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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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Ratings: 354 | Reviews: 196 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by ToasterChef:
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ToasterChef

Maine

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
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deansellers

Maryland

4/5  rDev +13.6%

04-16-2014 00:44:15 | More by deansellers
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NonicPanic

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

04-15-2014 22:48:13 | More by NonicPanic
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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

04-15-2014 02:21:59 | More by obywan59
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twenty5

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

04-10-2014 02:50:24 | More by twenty5
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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Mississippi

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

03-24-2014 11:31:23 | More by CorgiDad
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Tennessee

4/5  rDev +13.6%

03-20-2014 15:21:20 | More by Trappist77
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Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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South Carolina

3/5  rDev -14.8%

03-14-2014 15:55:26 | More by jaswilson2
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Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

03-08-2014 01:21:40 | More by nofunyons
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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

03-06-2014 23:46:58 | More by Dank26
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District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +13.6%

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New York

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Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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undeadozzy

Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

02-09-2014 18:36:42 | More by undeadozzy
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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Virginia

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Pennsylvania

3.61/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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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.

O- not a bad stout. an average and I wouldn't mind another.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2014 18:32:09 | More by Dodo2step
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delta490

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.

M- not as thick on the palate, but not too thin. Just slightly so

O- it's a decent stout with a moderately complex flavor. Not stunning, but not lacking, either.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2014 00:13:36 | More by delta490
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Virginia

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