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RATINGS: 262   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Starr Hill’s Dark Starr Stout has won more national and international awards than any other Dry Irish Stout in the country. Brewed with roasted barley, and with hints of coffee and dark chocolate, it packs a robust taste into a surprisingly light body. This signature brew pours like velvet and drinks like a slice of grandma’s pumpernickel bread.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shanebrews (210) - Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2013
A beautiful beer. Highly carbonated for the style. Malty and creamy with a good bite to the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MattyKakes (101) - Virginia, USA - FEB 19, 2015
Not bad from star hill. Dark pour. Thin tan head. Chocolate coffee with bitter hop pallet. Ends dry. Not quite as smooth as a true Guinness. More like a low abv black ipa.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Homer321 (2437) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2014
Bottle from a box into a snifter. Pour is brown to black with a small off white to light tan head. Nose is a lightly tart coffee and roast. Taste is like watered down burnt coffee with no mouthfeel whatsoever. Thin, blah, meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jackl (5343) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Keg @ Starr Hill. Brown with a small head. Pepper, brown sugar, dark chocolate. Taste is similar. Roasted coffee. Abrasive bitterness. Cream. Not quite in sync. Medium body, moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (5154) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Bottle, twist-off top, marked 09/08/13. Nose is a little dank and musty, chocolate and some roast, sweet and airy. Pours ruby-edged black with a huge airy brown head, slow-going for sure. Flattish body despite the over-carbonation, lightly sweet and far from cloying, some lactose-like milkiness and cola-like acidity and sharpness. Light body but not watery, mostly forgettable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Darkmagus82 (1917) - - AUG 10, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 10-20-12- Poured from bottle in to pint glass Appearance – Pours a deep brown nearly black color with a one finger tan head. The head fades fast to give a moderate amount of lacing. Smell – The aroma is heaviest of roasted malt, coffee and some light toffee aromas. Taste – The taste starts out roasty and malty with some caramel flavors. These flavors remain constant throughout the taste. Some toffee flavors combined with the roasted flavors of the start and sweeten the brew more in the middle. As the taste advances further some coffee flavors come to the tongue and add some bitterness to the tongue. In the end, while still sweet there is a slightly bitter flavor left lingering on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the lighter side with a carbonation level that is rather average. A thicker body would have been slightly better for the roasted flavors, but for a 4.2 % I guess you can’t expect anything too thick. Overall – A decent light stout, but nothing that is really all that fantastic. It is sort of a sweet version of Guinness draught without the nitro. If looking for a low alcohol stout, would take a Guinness over this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
closey22 (1072) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2014
Opaque black with lacy beige head;aroma is light and slightly roasty; Flava is grainy and roasty; feels light with slight fizz; finishes dry roasty with hint of hops

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
shadey (1962) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 18, 2014
12oz bottle. Black pour, thin head. Aroma is a nice roast and dark chocolate flavor. Easy to drink and tasty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mike5326 (1067) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Poured from a bottle. Dark brown color, small tan head. Slight sour Roasted malt aroma. Medium malt and pepper with a roasted finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
kidobutai (464) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 19, 2014
Pours dark brown and cloudy, small frothy head and short-lived lacing. Licorice aroma, but bitter dark chocolate on the buds. I like this beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
tectactoe (2873) - Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2014 Bottle: Nearly black with some deep-brown shining through the very top, capped with a thick, beige head that leaves nice lacing behind. Aroma is too mild... Some roasted/toasted grain & malt with a nebulous, non-fitting fruity note of faint white grapes & raisins... Strange. Taste has roasted malt, light brown sugar & some toffee, but there’s a strange, almost tangy dark fruit presence that doesn’t really fit. Raisin, black currant, but almost too tangy & tart without a big enough dark-malty presence to account for it. Hint of burnt wood chips in the aftertaste. Weird stout, not my favorite.

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