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Dark Starr Stout - Starr Hill Brewery

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397 Ratings
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Ratings: 397
Reviews: 197
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 13.92%
Wants: 6
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
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 bgildea:
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bgildea

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

A: Pours a nice dark black/brown color with a thick tan head that leaves some nice lacing.

S: Not much smell comes across. Slight roasted malts and maybe some caramel. There's also a slight coppery smell.

T: Very bitter taste. Roasted malts and bittersweet chocolate come across, but not much else.

M: Fairly thin beer, I was hoping for some more chew to it.

D: It's drinkable, but there are better stouts out there.

Overall: Overall the beer was OK. Not much in the flavor department. I was a little disapointed because I usually enjoy Starr Hill beers.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2010 01:50:41 | More by bgildea
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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!

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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.

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Dark Starr Stout from Starr Hill Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 397 ratings.