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Dark Star Critical Mass

PubAddressLast Visit Seen
Tap EastStratford, Greater London12 Apr 2015
Southampton ArmsGospel Oak, Greater London15 Feb 2015
Euston TapEuston, Central London23 Mar 2014
The Snowdrop InnLewes, East Sussex28 Dec 2013
The GroveHuddersfield, West Yorkshire30 Mar 2013
The RakeSouthwark, Central London27 Dec 2012
Stile BridgeMarden, Kent04 Jun 2012
The Flower PotMaidstone, Kent29 Nov 2011
The Evening StarBrighton, East Sussex01 Apr 2011
The ElephantFaversham, Kent27 Mar 2011
28th Luton Beer and Cider FestivalLuton, Bedfordshire25 Feb 2011
The Butchers ArmsHerne, Kent07 Jan 2011
The Bell & JorrocksFrittenden, Kent28 Dec 2010
Cask Pub & KitchenPimlico, Central London01 Nov 2010
Planet Thanet Easter Beer Festival 2010Margate, Kent02 Apr 2010
The Churchill TavernRamsgate, Kent28 Jan 2010
The BullHorton Kirby, Kent04 Dec 2008
The White HorseParsons Green, Greater London29 Nov 2008
White Cliffs Beer Festival 2007Dover, Kent02 Feb 2007
Planet Thanet Easter Beer Festival 2006Ramsgate, Kent14 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.

Tap East, Stratford, Greater London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried12 Apr 2015
Stephen HarrisNot Tried09 Apr 2015

Southampton Arms, Gospel Oak, Greater London

Archie14Not Tried15 Feb 2015
Stephen HarrisNot Tried21 Jun 2013

Euston Tap, Euston, Central London

ChrisENot Tried23 Mar 2014

The Snowdrop Inn, Lewes, East Sussex

Stephen HarrisNot Tried28 Dec 2013

The Grove, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

Stephen HarrisNot Tried30 Mar 2013

The Rake, Southwark, Central London

Stephen HarrisGood27 Dec 2012 A dark, complex, malty, winter warmer. Good, but not really my kind of thing. Hideously expensive, so just a half.

Stile Bridge, Marden, Kent

PedroNot Tried04 Jun 2012

The Flower Pot, Maidstone, Kent

PedroExcellent29 Nov 2011 Stayed for two but had to go for quiz !
PedroNot Tried28 Nov 2011
DosserExcellent28 Nov 2011 Full of flavour.
AlenomoreNot Tried27 Nov 2011
PedroNot Tried27 Nov 2011
AlenomoreExceptional26 Nov 2011 Saved the best for last! A deeply complex winter warmer. Belgian style and very satisfying.
PedroExceptional26 Nov 2011
PedroExcellent25 Nov 2011
PedroNot Tried31 Jan 2011
AngieExcellent31 Jan 2011 A little strong for this lady
PedroNot Tried28 Jan 2011
DosserExceptional27 Jan 2011 So complex

The Evening Star, Brighton, East Sussex

ChrisENot Tried01 Apr 2011

The Elephant, Faversham, Kent

PedroNot Tried27 Mar 2011

28th Luton Beer and Cider Festival, Luton, Bedfordshire

thebrewingmanExcellent25 Feb 2011 An excellent dark strong ale.

The Butchers Arms, Herne, Kent

AndrewNot Tried07 Jan 2011
KBExceptional10 Feb 2009 What a selection of taste in this beer. Certainly different but first class
KenExceptional06 Feb 2009 Probably the best beer ever brewed by man
MickExceptional06 Feb 2009 Not quite sure it's the best beer ever brewed by man but it's in the top 10 for sure. Lots of flavours going on, including a subtle sweet almost cough mixture taste, very nice. Anybody remember Victory V sweets?
KenExcellent01 Jan 2009
AndrewNot Tried30 Dec 2008

The Bell & Jorrocks, Frittenden, Kent

PedroExcellent28 Dec 2010 Only had a sample but could tell it was excellent

Cask Pub & Kitchen, Pimlico, Central London

IanNot Tried01 Nov 2010 I had a sip of someone elses and it is very oily and liquorice and just not my thing.

Planet Thanet Easter Beer Festival 2010, Margate, Kent

AlenomoreExceptional02 Apr 2010 My final ale from Planet Thanet 2010 and the best one of the day. Lots going on in this superbly tasty dark, big strong un'.

The Churchill Tavern, Ramsgate, Kent

BlairNot Tried28 Jan 2010
BlairExcellent24 Dec 2009 Very rich and complex, little covonia and spice, loads of chocolate. Lovely beer, always a challengee to see how many you can drink before falling over. I managed four.

The Bull, Horton Kirby, Kent

DubbelNot Tried04 Dec 2008

The White Horse, Parsons Green, Greater London

DubbelExceptional29 Nov 2008 Ridiculously drinkable, ruby red hues, smooth and treacly.

White Cliffs Beer Festival 2007, Dover, Kent

BrianGood02 Feb 2007 I love Dark Star beers and saved this one until late. Probably a little too late as my notes are a bit hazy. There was plenty of dark malty flavour and an alcoholic dryness. I liked it but it wasn't what I was expecting.

Planet Thanet Easter Beer Festival 2006, Ramsgate, Kent

IanGood14 Apr 2006 Very dark brown colour with lasting dark beige head. Hoppy coffee aroma. Some liquorice. Intense aromas. Syrupy in mouth with dark treacle flavours. Unctious oily feel in mouth, thick but with only some alcohol burn. This really woke me up. Finish has dryness and more dark treacle. I liked it.

Dark Star Critical Mass

7.80% ABV.

We have tried this beer 19 times.

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

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