Published on January 28th, 2015 | by Martin Gray0
Dark Star Imperial Stout
I am originally from West Sussex so I was keen to see what this bottle from Partridge Green based brewery was like. Dark Star Imperial Stout is full-bodied and rich brewed with roasted barley and target hops before being matured to create a complex black beer.
Large head with a light tan head over a next to black body. Licorice, roasted malts, dark chocolate, cellar hints and some herbal hints in the strong aroma a little like fortified wine. Lots of licorice in the flavour, with alcohol, almond essence, roasted malts, herbal hints and dark chocolate. Full body, quite a lot of carbonation. Lasting finish with herbs, dark chocolate, bitterness and alcohol.
A complex imperial stout with a good body but could be thicker. Looks good while the aroma and flavour are a satisfying blend of roasted malt, dried fruit and yeasty notes, all followed up with a too alcoholic finish. I know its 10% but i can really taste it and its just too strong. Worth sampling if you see it and i am keen to drink some more from this Brewery.
Aroma: Rich roasted malt with hints of prunes, dried fruit, molasses, burnt grain, vanilla and liquorice
Taste: Good balance of citrus, bitterness and spice.
Brewery: Dark Star Brewery