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Dark Star The Art Of Darkness

Brewed by Dark Star
Style: Porter
Horsham, England


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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
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This is a low gravity beer with a big heart. A range of dark malts bring classic roasted flavours along with a hint of sweetness through the natural complex sugars. Warrior bittering hops are used, along with a blend of the finest aroma hops to add fruit and spicy flavours that are the perfect balance, making this a very drinkable ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MissPxx (174) - - APR 15, 2014
Quite a light aroma for a porter. Nice deep brown colour. Really delicious flavour. No nasty aftertaste like you get sometimes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2014
Cask Pint at Wibbas Down (JDW), Wimbledon, London in May 2013 - Very Dark Reddish Brown in colour, almost Black. Very malty; burnt malts, liquorice. Hoppy; lots of bitterness from somewhere, possibly hops. Fruity; no. Rather thin. Very bitter burnt throughout; Too bitter. No taste except overpowering burnt taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Finn (3759) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2014
Waggon & Horses, York 26 Jan 13. Svart. Lavt skum. Litt syrlig fruktaroma. Smaken er tung fruktig. Tungdrikkelig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AdiBeer (605) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2014
Aroma: roasted malts, some chocolate, some coffee. Appearance: black, very small white head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: all sorts of flavour coming up, coffee, chocolate again, maybe some licorice. Overall: nice Porter. Pint at the Cask Pub & Kitchen, London.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (7801) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2014
Cask, King’s Head, Leicester. Very dark brown with a bubbly beige head. Aromas are earthy with dark chocolate and blackberry. Nutty and spicy with green apple and liquorice. Flavours are gritty cocoa nibs with blackberry and hints of dark cherry. Pithy grapefruit bitterness with a dry toasted character. Last had this on the Derby Bimble, happy and sad memorirs. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beese (1099) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2014
Cask at the Pint Shop, Cambridge on 24 November 2013. Poured a very dark ruby colour with a rocky, scummy tan head. Earthy aroma with dark malt and molasses. Medium to full bodied mouth feel. Initial flavours of liquorice, coffee and burnt toast. Finish was dark fruit, chewy malt and ash. Pretty full flavoured for such a low strength porter. Rather unusual.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (7029) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2013
Cask at The St Aldates Tavern, Oxford, Saturday 28th December 2013 Pours black with a hint of a ruby glow. Dry and roasty, quite bitter. Good with some dark fruit, touch harsh in the finish but all told great for the strength A7 A4 T7 P3 Ov14 3.5

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (3563) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 25, 2013
Cask at The Anchor, Digbeth, Birmingham. Poured a clear dark brow with a long lasting frothy off-white head. The aroma is weak dry roast. The flavour is medium bitter with a watery spicy pepper hop palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation and a long bitter palate. Not what I expected at all. Really refreshing and packed with flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DanielBrown (3626) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2013
Cask at the Alexandra, Derby. Good flavour range for a low abv treat. Cruchy roast background, but light and refreshing. A great value thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lowenbrau (1729) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - NOV 24, 2013
Cask @Craft Beer Co. Clerkenwell. Roasty, coffee, quite bitter aftertaste. A bit watery, pours dark wih some off white head. Tasty and enjoyable for its low abv.

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