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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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BA SCORE
85
very good

830 Ratings
THE BROS
68
poor

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Ratings: 830
Reviews: 395
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.7%
Wants: 42
Gots: 55 | 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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rmehughes

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

10-12-2013 21:04:59 | More by rmehughes
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Brez07

Maine

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

03-23-2011 21:07:28 | More by Brez07
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Onslow

Texas

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??

07-20-2008 22:42:36 | More by Onslow
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tut2528

Illinois

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.

02-27-2013 02:53:20 | More by tut2528
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jasonpeckins32

Michigan

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.

05-09-2008 05:18:10 | More by jasonpeckins32
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Brown120

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20.2%

01-25-2012 02:51:48 | More by Brown120
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mcorwin

Ohio

4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-03-2011 06:22:15 | More by mcorwin
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readbaron

Illinois

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.

12-03-2010 04:48:00 | More by readbaron
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FirstBrewsoon

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

01-19-2012 05:27:01 | More by FirstBrewsoon
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RWLawman

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

11-08-2012 23:59:39 | More by RWLawman
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redliner8

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20.2%

02-11-2012 18:25:35 | More by redliner8
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gafferjohn

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20.2%

01-17-2012 19:07:09 | More by gafferjohn
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mkirkland80

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

05-05-2014 21:56:01 | More by mkirkland80
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Brian700

Michigan

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.

12-14-2007 06:37:07 | More by Brian700
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king75

Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.4%

07-21-2013 17:17:45 | More by king75
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mater

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

11-14-2011 12:04:20 | More by mater
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SamN

Colorado

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.

12-13-2010 02:17:03 | More by SamN
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Jho3325

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

06-04-2014 01:09:10 | More by Jho3325
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Fitzmke

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

02-08-2012 19:03:15 | More by Fitzmke
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carlmoberg

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

07-01-2014 15:27:25 | More by carlmoberg
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trbergman

Illinois

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.

12-03-2009 01:58:22 | More by trbergman
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LooseMoose1978

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +6.4%

02-01-2013 23:32:52 | More by LooseMoose1978
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mquinn919

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +33%

01-07-2013 00:00:25 | More by mquinn919
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spoonhawk

Iowa

4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-28-2011 00:11:54 | More by spoonhawk
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Stumpy29er

New York

4/5  rDev +6.4%

05-23-2013 00:49:44 | More by Stumpy29er
Dark Horse One Oatmeal Stout Ale from Dark Horse Brewing Company
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