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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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BA SCORE
82
good

215 Ratings
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Ratings: 215
Reviews: 151
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 13.02%
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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Photo of bigred89
3.5/5  rDev -3%

bigred89, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of DavoleBomb
2.94/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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
Photo of olafphysics
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

olafphysics, Jun 20, 2013
Photo of NoetheMatt
3.25/5  rDev -10%

NoetheMatt, May 20, 2013
Photo of PlayitAgain
4/5  rDev +10.8%

PlayitAgain, May 20, 2013
Photo of cwd
3.25/5  rDev -10%

cwd, May 19, 2013
Photo of ADTaber
3.5/5  rDev -3%

ADTaber, May 14, 2013
Photo of Highstplz
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Highstplz, Apr 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

dmorgan310, Apr 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

JPlo, Feb 13, 2013
Photo of ericlawton007
3.5/5  rDev -3%

ericlawton007, Jan 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

psmith161, Jan 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

spycow, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of craftbrew502
3.25/5  rDev -10%

craftbrew502, Jan 11, 2013
Photo of harpus
3.5/5  rDev -3%

harpus, Jan 03, 2013
Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

ZombiesAteMyDog, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of KYGunner
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice dark, dark ruby coloring with a nice small creamy head and a bit to much fizz.

A touch of chocolate on the nose, it's dominated by a burnt malt scent. The chocolate and late on caramel scent are weak, as is the malt and gives to a weak aroma overall.

Feeling some cocoa and caramel tones but the burnt malt wins out in taste. Its followed by an almost watery feel. As for the taste, it's a nice Porter in line with the genre but the residual watery mouthfeel is a bit distracting.

KYGunner, Dec 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

tjkramer95, Dec 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

Lukass, Dec 22, 2012
Photo of bucketofheads
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

bucketofheads, Dec 15, 2012
Photo of RblWthACoz
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a pretty smooth and nice drinking porter. I feel like it's definitely better as it's warmed up. The one thing I dislike about a lot of the porters that I try is that the flavor profile drops off so fast. This is not like that at all. Super smooth and great character. Even has a little vanilla in there it seems. A great drinker. Could easily go for several of these in one sitting.

RblWthACoz, Dec 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

tmneyer, Nov 29, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

epicus, Nov 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

mwar, Nov 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

djrn2, Nov 22, 2012
Dark Star Porter from Bluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's
82 out of 100 based on 215 ratings.