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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

815 Ratings
THE BROS
68
poor

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Ratings: 815
Reviews: 395
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.7%
Wants: 41
Gots: 54 | 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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Kerrie

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

10-18-2012 00:07:53 | More by Kerrie
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oline73

Maryland

3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a Chimay goblet.

Appearance: The beer pours an opaque dark brown with some red at the edges where the light hits. There is just a small layer of tan head that goes away completely.

Smell: Sweet malt up front with some dark fruit. I'm getting some smoke from the malt. The dark fruit and smoke combine and remind me of bbq sauce.

Taste: Lots of roast here. Just enough sweetness to keep things fairly balanced. The roasty bitterness could have run away here. There are some dark chocolate and dark fruit notes, but the roast and smoke are more prevalent. The finish is slightly bitter.

Mouthfeel: The body is medium and fairly smooth. The carbonation is more aggressive than I would have guessed from the lack of head. The finish is quite dry.

Overall: Just a touch more malt sweetness would have improved this one just a bit, but overall I enjoyed it. Not sure I need to have another in the future, but I wouldn't say no if offered.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2012 01:41:52 | More by oline73
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gopens44

Virginia

4/5  rDev +6.4%

09-23-2012 20:17:46 | More by gopens44
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JamesShoemaker

Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.4%

09-22-2012 19:05:35 | More by JamesShoemaker
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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

09-18-2012 22:43:06 | More by t0rin0
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MichPaul

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

09-12-2012 03:55:58 | More by MichPaul
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks Yeahnatenelson for this series, One through BB Plead the 5th!

Appearance. Pours black with a thin brown head that doesn't last long.

Smell. Dark roasty malts, dark chocolate, dark roast coffee and a little molasses.

Taste. Bitter chocolate, roasty malts, molasses, a little coffee.

Mouthfeel. Medium-full body, below medium carbonation.

Overall. Nice big oatmeal stout. I enjoyed it.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2012 03:57:21 | More by Rutager
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taigor

New York

4/5  rDev +6.4%

09-09-2012 00:59:48 | More by taigor
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ShaKeyJ


4/5  rDev +6.4%

09-05-2012 16:35:23 | More by ShaKeyJ
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Looks alright. Could use a bit more head. Nose is okay as well. Lots of molasses. Flavor is thick. Mostly in body though. The flavor character is constant and robust with a thick kinda thing going on, but there is nothing that really strikes me as unique or interesting. Or nothing that strikes me as an oatmeal stout, to be honest. Oh well. It's still a nice beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2012 04:22:28 | More by RblWthACoz
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RuckusDu

Colorado

3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Been sitting in my fridge for a few months now, figured I need to get it drunk. About 45 degrees into pint glass.

A - A finger of very dark head. Weird brown/cola color. Body is pitch black.

S - Pretty standard oatmeal stout aroma. Slight milkiness, chocolate, and some almond. Maybe molasses in there as well.

T - Quite delicious. Well balanced between some bitterness and sweet chocolate. Slight coffee.

M - Body is a little lacking, making you want more, but carbonation is good.

O - A pretty standard stout, but the taste really stands out as everything comes together.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2012 22:45:34 | More by RuckusDu
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danthehopslamman

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

08-15-2012 03:46:25 | More by danthehopslamman
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hosehead83

Ohio

3.63/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz. bottle inyo an English "pot" pint glass.
Jet-black pour leading to a short, dark, tan head of foam.
Aroma-Dark fruit, faint coffee
Taste-Smoky,charred meat, dark roasted coffee, burnt hops. A definite sipper with big bold flavors, not smooth like a traditional oatmeal stout. Strong tastebuds needed.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2012 16:54:25 | More by hosehead83
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davewlfpckfan29

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +6.4%

07-28-2012 03:22:05 | More by davewlfpckfan29
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Dope

Massachusetts

3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours black with a nice big and dense dark brown head. Fades slowly leaving a nice fluffy wall of lacing behind.

S: Lots of smoke, char and oatmeal.

T: Again, loaded with smoke, char and some oatmeal. Super smokey to the point of being ridiculously overpowering. Oatmeal doesn't have a prayer of smoothing this one out, but it tries anyway. There is some super, super bitter chocolate in there too.

M: Medium bodied, smooth with some chalkiness.

O: A super burnt oatmeal stout. Loads of char and smoke everywhere makes it quite bitter despite oatmeal's usual smoothing effect. Better once it warms, flavors meld a bit better.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2012 04:35:47 | More by Dope
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rypkr

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

07-18-2012 01:08:42 | More by rypkr
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TLA

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20.2%

07-12-2012 11:29:42 | More by TLA
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Stinger80OH

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

07-07-2012 16:21:11 | More by Stinger80OH
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bigfnjoe

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

06-13-2012 14:39:10 | More by bigfnjoe
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angrybabboon

Rhode Island

3.43/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for this beer. It's been sitting in the back of my fridge for like 5 months (oops).

Consumed 5/27/12

Appearance: Dark, dark brown, nearly black - small, quickly-fading light brown head - a few spots of lacing, but not much

Smell: Burnt, so very burnt - the aroma is akin to burnt microwave popcorn - some burnt oats as well - dark malts, dark chocolate - very roasty, with some burnt coffee - a touch of something that smells like cardboard

Taste: Burnt and roasty, actually a little better than the aroma - burnt malts, burnt oats - some heavily roasted notes - dark, dark chocolate - some light sweetness, but mostly just dry and burnt - the dark chocolate really dominates

Mouthfeel: Medium body, oddly light for the style, pretty smooth, adequately carbonated

Overall: A bit strange, but not bad

This has more dark chocolate flavor that any beer I've had in recent memory. This is interesting, but I must note that this beer is lacking some of the attributes I look for in an oatmeal stout. Like, where's my chewy mouthfeel? Regardless, it's worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2012 05:05:15 | More by angrybabboon
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alpinebryant

Connecticut

4.03/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark black with a deep tan head , quickly just lacing around the edges.

S: Acrid oatmeal and coffee flavors, a thick dark roast espresso with all of the malt presence you would expect in an oatmeal stout.

T: This starts off rich and plentiful with the dark roast coffee flavors and deep roasted malts. It really does taste like breakfast of oatmeal and a dark sumatran roast coffee or espresso from a quality coffee shop. The end is slightly acrid and that could be because I have had this for some time in my fridge aging, or it just is a little bitter from the hop additions. In any case it is a very good oatmeal stout. Finally reviewing One after having Two and Three a year ago.

M: Thick to medium mouthfeel with a very light carbonation.

O: Recommended to round out the Dark Horse stout trio. I like them all but I enjoyed three the best with the blueberry addition. This has a dry roasty finish as an oatmeal stout should have, just not my favorite stout style.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2012 01:38:09 | More by alpinebryant
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Vonerichs

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Black body with a thin sandy head.

The smell is a burnt molasses and a musty scent that's a little off-putting.

Taste is sweet and chocolatey with a little bit of that char. That musty scent isn't as prevalent in the taste, but reminds me of leaves. Slight alcohol presence.

Mouthfeel is very smooth, as it should be in an oatmeal stout.

Eh, this was just ok and I find the other stouts from DH much more appealing.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2012 02:22:09 | More by Vonerichs
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

05-15-2012 00:51:19 | More by hoppymcgee
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klipper

Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.4%

05-13-2012 23:55:55 | More by klipper
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danp14

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

05-11-2012 19:31:27 | More by danp14
Dark Horse One Oatmeal Stout Ale from Dark Horse Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 815 ratings.