Brewed by J.W. Lees
Style: English Strong Ale
Middleton, England


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RATINGS: 396   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
Bottle: Filtered.
Launched 2001 in a collaboration between Giles Dennis, J.W. Less head brewer, and Garret Oliver of Brooklyn Brewery, New York.
Ingredients: Ale malt, Chocolate malt; Grist Goldings, Styrian, Hallertau hops; Yeast.
Manchester Star was a brew discovered in an old recipe book (from about one hundred years ago). Manchester Star is a 7.3% abv, dark ale, with chocolate, malty overtones and a warming finish made from 100% British ale malt, chocolate malt and Goldings hops.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
goozen (4178) - Leiden, - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle 0.5ltr: Very dark brown brew with an good taste of blue fruits, orange and choclate, this an wonderful Porter brew indeed.

Paddycairns (91) - - JAN 5, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2018 Fruity sweet caramel aroma. Taste is spicy with again some sweet and fruity notes

weihenweizen (4209) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - SEP 26, 2017
Refrigerated 0.5 L brown bottle poured into a English pint glass. Black with medium beige head. Aroma is caramel, medium body, lower carbonation, and good small-bubble lacing. Taste is caramel, chocolate, and a little subtle fruit (mostly plumb).

GingerBeerbird (1) - Bradford, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2017 does not count
Love this Beer. The Brooklyn Choc Stout is surprisingly a little too sweet and sickly for me so this is a perfect Girl Brew :)

Jabic (735) - Plainfield, Vermont, USA - AUG 11, 2017
Ar: Fig, burnt sugar; ash and red wine grape. caramelized pineapple. Ap: Deep true brown, almost opaque; very small light mocha head, leaves a ring of thin, medium bubbles. T: Clean alcohol and lots of ripe pineapple and burnt sugar; sherry and nougat notes; coffee and slight fruit leathers; bitterness is medium-low; peppery booze on the finish; very peppery. P: Very firm body despite extremely low carbonation; finish is medium-dry. O: A really unique strong English ale; lots of pineapple and burnt sugar notes; rich and powerful, with a clean booze backbone.

Grumbo (4289) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2017
Bottle from Sainsbury at Machester Piccadilly railway station. Poured dark brown with an average sized off-white to beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, light coffee, dark fruits and alcohol. Toward heavy sweetness, medium bitterness. Medium body, oily texture, average carbonation.

Davros IX (577) - Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2017
An old ale with sweet stout flavours. Forward alcohol and a nice colour and head. However it really wasn’t my thing.

CH-303 (2407) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JAN 3, 2017
Appearance: Very dark brown, almost black. Some light tan head.
Aroma: Dark fruit, prunes, dark malt. Roasted.
Taste: Dark malt, dark fruit, smooth.
Bought: Sainsbury’s, 500 ml, GBP ?.??
Info: 1/1-2017, BB: 8/6-2018

hatzer (199) - Nuneaton, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2016
Nice dark ale although a little overpowering its a good example of this genre ok

Grzesiek79 (4485) - Radom, POLAND - OCT 24, 2016
Superowe piwo. W starym dobrym stylu. Ciemna brazowa barwa niemal czarne prawie nie ma przeswitu. Bardzo niewielkie refleksy czerwieni. Piana o atramentowym odcieniu, puszysta i gruba, sredniej wielkosci ale bardzo trwala. Zapach likierowego alkoholu i goracej czekolady. W smaku na poczatku likierowa slodycz, cos jakby porto i polewa czekoladowo-krowkowa na ciescie w ktorym jest mnostwo borowek i jagod. A wiec spora mieszanka ciemnych granatowych owocow, deserowa czekolada i uderzenie alkoholu szlachetnego. Po chwili po przelknieciu posmak slodyczy powoli ustepuje a alkohol blyskawicznie ustepuje tworzac rozgrzewajaca koncowke z lekka nute chmielowosci i palonego slodu. Bardzo zlozone i ciekawe piwo.

LazyPyro (1808) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2016 500ml bottle from Sainsbury’s. Pours black with a three-finger beige head. Aroma: chocolate and fruity malt. Taste: chocolate, ripe dark fruits, malt, slight warming spice/alcohol. Rich and complex. Oily/creamy texture, soft carbonation, medium body. Lovely stuff.

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