Brewed by Dark Star
Style: Porter
Horsham, England


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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (16159) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 17, 2011
Cask (gravity)@St. Urho’s Pub
Dark nut brown color, small beige head. Coffeish, ashy nose. Medium-bodied. Sticky front. Harsh, coffeish, some tar and tobacco ash. Lingering roasty maltyness in the finish. Ok real porter, but I prefer cask porters, which are soft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (13867) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 15, 2008
Cask - - Gallows Bird, Espoo
Deep reddy brown, healthy head. Rich roasty nose, some light coffee. Fairly full palate, both burnt malts and slight hoppy presence, pleasant carbonation. Taste well balanced, keeping with the traditional English porter style, but perhaps a touch hoppier than canon. Roasty finish, but long hops too. Retronasal esters very pleasant. What Mes said - excellent stuff as always from Dark Star.
Earlier Rating: 2/14/2008 Total Score: 3.3
Cask (St. Urho’s, Helsinki, Porter and Stout Days 2008)
Very dark, ruby red, large loose head. Burnt and malty aroma. Good refreshing porter taste, brown and bitter and burnt. Finish is mellow and a little burnt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (13233) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (11369) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2004
Bottled: Red brown coloured. Light brown head. Malt, sugar and roast in the aroma. Coffee, roast and some hops in the flavour. Medium bitter in the end. Thanks for sharing, Jens.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivnizub (10139) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - OCT 24, 2008
Cask (@Market Porter, Southwark): Deep amber coloured, lacy off-white layer; roasted malt and solid hops in the nose; solid dry bitter flavour, light bodied, quite soft; lingering bitter-sweet, fruity finish with an endless hoppy aftertaste. Great, satisfying stuff.........

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (9588) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2010
Cask, handpump at The Royal Blenheim, Oxford 04.12.10 Pour’s very, very dark brown with a reddy glint. This is nutty with some coffee, creamy with a nice bitterness it’s a tasty beer. [b> A7 A4 T7 P4 Ov14 3.6

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2008
Cask conditioned - gravity dispense - Milton Keynes BF A black beer with an off-white wispy head. The aroma is slightly smoky, but actually quite thin. Some chocolate and light roast in the reasonably fruity mouthfeel. Decent enough

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
downender (7925) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2008
On gravity at the Portcullis, Bristol 11/12/08. Extremely dark brown with next to no head. Roasty aroma with some dark chocolate, liquorice and molasses. Flavour started slightly sweet, with some coffee, more chocolate and long, dry finish. The alcohol was well hidden in this very enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (7850) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - FEB 9, 2009
(Cask at Oliver Twist, Stockholm) Very dark brown colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with coffee, dark chocolate and hints of dark fruit. Malty, roasted taste with notes of dark fruit, chocolate, coffee and a bittersweet finish in brilliant balance. A very nice and well balanced example of a traditional porter. Great beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 26, 2006
bottle, thanks duff. dark purple with a modest head. apple skin aroma. some oatmeal and coffee and reasonably bitter

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