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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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BA SCORE
85
very good

890 Ratings
THE BROS
68
poor

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Ratings: 890
Reviews: 401
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 11.47%
Wants: 44
Gots: 65 | 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 doucmehu
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

doucmehu, Jan 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Bin33chef, Jan 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

BlissJunkie, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of RickDeLucio
3/5  rDev -20%

RickDeLucio, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of SometimesIfart
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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
Photo of brock146
4.38/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pitch black beer with a Hershey bar colored, pinky finger sized, head.

S- Roasted malts and coffee hints

T- Very deep roast, black coffee with sugar and no cream.

M- Oatmeal makes this beer very smooth and creamy. I'd go all the way to saying it has a silky mouth feel.

Very good oatmeal stout. One of my favorites for the price. However I can see how some people many not like it. The roasted malts used by Dark Horse in their stout series have a much more dark, black coffee taste.

brock146, Jan 11, 2013
Photo of jimminy
2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

jimminy, Jan 11, 2013
Photo of ferrettman687
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

ferrettman687, Jan 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20%

bdn72, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of nosavingsaccount
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

nosavingsaccount, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of boilermakerbrew
3.63/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours black as night with a small, 1 finger head. Head is chocolaty brown and retains very well. The head settles into a thin, dense layer on top of the beer. Lacing is ok.

S- All deep, dark, roasted malts. Pure roast flavors and slight coffee flavors mixed together. Fairly one dimensional and simple, but fairly enticing.

T- This is just like the scent, except toned down a notch. Starts off with a big roasted malty bang that persists throughout the drink. Biggest note is a bitter coffee flavor that appears midway through. Bitter flavor sticks around until the end, then lingers on the palate for a little bit.

M- Thick, and a little creamy. Standard heavy stout feel, but not too heavy to session with. No detectable alcohol heat. Pretty smooth compared to other stouts, with moderate amounts of carbonation.

Overall, nothing special, but pretty good. The best aspect of this one is how smooth it is going down. It is creamy and smooth, and despite having only a slightly above average flavor profile, the scent is pretty good.

boilermakerbrew, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of Shoo65
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Shoo65, Jan 07, 2013
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5/5  rDev +33.3%

mquinn919, Jan 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

BeerOps, Jan 06, 2013
Photo of Tone
3.48/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a black color. 1/4 inch head of a tan color. Decent retention and decent lacing. Smells of alcohol, sweet malt, slight roasted malt, hint of oatmeal, and a hint of hops. Fits the style of an Oatmeal Stout. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with a low carbonation level. Tastes of roasted malt, alcohol, sweet malt, slight oatmeal, and a hint of hops. Overall, dominated by alcohol in aroma and body, even though it is only 7% according the the bottle.

Tone, Jan 06, 2013
Photo of FlyingHellfish
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

FlyingHellfish, Jan 06, 2013
Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Hopheadjeffery, Jan 01, 2013
Photo of haddon
3.9/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

had this on tap at Lexington Beerworks.

pours black with a 2-finger of tan on top.

Lots of chocolate and coffee with roasted malt. Chocolate and licorice with Roasted malts and Coffee and oatmeal

Medium in body with a moderate carbonation and a smoothness on the tongue.

my first sample of Dark Horse. I'm impressed.

haddon, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of Gatch
4.1/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle says this is 7% ABV.

A: Deep, dark black with a fluffy, pillowy medium brown head with great lace and decent retention.

S: Dark, bittersweet chocolate, cocoa powder, smoke, roasted/smoked malt, wood, charred meat. Phenomenal.

T: The roasted and smoked malt comes through right away. There's a bit of salted/cured/smoked meat and definitely some charred wood. A bit of booze as the beer warms.

M: The creamy texture is there as it should be in an Oatmeal Stout. Medium body with high drinkability. Can be cloying as it warms but that seems to be typical for Oatmeal Stouts.

O: A very good beer. They hit on most of the great qualities that this style can have.

Gatch, Dec 31, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

imduffman, Dec 29, 2012
Photo of metter98
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is absolutely jet black in color; no traces of red are visible near the edges of the glass when it is held up to a bright light. It poured with a thin dark tan colored head that quickly died down and left a thin film of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: There are aromas of roasted malts in the nose along with some notes of dark chocolate and hints of licorice.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell—accentuating flavors of burnt and roasted malts—and has a slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a low amount of carbonation. There are slight amounts of warming from the alcohol.
O: This is a nice stout if you like lots of flavors of roasted malts, although I didn't notice any smoothness from the oats in the mouthfeel. No traces of alcohol are perceptible in the taste.

metter98, Dec 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

mbs11, Dec 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

ssimpson89, Dec 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

nquigley16, Dec 28, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

ejimhof, Dec 25, 2012
Dark Horse One Oatmeal Stout Ale from Dark Horse Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 890 ratings.