overall
63
97
style
Brewed by Dark Star
Style: Bitter
Horsham, England
Serve in English pint

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed with Pale, Munich and Brown malts to produce a deep gold colour this beer is brewed with Simcoe and Chinook hops and seasoned with Sichuan pepper and Orange and Lemon zest.

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2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ManVsBeer (9709) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2017
Cask @ Port Street Beer House, Manchester. Clear amber with a thin head. Spicy with cinnamon, slightly gingery, not too active in the palate, and light with its aroma in this respect.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Towey1989 (2448) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2016
Cask at The Roebuck, Leek (Titanic) A clear deep amber colour with a medium off white head. Aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg, slight other spice, Sichuan pepper, some biscuity malts, a little red berries and subtle dark fruits. Taste of cinnamon, pepper, some nutmeg, slight biscuity malts, a little orange, a hint of red berries and subtle dark fruits. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. A dryish, spicy bitterness in the finish. Lots of wintery spice in this beer, can really taste that Sichuan pepper. Quite unique, good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (6397) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 22, 2016
On cask at Cloisters. Appearance - amber with a decent head. Nose - cake and spices. Taste - spiced biscuit and astringent malt. Palate - close to medium bodied with a crunchy texture and a long dry astringent finish. Overall - not up to usual Dark Star standards.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (12499) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 21, 2016
Cask at cloisters. Pours clear amber, nose is cinnamon, toffee, caramel, lemon, taste is sweet, spiced, dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (14209) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2016
Cask conditioned at Banbury Beer Festival 16. Amber with white head. There is a fuller body to this, fruity, peachy and plummy notes, good depth of flavour, the spicing isnt overly done so fits in quite well. Caramel notes on the close. Reasonable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Evilkniamhel (836) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 10, 2016
On cask at York Tap. Pours clear dark amber. Nose of caramel malts, biscuits, redcurrant. Taste is roasted malts, raisins, more red fruit.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
dynamiteninja (1844) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2013
Cask at the Bree Louise, Euston. Blackish orange amber body. Loose head that dissipates quickly. Coriander, nutmeg, cloves, red fruit, hops, crystal malt, menthol, mint, spice. Bitter with some sweetness. Oily palate.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aniela (4216) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2013
Cask at The Harp, London. Golden berr with a medium offwhite head. Malty, spicy aroma with fruity notes. Spicy, malty flavour with some bread and fruity notes.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Grumbo (2433) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2013
Cask gravity at White Horse Winter Best of British Beer Festival, Chelmsford. Amber colour. Spiced aroma with hints of aniseed, cinnamon and clove. Wasnt a huge fan Im afraid.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackl (7562) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Cask @ The Red Lion, Leytonstone. The pours medium amber with a small head. The aromas of sugared berry, caramel, general spice rack, cinnamon. The taste is more spice - cinnamon, ginger, anise, brown sugar. Nice, robust malt profile. Plenty of caramel. A touch of wood and vanilla on the finish. Medium body, smooth. Overall, pretty decent. Perhaps a bit too spicy-heavy to drink a lot of, but this is still quite good.


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