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Dark Star Espresso Stout (Keg & Bottle)

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Brewed by Dark Star
Style: Stout
Horsham, England

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 298   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Nitro keg and filtered bottle.
Espresso is a black beer with fully roasted barley malt and challenger hops but with freshly ground espresso coffee beans added to the copper for a few minutes after the boil to provide a complementary coffee aroma.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (10997) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2015
A deep dark stout with a thick collapsing brown head. In aroma very pleasant resinous coffee grind, espresso, musty and complex. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity chocolate malt with herbaceous character, light bitter chocolate, a bit thin but still solid after 4 years. Bottle from LCBO.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gopherfan99 (862) - CROATIA - MAY 10, 2015
Bottle; pours very dark brown with a thin khaki head; aroma of roasted coffee and malt with a hint of vanilla; taste is coffee and roast malt with hints of vanilla and licorice; finish is bitter coffee; above average coffee stout

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
androman (872) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2015
50cl bottle at home from BeerRitz. Body is nearly black, head is small, beige, creamy, mostly diminishing, good lacing. Nose is coffee, flavor is mild roasted coffee, chocolate, malt, toast. Medium sweet, medium to heavy bitter. Finish is long lasting roasty medium bitter, light sweet, toast. Medium to full body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Easy, tasty dessert beer, simple, great one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Towey1989 (519) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2015
Bottle. Pours a black colour with a fizzy tan head. Strong aroma of roasted coffee beans, roasted malts, earth, ash and wood. Taste of roasted malts, definite coffee, earth, tobacco, some chocolate and a little caramel. Light bodied and soft carbonation. A dry, roasted coffee finish. If you enjoy coffee, this is definitely the beer for you. It’s so drinkable and could be a morning drink. I like it.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SarkyNorthener (2903) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2015
Bottle shared with bjammin from cellar door, sutton coldfield. Black beer with small head. Aroma of coffee beans and roasted malts. Taste is coffee, roasted malts and a little dryness. Overpowered by the coffee. Ok.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
witthatsbier (389) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 7, 2015
50cl bottle from world foods giffnock pours a dark brown colour with tan head that disappears quickly Aroma bit of chocolate bit malt Taste is bit strange chemical flavour followed by malt and coffee’very gassy not great a much better beer in cask ,should stick to real ale and not this crap craft , must be even worse in keg form craft is gassy keg CASK IS REAL PROPER BEER

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnar (6328) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle from Beermerchants. Pours very dark ruby with a small creamy tanned head. Aroma is lovely fresh grinded coffee, dark bitter chocolate. Smooth and light creamy mouthfeel.Taste is well balanced, lots of coffee, light roasted, chocolate and a weak dry finish with some English fine liquorice. Nice

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DIBBLE (101) - Worthing, West Sussex, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2015
Black beer with a short tan head that laces the glass. Fresh uncomplicated roast malt aroma and flavour. Good carbonation. Well balanced although Arabica beans surprisingly understated given the name. Light coffee tones more prominent towards the finish. Delicious

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (10291) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 27, 2015
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein schwarzes Bier mit einer fingerbreiten beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch bitter, viel Kaffee, röstmalzig. Geschmack leicht röstmalzig, Tabak, Kaffee, bitter, ok!

3.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ragnampiza (738) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - FEB 26, 2015
500 ml bottle from Les Vignerons. Dark brown, looks almost black in the glass, with a big, fluffy and persistent beige head. Subtle but at the same time glorious aroma, notes of coffee powder, sweet milk chocolate, burnt toffee, caramel/mou candies and a hint of vanilla. Some little piney and herbal hoppy notes as well. The taste pretty much follow suite, despite being way less intense and inviting. Definitely more bitter than sweet too, contrary to the aroma. Taste comprises slightly roasted malt, watered down American coffee, licorice extract and some wet cardboard notes. Pleasently smooth and drinkable though, it’s velvety and chuggable almost like a cask ale. Bitter and astringent aftertaste. Average carbonation, light to medium body, slightly oliy texture. OK stout, but the aroma suggested something much more memorable.


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