Dark Star 1910 Porter

Formerly brewed at Dark Star
Style: Porter
Horsham, England


on tap


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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
We have dived back into the history books as inspiration for this one. Six different malts give a depth to this beer, which is hopped at five stages of the brewing process to allow the character of the noble hop varieties to shine through.

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oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 27, 2014
Cask (backlog). Black colour, small beigeish brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, some liquorice, toffee, wood and mild resiny notes. Flavour is liquorice, roasted malts, some toffee and fudgelike sweetness as well as mild coffee and wooden notes. Pleasant raisins and chocolate in the aftertaste.

fonefan (52396) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2014

Cask (gravity) @ Microbar, Market Hall, Arndale Centre, Manchester, Greater Manchester, England M4 2HU.

Clear dark brown color with a small, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, strong coffee, roasted, mild coffee, coffee, earthy. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, dusty coffee, dark roasted, earthy. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat to soft. [20130125]

anders37 (27635) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 9, 2013
Cask @ Craft Beer Co, Islington N1. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty caramel and chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and a caramel finish.

Beese (3305) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2013
Draft at Pleased to Meet You, Newcastle on 29 July 2013. Poured a black with a dense tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, burnt toast and bitter dark chocolate. Flavours of burnt malt, liquorice, dark fruits and cocoa. Dry roasty finish with some detectable hop bitterness.

MartinT (10155) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
My Bottom Line:
Superb malt flavours (not sugars) evoke biscuits, coffee, light chocolate and oatmeal while the subtle tartness of blueberries and rising hop resins seal a tantalizing pint of Porter.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A milky froth of a head sits atop the darkness.
-The mouthfeel is very comfortable. A great cellaring job for sure, as well.
-The aroma is a malt lover’s feast.
-Drinkability is relatively high.
-Everything is perfectly balanced and the flavour dosage is just intense enough to make you smack your lips and want more.

On cask at The Harp, Covent Garden.

gowdy (1116) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - JUN 9, 2013
Pint at The Tyburn JDW near Marble Arch. Very dark with some head. White head. Fairly thick.

harrisoni (19553) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2013
Cask handpull at The Harp Chandos Place. Its lovely helped by the spectacular condition in this pub. Roasty choccy spritzy just a really good beer good porter good mouthfeel. I melted.

Leighton (22820) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2013
Cask at the Old Fountain - London. Pours deep brown with a frothy, light beige head. Sturdy roasted malts in the nose, some charred wood, baking cocoa. Light to medium sweet flavor with strog roasted malts, ash, charcoal, bitter earth, some milk chocolate, a bit of baking cocoa, some tobacco. Light to medium bodied with fine, lightly creamy carbonation. Finishes with bitter dark cocoa, strong roasted, charred malts, ash and earth, some burnt marshmallow. A superbly rounded, classical porter.

maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2013
Cask conditioned handpump Evening Star Brighton 21/05/13. A black beer with an off-white to grey coloured head. A robust and rich porter with chocolate licorice and roasty malts. A sweet edge too. Strong and tasty. Good hop levels. Very nice.

cgarvieuk (26387) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 15, 2013
keg at the at ... deep black ... thin tan lacing ... deep chocolate roast nose ... little cold and fizzy ... dark malt roast ... chocolate

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