Little Red Roostarr

Virginia
United States
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
85
Aroma:
18 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

Starr Hill’s Little Red RooStarr Coffee Stout is a full-bodied milk stout brewed with coffee from our friends at Red Rooster Coffee Roasters in Floyd, VA. Malt sweetness, chocolate and caramel notes dominate the flavor, while roasted coffee notes add balance and round out the aroma.

Profile

ABV: 
5.8%
IBUs: 
19
Hops: 
Willamette
Malts: 
Two-Row, Carafa, Caramel, Wheat
Judges Review 
Judges Rating:
85
Aroma:
18 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10

If you like a fresh pot of coffee, this beer was made for you. It pours pitch black with a big tan head that clings to the glass. The aroma is of bold, freshly-roasted coffee beans. Unfortunately, however, there isn’t much beer behind it. Maybe some burnt toast, but its all about the coffee in...

Popular Reviews

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My Score: 
92
Aroma: 
21 / 24
Appearance: 
6 / 6
Flavor: 
37/ 40
Mouthfeel: 
10/ 10
Overall Impression: 
18/ 20
This beer is well-rounded, covering both sweet and roasty bases, with a tad of chocolate to meld them together. It also lends itself to spicy food, as Starr Hill did a one-off cask of Roostar with habanero, adding another dimension that is nearly apparent even without the added chili spice. It's not overly complicated, but balanced well enough to have considerable depth.

Brewery Introduction

In the mid-90’s, Master Brewer Mark Thompson returned to his native Virginia from Portland, OR, having learned two things: First, that the craft of artisanal brewing was one part science and one part art; and second, that making delicious beer was a lot cooler than anything he had ever done as a... Read More

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