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Dark Star The Art Of Darkness

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80
67
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Brewed by Dark Star
Style: Porter
Horsham, England

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unknown

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hermod (3893) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAR 11, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2015 Cask @ Angleterre. Pours near black with a thick fluffy espresso head. Smooth stuff. Some woody notes, dried fruits, some roasted malt. Pleasant aroma. Flavor has dark chocolate, roastedness, light toffee notes. Lasting hoppy finish, quite hoppy. A good mild ale indeed.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (21835) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 29, 2015
Cask. Deep brown colour, small off-white head. Aroma is roasted malts, some toasted and bready notes along with a bit spicy and ashy notes. Flavour is roasted malts, some ashes, rye bread, chocolate and some mild floral notes. Elements are there, but the beer remains very thin, in fact it feels even more thin than a mild ale as for the palate.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
olliejobbins (1222) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2014
On tap at Gomshall Mill. Pours jet black with a few bubbles on top. aroma is coffee, chocolate, ash and charcoal. taste is smoky/charcoal-y followed by spices and bitter coffee. very nice and easy to drink all day at this abv. not too thin either.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SaintMatty (5768) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2014
Cask (Rockstone, Southampton) - Black with a small head. Roasted malt, pine and some soapy notes in the aroma. Roasted and soapy taste, almost in black IPA territory, with coffee, pine and cocoa.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
edsspoon (704) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2014
Cask - deep red with a bubbly light brown head. Aroma of coffee, malt and earth. Taste is earthy and sooty with light fruit and strong grassiness. Medium bitter, medium body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (5442) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 4, 2014
Cask at Thomsons. Pours black with a thick white head. Chocolate aromas, light coffee, pine. Taste is roasted bitter, more pine hops, somehow coming out blackcurrant and liquorice. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
s_hartshorne (2057) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2014
Cask west riding dewsbury. Black red good head lace. Aroma is roasted malts fruits taste same good bitterness medium body. Good stuff ecspecialy for low abv.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
The_Osprey (2785) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2014
Cask at Craft Beer Co. Dark brown, decent bubbly tan head leaves thick lacing. Aroma is very light - not much going on. Body is medium to light, touch of carbonation, slightly foamy. Taste is soft malt, tangy with some apple skin, drying finish with some light bubblegum and banana skin dodginess. Not very good.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
GuideDogSaint (678) - Xiamen, CHINA - AUG 2, 2014
Cask at the Guide Dog, Southampton. Pours black with a white head. Aroma makes it seem like an IPA. Burnt hoppy chocolate. Bitter. For the abv this is unbelievable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
planky84 (2309) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2014
Cask at the Hare and Billet, Blackheath. Dark brown pour with a beige head. Licorice toffee and berry aroma. Flavours of licorice and blackcurrant. Quite dry.


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