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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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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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Photo of Arenbeer
3.7/5  rDev -1.6%

12oz bottle thanks to beerwolf77 into a snifter

A- Pours solid black, no light coming through at all. No head just a small light brown rim around the edge of the glass.

S- dark roasted malts with sweet oats and a nice hint of coffee. Also getting some choclate notes in there as well.

T- roasted and slightly smoked malts with a definite oat presence thats blends nicely with the bitter coffee and espresso.

M- thinner bodied for the style, moderate carbonation and a slight bitter but more wet finish.


Arenbeer, May 18, 2011
Photo of rmehughes
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

rmehughes, Oct 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

carlmoberg, Jul 01, 2014
Photo of Brez07
3.55/5  rDev -5.6%

Reviewing from notes. 12oz bottle poured into a pint glass

A: Pours dark brown. I got about 1/2 finger of mocha head which thins out. No lacing

S: Mostly oatmeal and roasted malt. Some chocolate comes through in the back

T: Fairly one dimensional. Has a nice roasted malt presence, but given the style there is definitely something lacking. I detect just a minor amount of oat, almost like it was an afterthought

M: Medium bodied. Hearty, roasted finish. Slightly coats the tongue

D: This was a good but not great oatmeal stout. Would have like a bigger oat flavor. Also some sweetness to balance things out some. Guess I would drink again if it was available

Brez07, Mar 23, 2011
Photo of Onslow
4.15/5  rDev +10.4%

had with stumac and melanie ... second session ... quite smokey and a bit meaty, bold for a oatmeal/sweet stout ... dark as a struck match in a box wearing a diving suit under water ... slick and oily, chewy stuff here ... sweet vanilla notes ... what did stu spill again??

Onslow, Jul 20, 2008
Photo of tut2528
3.93/5  rDev +4.5%

A: pours like a black hole with extremely minimal head formation. there was a bit of film created that hugged the edges of the glass that was dark bron in color.

S: enormous sweet chocolate, roasted malt, and even a decent amout of vanilla and some butterscotch. definitely not what I was expecting from an oatmeal stout.

T: toasted oats really comes forward, slight molasses, slight tobacco, milk chocolate, subtle cofffee and a vanilla finish.

M: medium bodied, leaves a bit of a toatsed oat feel on the palate, not really all that carbonated

O: thought this was a pretty decent decent beer to be honest, yet quite interesting... its sweet in smell yet pretty bold in flavor in a decent amount of complexity for its style.

tut2528, Feb 27, 2013
Photo of jasonpeckins32
3.03/5  rDev -19.4%

At first glance, I'm thinking this must be another attempt at creating the darkest, biggest, heaviest, blackest, strongest beer on earth.

A - Black, huge, oily... see above.

S - The smell is faint, a bit malty and not a whole lot to speak of. Aroma seems to be in tune with other oatmeal stouts.

T - An oatmeal stout, yes, but I think there's more to the story. Flavors of black licorice, molasses, chalk, and hard tap water also all play a heavy role in the flavor of this brew.

M - Mouthfeel is soft and oily. Additional carbonation would help both the mouthfeel and the refreshment factor.

D - Difficult.

jasonpeckins32, May 09, 2008
Photo of Brown120
3/5  rDev -20.2%

Brown120, Jan 25, 2012
Photo of mcorwin
4/5  rDev +6.4%

mcorwin, Dec 03, 2011
Photo of readbaron
3.93/5  rDev +4.5%

Pours viscous, and inky black with only a tiny amount of foam. Head dissipates quickly into a thin ring.

Smells of coffee and sweetness - hints of bananna

Tastes smooth and smoky, with lots and lots of coffee.

Thick and viscous, creamy - does a nice job coating the palate, but finishes a bit thinner than I'd ideally like.

highly drinkable.

readbaron, Dec 03, 2010
Photo of FirstBrewsoon
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

FirstBrewsoon, Jan 19, 2012
Photo of gafferjohn
3/5  rDev -20.2%

gafferjohn, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of RWLawman
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

RWLawman, Nov 08, 2012
Photo of redliner8
3/5  rDev -20.2%

redliner8, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of Jho3325
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Jho3325, Jun 04, 2014
Photo of SamN
4.47/5  rDev +18.9%

Bonus bottle from amishland. Thanks!

This beer is quite thick and very fizzy. A crackling head erupts and fades quickly. Solid jet black, motor oil looks. Head is minimal. Smell is powerful! Tons of well roasted grain sweetness and some booziness. Great smell, very strong. Taste is powerful as well, dark roasted grains and amazing oat smoothness, lots of strong coffee and earth tastes. Just the right finishing tastes of very dark malts, bitter coffee and a slight alcohol warming.

Wow, what an amazing oatmeal stout! Dirty roasted, earthen tastes, perfect oat smoothness and chewiness. Almost no hops explicitly present, just tons and tons of hearty roasted malts. Delicious, fantastic beer.

SamN, Dec 13, 2010
Photo of Brian700
3.88/5  rDev +3.2%

This is the first stout I have had from Dark Horse. It pours a dark black with a small light brown head. Pretty opaque and inviting.

It smells wonderful! Smokey at first, it transitions into a roasted barley aroma with chocolate and coffee notes.

The flavor of roasted barley and the oatmeal is on the other side of the teeter totter. There are also dark roasted coffee notes along with dark chocolate. This is my second review of this beer and I am liking this beer a lot less now.

The mouthfeel is good for what I look for in an oatmeat stout. Full bodied with medium carbonation. Not overly carbonated which lets the flavors roll over the palate on their own without interuption.

pretty Drinkable. I bought two 4 packs and the older it gets, the less I like it. Good beer but not anything to wow about.

Brian700, Dec 14, 2007
Photo of king75
4/5  rDev +6.4%

king75, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of mater
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

mater, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of LooseMoose1978
4/5  rDev +6.4%

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

spoonhawk, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of Fitzmke
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Fitzmke, Feb 08, 2012
Photo of mquinn919
5/5  rDev +33%

mquinn919, Jan 07, 2013
Photo of trbergman
3.58/5  rDev -4.8%

12oz bottle poured into a shaker pint.

A - Opaque mahogany beer with a quarter inch of dense tan foam.

S - Moderately aromatic with notes of chocolate, vanilla, and molasses. A bit of coffee in the back.

T - Dark chocolate, molasses, and nuts. Little to no hop flavor with a somewhat aggressive (for the style) hop bitterness that blends well with the roasted grain. Some alcohol is present - not entirely unpleasant, but not really a positive contribution either.

M - Soft, medium-full body and very creamy. This is what oatmeal stout is all about.

D - This is a decent beer that could be quite good with a little less alcohol present on the palate. Otherwise, very nice.

trbergman, Dec 03, 2009
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Stumpy29er, May 23, 2013
Dark Horse One Oatmeal Stout Ale from Dark Horse Brewing Company
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