Porter | Dark Star Brewing Company Limited

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Brewed by:
Dark Star Brewing Company Limited
England, United Kingdom

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by UncleJimbo on 03-31-2004

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by brbrocc:
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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Photo of bark
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The colour is very deep dark brown, the liquid is clear. The low compact head is pale brown; it leaves some fine lacing.

The smell is light. Notes of black coffee, some bittersweet malty flavours. Overall creamy and balanced flavours.

The first flavours are quite bitter. They are soon balanced by elegant flavours of roasted nuts and a find malt-sourness, giving a very balanced and creamy taste. Medium body. The aftertaste is a bit bitter with distinct notes of black coffee, some dry chocolate (cocoa) and hints of caramel. Some sweetness in the finish.

The carbonation is light; the few large bubbles are fresh. The liquid is creamy.

A solid mix of the American and English porter styles with a fine sweetness.

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Photo of Stimack
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Was able to try the porter on cask last evening. It was pulled to a dark brown color, almost hedging on black with a nice sized cream head that broke down relatively slowly and left a fair amount of lacing along the sides of the brew. The first aroma that really hit me was a smell of chocolate. It was not overly strong but was the first one that I noticed. Also was able to pick up scents of roasted malts and a subtle coffee like aroma. Over all this is a very pleasant smelling brew, very well balanced. The taste was nice, very smooth and easy drinking. Had tastes that went along with what I picked up from aroma but the roasted malt seemed to be more dominate. Had a nice chocolate and coffee like flavors also, no real hop tastes noticeable. This was a very enjoyable brew, one that I would get in the future.

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Photo of ommegangpbr
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Tastes like... a porter. Nothing about it struck me particularly except that I found the mouthfeel to be on the watery side... though this upped the overall drinkability in my experience.
Smooth and tasty... not especially smokey and not very bitter at all; reminiscent of sweetened coffee.
Time for a trip to England?
Must remember to contact the brits I know...

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Photo of UncleJimbo
3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500 mL borwn bottle, capped. Bought at the Pitfield Beer Shop in London. 5.5% ABV.

This porter poured a clear, dark chestnut color with very tall, fluffy, light brown foam that persisted but eventually settled slowly, clinging to the glass as it went down. The smell was dark, roasty malt with a hint of licorice, a touch of yeast, and a bit of sweetness, somewhat akin to an oatmeal stout. The taste was malty (dark roasty) with a hint of licorice and a nice, underlying resinous hoppiness. The mouthfeel was smooth with medium body and strong carbonation. There was a light malty and yeasty aftertaste. This was a good, enjoyable porter, but was quite carbonated (when the cap was popped, the foam started coming forth and would not abate until the beer was poured).

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Photo of francisweizen
4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cask at the head of steam in Euston. Dark brown/black with a small head of tan. Aromas of deep roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, you know the drill. Taste is smooth, roasty, and chocolatey...with some espresso notes...very good. The mouthfeel is a bit watery and thin, which is the only dissapointment I had with this beer. The drinkability is very good for a porter. I forget the exact ABV, but I believe it was 5%...

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Porter from Dark Star Brewing Company Limited
3.94 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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