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Dark Star Winter Meltdown

PubAddressLast Visit Seen
The White SwanCharlton, Greater London08 Nov 2015
The Willow WalkVictoria, Central London08 Jan 2015
The HarpCharing Cross, Central London18 Dec 2014
The Bull InnBenenden, Kent23 Nov 2014
The Sovereign of the SeasPetts Wood, Greater London18 Nov 2014
York TapYork, North Yorkshire13 Nov 2014
The Flower PotMaidstone, Kent10 Nov 2014
The Cock TavernHackney, Greater London12 Feb 2014
Leyton TechnicalLeyton, Greater London22 Jan 2014
Catford Constitutional ClubCatford, Greater London01 Jan 2014
Orange TreeBaldock, Hertfordshire30 Dec 2013
Craft Beer Co.Islington, Central London19 Oct 2013
Queen Charlotte (formerly The Draft House - Charlotte)Fitzrovia, Central London05 Feb 2013
The Humphrey BeanTonbridge, Kent02 Feb 2013
Florist ArmsBethnal Green, Greater London24 Jan 2013
The Brunswick InnDerby, Derbyshire10 Dec 2012
Port Street Beer HouseManchester, Greater Manchester27 Jan 2012
Bowl InnCharing, Kent27 Dec 2011
Tap EastStratford, Greater London23 Dec 2011
The New InnCanterbury, Kent16 Dec 2011
Stile BridgeMarden, Kent10 Dec 2011
The RakeSouthwark, Central London26 Nov 2011
New Inn (formerly Old Courthouse)Westfield, East Sussex19 Nov 2011
York Beer & Cider FestivalYork, North Yorkshire17 Sep 2011
Bury Beer Festival 2010Bury, Greater Manchester20 Nov 2010
BacchusNewcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear30 Mar 2010
Claret & Ale (formerly Claret Free House)Addiscombe, Greater London30 Jan 2010
The Evening StarBrighton, East Sussex19 Dec 2009
The BullHorton Kirby, Kent02 Dec 2008
The Butchers ArmsHerne, Kent05 Apr 2008
The Churchill TavernRamsgate, Kent12 Jan 2008
The Newcastle ArmsNewcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear09 Aug 2007

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 White Swan, Charlton, Greater London

Philip PirripExcellent08 Nov 2015

The Willow Walk, Victoria, Central London

HSBNot Tried08 Jan 2015

The Harp, Charing Cross, Central London

Philip PirripNot Tried18 Dec 2014
Philip PirripExcellent01 Dec 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried18 Jan 2013

The Bull Inn, Benenden, Kent

Jack WilliamGood23 Nov 2014 A hint of Xmas pudding?

The Sovereign of the Seas, Petts Wood, Greater London

oz11Not Tried18 Nov 2014
oz11Good28 Jan 2014

York Tap, York, North Yorkshire

Philip PirripNot Tried13 Nov 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried13 Nov 2014

The Flower Pot, Maidstone, Kent

DosserGood10 Nov 2014 Ran out
DosserExcellent07 Dec 2013
PedroExcellent26 Feb 2012
DosserExcellent24 Feb 2012
PedroExcellent24 Feb 2012
PedroExceptional30 Nov 2011 Great beer !
PedroExcellent22 Oct 2010
AlenomoreNot Tried20 Oct 2010
DosserExcellent20 Oct 2010
AlenomoreExceptional17 Oct 2010 The best ale on tonite. Dark, delicious and spicy tones. Two pints devoured.
IanNot Tried16 Oct 2010
PedroExcellent16 Oct 2010 Not as good as I was hopping for but still pretty tasty !
PedroExceptional06 Mar 2010 Alas ran out !
PedroExceptional05 Mar 2010 superbly Ginger !
AngieExceptional27 Feb 2010 Beautiful flavours

The Cock Tavern, Hackney, Greater London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried12 Feb 2014

Leyton Technical, Leyton, Greater London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried22 Jan 2014

Catford Constitutional Club, Catford, Greater London

Philip PirripExcellent01 Jan 2014 Gently spiced

Orange Tree, Baldock, Hertfordshire

HSBNot Tried30 Dec 2013
ChrisEExcellent30 Dec 2013

Craft Beer Co., Islington, Central London

Jack WilliamPoor19 Oct 2013 Love the brewery's light ales so was tempted to go for this "truly winter warmer" - wish I hadn't flat and bordering on the unpleasant.

Queen Charlotte (formerly The Draft House - Charlotte), Fitzrovia, Central London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried05 Feb 2013

The Humphrey Bean, Tonbridge, Kent

oz11Not Tried02 Feb 2013

Florist Arms, Bethnal Green, Greater London

Stephen HarrisGood24 Jan 2013 A dark beer, quite heavily spiced with ginger (and cloves?).

The Brunswick Inn, Derby, Derbyshire

Philip PirripNot Tried10 Dec 2012

Port Street Beer House, Manchester, Greater Manchester

Stephen HarrisNot Tried27 Jan 2012

Bowl Inn, Charing, Kent

WittendenExcellent27 Dec 2011 Rich amber coloured beer with a deal of ginger and I should think chilli.Good stuff,better if it was colder outside!
WittendenExcellent27 Dec 2011 Rich amber coloured beer with a deal of ginger and I should think chilli.Good stuff,better if it was colder outside!

Tap East, Stratford, Greater London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried23 Dec 2011

The New Inn, Canterbury, Kent

MattyBoyExcellent16 Dec 2011 I really like this as it has a hint, but just a hint of seasonal spices. In cracking condition and i would have had more, but for the presence of Gadds Dark C...

Stile Bridge, Marden, Kent

PedroExcellent10 Dec 2011 Good enough for a take-out being one of my favourites !
PedroExcellent08 Dec 2011

The Rake, Southwark, Central London

WittendenExcellent26 Nov 2011 A good complex amber ale to finish off the afternoon's entertainment.
IanNot Tried27 Nov 2008
IanGood30 Oct 2008 Spicy ginger, pale chestnut colour. Good spiciness. Pretty drinkable as it's got some sweet choc to balance the spice.

New Inn (formerly Old Courthouse), Westfield, East Sussex

PedroExcellent19 Nov 2011 Love this beer !

York Beer & Cider Festival, York, North Yorkshire

davidg83Good17 Sep 2011 Golden brown spicy beer. The addition of ginger makes for an interesting taste and nose. Quite drying but decent beer.

Bury Beer Festival 2010, Bury, Greater Manchester

pavorossiNot Tried20 Nov 2010

Bacchus, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear

Flying.geordieExcellent30 Mar 2010

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

ChrisENot Tried30 Jan 2010

The Evening Star, Brighton, East Sussex

BrianGood19 Dec 2009 Bronze colour, bubbly disappearing head, really pretty good, the ginger spice is not over powering, almost excellent.

The Bull, Horton Kirby, Kent

DubbelExcellent02 Dec 2008 See 15 Nov.
DubbelExcellent15 Nov 2008 Hardwood brown malty premium bitter with addition of ginger spice which works as well, if not better than the golden Summer Meltdown.

The Butchers Arms, Herne, Kent

BlairGood05 Apr 2008 Quite pleasant, malty and sweet. Not sure I'm a fan of the ginger though, not my bag really.
BlairExceptional05 Apr 2008 This was actually a mix of winter meltdown and an imperial stout that one of the customers had brewed himself. The imperial stout on it's own was delicious and mixing it with the winter meltdown created one of the finest beers I'll never be able to drink again.

The Churchill Tavern, Ramsgate, Kent

BlairGood12 Jan 2008 Interesting beer, dark and sweet.

The Newcastle Arms, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear

BarryExceptional09 Aug 2007

Dark Star Winter Meltdown

5.00% ABV.

We have tried this beer 38 times.

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

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