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Dark Star Stout | 5 Seasons Westside

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5 Seasons Westside
Georgia, United States

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by gford217 on 06-20-2009

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 12
Photo of Paincane
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Very dark brown, almost black in color with a khaki head. Good lacing and head retention.
S: Coffee, smoke and chocolate nose.
T: Espresso, roasted smoky malt flavors emerge early but balance nicely with hop back end.
M: Chewy, smooth body that finishes dry.
O: A very nice dry stout.

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Photo of chinchill
3.64/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Westside location. Unexceptional looks and feel. Seems a bit light in body even for style. Light but adequate carbonation. Generous load of dark roasted malts. Slightly above average bitterness for style, probably due to the level of dark roasted grain.

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Photo of glid02
4.15/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cask version at the brewpub.

Pours a dark brown color with a half-finger tan head. The head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of roasted malt, dark chocolate, and good amounts of coffee.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Smooth roasted malt flavors are joined shortly by solid amounts of dark chocolate. Near the end of the sip light hints of coffee flavors seep out before a solidly bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is very good. It has a great thickness for the style with soft carbonation.

Drinkability is also very good. I finished my glass quickly and could easily have a few more.

Overall I was a bigger fan of this beer on cask than I was on-tap. The nuances of the flavors were allowed to shine, however it's still worth a shot any way you can get it.

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Photo of gford217
4.02/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewpub.

Pours a dark chocolate brown with light showing through as mahogany around the edges. The head is small and tan, dissipating very quickly and leaving no lacing.

The aroma fairly straight forward with lots of roasted malts with hints of both dark chocolate and coffee.

The taste follows the aroma pretty closely and has the requisite dark roasted malts and semi-sweet chocolate. There is also the faintest hint of fruity sweetness in the background but this is quickly forgotten with a very dry finish.

The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied but still very creamy and with minimal carbonation.

This is a solid and extremely drinkable example of an Irish stout. Nothing really stands out about, but that's not necessarily a bad thing.

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Dark Star Stout from 5 Seasons Westside
3.89 out of 5 based on 12 ratings.
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