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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Dark Star is part of our Imperial Series and is inspired by the wandering tribes scattered through the terrible journey of time in space and adrift in the dark matter between the spaces of then and now. Dark Star is a dark, mysterious yet silky oatmeal stout of grand proportions balanced by a firm hop handshake...go ahead, enjoy the journey...Because Beer Journeys Matter!

Prufrockstar's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Prufrockstar (1500) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2015 Blind RIS experiment [Sample 12 of 20, 4/27/2015] Poured by Summer. Normal dark brown, good clarity, small ring of tan head that sticks around; minimal lacing. First pass at the aroma is pleasing chocolate - very much on the chocolatey side. But Iím not willing to accept one adjective, so I just keep on sniffing and sniffing. Given enough time, I can add light roast and an alcohol bite. Mellow nose I guess. Fuck it, time for me to put this in my mouth. Taste brings more bitter roast coffee than expected. Lightly sweet chocolate (think: bakers chocolate spiked with the smallest dash of caramel). Palate: Medium body, chalky texture that verges on being a little too thin; average carbonation. Lasting finish is chalky, dry, roasty bitter with just enough sweetness to remain tolerable, but not enough to make it all that pleasurable. Overall: I had high hopes when I first smelled this, but by the end it goes into the "meh" pile.

Rating: 7/4/7/3/13.
Guess: Not Ten Fiddy, not Mikkeller, not Raspy, not Evil Twin, Not Expy. Not Storm King. Probably not Narwhal. So I guess one of the others.
Would pay: not much. A tad too boring to want to repeat, even though thereís nothing exactly "wrong" with it.

(3/19/2013) Draft at Fremont.
Appearance: Jet black, tan foamy head.
Aroma: Sweet, milky, chocolate and roast.
Taste: Chocolate, sweet with some roasted bitterness but for the most part the sweetness comes through.
Palate: Extremely smooth and creamy, chewy. Soft carb, fully body.
Overall: Iíve had this several times. Itís solid and tasty, but never really leaves much of an impression on me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lukaduke (2686) - Gray, Maine, USA - JUN 23, 2015
Can shared thanks to JBPortland. Pours a deep burnt umber color with a finger of khaki foam. Soft oats, cocoa dusted grain, chewy malts, hint of vanilla and spent coffee grinds.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JBPortland (1183) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUN 22, 2015
12oz can pours oily dark black brown with 2 finger dark tan head. Nose is bitter dusty dark chocolate and some wet brownie. Taste has light but not thin mouthfeel, some roasty brownie and bitter chocolate, wet coffee, char. Finishes with some round dark fruit, earthy dark coffee and bakerís chocolate, semi sweet cocoa. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajnepple (3443) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - JUN 19, 2015
12 oz single can from Mollyís Spirits. Black appearance with a big light brown head and sticky lacing. Aroma of roasted grain, bitter chocolate, black malt, light coffee and light earthy hops. Similar flavor, with a mild to moderate roasted bitterness and notes of licorice and molasses. Medium to full body with a lingering finish. Solid stout overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rejtable (1749) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 12, 2015
Nitro tap at brewpub. Pours black with lots of tan head and lots of lacing. Nose is coffee, vanilla. Flavours same, plus dark fruit and oatmeal. Taste medium/big sweet, medium bitter. Very creamy body with light carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
That1Guy (2055) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - MAY 5, 2015
12 oz can with a date 02/05/15. Pours pitch black with a slim tan head. Get initial aroma of DMS, roast, coffee, and ash tray. Ashy coffee in the flavor, with some more corn husk kinda flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pictoman (782) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 30, 2015
Poured from 12 fl oz can. Near black with tan head. Dominant coffee aroma. Taste is a more subdued coffee with considerable oatmeal, subtle chocolate, alcohol is unnoticeable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerFunGuy (845) - California, USA - APR 29, 2015
This beer is dark black with very little head a coffee aroma and chocolate flavor. Very well done indeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fcjack1 (245) - Washington, USA - APR 27, 2015
Can from world beers. Pours black. Thin tan head. Scent is malty, black licorice. Taste is some chocolate, dark cherries. Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbeatty (1199) - New York, USA - APR 22, 2015
Can, 04/22/2015. Pours a black color, dense frothy tan head sticks around for ages, lots of lacing. Aroma of dark roasted malts, coffee, notes of chocolate and vanilla add a touch of sweetness and depth to balance. Taste is chocolate, mild vanilla sweetness with coffee, roast and subtly spiced bitter finish, dry. Medium body with nice depth, somewhat creamy. Well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrinkyCrow (99) - Washington, USA - APR 22, 2015
Draft. Nice nose. A little boozy. Very nice, rich, malty, very nice oatmeal stout.

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