RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Dark Star is part of our Imperial Series and is inspired by the wandering tribes scattered through the terrible journey of time in space and adrift in the dark matter between the spaces of then and now. Dark Star is a dark, mysterious yet silky oatmeal stout of grand proportions balanced by a firm hop handshake...go ahead, enjoy the journey...Because Beer Journeys Matter!

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Prufrockstar (2052) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2015 Blind RIS experiment [Sample 12 of 20, 4/27/2015] Poured by Summer. Normal dark brown, good clarity, small ring of tan head that sticks around; minimal lacing. First pass at the aroma is pleasing chocolate - very much on the chocolatey side. But Im not willing to accept one adjective, so I just keep on sniffing and sniffing. Given enough time, I can add light roast and an alcohol bite. Mellow nose I guess. Fuck it, time for me to put this in my mouth. Taste brings more bitter roast coffee than expected. Lightly sweet chocolate (think: bakers chocolate spiked with the smallest dash of caramel). Palate: Medium body, chalky texture that verges on being a little too thin; average carbonation. Lasting finish is chalky, dry, roasty bitter with just enough sweetness to remain tolerable, but not enough to make it all that pleasurable. Overall: I had high hopes when I first smelled this, but by the end it goes into the "meh" pile.

Rating: 7/4/7/3/13.
Guess: Not Ten Fiddy, not Mikkeller, not Raspy, not Evil Twin, Not Expy. Not Storm King. Probably not Narwhal. So I guess one of the others.
Would pay: not much. A tad too boring to want to repeat, even though theres nothing exactly "wrong" with it.

(3/19/2013) Draft at Fremont.
Appearance: Jet black, tan foamy head.
Aroma: Sweet, milky, chocolate and roast.
Taste: Chocolate, sweet with some roasted bitterness but for the most part the sweetness comes through.
Palate: Extremely smooth and creamy, chewy. Soft carb, fully body.
Overall: Ive had this several times. Its solid and tasty, but never really leaves much of an impression on me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (8745) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 6, 2017
Somehow I have not rated the regular version. Bomber at ABV. Pours a pitch black color with a medium beige head. Big coffee and roast aromas. Rich but very smooth, sweet coffee, some vanilla, nutty, solid dark roasted malts, anise. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IndianaRed (4091) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 1, 2017
can, deep dark black, dark tan dense head. Lots of dark chocolate and coffee flavors. Smooth slick palate. Lingering roast bitter bite. very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (9679) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 29, 2017
At Ratebeer Best. Pours dark brown with a nice tan head and a treacle aroma. There is a full-bodied dark molasses flavor with some chocolate and a bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zeswaft (1722) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 7, 2017
Tap at brewery. Black with brown head. Aroma of smoke, nuts, and chocolate. Flavor is super roasty. Mild chocolate. Toasted nuts. Not very powerful. I wouldnt classify it as an imperial.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwm1034 (764) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2016
Bomber from the beer fridge; purchased last spring in Portland...Belmont Station, I believe. Ar - Rich, roasted malt and chocolate aroma with hints of coffee. Ap - Pours inky black with a large light brown head and a little bit of lacing. T - Starts with excellent roasted malt and chocolate flavors as well as a little bit of oats. P - Very slick, thick mouthfeel. Finishes very smooth with the aforementioned flavors sticking to the palate with some coffee sneaking in as well. O - excellent oatmeal...stout Will be back for more.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
bpreo (2704) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 11, 2016
I rated this one a 4.5 back on 2/22/2016 and forget to clock it in on here. Well, here I am...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (19872) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 16, 2016
Draught at the brewery; 8.5% ABV
Roasty Imperial Stout, a bit dry compared to expectations, and with some alcohol feeling, some light sourness from the dark malts.
Nice beer, but not very cohesive.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (6011) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - AUG 24, 2016
22 ounce bottle. Pours almost black with a decent tan head. Aroma of malt and chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, grain, and coffee. Good one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9890) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Pours a deep black with a medium sized tan head. Big roast on the nose, chocolate, cocoa, coffee. Medium bodied, big chocolate, cocoa, warming booze, lots of roast. Long bitter roast into the finish, long bakers cocoa notes, chocolate bordering on the burnt side.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StefanSD (2429) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - APR 16, 2016
Bottle. Black/dark brown with a medium tan head that has fair retention. Aroma of chocolate, chocolate covered raspberries, and roasted grains. Taste of dark bitter baking chocolate, raspberries, roasted chestnuts, and bitter walnuts. The palate full and a bit sticky. Finishes long and bitter-sweet. Overall: Decent. Likes.

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