Dark Star Oatmeal Stout
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Brewed by Dark Star
Style: Stout
Horsham, England


on tap


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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Cask; Occasional.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
imdownthepub (13370) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2004
Cask Conditioned at Banbury Beer Festival '04. Jet black with malty beige head. For me, this brewery gets better with every brew, this is a new beer for them and it is packed with dty chocolaty malts, richl roasted with a chalky, husky body. The body releases fruity notes as it warms in the mouth and has a long bitter nasal finish. Top quality beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (23711) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2004
Sampled cask conditioned at Akkurat, Stockholm.
Dark black with small but persistant beige head. Sweet, soft and rounded. Creamy and very roasty with notes of licorice. Long, salty, very bitter finish. Delightful!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aarleks (409) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 31, 2006
Cask, The Wenlock: With my London guide, Duff. Dusty black and emitting fantastic coffee and oat aromas. This carried through perfectly in the mouth with lots of coffee, oat-goodness, and a lovely lingering roastiness. Really nice flavours that are very well done indeed. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - MAY 13, 2004
Cask Conditioned, at the Wenlock Arms, London.
Engine oil black with a thick, juicy brown head. Rich caramel and smooth, smooth toasted malt flavours. Very silky. The Wenlock was on fire this Sunday eve with 4 high quality rates and a fresh cask of Brewers Gold on, that was amazing as well. Consequently I was home late considerably fuller than I had planned.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (17337) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2008 Cask gravity at London Drinker BF. Black beer with ruby edges and beige lasting head. Roasty, toasty aroma. Very chewy in the mouth, tarry and with tobacco flavours. Just a bit too severe for me. Dry finish 3.3/5.0 Re-rate at The Bull Hotel, Wrotham. Very choccy arooma, some cereal. Fullish and dryish malt in mouth. Good choccyness throughout. Finish has some tartness. Good, I like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAR 30, 2006
Cask (London Drinker 06): Black with a brown head. Breakfasty. Silky smooth mouthfeel. Sweet choc, toasty oats. Dry finish. Tasty stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2006
Cask@The Wenlock Arms, London. Me and Aarleks were kindly poured this before it came on tap. This was a very drinkable stout. Roasty and lightly bitter, yet remains quite soft. Not the biggest in body for a stout, but quite tasty none-the-less. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2006
Cask (gravity dispense), London Drinker Beer Festival, March 2006. Very roasty, with plenty of coffee in the aroma. More deep malt o=in the flavour, with chocolate backup. Oatmeal stouts often have some residual sweetness, but not this one. Resoundingly dry, with a lasting, distinctly bitter finish. Light, but smooth, mouthfeel. I like it!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zeek (194) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 27, 2009
Rated wrong beer, confused with R&B Dark Star Oatmeal Stout! http://ratebeer.com/beer/beername/7

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biz82 (1327) - austin, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2006
On nitro at their pub in Brighton. Looks like Guinness. Mild, burnt coffee aroma. Very smooth and fruity with acrid burnt mald and coffee flavors. Finishes clean and bitter. Nice.

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