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Dark Star Original

PubAddressLast Visit Seen
Sheffield TapSheffield, South Yorkshire02 Dec 2017
The Evening StarBrighton, East Sussex15 Oct 2017
North Laine BrewhouseBrighton, East Sussex25 Oct 2016
Leyton Orient Supporters ClubLeyton, Greater London30 Jul 2016
White Cliffs Beer Festival 2016Dover, Kent05 Feb 2016
Upminster TapRoomUpminster, Greater London04 Dec 2015
Tap EastStratford, Greater London02 Oct 2015
The Butchers ArmsHerne, Kent25 Sep 2015
The Sovereign of the SeasPetts Wood, Greater London12 May 2015
Montefiore ArmsRamsgate, Kent07 Mar 2015
The Black DogWhitstable, Kent07 Mar 2015
Ship InnDeal, Kent21 Feb 2015
The PubLeicester, Leicestershire16 Jan 2015
The WindmillSevenoaks Weald, Kent04 Jun 2014
Orange TreeBaldock, Hertfordshire26 Sep 2013
The Queens HeadBurnham-on-Crouch, Essex26 Aug 2013
The HarpCharing Cross, Central London20 Aug 2013
Halfway HouseBrenchley, Kent25 May 2013
The Queen's HeadChelmsford, Essex15 Apr 2013
The BerryWalmer, Kent16 Nov 2012
2nd Spa Valley Railway Beer FestivalTunbridge Wells, Kent20 Oct 2012
The Brewers ArmsLewes, East Sussex06 Oct 2012
The White Rock HotelHastings, East Sussex31 Aug 2012
The AnchorWalberswick, Suffolk18 Aug 2012
Craft Beer Co.Clerkenwell, Central London05 Aug 2012
Sittingbourne & Kemsley Light Railway Beer Festival 2012 Sittingbourne, Kent07 Jul 2012
Claret & AleAddiscombe, Greater London09 Jun 2012
The Devonshire CatSheffield, South Yorkshire14 Apr 2012
The PartridgePartridge Green, West Sussex31 Mar 2012
Tower Bridge Arms (formerly The Draft House - Tower Bridge)Bermondsey, Central London16 Mar 2012
The Orange TreeChelmsford, Essex01 Mar 2012
Nags HeadReading, Berkshire16 Sep 2011
Opera HouseTunbridge Wells, Kent06 Mar 2011
Artillery ArmsRamsgate, Kent24 Jan 2011
Stile BridgeMarden, Kent18 Nov 2010
Hooden Smokehouse & Cellar (formerly Hooden on the Hill)Willesborough, Kent19 Sep 2010
The ElephantFaversham, Kent23 Jul 2010
The Bree LouiseEuston, Central London27 Mar 2010
The Churchill TavernRamsgate, Kent06 Feb 2010
The CriterionLeicester, Leicestershire22 May 2009
The BullHorton Kirby, Kent16 Mar 2009
The RakeSouthwark, Central London19 Feb 2009
Ramsgate Summer Festival 2008Ramsgate, Kent05 Jul 2008
Jacksons WharfRamsgate, Kent06 Jun 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.

Sheffield Tap, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

ChrisEExcellent02 Dec 2017

The Evening Star, Brighton, East Sussex

Stephen HarrisNot Tried15 Oct 2017
AndrewNot Tried14 Nov 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried04 Sep 2014
Judy G GarlandNot Tried09 Oct 2013
HSBNot Tried23 Jul 2013
AndrewNot Tried26 Jan 2013
BrianExcellent07 May 2012 Not sure that this was 5%, maybe we got it wrong. Dark, smokey ale, something like a porter, Really nice.

North Laine Brewhouse, Brighton, East Sussex

BrianExcellent25 Oct 2016 Excellent condition. Nice but given the full on brews that we'd had at the craft beer co, it seemed quite mild.

Leyton Orient Supporters Club, Leyton, Greater London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried30 Jul 2016
Stephen HarrisNot Tried27 Feb 2015
Stephen HarrisNot Tried20 Apr 2012

White Cliffs Beer Festival 2016, Dover, Kent

MickGood05 Feb 2016 Good pint of this old standard.

Upminster TapRoom, Upminster, Greater London

ChrisENot Tried04 Dec 2015

Tap East, Stratford, Greater London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried02 Oct 2015
Stephen HarrisNot Tried06 Sep 2015
Stephen HarrisNot Tried21 Jun 2015
ChrisENot Tried08 Jun 2015
Stephen HarrisNot Tried07 Jun 2015

The Butchers Arms, Herne, Kent

AndrewNot Tried25 Sep 2015
Jack WilliamNot Tried20 Sep 2015
AndrewNot Tried13 Nov 2010
BrianExcellent13 Nov 2010 Really good strong dark bitter.
KenExceptional13 Nov 2010 Superb as usual. Nuff said.
MickExceptional18 Sep 2010 Superb, rich malt and mellow hops
MickNot Tried16 Sep 2010
AndrewNot Tried02 Sep 2010
IanNot Tried27 Aug 2010
KenExcellent13 Jun 2009 a truly deep dark ale with that distinctive marmity depth of flavour.
BlairExcellent07 Apr 2009 Rich and satisfying. Lots of roasted malt and chocolate.
AndrewNot Tried04 Apr 2009
BlairExcellent04 Apr 2009 Rich dark ale, a little fruity with lots of roasted malt. A top old ale.
MickExceptional03 Apr 2009 Superb, chocolate, fruit, malt and a depth of flavour not found in many other beers.
GlynExceptional18 Mar 2009
GlynExceptional18 Feb 2009
AndrewNot Tried29 Nov 2008
IanNot Tried29 Nov 2008
MickNot Tried27 Nov 2008
AndrewNot Tried18 Oct 2008
IanNot Tried18 Oct 2008
AndrewNot Tried11 Sep 2007 Had a bit by mistake. It's blackish with a sligtly coffeecane-sugar flavour to it.

The Sovereign of the Seas, Petts Wood, Greater London

oz11Not Tried12 May 2015
oz11Not Tried24 Nov 2011

Montefiore Arms, Ramsgate, Kent

IanNot Tried07 Mar 2015
ChrisENot Tried24 Jun 2010
BlairNot Tried09 Feb 2010 My mate had the last of it.

The Black Dog, Whitstable, Kent

TobesExcellent07 Mar 2015

Ship Inn, Deal, Kent

Vacuous Not Tried21 Feb 2015
Vacuous Not Tried27 Nov 2014
IanNot Tried12 Jul 2008

The Pub, Leicester, Leicestershire

StuNot Tried16 Jan 2015

The Windmill, Sevenoaks Weald, Kent

thebrewingmanExcellent04 Jun 2014 Superb.
thebrewingmanExcellent10 Nov 2013

Orange Tree, Baldock, Hertfordshire

HSBAcceptable26 Sep 2013 Not very good. Possibly too young.

The Queens Head, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex

HSBNot Tried26 Aug 2013

The Harp, Charing Cross, Central London

Judy G GarlandNot Tried20 Aug 2013
Philip PirripNot Tried21 Jun 2013
DosserGood28 Nov 2011 In decent shape but not one of my favourites.
Martin the MildmanExcellent31 Dec 2010 The original and best. Old style mild, black in colour with a sweetish smooth malty flavour with chocolate and toffee present. The hoppiness appears in the finish. My score 16/20.
BlairNot Tried06 Mar 2010
BlairNot Tried03 Nov 2009
LeighExcellent15 Aug 2009 Big, roasted flavours (coffee and chocolate) dominate this warming beer. The hops come very late, with a resounding bitterness, again, like bitter chocolate. Not one to session, but a nice pint nontheless

Halfway House, Brenchley, Kent

oz11Not Tried25 May 2013
oz11Not Tried27 Aug 2012

The Queen's Head, Chelmsford, Essex

thebrewingmanNot Tried15 Apr 2013

The Berry, Walmer, Kent

IanNot Tried16 Nov 2012

2nd Spa Valley Railway Beer Festival, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

oz11Not Tried20 Oct 2012
Martin the MildmanExcellent20 Oct 2012 Classic strong fruity mild style ale with toffee malt and a fruity hop character. My score 15/20.

The Brewers Arms, Lewes, East Sussex

Philip PirripNot Tried06 Oct 2012
thebrewingmanExcellent26 Feb 2011
IanNot Tried25 Apr 2009

The White Rock Hotel, Hastings, East Sussex

thebrewingmanExcellent31 Aug 2012
thebrewingmanExcellent09 Sep 2010 Liquorice overtones came through on this one today.

The Anchor, Walberswick, Suffolk

AndrewNot Tried18 Aug 2012 Beer festival beer

Craft Beer Co., Clerkenwell, Central London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried05 Aug 2012

Sittingbourne & Kemsley Light Railway Beer Festival 2012 , Sittingbourne, Kent

AlenomoreNot Tried07 Jul 2012

Claret & Ale, Addiscombe, Greater London

oz11Not Tried09 Jun 2012

The Devonshire Cat, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Stephen HarrisNot Tried14 Apr 2012

The Partridge, Partridge Green, West Sussex

HSBNot Tried31 Mar 2012

Tower Bridge Arms (formerly The Draft House - Tower Bridge), Bermondsey, Central London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried16 Mar 2012

The Orange Tree, Chelmsford, Essex

Martin the MildmanExcellent01 Mar 2012 Near black in colour with a well rounded mix of malty flavours and fruity hop. Falls into the old ale/strong mild category with a full bodied fruit and malt finish. My score 16/20.

Nags Head, Reading, Berkshire

ChrisENot Tried16 Sep 2011

Opera House, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Martin the MildmanExcellent06 Mar 2011 Full bodied, fairly sweet with good malt and some hop character. A very good old style strong mild. My score 16/20.

Artillery Arms, Ramsgate, Kent

BlairExcellent24 Jan 2011 Rich, dark and satisfying. A classic.
BlairNot Tried18 Dec 2009
BlairExcellent23 May 2009 Dark and roasty. A great old ale.
BlairExcellent04 May 2009 A fantastic beer. Thick, rich and satisfying. Chocolate and roasted malt dominate.
BlairNot Tried03 Feb 2009
BlairExcellent13 Sep 2008 Great beer. Very dark with a malty chocolate flavour. Quite rich and satisfying.

Stile Bridge, Marden, Kent

PedroExcellent18 Nov 2010

Hooden Smokehouse & Cellar (formerly Hooden on the Hill), Willesborough, Kent

AlenomoreNot Tried19 Sep 2010

The Elephant, Faversham, Kent

PedroNot Tried23 Jul 2010

The Bree Louise, Euston, Central London

PedroNot Tried27 Mar 2010

The Churchill Tavern, Ramsgate, Kent

BlairExcellent06 Feb 2010 Rich, tangy and incredibly satisfying.
BlairExcellent09 Jan 2010 Intense roasted malt and chocolate flavours, a true classic.
BlairExcellent18 Dec 2009 Rich, viscous and dark. Everything you want in a dark beer.

The Criterion, Leicester, Leicestershire

StuNot Tried22 May 2009

The Bull, Horton Kirby, Kent

DubbelNot Tried16 Mar 2009
DubbelNot Tried25 Feb 2009
DubbelNot Tried23 Feb 2009
IanExcellent14 Feb 2009 Deep brown, lasting beige head. I'm not a real fan of this beer, but this is the best I've had it. Toasty, roasty, even some dark plum fruit, then some dry malt/fruit and hop on the finish. Really very good. Some good choc. Oddly enjoyable. Just more flavours and textures than I've had before with this beer.

The Rake, Southwark, Central London

IanNot Tried19 Feb 2009

Ramsgate Summer Festival 2008, Ramsgate, Kent

BlairExcellent05 Jul 2008 Very dark with roasted malt and fruit flavours. Extremely good.

Jacksons Wharf, Ramsgate, Kent

BlairExcellent06 Jun 2008 This was in great condition. Very dark with plenty of caramel and chocolate. Lovely.

Dark Star Original

5.00% ABV.

We have tried this beer 37 times.

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

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