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Dark Star Porter - Bluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's

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211 Ratings
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Ratings: 211
Reviews: 151
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.71%
Wants: 8
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's visit their website
Kentucky, United States

Style | ABV
English Porter |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A rich and robust blend of light, caramel, and dark malts sets the stage for BBC Dark Star Porter’s robust presence on the palate. This smooth but robust porter has complex notes of chocolate and roasted grains balanced by additions of traditional English hops, creating a delicious chocolaty and smooth ale.

35 IBU

(Beer added by: OldFrothingSlosh on 07-30-2001)
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3.49/5  rDev -3.6%

A very fine beer, but I think it's a little closer to a good stout than what I think of when I hear "Porter".

A - Poured a very dark brown (not black), very little head but retained a thin lace throughout.

S - Roasted barley with very slight hop note.

T - Coffee, chocolate and roasted barely.

M - Very rich, almost "chewy".

O - Like I said above, a very fine beer but more like a stout.

Retroman40, Jan 27, 2014
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3.71/5  rDev +2.5%

12 oz bottle, notched production date of April 2013, served in a snifter.

Pours clear but very dark brown with a small and weak head.

Aroma: ample notes of milk and medium chocolate with roasted grains.

Flavor: chocolate, leaning more to the dark chocolate side than does the aroma. Malty sweetness is mostly counter-balanced by English hops. Long lasting aftertase features dark roasted grains.

Feel: smooth; medium body

O: Chocolaty, even for style.

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Poured into a perfect pint.

2.75 A: Dark brown black color. Two fingers of foamy tan head. Retention is below average and no lacing is left.

3.0 S: Dry with a lot of roastiness that borders on ashy. Some coffee and chocolate notes, but mainly just the standard roastiness.

3.0 T: Like the nose, there's a lot of roastiness in here, perhaps a bit too much. A bit sweeter than it smells, but still dry overall. Again some chocolate and coffee notes under the roast.

3.0 M: Light to lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Lacking creaminess.

2.75 D: It's not a bad beer, but it's simple and the flavors it focusses on aren't the right ones.

DavoleBomb, Jul 20, 2013
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Dark Star Porter from Bluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's
82 out of 100 based on 211 ratings.