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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.


greenmanalishi's rating

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
greenmanalishi (519) - Leicestershire, - JUN 30, 2012
Coffee (not overpoweringly so), tobacco, dark chocolate. Fantastic bold flavours. Medium, powdery body. Excellent.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Psytron (1890) - Turku, FINLAND - AUG 27, 2016
Smell of coffee. Black colour, small brown head. Aroma of coffee, ash, cocoa. Medium bitter, slightly ashy. Light body. Flat carbon.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Towey1989 (1752) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2016
Cask at The Hop Inn, Newcastle-Under-Lyme. A black colour with a medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, some chocolate, slight caramel and subtle hazelnut. Taste of roasted malts, coffee, some chocolate, slight caramel, a little hazelnut and subtle earth. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. A dryish, roasted, coffee bitterness in the finish. A less powerful aroma compared to the bottle version but this is a lot more balanced. Very roasty and well bodied for its strength. Good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iznogud (2386) - CROATIA - MAY 4, 2016
Cask at the Evening Star, Brighton. Pours black with creamy beige head. Roasted malts, coffee, sweetish, quite drinkable. Smooth.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jackafholmes (1000) - - APR 16, 2016
Portland, sheffield. Black with a tan head. Aroma of dark roast coffee and milk chocolate. Taste is sweet and mild. Smooth tingly mouthfeel. Good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v (1984) - Lille, FRANCE - NOV 10, 2015
On cask @ Southampton Arms, London - UK. Color : deep dark black beer with no carbonation and small brown heavy head. Smell: coffee domination, roasted malt and caramel. Chocolate finish. Taste: light body, roasted malt and coffee malt. Domination of coffee taste and chocolate finish. Good attenuation. Aftertaste: caramel and small bitterness balance. Very nice beer, for me the body is too light...

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lukasmh (780) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2015
Cask. Pours coffee dark brown with small head. Aroma is coffee! cocoa beans, light milky chocolate, coffee berries, dark roast. Taste is similar, coffee beans, fruity coffee, light acidic, fresh press coffee, dark chocolate and dry cocoa powder in finish. This reminds me of cold brew. Very light and with some fruity blackberries. Nice coffee stout!

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
Alexi91 (437) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2015
Origin: Tap. Vessel: Tankard. Supplier: Small Bar (Bristol). Rich and smoky but too flat.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2015
Cask at Hopinn, Newcastle under Lyme. Pours black brown with tan head. Good espresso hit but not overpowering. Creamy stout backbone. Good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrTipple (3557) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2015
Aroma: intense coffee, toasted malts, sweet milk chocolate, coffee. Appearance: black, small creamy frothy, beige head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: toasted malts continue, light coffee, chocolate, soft carbonation, full body. Overall: very nice Stout, well-rounded, nice coffee flavours. Pint at the Evening Star, Brighton.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewTom (582) - - MAY 21, 2015
Light with full coffee flavour. A good example of the style. Rated by BrewTom


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