Brewed by Dark Star
Style: Stout
Horsham, England


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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
greenmanalishi (493) - Leicestershire, - JUN 30, 2012
Coffee (not overpoweringly so), tobacco, dark chocolate. Fantastic bold flavours. Medium, powdery body. Excellent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
olliejobbins (1203) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2015
Pint at the rake. Quite a dark brown pour with cream/light brown head. Aroma is coffee, malts and burnt toast. A lot of coffee in the taste. Bitter coffee beans followed by malts. dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tderoeck (5651) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 16, 2014
20/XI/14 - cask @ CBC Covent Garden (London) - BB: n/a (2014-1355)

Clear dark brown beer, small aery beige irregular head, stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: coffee, lots of coffee, bit sweet. MF: no carbon, medium to light body. Taste: coffee, some more coffee, coffee grit, sourish, pretty bitter. Aftertaste: red berries, very roasted, coffee, charcoal, bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madbeerproject (15) - - OCT 12, 2014
cask @ Stockbrigde Tap, 12/10/2014, black with tiny light beige head, perfect lacing, dark malts, black coffee, smooth, medium bodied, low carbonation, nice ’coffee’ stout

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GuideDogSaint (670) - Xiamen, CHINA - SEP 1, 2014
Cask at the Hope, Carshalton on 30 August 2014. Pours black with a white head. Aroma of liquorice, chocolate and coffee. Sweet sharp finish. Not as good as before.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (3557) - Santa Monica, California, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Tap, dark pour, tan head, nose is coffee, taste is coffee, i loved this beer, you can drink a ton b/c the ABV isn’t like the american stouts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (2870) - BELGIUM - AUG 8, 2014
Actual coffee stout with added coffee beans. Beige head, colour near to black; aroma and flavour dominated by a real, espresso-like coffee character, with subtle accents of peat, caramelly malts, dried fruits and charcoal. My cup of tea.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tombyars (1447) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - JUL 22, 2014
Tasted this at the GRAF in the Briggait, Glasgow on 27th June 2014. Cask, gravity dispense. Pours a dull black with an open tan head. Strong aroma of Nescafe granules, long in intensity. Thin oily mouthfeel and poor lacing. Dark malts give a strong black coffee flavour with a hint of chicory and plain chocolate full in the mouth. Very little in the way of hop resins detected in the aftertaste as coffee dominates overall. Finish is malty and dry with liquorice, plain chocolate and barley grain coming through in the palate. An ok session Stout but some might find the coffee element too domineering though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garrold (2211) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2014
Cask at Hand and Heart, Nottingham. Clear, mahogany colour. Bubbly, tan head. Light chocolate. Some tar. Coffee. Taste is dry, and light fruity. Finish is dry, with a light bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
s_hartshorne (2052) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2014
Cask west riding dewsbury. Mild coffee roasted malt aroma. Taste is same light bitterness. Body bit thin. Not the best.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MissPxx (683) - - MAY 31, 2014
Very mild coffee aroma. The name is misleading. Quite flavoursome but not the coffee hit I was expecting. Also quite a clean tasting. Very very dark. Marked it down a bit for the sheer disappointment of it not living up to the name. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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