overall
85
83
style
Brewed by Dark Star
Style: Stout
Horsham, England

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

Local Distribution

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RATINGS: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available nitrokeg and filtered bottle for which we have a separate entry.
Specially blended and ground espresso coffee beans are added to the copper along with the late hops to produce this dark, rich stout.

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3.2
Scopey (14992) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2012
Cask at CP&K. It pours deep ruby, with a medium beige head. The nose is roasted malt, coffee, light smoke, leather and a touch of chocolate. The taste is roasted malt, coffee, dark fruit, light acidity, leather and some bitter chocolate, with a dry finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Alright.

3.4
laiti (8481) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 15, 2012
Cask @ O’Connell’s, Tampere. Rated on 05.11.2010
Aroma has lots of espresso and some chocolate. Flavour has some well roeasted espresso and hints of caramel. Feels a bit like a light brown ale. A bit watery but espresso notes are rather nice here. A bit worse than the bottle version.

3.3
Dermi (1189) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 2, 2012
Pub, Kuikka. Cask. Black with a light brown head. Aroma: Roasted malt, coffee, mild chocolate tones. Taste: Mildly sweet, roasted bitterness. Acidic component. Palate: Near medium body, partly watery. Enjoyable stout.

3.4
greenmanalishi (551) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2012
Coffee (not overpoweringly so), tobacco, dark chocolate. Fantastic bold flavours. Medium, powdery body. Excellent.

3.4
sfhodense (4788) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2012
Pours black with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, cold coffee and light chocolate. Flavour is roasted malt, clod coffee, chocolate and light malt acidic.

3.7
teorn88 (7682) - Rimini, ITALY - MAY 6, 2012
On cask. Pours a brown colour with almost no head to speak of. Just a ring of brownish big bubbles. Aroma is coffe, rosted malts and wood. Tastye is bitter-ish With roasted malts and coffee. Some cocoa nibs as well. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. Overall, very nice coffe stout, wherw coffee is perfecrtly blended in flavours and is not overpowering.

3.5
jackl (8214) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 18, 2012
Cask @ The White Horse. Deep slightly hazy brown color with a frothy tan head. The nose is strong espresso, coffee creamer. Bitter chocolate, some ashy wood and tobacco. The taste is very heavy coffee with a sweet chocolate milk finish. Bitter light hoppy finish. A bit watery though pleasant. Quite an easy beer to nurse. Overall, quite nice, though I do like the coffee.

3
suprchunk (2994) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2012
Black pour. Small tan head. Some lacing left behind. Smells like coffee. Tastes like watered down coffee. Some chocolate. Not bad, but a bit too much like a cold coffee and not enough ’beer’.

3.7
Jacob23_5 (128) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 15, 2012
Cask at Cloisters. Black with red tinges around the edges, thin tan head. Roasty coffee notes on the nose, along with a touch of vanilla. The flavours present realy black coffee, with a little blackberry and some toffee. Delish.

3.5
thomat (3930) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2011
Dark brown with a small off white head. Roasted with coffee tones. Malt, coffee and bitterness. Medium body with a dry and slightly acidic finish.


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