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Dark Star Imperial Stout

PubAddressLast Visit Seen
The HarpCharing Cross, Central London15 Dec 2018
The TowerSt Leonards on Sea, East Sussex18 Nov 2017
The Compass AlehouseGravesend, Kent23 Sep 2017
The White SwanCharlton, Greater London22 May 2016
The ElephantFaversham, Kent27 Dec 2015
The Flower PotMaidstone, Kent23 Nov 2013
The Ale HouseChelmsford, Essex15 Feb 2013
Craft Beer Co.Brighton, East Sussex26 Jan 2013
The Cock TavernHackney, Greater London12 Dec 2012
Brigantes Bar & BrasserieYork, North Yorkshire10 May 2012
The Ship InnSandgate, Kent21 Jan 2012
The CrownOtford, Kent23 Apr 2011
Planet Thanet Easter Beer Festival 2011Margate, Kent22 Apr 2011
Cask Pub & KitchenPimlico, Central London01 Nov 2010
Planet Thanet Easter Beer Festival 2010Margate, Kent02 Apr 2010
Planet Thanet Easter Beer Festival 2009Margate, Kent10 Apr 2009
The RakeSouthwark, Central London26 Feb 2009
The White HorseParsons Green, Greater London29 Nov 2008

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 Harp, Charing Cross, Central London

Philip PirripExcellent15 Dec 2018 Clip attached with one minute to closing time so a very late choice!
Philip PirripExcellent29 Sep 2018 Hopefully not brewed at Chiswick too
Philip PirripExcellent09 Mar 2017 Served on gravity from an upright metal pin on the bar back. A belated proverbial kick of the mule on the train home, unless there was actually a mule travelling too

The Tower, St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex

AndrewNot Tried18 Nov 2017

The Compass Alehouse, Gravesend, Kent

Philip PirripGood23 Sep 2017 Nearing end of cask
Philip PirripExcellent23 Sep 2017 Very last half out of the cask and oddly better than the one I had 15 minutes earlier, held head and better carbonation. The beauty and mystery of cask ale

The White Swan, Charlton, Greater London

Philip PirripGood22 May 2016 Been on a week, holding up surprisingly well but getting tired, a bit like me after just one pint
Philip PirripExcellent20 May 2016 Pints permitted again for the cognoscenti or fools
Philip PirripNot Tried15 May 2016 Only allowed in halves after incidents
Philip PirripExcellent11 May 2016 2 pints and I was anyone's but with no one to take such advantage I trudged home

The Elephant, Faversham, Kent

Jack WilliamNot Tried27 Dec 2015

The Flower Pot, Maidstone, Kent

TobesNot Tried23 Nov 2013
DosserExcellent23 Nov 2013 Still going strong
DosserNot Tried21 Nov 2013
PedroNot Tried16 Nov 2013
DosserExceptional16 Nov 2013 Wow. £2.50 a half. After my 4th I was convinced this wasnt strong. Half way through my fifth I started to wobble. After my 6th, well... home I went and a great nights sleep. Better than a sleeping tablet.
TobesNot Tried15 Nov 2013

The Ale House, Chelmsford, Essex

Philip PirripNot Tried15 Feb 2013

Craft Beer Co., Brighton, East Sussex

AndrewNot Tried26 Jan 2013

The Cock Tavern, Hackney, Greater London

Stephen HarrisExcellent12 Dec 2012 Well-priced at £4 a pint and many people were indulging. I limited myself to a half. It is a black, smooth, liquoricey stout, with a strength that tastes like somebody has slipped a triple brandy in when you weren’t looking.

Brigantes Bar & Brasserie, York, North Yorkshire

Philip PirripNot Tried10 May 2012

The Ship Inn, Sandgate, Kent

Stephen HarrisNot Tried21 Jan 2012

The Crown, Otford, Kent

PedroExceptional23 Apr 2011 so good I finished trip off with another pint
PedroNot Tried21 Apr 2011

Planet Thanet Easter Beer Festival 2011, Margate, Kent

BlairExcellent22 Apr 2011 What possessed me to get a full pint of this I'll never know, don't remember finishing it. Do remember starting it though and it was lovely.

Cask Pub & Kitchen, Pimlico, Central London

IanNot Tried01 Nov 2010

Planet Thanet Easter Beer Festival 2010, Margate, Kent

IanExceptional02 Apr 2010 Astonishing.

Planet Thanet Easter Beer Festival 2009, Margate, Kent

AndrewAcceptable10 Apr 2009 Medicinal, nettles, burnt plastic, pine, liquorish, tar, fags, alcohol, puff, and just a bit too much.
BlairExcellent10 Apr 2009 Very powerful. A lot of charcoal but in a good way if that makes sense. Rich with a fair amount of roasted malt and chocolate.

The Rake, Southwark, Central London

IanNot Tried26 Feb 2009
IanExceptional17 Feb 2009 Not quite as brilliant as at Planet Thanet two years ago, needs a bit of condition, like another 2 months to settle down, but still utterly fantastic. And and I drank this side by side with the Stone Russian Imperial Stout (a top 50 beer on Ratebeer) and it was hard to pick a winner between the two.

The White Horse, Parsons Green, Greater London

DubbelNot Tried29 Nov 2008
IanExceptional27 Jan 2007 Intense imperial stout. Such intense dark roasted malts. The tingle on the end is part sour, part charcoal, part roasted malt. Sour liquorice flavours too. What a greaty impy stout. The alcohol is heating the finish.

Dark Star Imperial Stout

10.50% ABV.

We have tried this beer 18 times.

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

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