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Dark Star Espresso Stout

PubAddressLast Visit Seen
The Hyde TavernWinchester, Hampshire30 Dec 2017
The River Ale HouseEast Greenwich, Greater London08 Oct 2017
York TapYork, North Yorkshire17 Sep 2017
The HarpCharing Cross, Central London11 Jul 2017
Mind the GapBroadstairs, Kent14 Jun 2017
Royal AlbertNew Cross, Greater London11 Jun 2017
Waterloo TapWaterloo, Central London31 May 2017
Guild Ale HousePreston, Lancashire07 May 2017
HopinnNewcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire01 Dec 2016
Craft Beer Co.Brighton, East Sussex25 Oct 2016
FezMargate, Kent13 Aug 2016
The Orange TreeChelmsford, Essex07 Jun 2016
Whitelock's Ale HouseLeeds, West Yorkshire07 Jun 2016
Holborn WhippetHolborn, Central London04 Apr 2016
The White SwanCharlton, Greater London08 Nov 2015
The White HartWhitechapel, Greater London03 Oct 2015
The Kings ArmsWaterloo, Central London06 Jul 2015
Duke of WellingtonNorwich, Norfolk28 May 2015
Leyton Orient Supporters ClubLeyton, Greater London27 Feb 2015
Tap EastStratford, Greater London12 Feb 2015
The Flower PotMaidstone, Kent18 Jan 2015
Craft Beer Co.Islington, Central London20 Dec 2014
Bakerie Pie & Ale BarManchester, Greater Manchester11 Sep 2014
The Alexandra HotelDerby, Derbyshire18 Jul 2014
One Inn The WoodPetts Wood, Greater London17 Jul 2014
The Duke of WellingtonShoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex03 Jul 2014
The Tankerton ArmsTankerton, Kent12 Jun 2014
The Evening StarBrighton, East Sussex16 Feb 2014
The Sovereign of the SeasPetts Wood, Greater London13 Feb 2014
Pint ShopCambridge, Cambridgeshire05 Dec 2013
The White LionNorwich, Norfolk03 Oct 2013
The BedfordTunbridge Wells, Kent24 Sep 2013
Newport Ale HouseNewport, Isle of Wight03 Aug 2013
The Thirty-Nine Steps Brewhouse (formerly The Thirty-Nine Steps Alehouse)Broadstairs, Kent13 Jul 2013
Southampton ArmsGospel Oak, Greater London21 Jun 2013
The Victoria HotelBeeston, Nottinghamshire15 Jun 2013
Prince of WalesFarnborough, Hampshire30 Mar 2013
Claret & Ale (formerly Claret Free House)Addiscombe, Greater London05 Feb 2013
London TavernAttleborough, Norfolk26 Jan 2013
The George & DragonSwanscombe, Kent07 Jan 2013
The Cock TavernHackney, Greater London23 Nov 2012
Halfway HouseBrenchley, Kent27 Aug 2012
Old Cross TavernHertford, Hertfordshire27 Aug 2012
The HaywainBramling, Kent02 Jun 2012
The Fat CatIpswich, Suffolk20 May 2012
Catford Bridge TavernCatford, Greater London13 May 2012
1st Angelfest Music and Beer Festival 2012Tonbridge, Kent21 Apr 2012
The Wenlock ArmsHoxton, Central London19 Apr 2012
The SheafSouthwark, Central London26 Mar 2012
Craft Beer Co.Clerkenwell, Central London22 Dec 2011
Lincolnshire PoacherNottingham, Nottinghamshire30 Nov 2011
University ArmsSheffield, South Yorkshire17 Apr 2011
Bury Beer Festival 2010Bury, Greater Manchester20 Nov 2010
Royal StandardWooburn Common, Buckinghamshire02 Jul 2010
ChartersPeterborough, Cambridgeshire03 Apr 2010
The BullHorton Kirby, Kent30 Jan 2010
The SpeakerWestminster, Central London31 Dec 2009
Old FountainOld Street, Central London29 Sep 2009
The Butchers ArmsHerne, Kent02 May 2009
Artillery ArmsRamsgate, Kent07 Mar 2009
The Swan in the RushesLoughborough, Leicestershire11 Feb 2009
Kent Beer Festival 2008Canterbury, Kent18 Jul 2008
The Churchill TavernRamsgate, Kent28 May 2008
Sankey'sTunbridge Wells, Kent29 May 2006
The County HotelAshford, Kent02 Apr 2006

Tasting Summary

These comments are the opinion of the individual reviewer and represent what they thought of the beer on a particular day in a particular pub. If a review is less favourable, it may be because the beer suffered somewhere in the supply chain between them and the brewery.

The Hyde Tavern, Winchester, Hampshire

ChrisENot Tried30 Dec 2017

The River Ale House, East Greenwich, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried08 Oct 2017 Ran out

York Tap, York, North Yorkshire

Stephen HarrisNot Tried17 Sep 2017

The Harp, Charing Cross, Central London

Philip PirripNot Tried11 Jul 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried24 Apr 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried17 Apr 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried02 Aug 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried01 Aug 2014

Mind the Gap, Broadstairs, Kent

DosserGood14 Jun 2017 Rather cold

Royal Albert, New Cross, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried11 Jun 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried30 Jun 2013
Stephen HarrisNot Tried22 Mar 2012

Waterloo Tap, Waterloo, Central London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried31 May 2017

Guild Ale House, Preston, Lancashire

Stephen HarrisNot Tried07 May 2017

Hopinn, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire

Nick WillisNot Tried01 Dec 2016

Craft Beer Co., Brighton, East Sussex

BrianExcellent25 Oct 2016 Bordering on the exceptional too. Lots of coffee of course, but easy drinking.

Fez, Margate, Kent

ChrisENot Tried13 Aug 2016

The Orange Tree, Chelmsford, Essex

Magnus GreelNot Tried07 Jun 2016

Whitelock's Ale House, Leeds, West Yorkshire

MickNot Tried07 Jun 2016

Holborn Whippet, Holborn, Central London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried04 Apr 2016
Stephen HarrisNot Tried03 Aug 2012

The White Swan, Charlton, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried08 Nov 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried04 Nov 2015

The White Hart, Whitechapel, Greater London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried03 Oct 2015

The Kings Arms, Waterloo, Central London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried06 Jul 2015

Duke of Wellington, Norwich, Norfolk

HSBNot Tried28 May 2015

Leyton Orient Supporters Club, Leyton, Greater London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried27 Feb 2015 Ran out very quickly. All gone before I even arrived.
Stephen HarrisNot Tried20 Apr 2012

Tap East, Stratford, Greater London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried12 Feb 2015
Stephen HarrisNot Tried26 Apr 2013
Stephen HarrisNot Tried23 Apr 2013
Philip PirripNot Tried03 Sep 2012
Stephen HarrisNot Tried22 Aug 2012

The Flower Pot, Maidstone, Kent

DosserNot Tried18 Jan 2015
DosserNot Tried09 Jan 2015
Toby Not Tried16 Jun 2013
DosserNot Tried15 Jun 2013
DosserNot Tried15 Apr 2013
BullsNot Tried14 Apr 2013
BullsNot Tried13 Apr 2013
PedroNot Tried05 Sep 2012 Run out
AlenomoreExcellent02 Sep 2012 In tip top condition.
PedroNot Tried01 Sep 2012
AlenomoreExcellent31 Aug 2012 Superb. Cant give it a 5* due to it's strength, but still superb.
oz11Good24 Jun 2011
AngieNot Tried18 Jun 2011
PedroNot Tried18 Mar 2011 ran out
DosserNot Tried14 Mar 2011
PedroNot Tried11 Mar 2011
DosserNot Tried18 Jun 2010
DosserNot Tried20 Mar 2010 Ran out
PedroNot Tried19 Mar 2010
AlenomoreExceptional19 Mar 2010 Had sampled this on an earlier visit. Always good to sample again. On top form here. I do like these dark roasted malt ales.
PedroNot Tried18 Mar 2010
PedroNot Tried17 Mar 2010
PedroNot Tried16 Mar 2010
PedroNot Tried14 Mar 2010
AngieExcellent13 Mar 2010 kept me awake at night
PedroExcellent12 Mar 2010
AngieExcellent13 Nov 2009 Great coffee taste!
MattExcellent13 Nov 2009 A lovely beer on a wet miserable day in front of the fire!
MattExcellent10 Nov 2009 Mmmm this was very nice a very quaffable pint with real coffee flavours Yum Yum!!!
PedroExcellent04 Sep 2009
PedroExcellent03 Sep 2009
PedroExcellent02 Sep 2009 tried outside on patio
MattNot Tried01 Jan 2009 Lovely on a wet miserable day in front of the fire Mmmm!
MattNot Tried01 Jan 2009 Lovely on a wet miserable day in front of the fire Mmmm!

Craft Beer Co., Islington, Central London

AndrewNot Tried20 Dec 2014

Bakerie Pie & Ale Bar, Manchester, Greater Manchester

ChrisENot Tried11 Sep 2014

The Alexandra Hotel, Derby, Derbyshire

ChrisENot Tried18 Jul 2014

One Inn The Wood, Petts Wood, Greater London

oz11Not Tried17 Jul 2014

The Duke of Wellington, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex

ChrisENot Tried03 Jul 2014

The Tankerton Arms, Tankerton, Kent

BaymartNot Tried12 Jun 2014

The Evening Star, Brighton, East Sussex

Stephen HarrisNot Tried16 Feb 2014

The Sovereign of the Seas, Petts Wood, Greater London

oz11Not Tried13 Feb 2014

Pint Shop, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

HSBNot Tried05 Dec 2013

The White Lion, Norwich, Norfolk

HSBNot Tried03 Oct 2013

The Bedford, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Philip PirripNot Tried24 Sep 2013
Stephen HarrisNot Tried19 Sep 2013

Newport Ale House, Newport, Isle of Wight

Stephen HarrisNot Tried03 Aug 2013

The Thirty-Nine Steps Brewhouse (formerly The Thirty-Nine Steps Alehouse), Broadstairs, Kent

John BAcceptable13 Jul 2013 Still not sure of the coffee after taste but much better than the bottled version I tried

Southampton Arms, Gospel Oak, Greater London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried21 Jun 2013
Philip PirripNot Tried03 Jun 2012

The Victoria Hotel, Beeston, Nottinghamshire

ChrisENot Tried15 Jun 2013

Prince of Wales, Farnborough, Hampshire

thebrewingmanNot Tried30 Mar 2013

Claret & Ale (formerly Claret Free House), Addiscombe, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried05 Feb 2013

London Tavern, Attleborough, Norfolk

HSBExcellent26 Jan 2013
HSBExceptional19 Jan 2013 Wonderful. So good I had to drink three.

The George & Dragon, Swanscombe, Kent

Philip PirripNot Tried07 Jan 2013

The Cock Tavern, Hackney, Greater London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried23 Nov 2012
Stephen HarrisNot Tried12 Sep 2012

Halfway House, Brenchley, Kent

oz11Excellent27 Aug 2012

Old Cross Tavern, Hertford, Hertfordshire

Philip PirripNot Tried27 Aug 2012

The Haywain, Bramling, Kent

AndrewNot Tried02 Jun 2012

The Fat Cat, Ipswich, Suffolk

Philip PirripNot Tried20 May 2012

Catford Bridge Tavern, Catford, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried13 May 2012

1st Angelfest Music and Beer Festival 2012, Tonbridge, Kent

oz11Not Tried21 Apr 2012

The Wenlock Arms, Hoxton, Central London

Philip PirripGood19 Apr 2012 Last of the day and full flavoured to sleep on!

The Sheaf, Southwark, Central London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried26 Mar 2012

Craft Beer Co., Clerkenwell, Central London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried22 Dec 2011

Lincolnshire Poacher, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

MickNot Tried30 Nov 2011

University Arms, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

PedroNot Tried17 Apr 2011

Bury Beer Festival 2010, Bury, Greater Manchester

pavorossiExcellent20 Nov 2010

Royal Standard, Wooburn Common, Buckinghamshire

ChrisENot Tried02 Jul 2010

Charters, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

StephenExcellent03 Apr 2010 Very tasty concoction well hopped coffee aroma really on the money

The Bull, Horton Kirby, Kent

PedroNot Tried30 Jan 2010
DubbelExcellent17 Jul 2009 Seems to morph every time I come back to it. Thought it poured a bit darker than previous. Gorgeous roast coffee bean flavours and an earthy dry quality.
IanNot Tried04 Apr 2009
DubbelNot Tried02 Apr 2009
DubbelExcellent31 Mar 2009 With the recipe tweaked for 2009, this decants blacker and with a slightly less 'in yer face' coffee bean explosion. A tad more rounded and approachable and better for it.

The Speaker, Westminster, Central London

Martin the MildmanExcellent31 Dec 2009 As ever, superb mix of roasted coffee flavours and sharp hoppiness with a dry, roast finish. My score 16/20.

Old Fountain, Old Street, Central London

Martin the MildmanExcellent29 Sep 2009 Excellent as ever, dry roast coffee flavours abound. My score 17/20.

The Butchers Arms, Herne, Kent

AndrewExcellent02 May 2009 From the Aladin's Cave. Excellent coffee flavours and in excellent condition.
BlairExcellent28 Apr 2009 Intense coffee stout. I really like it.
AndrewNot Tried23 Apr 2009
BlairExcellent18 Apr 2009 Incredibly intense. A rich dark stout with a heavy dose of coffee. Really good.
AndrewNot Tried30 Dec 2008
AndrewNot Tried11 Sep 2007
AndrewExcellent10 Feb 2007 Coffee bitterness with rich body and roasted coffer bitter finish. An excellent beer.
IanExcellent10 Feb 2007 Black colour with thin tan head. made with coffee beans and you can smell them in the aroma. Some oilyness too. full in mouth with more coffee and dark choc. Juicy and powdery at the same time. Sharp bitterness of espresso coffee on finish. For an espresso fiend like myself, this is great.

Artillery Arms, Ramsgate, Kent

BlairExcellent07 Mar 2009 This is just like getting a nice stout and doing a depth charge with espresso. Really odd but strangely satisfying. The coffee does get a little intense towards the end, I wouldn't want more than a pint.

The Swan in the Rushes, Loughborough, Leicestershire

StuExcellent11 Feb 2009 Black with a good coffee taste, chocolate flavours in the background and a drying,Bitter finish.

Kent Beer Festival 2008, Canterbury, Kent

BrianGood18 Jul 2008 Started off as excellent, but I can't help feeling that putting coffee in your beer is a bit "gimmicky" - perhaps. Great body to this and the aroma is fantastic, but I'm not entirely convinced.
MickExceptional17 Jul 2008 Last beer of the evening. Superb, rich and complex with a more pronounced coffee taste than I've had before, A perfect beer to end the day.

The Churchill Tavern, Ramsgate, Kent

BlairExcellent28 May 2008 Coffee, and lots of it. Luckily I realy like coffee. A really different stout.

Sankey's, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

IanNot Tried29 May 2006

The County Hotel, Ashford, Kent

IanExcellent02 Apr 2006 Black beer with beige head. Wonderful coffee aroma. Like opening a fresh jar of Maxwell House. Bit powdery in mouth, coffee everywhere with a dry powdery finish. Not exactly balanced. Enjoyable, but not subtle

Dark Star Espresso Stout

4.20% ABV.

We have tried this beer 36 times.

We have given this beer an average score of Good to Excellent.

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