Stout | North Star Craft Brewery

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North Star Craft Brewery
California, United States

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by flexabull on 05-04-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 4
Reviews by ncvbc:
Photo of ncvbc
3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A growler provided by the very generous flexabull as a part of Secret Santa.

Deep and dark, nearly pitch black. Creamy tan head rises and slowly falls to a ring, leaving spots of lacing down the glass. At first I was scared of this beer as it seemed sour of vinegar. I think it was the growler cap or something because once it got to the glass, this beer was pretty nice. Sweet, milky chocolate, light molasses, and a roast bitterness as well. Taste is quite nice to me. Even more of a roast presence, with a smokey quality that comes through also. Not a ton of flavor but pretty spot on for what it is. Mouthfeel is a little light but still creamy and smooth overall. The roast gives it a touch of dryness in the finish. I shared this with a couple people but had a few pints to myself. Really an enjoyable beer. I'm glad I had an entire growler of it because one wouldn't have been enough!

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Photo of deltatauhobbit
3.28/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks to flexabull for this being in the UGLY BIF!

Pours a dark brown/black color with some ruby hues when held up to the light, mountanous head that leaves tons of patchy lacing.

Smell has a strong cocoa aroma, very dry to the nose.

Taste is very dry, starts out malty and ends with a dry cocoa chalky taste, decent carbonation, leaves a metallic aftertaste though.

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Photo of flexabull
3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark flat black color with a decent off white head.

Aromas are mostly of dark malts. A slight roasted coffee like smell, and a bit of a vegetal quality as well.

Taste is clean, and malty. Some light dark chocolate flavors, a bit of coffee, and a light pine like hop bite on the finish. Flavors are fairly subtle for a stout, but still nice.

Mouthfeel is pretty good. I like a thicker mouthfeel from stouts, but this is still good, maybe a bit over carbonated from my liking as well.

Drinkability is good. This is a nice easy drinking stout. Not a powerhouse of flavors, but tasty enough, and quite easy to sip. Sessionable...

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Photo of jayfarley3
3.86/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours nearly a pitch black with a creamy tan head that dissipates to a thin ring fairly quickly. Smells mostly of dark roasted malts. Tastes of roasted malt, slightly chocolaty and a nice balance of bitterness at the end. Mouthfeel is a little light compared to other stouts but still very good and smooth. Drinkability is very good, this is a very easy drinking stout.

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Stout from North Star Craft Brewery
3.7 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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