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Dark Star Porter

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Brewed by Dark Star
Style: Porter
Horsham, England

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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Seasonal - October to December.
Formerly known as City Porter.
Dark Star Porter uses an old established recipe of fully roasted barley malts and robust Target hops to produce a most traditional and full flavoured beer.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6064) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2013
August 28, 2013. Hand-pull cask at Southampton Arms. Dark black, small head. Proper oily/toasty aroma, a little treacle and a hint of iodine. Taste follows. Light body, slick, nice acidic oily finish. Well done.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
evergreen0199 (2005) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2013
Cask at Victoria station ’Wetherspoons’, London. A dark brown/black coloured pour with a medium beige fluffy head on top. Roasty, malty, chocolate aroma. Tastes similar, roasty, malty, chocolate, hint of coffee. A lovely smooth drinking porter from Dark Star.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thomat (2035) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2013
On tap @ Craft Beer, Islington. Dark brown with a tiny brown head. Roasted and malty tones. Coffee, malt, chocolate and hops. Medium body with a nice, dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niall73 (1686) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2013
Cask @ wetherspoons. Deep dark black colour. No carbonation. Not a massive aroma but what you'd expect - deep maltiness. Flavourwise, it's good, though a bit watery in the mouth. Licorice, coffee, treacle and a nice bitter finish. Good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WeissGary (285) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 13, 2013
Cask at Inn Deep, Glasgow Scotland. Enjoyable, medium bodied porter, quite a light malt aroma, pasteurised milky taste with a light, crisp burnt chocolate finish. Nice session beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TickerTerryDJ (633) - Redditch, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2013
Cask,hand pulled at The Craft,Clerkenwell.19th february.Dark brown pour with small off white head.Nice aroma of chocolate,malt and coffee.Chocolate,roast malt and coffee flavour too with a little nuttiness in the background making a very drinkable and tasty porter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SaintMatty (5192) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2013
Cask (Oliver Twist, Stockholm) - Dark brown in colour. Chocolate, malt, roasted nuts and coffee in the aroma. Smooth and delightful taste with notes of smooth milk chocolate, coffee and roasted malt standing out. Superb.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (10141) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2013
Cask conditioned at The New Inn, Witney, Oxon. Black with off white head. Darkly roasted malts, bitterness, coffee with a dry black chocolate flavour. Plenty of mouthfeel and depth on the palate. Very decent.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yves (2202) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - AUG 1, 2012
Dark brown coloured beer with small brownish head and no carbonation. Roasted port hinted aroma. Medium sparkling palate. Finish is roasted bit sweet ending dry.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bart (2941) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUN 10, 2012
Draught @ Craft Beer Co. London. Black coloured beer with a small off white head and no carbonation. Smouth roasted coffee malty hinted aroma. Full palate. Finish is strangly bitter hinted with some sweet malty fruity and caramel hinted touches. Very good porter.


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