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Brewed by Dark Star
Style: Mild Ale
Horsham, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
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Cask; Occasional


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2007
Gravity cask @ Fratton May Fair Beer Festival. Grainy malts caramelised sugar and a little toast as if the sugar is just about to catch. Not great for dark star with thin graininess the main focus.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAY 28, 2006
Good, very nice. The colour is dark but not red alike. The bubblng head is nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2010 1. Cask Stillage at the Community Centre, Frodsham 07/05/2005 Dark coloured hoppy and slightly fruity. Rich and bitter hints in an oyster roast finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sregnar35 (952) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - NOV 12, 2005
Cask at Mahars. Nice dark color and sweet taste. Not much bitter to talk of, but it was a good tasting mild, good session beer.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2004
Cask@Chelmsford BF. Oddly muted flavour from a Dark Star beer, more traditional than the Over the Moon Mild. Flat, sweetish flavour, not much of a mouthfeel either, feels very empty, touch of grapey fruit, but its very vague. The first time i’ve really been dissapointed by Dark Star.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2004
Beer #6 at Chelmsford Beer Festival, with Duff. I wasn’t bowled over by this one. Although quite strong for a mild, it is rather short of flavour and a bit thin. Aromas are indistinct. A little malt and a touch of coffee in the flavours, but nothing to write home about. Despite these reservations, it did drink quite nicely which, I guess, is what’s expected of a mild. I prefer the weaker Over The Moon MIld from the same brewery, which has more character in my view. Cask (gravity dispense).

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8598) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2004
Cask conditioned - handpump - Evening Star Brighton. A black beer with little aroma of note. The taste is chocolatey but also quite hoppy for a mild. Very drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JUN 4, 2004
Cask Conditioned, at the Thurrock Beer Festival, 2004.
Dark brown without a head. Static mild which is a little thin (laid back says Silk) but still a solid mild. Dark Star have been on song of late.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SilkTork (5168) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2004
Bright bottled @ Thurrock Fest. Fresh notes: "Very laid back body - almost non-existant, more like inhaling damp air. Restrained woody notes. Not impressed. Score 2.5" Ah, what a difference a day makes! The body is still light, but now has enough firmness to be noted and acknowledged. And the flavours have settled to come through in a delicate, but very flavoursome manner with soft Belgian chocolate and coffee notes inspiring my mouth. The true joy of this delicate mild was completely missed when just taking a couple of sips while chatting at the Fest. But drinking it now at leisure for breakfast on a sunny morning the full taste comes through. Wonderful!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DanielBrown (3717) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2004
Draught at the Anchor, Birmingham. Dark Mild. Very rich, smooth, flavoursome beer. One of my favourite Milds, sweet, fresh on the tongue and easy going. Some berry flavour and fudge.


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