New South Dark Star | New South Brewing Co.

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New South Brewing Co.
South Carolina, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our winter seasonal offering is a robust porter. This rich black ale has a sweet but roasty malt flavor and a lingering hop finish.

Added by homersimpson on 12-18-2004

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Ratings: 11 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by homersimpson:
Photo of homersimpson
3.83/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep brown with a nice tan head.
Nose is of sweet malt and a little fruit.
Medium body, heavier than anything else they do, but lighter than you'd expect.
Very malty up front, a bit of hops to clear it up, and some smoke to add character, but this one is all about the malt. Stays in the mouth for a while, growing a sour malt flavor as it fades away.

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Photo of Cozuma
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This was one they didn't offer during their tour but you got to pick at the end and this was one on tap, fortunately for me I got to try the IPA as well as this one being with my lady who I knew would get this one. Nice and dark with a little head, light coffee and chocolate aroma, waves of chocolatey malty goodness, fairly light in body so easy to drink this would be a good one to have as a night cap not so strong that it knocks you out and light enough it wouldn't be a boat anchor in your gut. Pretty good porter.

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Photo of Dclynch79
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Enola
3.48/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer was a nice deep reddish black. There was little head. The smell was malted grain. The taste was good. It tasted like an oatmeal beer. The mouthfeel was smooth. For a porter it did not hit as hard as some others but was still a good brew. If I ever see this on-tap again I would give it another try.

*Edit: Had this beer and was told it was a porter from New South.

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Photo of rayman2112
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of PaulElk
4.52/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Nice porter. The guys at New South make quality beer. This is very smooth and roasty and easy to drink

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Photo of gratefulbeerhead
3.69/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of irish01980
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of grayburn
3.36/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a well rounded beer. It is nothing stellar, a bit downplayed...but...if a brewer wants to make it in a place like myrtle beach, they had better tone things down...

The beer pours a nice reddish brown with a thick tan head that coats the glass. The lacing is a bit small, but other than that it is one solid pour.

The smell and taste are both missing the dark roasted fruitiness that I look for in a porter. There just isn't quite enough depth.

The mouthfeel is nice, perfectly light carbonation, a good english ale mouthfeel.

The drinkability is good as well, the only problem I have with this, and other New South brews, is that they really don't have quite enough oomph! they just need some balls is all. They are quite obviously well executed, clean brews...they just need some more pizazz.

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Photo of bmjivi221
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of carrollmel7
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

New South Dark Star from New South Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 11 ratings