Dark Starr Stout - Starr Hill Brewery
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4.15/5 rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
The beer is a deep brown, basically black. It came topped with a little bit less than a finger thick of creamy/foamy tan head, which subsided after a few sips, but kept a nice lacing throughout the beer. The smell reminds me of dark chocolate. Not a commercial dark chocolate, but some of that authentic Belgium dark chocolate. The aroma is very sweet with slight hints of coffee.
Immediately upon taking the beer you can taste the chocolate, which is partly sweet and partly bitter. I can also taste roasted barley with a hint of caramel. The consistency is surprising for a stout, as the body is about medium thickness. It is super smooth and very refreshing.
I coupled this beer with my steak dinner and it went damn near perfect with it. I would definitely have another in the same situation and I would probably enjoy one as an unwind type of beer. My overall impression of the beer might be inflated by the fact that I had a great evening, but the beer might have also added to that great evening. Catch 22.
Serving type: on-tap
04-04-2011 00:54:35 | More by JohnnyS17
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