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RATINGS: 253   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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3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shanebrews (133) - - MAR 8, 2013
A beautiful beer. Highly carbonated for the style. Malty and creamy with a good bite to the finish.


2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
tectactoe (1167) - Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 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.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ed5388 (1725) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2014
12oz bottle from Manahawkin Spirits. Pours a dark brown/almost black cool with a small frothy tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, roasted malt, ash, caramel, and a light nuttiness. Taste ashtray, burnt malts, caramel, and nutshells. Mouthfeel is thin and watery.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
annunz123 (809) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Molasses, nuts, and some spice in the aroma. Bready, nutty flavor with some roast coffee bitterness in the finish. Tasty and easy drinking--I liked this a lot better than I expected given the other ratings I saw.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerathon (952) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2014
I enjoy a good dry stout, but this is not one of them. Very thin, watery like chocolate or coffee flavorings to offset the astringent bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcnielsen (1711) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 31, 2014
Bottle. Pours a black color with off white head. Sweet, roasted, slight nutty aromas. Dry, roasty, slight ash flavors. A somewhat mediocre stout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jefcon (1325) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Pitch black in the glass with aromas of toast, chocolate malt and cookie. Lots of coffee on the palate, with a light and short finish. A hint of sweetness, but most of the malts are a bit beery to really make the most of the rich coffee element of the flavor profile.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bytemesis (2572) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 13, 2014
Tap. Pours deep ruby black, small creamy brown head, nice lacing. Aroma is roasty, cigarettes. Flavor follows, light sweet, light bitter, roasty, a bit burned. Fairly light body, a bit watery. Not bad, but nothing special.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bigrond (1443) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2014
Low alcohol brought this rating down. A decent beer. good if your looking to try something different but don’t expect to much from this

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (9903) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 12, 2014
Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is cocoa, chocolate, roasted malt. Flavour is dry, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, chocolate. OK beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2014

Bottle 22fl.oz.

Clear dark brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, chocolate, coffee, dusty malt, earth - wood notes. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration, chocolate, roasted, dusty. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20131122]


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