jcwattsrugger (10000) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
@Southern Hops-on tap-pours black with a light brown head that laces. Aroma is dark malt-roasty/some cocoa. Taste is dark malt-roasty/some cocoa, slight hops. Quick finish.
Travlr (7984) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 25, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft at the source. Clear ruby maroon color, medium tan head. Aroma of slightly charred chocolate. Taste is chocolate with a hint of coffee.
blutt59 (5685) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap, dark brown with no head, mostly roasty malts and some dry cocoa notes, malty finish, ok
Elwood (2491) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It pours a deep brown color with garnet highlights and a pillowy tan head. Decent head retention. The nose highlight the roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee, with a touch of nuts in the back. The flavor focuses on the roastiness with notes of coffee and chocolate coming through. Suprisingly dry on the palate. Medium bodied with a lingering bitter finish. Really quite enjoyable and worth having a few of.
obguthr (3225) - Poquoson, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Brewvival: Dirty barley nose. Clear brown, thin yellow head. Flavor is of coffee and dirt. Dusty, especially afterwards. Very portery, with a little personality. Pretty nice.
ucusty (2693) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 2, 2010
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
dark brown pour with a thin beige head. Aroma is mostly nutty. Body is slightly thin. Chocolate, roast, and hazelnut
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 11, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Source: Brewfest, Hickory Hops
Appearance: clear dark brown with ruby highlights, fine tan head, streaks of drippy lace,
Aroma: sweet dark caramel and chocolate aroma,
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, dark caramel sweetness brings out the chocolate, light balancing bitterness stays out of the way and lets the malt stay in control,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
durhambeer (2396) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 3, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ha, I just realized this was the second "Dark Star" beer I tried at the WBF in Raleigh... buncha deadheads brewers... anyway, this was lighter than expected, both in appearance and on the palate. Creamy head. Hops and vanilla on the nose and palate. A little hoppy, I think, and not the most accurate porter, but not bad.
emacgee (3433) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 27, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the WBF. The pours is blackish brown with a tan head. The aroma was chocolaty, had some coffee, lightly hoppy. The flavor was a little watery, sweet, waxy, lightly roasty.
NachlamSie (2345) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 4, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
draught @ Barley’s Greenville. Pours opaque brown, near black, with a firm tan head. There are no serious problems in the nose like cola or butter aromas. Rather, I detected some smoke, burned cacao, and hints of cookies. The flavor is very burned and bitter with minimal ashiness. This needs a bit more depth, but to my surprise, proved to be a pretty good, tart porter.