Brewed by Dark Star
Style: Stout
Horsham, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 159   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.

greenmanalishi's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
greenmanalishi (506) - Leicestershire, - JUN 30, 2012
Coffee (not overpoweringly so), tobacco, dark chocolate. Fantastic bold flavours. Medium, powdery body. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v (1284) - 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...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lukasmh (727) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
Alexi91 (349) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2015
Origin: Tap. Vessel: Tankard. Supplier: Small Bar (Bristol). Rich and smoky but too flat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
niquillis (2136) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (2414) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewTom (510) - - MAY 21, 2015
Light with full coffee flavour. A good example of the style. Rated by BrewTom

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
redders1974 (510) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2015
I love stout and I love coffee so this the perfect combination for me cracking pint from the old gate in hebden bridge around Christmas time enjoyed it so much I had to throw another one down in the 5minutes I had before the taxi arrived cracking pint.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
olliejobbins (1525) - 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 (6906) - 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

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