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Dark Star Old Chestnut

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Brewed by Dark Star
Style: Old Ale
Horsham, England

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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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Cask.
Previously known as Old Ale.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (8727) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2013
Cask at the Half Moon, Windlesham - 01/02/13. Dark chestnut brown with a bubbly off white/beige head that retains well. Nose carries dark malts, toffee, nutty tones. Taste follows, nutty, toffee, some sugar evident, touch of spice. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, fairly soft and smooth on the palate. Decent drop.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwik-lime (1315) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2012
Roasted malt balanced by some dry hop in the finish, plenty of nut prevalent and an undercurrent of Cherry Coke. Lovely beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (2095) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2012
(Cask@The Harp, London) Dark brown in colour with small off-white head and good lacing. Aroma and taste of caramel malts, hops, and nice nutty toasted undertones. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6108) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2012
Cask pint at Southampton Arms. Beautiful pint - clear deep ruby with a smallish beige-tan lasting creamy/foamy head. Nutty light roast aroma, dry an not at all sweet. Taste follows, some light cola sweetness added with a hint of dry cocoa - no alcohol at all. Light, slick mouthfeel, mild carbonation with a lightning-quick finish, no aftertaste. Lovely starter session pint.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (2478) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2012
Cask at the Draft House Tower Bridge, deep red-brown with a fluffy head, soft and malty, a little nuts and caramel, tasty.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tyler_durden (116) - ITALY - MAY 14, 2012
cask @ Lortica. Dark amber color, low caronation, dry and spicy flavored. Great bitterness and simple taste. Very good beer english style.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tkrjukoff (4058) - SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2011
Tap @ The Harp. Pours deep red brown with a nice beige head. Aroma is malty, caramel, a bit fruity and a bit bready. Flavor is fruity, malty, caramel and a bit bitter. Finishes malty and bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (6871) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2011
Cask at the Craft Beer Co. It pours dark brown, with a thick foamy beige head and low carbonation. The nose is caramel, wood, leather and chocolate. The taste is sweet caramel, roasted malt, cola, wood, nut, burnt malt, wood, charcoal, coffee and chocolate, with a dry finish. Perhaps a bit thin, but what can you expect from this sort of alcohol percentage? Yet another tasty brew from Dark Star.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (31220) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2011
From cask at 4:20. Pours dark amber with a small tan head. Aroma is spiced and nutty. Spiced and dry nutty flavoured. Bitter and spiced into a dry finish. Simple.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mortlach (962) - Rome, ITALY - APR 26, 2011
26/04/2011 Brasserie 4:20 (cask). Spillata a pompa. Nera densa con riflessi color caffè, lieve cappello di schiuma morbida biancastra, non molto persistente. Al naso un po’ assente, si percepiscono il luppolo, il malto, sentori di castagna, ma senza lasciare il segno. In bocca si sente subito la castagna, il luppolo, un leggero fruttato. Alle lunga risulta un po’ stucchevole. Corpo medio, consistenza oleosa, carbonazione soft. Beverina, molto simile a una porter. Niente di che.


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