Dark Starr Stout | Starr Hill Brewery

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Dark Starr StoutDark Starr Stout

Brewed by:
Starr Hill Brewery
Virginia, United States

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Murph on 07-06-2002

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Ratings: 462 |  Reviews: 202
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Oakenator
3.98/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark black with no light opacity. Small head at pour disappates. Spotted lacing.

S: Roasted malt nose.

T: Coffee, chicory, dark/roasted malts.

M: Light for a stout.

O: Easily sessionable but still has a good body and flavor. Nice coffee tones and malting.

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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +13%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of cyclonece09
3.6/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a growler into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Pours pitch black with a large fluffy light brown head. Smells of dark roasted malt, but not strong. Tastes of dark roasted malt and slight coffee. Finish for this light bodied beer is very smooth, carbonation is proper. Overall a slightly above average beer.

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4/5  rDev +13%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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5/5  rDev +41.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Out of the bottle it is opaque black. A thick tan head forms and leaves heavy lacing around the edge of the glass. Even after the head dissipates with a few sips, a froth remains on the surface. There is little to distinguish the aroma of this beer; it's just faint toasted malt. It carries nice toasted malt onto the palate, backed up with some assertive hops and some serious effervescence for a stout, which adds a lively mouthfeel and nice drinkability. This is a refreshing and enjoyable beer that would be a very good session stout as an alternative to Guinness.

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3.8/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A cold bottle is poured aggressively into a pint glass. It produces a large head taking up nearly half the glass. Its so large that I can't fit the entire bottle into the glass in one pour.

The tan head is made up of small bubbles. As it settles, decent lacing remains. The body is an opaque black liquid.

Strong roasted and chocolate malts make up the aroma. Some aroma hops are apparent.

The beer has a very nice flavor. Bitterness from the hops combined with the roasted malts give off the essence of coffee.

The beer feels smooth and a touch creamy. Body is average and it feels slightly more carbonated than average.

This is a fine beer. It's nothing remarkable but it is satisfying and enjoyable. I'm grateful to my friend who brought it back from the DC area for me, but I don't see myself trying to trade for another bottle.

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Dark Starr Stout from Starr Hill Brewery
3.54 out of 5 based on 462 ratings.
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