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Dark Star Milk Chocolate Stout

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Brewed by Dark Star
Style: Sweet Stout
Horsham, England

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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A balance of speciality malts, including roasted chocolate barley malt, produces the rich malt flavours which are smoothed further with the traditional addition of lactose (milk sugar)


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34595) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2012

Cask (handpump) @ Craft Beer Co., 82 Leather Lane, London, Greater London, England EC1N 7TR.

Clear dark brown colour with a average, frothy - fizzy and open, good lacing, mostly lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, sweet chocolate, milk chocolate. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120115]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (8084) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2012
Served on cask at the Sussex Arms, Twickenham Green into an English Half pint jug (Jan ’12). Pours dark chestnut brown verging on off-black with a small white head that held up for 4 or 5 minutes then thinned to line the edges. Roasted malts on the nose and a bitter chocolate aroma dominating Plenty of this roasted malt flavour in the taste along with chocolate (again more bitter than sweet) a little caramel and a burnt sugar taste in the background. Maybe a hint of roasted coffee in the flavour as well? Quite full bodied for 4.5% but nowhere near the ’chewy’ category Plenty of lacing on the glass throughout drinking In the aftertaste I got the ’creamy’ aspect of this beer ! Remember - MILK chocolate stout! A creamy bittersweet roasted finish - most pleasant!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (10124) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2012
Cask conditioned at The Draft House, Tower Bridge, London. Black with cream head. Dark roasted malty, grainy body carrying a sweet , chocolatey flavour with hints of sweetish nut and a milky flavour. Lasting but a little glutinous on the tongue. I struggled a little.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
omhper (19308) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2012
Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm. Transparently black. Rich roasty coffee aroma. Mid sweet with soft mouthfeel and fairly light body. Coffee with cream with spicy hops atop. Flavourful, soothing and beautifully drinkable. Long bitter finish. A winner!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6065) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2012
(Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm) Dark brown colour, almost black, with foamy beige head. Malty, roasted nose with chocolate, dried fruit and sweet coffee. Malty, roasted taste with notes of chocolate, coffee, sweet liquorice, dried fruit and a gentle coffee bitterness in the finish. Medium body, fairly sweet. Well balanced, nice and tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (9260) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 3, 2012
Cask (CWAF2012)
Lovely and dark - a chocolate colour, and a lovely spongy head to match. Doesn’t smell sweet like many milk stouts do. It’s a good rich roast, a touch of coffee if anything. Phil gets crab salad too, bizarrely. Creamy feel in the mouth, and you do get a slight sweetness, in particular in the early finish. Nice. Good mellow roast. Probably one of the best milk stouts we’ve ever had.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
maeib (8627) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2012 Cask conditioned Handpump Cask & Kitchen London. A very dark brown coloured beer with an off-white bubbly head. A good bitter roasty stout. Definite chocolate notes but they don’t present as particularly sweet. There are mocha notes and a touch of fruit. This is really tasty. Score 4.1
Subsequent rating scored 3.9. Average becomes 4.0

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EdKing (1831) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2012
Cask in Craft Beer Co. Colour is opaque very dark brown with a bubbly foamy slightly off white head. Nose is big roasted malt, roasted grain and then a bit of milk chocolate. taste is big time roasted malt, hint of milk chocolate, lactic creaminess and then a hit of black coffee on the finish. What really marks this stout out though, is that is incredibly light bodied for a stout, without being watery or lacking flavours. Very nice, it works.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (10254) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2012
Cask at Euston Tap, London. Black beer with a nice beige head. Milky chocolate aroma, cocoa, creamy notes, licorice and vanilla. Milkt chocolate flavor, licorice, soot, cocoa, salty. Rather on the malty side but still very drinkable. Smooth cream and chocolate finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aniela (2313) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2012
Cask at Euston Tap, London. Dark beer with a beige head. Milky coffee aroma ( like a strong latte). Creamy coffee with cocolate falvour. Good dark cask.


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