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Brewed by Dark Star
Style: Old Ale
Horsham, England

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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
Also known as Original.
The brewery's eponymous CAMRA champion (won when Dark Star was brewed at Pitfield). A dark strong bitter with a hint of rich malt flavour from the caramalt. Brewed with crystal malt, caramalt and roasted barley.
See Pitfield Black Eagle.

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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mr_h (5836) - Ayr, - FEB 6, 2013
Cask by handpump at Hengler’s Circus, Glasgow - clear dark brown, medium bubbly beige head, good lacing, mild fruity and sweet malty aroma, toffee, fruity flavour, very sweet, easy to drink


3.7
GuideDogSaint (1718) - Xiamen, CHINA - JUL 24, 2017
Cask pint as Original at the King’s Tun, Kingston. Pours clear dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of roast malt with treacle and toffee. Sweetish taste and finish. A lot better than the last time I had it.

3.4
Mr_Pink_152 (5400) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2017
Tried at the Cardinals Hat, Lincoln. Deep ruby colour with a light tan head. Aroma stone fruit, stewed fruit and malty. taste light sweet to dry finish medium body.

2.8
Cunningham (8246) - Halden, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2017
Deep dark color with a small tan head on top. Moderate intensity in the aroma. Medium body and a soft carbonation level. Semi dry texture. Bready, roast and mild fruity flavor.
[Cask at Fat Cat in Norwch, England]

3.1
Parmenion777 (341) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2017
UPDATED: APR 13, 2017 Pours a dark brown colour with a small light beige head. A grainy roasted malt and brown bread aroma. Similar roasted grainy taste, moderately sweet and some dryness in the finish. Average.

3.2
Grumbo (3729) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2017
Cask at the Fat Cat, Pours dark brown with a small off white head. Aroma of light roasted malt, caramel, hop, mild fruit. Light sweetness and medium roasted bitterness. Medium body and slick texture, carbonation is average.

3.4
hohops (1065) - Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2017
Cask. Appearance is very dark brown, with a small beige head. Treacly malty aroma, with hints of brown bread. Taste- more treacle, burnt malt, brown sugar, toffee.

3.1
saxo (19248) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2017
Cask @ The Fat Cat, Norwich. Medium head with medium duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are caramel, fruits and hops. Sweet finish.

3.3
Rasmus40 (21689) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2017
Cask @ Fat Cat, Norwich. Clear dark brown with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt and caramel. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and roasted moderate bitter finish. 180217

3.3
Camons (13016) - Hasselager, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2017
Cask @ Fat Cat, as Dark Star Original. Norwich. Pours black with an offwhite head. Aroma of sweet malt, caramel, light bread. Flavor is light sweet, malt, caramel, bread, liitle dark fruit. Medium body, soft carbonation. Medium body, soft carbonation, sweet finish. 180217

3.8
john44 (3311) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2017
Cask Pint at Wibbas Down (JDW), Wimbledon, London in July 2011 - Very dark ruby colour. Very Malty; roast malts, coffee, caramel, chocolate, liquorice. Fruity; dark fruits, berries. Hoppy; earthy and grassy hops. Sweet roast malty with a slightly sour hop/fruit edge. Fantastic dark ale. Great pint! (2011-07-28)


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