Dark Star Espresso Stout

Dark Star Espresso Stout

Rated 3.693 by BeerPals

Brewed by Dark Star Brewing Company

Partridge Green, West Sussex, United Kingdom

Style:  Coffee Stout

4.2% Alcohol by Volume

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Specially blended and ground espresso coffee beans are added to the copper along with the late hops to produce this dark, rich stout.

ID: 15286 Last updated 2 years ago Added to database 18 years ago

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Overall Rank1126
Overall Percentile97.9
Style Rank8 of 167
Style Percentile95.2
Lowest Score3.3
Highest Score4.2
Average Score3.882
Weighted Score3.693
Standard Deviation0.268

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  • CHOPZ 7183 reviews
    rated 3.6 8 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Pours an almost black colour with a mocha head, good retention and some creamy lacing. Roasted malt aromas with some nice coffee. The flavours shows more the coffee over the roasted malts with hints of chocolate. Seems watered-down, because of the low alcohol content, but overall, a nice coffee stout.

  • VIPINVELP 2001 reviews
    rated 3.8 11 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    Black with quickly dissapearing light brown foam head. Aroma is coffee, coffee and coffee. Taste is coffee, little bitter. Aftertaste is long lasting coffee taste. (Velp 201303)

  • MITCHFORGIE 683 reviews
    rated 3.8 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Bottled from Waitrose Super Market - Light bodied, slightly sweet, large bubbles. Easy drinking, lightly fruity British yeast. Some hints of chocolate at liquorice (sweet). Stale cigarettes as it got warm at the end, like the kind you smelled on your uncles cloths as a kid, but really subdued. Really liked.

  • POOTZ 1565 reviews
    rated 3.3 13 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    bottle: pours an opaque black with 3 finger mocha colored cap that lasts and laces. Nice coffee-roasty grains aroma, some dark roast cocao...light honey sweetness, grassy hopping. Very coffee-like but not over powering,,,total lack of dark fruits is odd for the style, malts lay under the coffee tastes and have a toasted oat discernment...thin mouth feel...finish is clean and bitter. Well enough made but at the risk of being branded a heretic, do we really need another so-so coffee beer?

  • LENUSIK 2067 reviews
    rated 3.9 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    A new sight at LCBO stores in Ontario. This beer pours a very solid dark brown colour with almost no head. Roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, and licorice dominate the aroma....not much in the way of hops. Flavour is more of the same, but a bit thin.

  • CYRENAICA 2418 reviews
    rated 3.8 13 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    500ml bottle
    4.2% ABV
    Milton LCBO Outlet #1 (Milton, Ontario, Canada)
    October 28, 2010
    The beer pours a blackish-brown with a generous brown head. The aroma is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, and dark fruit. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with mild carbonation. The flavour is watery, roasted malt, and dark chocolate.

  • OH6GDX 8392 reviews
    rated 4.0 16 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Cask@GBBF2007. Dark amber colour, not much head. Aroma is big coffee, roasted malts and slight vanilla. Flavour is roasted malts, big time coffee and also some hints of burnt wet wood.

  • YOG 151 reviews
    rated 4.2 17 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    What a great looking beer - I just love stouts and porters. Tight creamy head lacing down the glass. Everything is clouded by the java beans tho - it's right up front and also long finish. One for the coffee lover.

  • JONMOORE 1367 reviews
    rated 4.0 17 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    Bottle. Near black with a thick tan head. Aroma of coffee with some chocolate. Lots of coffee in the taste, quite dry and bitter. Fullish bodied, lightly carbonated. Very good.

  • ANTE 2674 reviews
    rated 4.1 17 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 9

    Black as coal with a small creamy light brown head. Vague aromas of roasted coffe and coffee beans. Powerfull roasted coffee flavour od espresso, café au lait, you name it. The flavour is packed of dark strong coffee. Hints of fresh coffee beans and smoke. Creamy and intense mouthfeel. Long finish of coffee beans arabic coffee and smoke. Simple stout but very flavourfull. You got to love coffee to appriciate this one.

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