Dark Starr Stout - Starr Hill Brewery
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Reviews by ToasterChef:
3.83/5 rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
A cold bottle is poured aggressively into a pint glass. It produces a large head taking up nearly half the glass. Its so large that I can't fit the entire bottle into the glass in one pour.
The tan head is made up of small bubbles. As it settles, decent lacing remains. The body is an opaque black liquid.
Strong roasted and chocolate malts make up the aroma. Some aroma hops are apparent.
The beer has a very nice flavor. Bitterness from the hops combined with the roasted malts give off the essence of coffee.
The beer feels smooth and a touch creamy. Body is average and it feels slightly more carbonated than average.
This is a fine beer. It's nothing remarkable but it is satisfying and enjoyable. I'm grateful to my friend who brought it back from the DC area for me, but I don't see myself trying to trade for another bottle.
Serving type: bottle
02-25-2013 01:20:15 | More by ToasterChef
More User Reviews:
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 396 ratings.