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

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Dark Star PorterDark Star Porter

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219 Ratings
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Ratings: 219
Reviews: 152
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 12.74%
Wants: 9
Gots: 7 | 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:
Beer added by: OldFrothingSlosh on 07-30-2001

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
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3.23/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.02/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From a trip to Alabama and Tennessee last summer.

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into an Innis & Gunn stemmed flute

a: Nearly opaque black with ruby highlights when seen through light, inch thick tan head receded to even surface foam and dense lacing.

s: Milk chocolate

t: Smoky roasted malt with mild chocolate and coffee notes, quite a substantial hop bite following. Somewhat bitter finish.

m: Light to medium, ok body, lots of carbonation tingle.

o: A very good porter, although the bitterness level seems perhaps a bit higher than most. Tasty notes of milk chocolate and black coffee along with some smoke provide just about everything one would expect in a flavorful porter.

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3.81/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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3.58/5  rDev -0.8%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.49/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Dark Star Porter from Bluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's
82 out of 100 based on 219 ratings.