Dark Starr Stout - Starr Hill Brewery
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Reviews by JerzDevl2000:
3.45/5 rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Got this beer for Christmas, having never had it before. I thought this was the thinnest Stout that I ever had and even though it turned out to be an Irish Dry Stout, I still wished that it was just a bit thicker and fuller-flavored. It was easy to drink but almost too mindless and had there been more body, chocolate, or malt to this, this could have been a fabulous beer. Instead, this bordered on mass-market, in the sense that I could have downed a few of these in a sitting and not even noticed it.
Dark pour to this with not a lot of head and practically no lacing to be seen once I worked my way through this. The appearance was that of flat soda but there was just a hint of carbonation that could be detected here. Lots of roasted malt with some coffee and espresso tossed in for good measure, and just a hint of soda-like stickiness. All of the flavors faded quickly and just a hint of the bubbles stuck around in the aftertaste, making this feel more watery than it already was.
Serving type: bottle
01-02-2014 10:07:53 | More by JerzDevl2000
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3.99/5 rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
12 oz bottle - while I'm on the subject. What's with the use of twist on bottles, with twist on caps, that you can't twist off? Think of the home brewers! Think of the customer's hands!
A - Pours pitch black with a one finger tan head. Solid lacing and lasting power.
S - Deep notes of freshly ground coffee and cocoa.
T - Burnt to roasty character that is exacerbated by the mouthfeel, but luckily if you don't think to hard there's a solid enough chocolate kick to round it out.
M - Fairly dry, the first bottle I had of this I swore it was a mis-print calling it an Irish Dry. Now that I'm actually sitting down and giving it a thorough tasting, it's definitely more of and Irish Dry than American Stout.
O - A great converter for the Guiness drinker. Nothing worth getting too excited about. I wonder if there are nitro kegs out there...
Serving type: bottle
07-27-2014 01:48:31 | More by Zach136
Dark Starr Stout from Starr Hill Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 395 ratings.