Dark Starr Stout - Starr Hill Brewery
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Reviews by madmanjf:
3.25/5 rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4
12oz bottled poured into a Sam Adams Lager Glass
Pours a dark coffee colored brew with a thin ribbon of head that's toffee colored. The head disappeared quickly. Despite the low level of visible action in the glass, the beer itself was heavily carbonated when in the mouth. It's not flat or smooth like you may expect from it's visual appearance. Some swirling agitation for aroma lift magically forces the head to reappear with some minimal lacing.
Mellow aromas of roasted barley, coffee and some minimal chocolate go across the nose after a deep whiff. Nothing extraordinary comes across; however, the expected aromas are present. Perhaps the tease of cinnamon, but it's faint and quick.
Roasted flavors are up front and quick; the finish is quite dry, which one would expect for this style. The flavor is predominately roasted barley, but it's quite thin in the mouth.
The glass is a quick drink, and a second would be easy to do.
Serving type: bottle
11-08-2009 19:24:59 | More by madmanjf
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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 396 ratings.