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Dark Starr Stout - Starr Hill Brewery

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BA SCORE
80
good

408 Ratings
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Ratings: 408
Reviews: 198
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 13.88%
Wants: 7
Gots: 16 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

williahd, Apr 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

benloho, Apr 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

jimpyle48, Apr 20, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +34.6%

tfwk, Apr 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

deansellers, Apr 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

NonicPanic, Apr 15, 2014
Photo of obywan59
3.74/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

obywan59, Apr 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

twenty5, Apr 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

dbattey, Apr 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

CorgiDad, Mar 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

Trappist77, Mar 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

meatyard, Mar 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15%

jaswilson2, Mar 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

nofunyons, Mar 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Dank26, Mar 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

zp6167a, Feb 26, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

squack, Feb 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

jaymo18, Feb 25, 2014
Photo of undeadozzy
4.3/5  rDev +21.8%
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.

undeadozzy, Feb 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

kyle86, Feb 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15%

rjvanston, Feb 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Jackbiersh, Feb 05, 2014
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3.61/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

P- Westy's Beer distributor

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.

Dodo2step, Feb 02, 2014
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3.53/5  rDev 0%
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.

delta490, Feb 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

ShepardCommander, Feb 01, 2014
Dark Starr Stout from Starr Hill Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 408 ratings.