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Formerly brewed at 5 Seasons North
Style: Dry Stout
Alpharetta, Georgia USA

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unknown

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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.61/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Dark Star Stout The second offering in the Serenade Series, this is a traditional dry Irish Stout. It has a deep, dark, mysterious color. Flavors of expresso and chocolate dominate yet a subtle smoky character persists in the background. (There is no coffee or chocolate in there, it’s just the roasted barley.) This recipe was voted Best Stout in the world at the World Beer Cup 2000. This one’s for all you Stout Heads.

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3.6
jandd1983 (4544) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - MAY 3, 2017
On tap at Westside. It poured a brown color with a tan head. The aroma was of toast, cocoa, molasses and coffee. It tasted similar to the aroma with more toast, cocoa, molasses, coffee, smoke and some roastiness. Good stuff.

3.4
jbruner (5121) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 21, 2016
Pours a deep brownish black on tap with fluffy tan head that dissipates to leave moderate lace. Aroma of dark roasted malt, baker’s chocolate, and a hint of earthy tobacco. Taste is mostly the dark roast with a metallic middle that ends on a clean bitterness. Not bad.

4.7
Paigeturner (101) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 8, 2015
Love it! Dark roast malt aroma with some hints of burnt toast and slight smoke. Flavor is big and rich coffe notes .finishes pretty dry but still full bodied.

3.7
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 7, 2015
Draft. Creamy medium beige head atop cola black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, roast, coffee, some bittersweet chocolate, light earthy. Taste is moderately sweet, roast, coffee, light earthy/grapefruit. Light-medium body, light creaminess.

3.7
GTAEgeek (2333) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Cask at 5 North. Black pour, with a bubbly, tan head. Aroma is espresso, toffee, light molasses, some roast, and a touch of anise. Very sweet, with a nice, smooth, roasty bitterness. Medium body, smooth, creamy, and just a little astringent. This is a nice, well balanced, thick and creamy, and wonderfully aromatic beer.

4.1
Paincane (170) - Georgia, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Very dark brown, almost black in color with a khaki head. Coffee, smoke and chocolate nose. Espresso, roasted malt flavors emerge. Chewy.

3.3
chinchill (5225) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 9, 2014
On tap at the Westside location. Unexceptional looks and feel. Seems a bit light in body even for style. Light but adequate carbonation. Generous load of dark roasted malts. Slightly above average bitterness for style, probably due to the level of dark roasted grain.

3.6
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Had a half pour on their 8th anniversary. Thick black with substantial head. Like thick milkshake goodness head. Everything on this was subdued, but all worked together for a light enjoyable stout. Cocoa, malt, coffee, light sweet. Good stuff.

3.3
deaconmike (470) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - FEB 23, 2014
On tap at the west side location. Pours deep walnut with nearly no head. Aroma is roasted malt and a touch of espresso. Taste is semisweet with a bitter dry finish. Picking up a bit more coffee and bittersweet chocolate than in the taste vs the aroma. Body is medium, but on the flat side. An OK stout.

3.5
Shag (3036) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAY 24, 2012
Poured a pitch black with little head. Aroma contains chocolate, grapes, licorice. The flavor is malty with some chocolate and vanilla but also sour with grapes and raisins. This is more like a foreign stout with that aspect which is good. Overall a good beer.


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