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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)


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6730) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2012
Cask at CBC. It pours very dark ruby, with a decent foamy off-white head. The nose is roasted malt, charcoal, smoke and milk chocolate (but not overpowering). The taste is roasted malt, milk chocolate, chocolate milkshake, tar, tangy fruit, smoke and resin, with a dry-roasted finish. Medium body, soft carbonation and good balance. Thankfully not too sweet. Surprisingly enjoyable.

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
worldbeertaste (1624) - AUSTRIA - JAN 15, 2012
Faint roast and nut smell. Black with a red tint and a thin lacy somewhat lasting head. Slightly frothy medium thin body. Watery. Strong roast bitter start with a bland empy watery finish. Tastes nice but very thin.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Frenger (367) - Derby, Alabama, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2012
Off tap at Sheffield tap. Milky, chocolaty, stouty. Sweet and nice. Fairly thin texture.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (4576) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 13, 2012
Cask. Deep brown color with a small light brown head. The nose is quite sweet and fresh, plently of milk chocolate and malt. The taste is very chocolately and sweet, not bitter or dry at all in the finish. Very silky on the tongue, smooth. Medium/light body for the style. Soft carbonation. Overall, a nice, inviting stout. Perhaps a bit too sweet, but very nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ladnewton (1413) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2012
Cask at Craft Beer Co on 6th January 2012. Deep ruby with greyish-beige foam and clinging patchy lace. Chocolate and Christmas berries in aroma. Liquid is rich and intensely fruity yet strong chocolate develops which turns milky in the aftertaste. Yorkie(TM) finish! Quite zingy but feel on lips a little oily. Very interesting and enjoyable stout. Rated as a novelty beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsniclas (5596) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JAN 13, 2012
Cask at Southampton arms Dark brown with a bubbly head. Pretty light, milky aroma. Milky, a bit dak, chocolate in the flavour. A bit too sweet. Low bitterness.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10868) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2012
A few pints on tap at CBC, London. Pours dark brown with a fine, off-white head. Chalky, roasted malt nose, some cocoa. Light to medium sweet flavor, dry with chalky baking cocoa, some dark sugar, and moderate roast. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Superbly balanced and in great condition. Lightly dry finish, more cocoa, decent roast, light earth, dark sugar. Very solid beer overall. Highly drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (14834) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2012 10th January 2012
Cask in the craft. Deep red brown clear beer, small pale tan head. Palate is smooth and semi dry. Sweet chocolate tones with a little tang. Underneath is pleasing red fruits that really round off the beer. Mild minerals. Finishes smooth and semi dry. Really nicely joined up and a pleasant surprise.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - JAN 11, 2012
Cask at Euston Tap. Dark brown black, thin cream head. Nose of soft roast, dark chocolate, coffee. Similar flavours, mellow and creamy. Slight roast finish. Fantastic.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (7379) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2012
Cask, handpump at Craft Beer Co, Clerkenwell, London 6th Jan 2012 Black in colour with a slim head. Whilst this has a pleasant roastiness it is more than balanced out by a soft indulgent creaminess, strong maltiness throughout and yet there is a lingering bitterness, the finish is erring towards the dry. Decent chocolate stout, quite rich, creamy and enjoyable and not too sweet. [b> A6 A4 T8 P4 Ov13 3.5


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