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Brewed by J.W. Lees
Style: English Strong Ale
Middleton, England

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RATINGS: 349   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Filtered.
Launched 2001 in a collaboration between Giles Dennis, J.W. Less head brewer, and Garret Oliver of Brooklyn Brewery, New York.
Ingredients: Ale malt, Chocolate malt; Grist Goldings, Styrian, Hallertau hops; Yeast.
Manchester Star was a brew discovered in an old recipe book (from about one hundred years ago). Manchester Star is a 7.3% abv, dark ale, with chocolate, malty overtones and a warming finish made from 100% British ale malt, chocolate malt and Goldings hops.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (13751) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2008
50cl bottle @ VinensVerden, Odense.Pours black with a small creamy brown head. Nose is roasted, liquorice & chocolate.Smooth wih a pleasant bitter roast & some dark fruits.. A very well made "strong" British porter! Nice!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13286) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2008
Bottle at a Housewarming. Black - big brown lasting head. Burned, berries, vinous, licorice, nutty, chocolate. Nice power.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (13272) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2012
500ml bottle from Sainsburys. Black beer, dark brown edges with thick beige head. Actually quite a good baltic porter style beer. Lots of milk chocolate. Some decent maltiness. Shame its filtered and pasteurised otherwise this could be a fantastic beer. Lots of plum fruit. Really very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (13194) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2010
Bottle. It’s a clear, very dark brown beer, a beige finger-thick head sits on top. The aroma is really delicious, with cocoa, some licorice, notes of alcohol, and roasted malts. Full-bodied and warming, with flavors of roasted malts, dried fruits, cocoa and some licorice. Roasted, warming finish. A really pleasant and tasteful beer, the aroma even slightly more lovely. 091127

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 9, 2005
Very dark brown. Chocolatey, citric aroma. Sweet and sour flavour is fruity, chocolatey, and complex. Sorry if I didn’t pick up the moist Cavendish tobacco...my bad...but it’s a nice rendition of old school porter, a style I almost always enjoy.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2006
(Bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, and rich dark chocolate. Flavor of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, and citrus.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 18, 2005
(500ml bottle) Clear dark brown/garnet with fairly small tan head. Aroma is medium sweet, tobacco, plum, caramel, light chocolate. Taste is sweet, chocolate, caramel, some raisin, orange, light tobacco. Medium body, lightly carbonated. A very easy-drinking beer, although a wee bit cloying.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11129) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2008
Bottle, bought @ Vinens Verden, Odense.
Deep brown with an impressive, creamy, light-beige head. Stunning duration with a steady creamy top. Mild, smooth aroma, good chocolate, some light nuttiness and light coffee. Medium carbonation, fine mouthfeel. Flavour is nice and sweet, good milky chocolate and hazel nuts. A long, liquorice, lingering finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (11076) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 11, 2007
16.9oz bottle-pours a light brown head with bubbles and dark brown color. Aroma is caramel/toffee/molasses-dark/medium malt, some earthy. Taste is caramel/toffee/molasses/dark fruit/licorice-dark/medium malt, some earthy/bitter hops. Medium/full body. Good cold weather beer. OK carbonation. Thanks jwc215 for sharing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (11027) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2009
Black with a big and lasting light brown head. Chocolate and prunes and caramel aroma. Sweetish chocolate flavour with notes of dried fruits


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