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

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82
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220 Ratings
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Ratings: 220
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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Ratings: 220 | Reviews: 152
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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.

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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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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3.45/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a dark, murky brown with a compact tan head.

S: Aromas of roasted grain, dark chocolate, coffee, and black cherry are present on the nose.

T: Notes of coffee, dark chocolate, roasted grain, black cherry, cream, and minerals wash across the palate. The finish is thin and smooth with black cherry, dark chocolate, and coffee notes.

M: Light-to-medium in body, thin, and dry. Carbonation is rather spritzy for the style. This is a bit too slight for my liking.

O: This is a decent porter. It's a bit light and thin for the style, but it is still solid. For me, the only real problem with this beer is that it just doesn't stand out from the crowd.

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3.45/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Extremely dark brown with next to no head. Roasty aroma with some dark chocolate, liquorice and molasses. Flavor started slightly sweet, with some coffee, more chocolate and long, dry finish. Light to Medium body.BBC is not on my favorite Brewery list from the 2 brews I had from them. The beer is drinkable, just not very memorable.

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3.73/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance is a very dark brown; almost black. One finger tan head with good lacing.

Smells of roasted malt along with some chocolate.

The roasted malt is very prominant in the taste along with some dark chocolate. Some moderate bitterness but no real hop flavors are detectable. Mouthfeel is a bit light but the finish is clean.

Overall a pretty middle of the road porter. It is good but nothing really stands out.

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.1/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

P: 12 fl oz bottle in to a globe glass

A: SRM is dark/rosewood brown. Semi-opaque. Head is light tan, 6 in, dissipates to 1 cm. Excessive carbonation (gusher), once beer poured carbonation is medium/heavy. Medium/light lacing.

S: Roast malt, light toffee. Slightly metallic scent. Light hop additions.

T: Malt forward with medium roast malt. Slight roasted bitterness, light hops. Aftertaste is malt and light char.

M: Medium body. MF is slightly dry and bitter, with a little creaminess from the carbonation.

O: A little disappointed that this one gushed all over the place immediately after opening. (Note, open ALL beers over a sink just in case) Otherwise, smell was right on point with a classic english porter. Taste was a little bitter and notes of wood char came through a little more than I think a classic english porter should but I still liked it. I would not seek this beer again, but if offered I would not turn it down.

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Dark Star Porter from Bluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's
82 out of 100 based on 220 ratings.