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style
Brewed by Dark Star
Style: Porter
Horsham, England

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unknown

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This is a low gravity beer with a big heart. A range of dark malts bring classic roasted flavours along with a hint of sweetness through the natural complex sugars. Warrior bittering hops are used, along with a blend of the finest aroma hops to add fruit and spicy flavours that are the perfect balance, making this a very drinkable ale.

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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
foxo82 (887) - Bromsgrove (via Leicester), Worcestershire, - FEB 2, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2013 Hand pulled at The Brunswick Inn, Derby. Reddish black ale with a sweaty, grassy hops aroma and a hoppy, dry, taste. Decent.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mviljamaa (130) - Jyvskyl, FINLAND - MAR 25, 2017
Pours with good foamy foam. Color is very dark amber, almost black. Aroma is barely non-existent, but has light burnt, roasted malty notes and leather. Palate is excellently balanced and light. Taste is fresh and has clean burnt taste, orange peel, spring water and some bitter hops. Very refreshing for a porter and not too heavy. A surprising porter at only 3,5%.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jookos (6421) - FINLAND - MAR 1, 2017
[email protected] Blackish. Some citrus, slight ashy roast on nose, is this a black ipa? Med light bodied. Quite easy, well bittered, citrussy flavoured, dark licorice roasty. Kinda nkce. Keeps me entertained. A bit light bldy-wise, but clean nice otherwise.

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3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeardedAvenger (661) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2017
Cask at PoW, Farnborough. A bitter coffee aroma, but its weak. Dark with a cola tint. Thin, if not sparse, head. Light bitter, although it then gains in stremgth. Daark coffee and sour berries. Light to medium bodied. Oily. Flat carbonation. Long but astringent finish. OK but I found that the astringency was too high in the mix.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thomat (3783) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 24, 2017
Cask @ NWAF 2017. Dark reddish brown with a small tan head. Malty and fruity tones. Malt, coffee, fruit and britternes. Light body with a bitter / fruity finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christian (13578) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2017
Black with a lasting white head. Aroma of licorice, blackcurrant, and coffee. Dry, roasted and fruity flavour. Awesome mild ale

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (2889) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2017
Handpull cask from the Blue Moon, Cambridge. Its dark brown but there is a fair bit of translucency. Loose off-white head. Some coffee notes but theres also a notable piney hop in the aroma. Sharp bitter taste with softens into some grapey sweetness. More coffee-laden roast malt in the aftertaste. Pretty decent although lacking the balance of the best Dark Star beers.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (7647) - Rimini, ITALY - OCT 20, 2015
Backlog rating. Cask at CPK, London. It pours a dark brown color with small tan head. Aroma is roasty, with pine, earth, dark fruits and vanilla. Taste has more dry roasty notes, wood, pine cones, bitter orange peel, cocoa. Light bodied with good carbonation. Overall, nice

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hermod (7574) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAR 11, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2015 Cask @ Angleterre. Pours near black with a thick fluffy espresso head. Smooth stuff. Some woody notes, dried fruits, some roasted malt. Pleasant aroma. Flavor has dark chocolate, roastedness, light toffee notes. Lasting hoppy finish, quite hoppy. A good mild ale indeed.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (26447) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 29, 2015
Cask. Deep brown colour, small off-white head. Aroma is roasted malts, some toasted and bready notes along with a bit spicy and ashy notes. Flavour is roasted malts, some ashes, rye bread, chocolate and some mild floral notes. Elements are there, but the beer remains very thin, in fact it feels even more thin than a mild ale as for the palate.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
olliejobbins (1578) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2014
On tap at Gomshall Mill. Pours jet black with a few bubbles on top. aroma is coffee, chocolate, ash and charcoal. taste is smoky/charcoal-y followed by spices and bitter coffee. very nice and easy to drink all day at this abv. not too thin either.


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