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Dark Horse One Oatmeal Stout Ale - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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Dark Horse One Oatmeal Stout AleDark Horse One Oatmeal Stout Ale

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very good

832 Ratings

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Ratings: 832
Reviews: 395
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.7%
Wants: 43
Gots: 56 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Dark Horse Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mitchster on 08-15-2002)
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

fleurdelou, Apr 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

dtomes, Apr 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Pours a full and clean black. No other colors even manifest themselves in hues around the edges of the glass as I hold it up to light. A half cm of fluffy dark head rapidly dissipates and fades into only a thin ring of bubbles around the rim. No lacing until about halfway through the beer, then it gives thin spiderweb-like laces.

This is one helluva intense smell. The first notable aroma is a big espresso character. For a little while, that is all you will get. Digging deeper and really searching, there is a nice toffee presence and some bitter dark chocolate notes.

This beer almost reminds me of an American Imperial Stout. The coffee presence is big in the taste as well, but it doesn't come through quite as much as it does in the smell. Chocolate bitterness, nutty and caramel notes are also present. A grainy oatmeal dryness appears in the middle, then gives way to a big finish with caramel and coffee, with only a touch of warming alcohol.

Smooth, full, creamy feel. Slides over the tongue with little carbonation. The texture is as thick as it looks. Taste is a little subtler than expected, but this beer does not disappoint. This is one big oatmeal stout! A perfect offering to try on a cold rainy day!

NittanyBeerFan, Sep 13, 2009
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

elkinbrown, Nov 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

DMarlinJ, Nov 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

bwiechmann, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Tyrawlings, Feb 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

kevgod, Dec 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

gopens44, Sep 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

LooseMoose1978, Feb 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Thanks to muck4 for the opportunity to try this.

A: As you pour, the first thing that jumps out is how black One is. Completely opaque, even around the edges. Nice finger of mocha head, dense. Recedes quicker than expected, leaving behind light, spotty lacing and film around the edges.

S: I get mostly chocolate with coffee and burnt malt giving support. Pretty well balanced between chocolate sweet and coffee/char bitterness.

T: Largely follows the nose. Chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, maybe some anise and tobacco flavors as well. Tasty beer.

M: On the full side of medium and creamy.

O: I like this beer and it certainly stands tall amongst the other oatmeal stouts I've had.

titosupertramp, Jan 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

WiscoBrewsco, Dec 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

BEERschlitz, Oct 24, 2013
Photo of BB1313
4/5  rDev +6.4%

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours jet black white ruby hues shining through; nice mocha head which eventually fades and decent lacing/retention. This stout smells great, tons of coffee and milk chocolate; overload. Tastes great, lots of rich chocolate along with a touch of vanilla. There's lots of tobacco in the nose and flavors as well. Very bold and roasty. Mouthfeel is nice, lots of carbonation and is on the lighter side. This is a very easy drinking stout, alcohol goes unnoticed. Very enjoyable.

Dark Horse knows their stouts..

BB1313, Jan 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

rhoer06, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of SometimesIfart
4/5  rDev +6.4%

A - Pours deep black with a one finger mocha head. Left minimal lacing.

S - Dark coffee, lots of chocolate, burnt malt.

T - A whole hell of a lot of dark coffee and chocolate up front, but no oatmeal. Bit sweet as well.

M - Slick medium body with moderate carbonation.

O - Overall, pretty solid, although a bit one dimensional. I'd have again.

SometimesIfart, Jan 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Hopheadjeffery, Jan 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Goldfoot, Dec 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

curlybird, Sep 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

styleisking, Jul 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

pavpav12, Dec 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

JamesShoemaker, Sep 22, 2012
Dark Horse One Oatmeal Stout Ale from Dark Horse Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 832 ratings.