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Dark Star Smoked Porter

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Brewed by Dark Star
Style: Porter
Horsham, England

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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Seasonal - October to January.
A smooth dark beer with a mixture of soft hop varieties and a hint of smoked malt. This recipe was stolen from the imagination of Doug Odell of Odell’s Brewery, Colorado during his visit to Dark Star.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beese (1526) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2014
Cask at The Southampton Arms, London on 26 Jan 2013. Poured a really dark brown, with a halo of beige head. Aroma of dark malts, fruit cake and some peatiness. Some roasted bitterness, grassy hops and dried fruit in the flavour. Finish was light smoke, burnt toast and coffee.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9172) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 4, 2013
Gravicask (CWAF2013, Sat)
Sweet marshmallow roast. Pretty melow, and not getting any smoke. Finish has a touch of marshmallows too. Something a bit mentholly too. An OK porter, but Dark Star can do better than this.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
worldbeertaste (1608) - AUSTRIA - JAN 11, 2013
MSeoul dark brown with an reddish orange head and a creamy, lasting, thin lacy head. Smells of roasted malt but not so strong, dark berries, chocolate, smoke and bread. Medium to Light thin body. Tastes of caramel malt that has an nice soft roast, liquorice, and light burnt roast finish. Some nice wooden notes. Very easy to drink and nice on the palate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
evergreen0199 (1942) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2012
Cask at Wetherspoons, Victoria station, London. A dark amber/mahogany coloured pour with a small white head on top. Roasty, malty aroma. Tastes malty, roasty, caramel, slightly sweet. Not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamesie1857 (1347) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2012
Cask@ Beauchief Hotel, Sheffield. Very deep brown colour with a small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, some bready notes. Flavour is roasted malts, liquorice, and some fruits. Very smooth and drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rune (7775) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 7, 2012
Half-pint, cask served at the very right drinking temperature at the lovely Craft Beer Co in Islington. The appearance of the beer is very nice with a mahogany coloured body to a bright naked surface. Fine mixed aroma of mid-sweet malts and dried fruits. Taste follows suit with lightly smoked malts, oak and earth. Dry bittersweet finish. Medium bodied. Very tasty even though the smoked part is rather subdued (London, 26.11.2012).

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (34282) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2012

Cask (handpump) @ Kings Head (Station Tavern, Free House), Huddersfield Station - St. Georges Square, West Yorkshire, Huddersfield, HD1 3EB.

Clear dark brown colour with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, roasted, smoke, light chocolate. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120121]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20244) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 26, 2012
Cask@Market Porter, London. Very deep brown colour with a small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, some smoked wet wood, mild ashes sand mild toasted bready notes. Flavour is roasted malts, some ashes, liquorice, and mild smoked wet wooden notes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (10109) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2012
Cask at Oliver Twist. Brown beer with an offwhite head. Chocolate aroma, smoked notes, some cocoa, some tar, milky notes. Milky chocolate flavor, roasted, cococa, some licorie.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16455) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 10, 2012
Cask @ Southampton Arms, Gospel Oak NW5. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty weak smoky chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty smoky chocolate finish.


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