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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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - DEC 8, 2003
Bottled. Black with a large fluffy tan head. Plenty of sediment and juice bits at the bottom. Subtle old-school flavours, softly toasted malt flavours that transition slowly across to the palate for slow finish. Nice beer this. #First tried at the Evening Star in Brighton, in 2001, when drinking was simple. I knew I liked it then as well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thomat (2165) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
evergreen0199 (2135) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2005 Rating #1049. Cask conditioned at the Wenlock Arms, London. With Duff and Chris_o. Dark, full bodied and chocolately porter. Fairly fruity and sweet and tangy. Fruity, thick and slightly roasty. Best beer of the night.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 15, 2005
Brewtopia 11/12/05 Cask Deep brown with ruby highlights and a small off-white head. Fruity,chocolate and roasted malt compliment eachother.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niall73 (1869) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sm89walt (1780) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 26, 2009
Cask - Dartford WMC. Very dark brown, a fine, bubbly beige head rests on top. Good coffee, roasted malt, and dark chocolate on the nose. Dry, roasty, bitter coffee & chocolate flavours with a nutty tone, malty dark fruits, a bit of acidity & liquorice. Smooth on the tongue with a lasting dry roasted finish, a medium body and low carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alphadelic (1766) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 18, 2010
Thick, light but with a dryness from the flowery hops. Sweet malt lovely really very floral.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wheresthepath (1619) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2008
[Gravity cask at Milton Keynes beerfest] Smokey, dry, comforting, but lacks depth for something of this ABV

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dynamiteninja (1589) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2010
Cask. The Pub, Leicester. Medium off-white head, very dark brown body. Weak grassy hop, weak chocolate, weak coffee, some roastiness, berry fruits, blackcurrant, sulphur, burnt toffee. Good dose of bitterness. Dry finish. Soft mouhtfeel.


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