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Dark Horse One Oatmeal Stout Ale - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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Dark Horse One Oatmeal Stout Ale
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885 Ratings

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Ratings: 885
Reviews: 400
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 11.47%
Wants: 43
Gots: 64 | 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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Photo of HardyA
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

HardyA, Oct 21, 2013
Photo of mattboyer182
3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - pours dark black with a thin dark brown head. Decent lacing.

S - smells very bourbony. Deep chocolate notes and roasted malts.

T - the sweet bourbon upfront and then it mellows out with some oatmeal and hops.

M - heavy bodied and light carbonation.

O - it's good but I don't like the lack of carbonation.

mattboyer182, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of DMarlinJ
4/5  rDev +6.7%

DMarlinJ, Nov 26, 2013
Photo of bmoney
4/5  rDev +6.7%

bmoney, Dec 16, 2011
Photo of BeerZack
3.81/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Thick black beer with a one-finger light brown head that fades to a respectable ring. Smells of sweet caramel and roasty dark malts with hints of marzipan and vanilla. Sweet caramelly maltiness thats almost immediatley balanced by a bitter hops. The finish is a bit rough with the substantial hop bitteness and dark malts amplifying an astringency. 8% abv beer with medium-full bodied mouthfeel that doesn't come of sticky or filmy.

BeerZack, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of VaporDome
3/5  rDev -20%

VaporDome, Nov 11, 2014
Photo of malty
4.2/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Fresh 12 oz. bottle no more than 3 weeks old.

Pours black as night with no illumination whatsoever. A creamy brown 1/2" head. Patchy lacework.

Coffee & cream, chocolate marbled desert cake, Vanilla and toffee, Starbucks Caramel Machiato all can be detected in the nose along with your awesome top-notch heavily roasted grains.

A roasted malt barrage intermingled with premium coffee with a touch of bitterness. Sweet malted milk and hot fudge topped malted vanilla ice cream really make their presence known. The mingling of sweet & bitter really showcases how masterfully this ale is crafted. A nice dry finish to keep all of these lovely sweet components from becoming cloying.

Mouthfeel is a tad lighter than what I'd expect from what I experienced in the nose and palate - which is great, making the drinkability that much easier. Carbonation on the lighter side also.

Overall an awesomely balanced and hearty stout to say the least. Halfway through the bottle when the temperature warmed up a bit, the flavors all became rounder and softer, again making it more 'truer' to style. The dry, sweet & bitter all danced effortlessly together. What a fantastic stout.

malty, Dec 17, 2006
Photo of jduprey007
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

jduprey007, Oct 19, 2013
Photo of Skillz
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Skillz, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of Pillowburn
1.75/5  rDev -53.3%

Pillowburn, Apr 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

tenacioustomato, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of Teleweizen2
2.93/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - pours an opaque black. No head. Just a thin film of foam.

S - aroma is a little faint. Some bitter sweet chocolate. Some coffee. A bit of astringisy.

T - the Flavors are mild as well. Fairly dry. Some coffee bitterness. A little bit of fruit esters. some earthy hops and alcohol on the finish.

M - medium bodied, kind of on the lighter side. Very slick. Very low on carbonation.

O - its an alright beer. It was just a little bland.

Teleweizen2, Apr 21, 2011
Photo of Bonis
4.13/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Black with a dark tan thick head which fades after a minute to a quarter inch. Minimal lacing.

S - Lots of roasted malts, chocolate bitterness is pretty dominant, a touch of coffee, and some sweet burnt sugars are there as well. The alcohol barely peaks in. I don't really smell oats but it does smell like a breakfast stout.

T - Well balanced but definitely rich on the malts, especially the darker variety. It does, however, taste more like a 5-6% stout, as opposed to 8, which is fine by me. The alcohol is masked wonderfully. A dark chocolate bitterness lingers in the mouth, along with notes of espresso and burnt sugars.

M - Definitely smooth for it's abv. It goes down easy, but is still medium bodied. Nicely carbonated. No alcohol burn or anything.

D - This one is highly drinkable. I'd recommend it to anyone who is a fan of stouts and oatmeal stouts.

Bonis, Feb 01, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

JVoyager, Dec 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

CanisMajor, Apr 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

briiguy, Nov 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Renegawam, Sep 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

fellowrs, Jan 06, 2014
Photo of TheKingofWichita
3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a deep pitch black with a thin russet brown head with a fair amount of lacing. Smells of coffee and malts. Tastes of coffee with undertones of chocolate and toffee. Mouthfeel is medium and there is very little carbonation. Drinkability is fairly high on this one.

TheKingofWichita, Dec 26, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

jpaulsen, Dec 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

JamesShoemaker, Sep 22, 2012
Photo of DannyDan
4.1/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A. Pours out a dark brown to almost black hue that has a thin tan head. Retention and lacing is minimal in this beer.
S. The aroma is dark chocolate and some coffee.
T. The taste starts out with some dark chocolate that stays throughout. Coffee is the first thing that comes in, followed by some citrus, sweet malt and alcohol.
M. A very smooth and creamy easy drinking stout that leaves the mouth dry.
O. A very yummy beer for anyone that likes a nice smooth drink loaded with bitter chocolate flavor.

DannyDan, Dec 24, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

MaxPowers, Oct 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20%

gafferjohn, Jan 17, 2012
Dark Horse One Oatmeal Stout Ale from Dark Horse Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 885 ratings.