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

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Dark Star PorterDark Star Porter

Brewed by:
Bluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's
Kentucky, United States

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

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

Added by OldFrothingSlosh on 07-30-2001

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 223 |  Reviews: 151
Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of KYGunner
3.73/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

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Photo of tjkramer95
4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

Photo of Lukass
4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

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.

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Photo of tmneyer
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of epicus
2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

Photo of mwar
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of beerme626
3.25/5  rDev -10%

Photo of bzach
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of OldTime
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of KornWallace
2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

Photo of thejoshgray
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of seeswo
2/5  rDev -44.6%

Photo of ChrisKuhns
3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of macrosmatic
3/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of cssosprey
2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

Photo of mrfrancis
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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Photo of beergod1
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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Dark Star Porter from Bluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's
Beer rating: 3.61 out of 5 with 223 ratings