the flavor. There’s a bit more malty sweetness here and the coffee flavor smooths out a bit. Lightly roasty with justs hints of ashy bitterness. Nice beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (18187) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2004
Black. Coffee aroma with some notes of nuts and tar. Has a quite bitter flavor from coffee.Somewhat thin.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (17278) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2006
Cask handpull at County Hotel, JDW, Ashford. Black beer with beige head. Wonderful coffee aroma. Like opening a fresh jar of Maxwell House. Bit powdery in mouth, coffee everywhere with a dry powdery finish. Not exactly balanced. Enjoyable, but not subtle


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