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Dark Starr Stout - Starr Hill Brewery

Dark Starr StoutDark Starr Stout

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354 Ratings
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Ratings: 354
Reviews: 196
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 14.2%


Brewed by:
Starr Hill Brewery visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: karst on 04-17-2006)
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Reviews by DousedInStout:
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DousedInStout

Washington

3.65/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours near black with an off-white head that hangs around a bit. The aroma is of roasted espresso with some dark, fruity esters. The taste is nice for the style - very roasty but not astringent, and finishes quite dry. The carbonation is a bit high, but other than that, very drinkable and nice example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2009 00:51:56 | More by DousedInStout
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Maryland

4/5  rDev +13.6%

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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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obywan59

Virginia

3.74/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark brown/near black with a 2 finger tan head that quickly recedes, while leaving some pretty decent sticky lacing;.

Aroma of coffee and dark chocolate with a whiff of vanilla.or caramel.

Very dry, the barest hint of sweetness. Flavor of burnt malt/coffee. The light sweetness and the bitter burnt malt give a hint of dark chocolate. Smoky.

Seemed rather thin at first, but the feel improved . Call it medium thick. Somewhat frothy in carbonation, pleasant. Lightly warming.

Aroma was strong upfront, but the taste and mouthfeel seemed a bit weak the first few swallows. Thankfully, the beer settled down and became quite pleasing to drink. I had to knock a couple of categories up a notch. Definitely worth trying again.

Serving type: bottle

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New Jersey

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev +22.2%
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A - Poured vigorously into a pub glass, massive pillowy beige head and deep ebony tone of the body. Head is firm and doesn't slosh about and stays steady and heavy. Scattered lacing around glass.

S - Huge tone of dark malt and some burnt coffee. Hints of caramel and more complex chocolate malt on the nose.

T - Rich chocolate malt wallop, tones of coffee and some smokiness. Lots of malted barley, some tones of coffee cake, a little chocolate brownie sweetness, some pretzel saltiness, and even a hint of chocolate butter smoothness.

M - Thick and rich, very heavy mouthfeel, but has a very light side to it.

O - Overall, a very drinkable stout. Great dark smells and flavors and wonderful full bodied appearance.

Serving type: bottle

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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A- coffee black with light quarter finger head. poor lacing.

S- dark roast coffee smell. charred malts and hop presence.

F- flavor is same as the nose. The dark bold roast coffee flavor coats all the way down.

M- thick and creamy. Highly carbonated for a thick stout.

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Serving type: bottle

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Virginia

3.53/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- a nearly opaque black with a nice creamy tan head. Head has good retention and leaves some nice lacing

S- mild malt with some strong earthy hops

T- some more robust malt flavors (slight coffee) with some nice hops blended in.

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Dark Starr Stout from Starr Hill Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 354 ratings.