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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

860 Ratings
THE BROS
68
poor

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Ratings: 860
Reviews: 399
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 11.73%
Wants: 44
Gots: 58 | 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 Goldfoot
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Goldfoot, Dec 16, 2011
Photo of bmoney
4/5  rDev +6.7%

bmoney, Dec 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

ineedafirkin, Dec 15, 2011
Photo of jmerloni
4.8/5  rDev +28%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a heavy, leady dark black. No head at all. Creepily absent of any head at all.

S - Divine. Dark chocolate, purely. And hell.

T - Wow. This is a robust beer and it's all heavy dark chocolate. This isn't at all milky. It's just pure dark chocolate in a beer. This is a beer for 1800s alcoholic frontiersman.

M - Thick bodied. Heavy. Chewy. Great.

D - Wow. I don't know how this has such low ratings. This seems like it should be an A+ in my book. A heavy, truthful chocolatey stout. It doesn't get much better than this. Founders Breakfast is the only one in this vein that I've tried that does what this beer is attempting any better. This is a great beer. Will be getting this again. Excellence.

jmerloni, Dec 13, 2011
Photo of RonfromJersey
3.8/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

$2.50 single from Abe's.

Black body with no highlights. Three level fingers of highly whipped dark tan foam.

Aroma of deep roasted coffee upfront, followed by some deep chocolate.

Taste follows nose. Strong deep roasted coffee, followed by supporting chocolate notes. Not getting a real sense of oatmeal though.

Smooth mouthfeel, though not super rich nor displaying a typical oatmeal signature.

Overall a nice tasty stout, though the oatmeal qualities are not front and center.

And not holding this against the beer, but one ugly and seemingly meaningless label.

RonfromJersey, Dec 12, 2011
Photo of adamdarcy
4/5  rDev +6.7%

adamdarcy, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of troysoy2
2.88/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a stemless red wine glass. Don't ask.

Not much head to speak of. The body of the beer is completely opaque. Just a few bubbles rising to the top here and there.

Smells mostly of toasted malts and sharp bittersweet chocolate. A little one dimensional maybe, but tasty smelling nonetheless.

It's surprisingly watery and drinkable for a stout at 8%. That was my first impression. There's a slight bitterness, but this is not a hop-forward stout. The smoothness from the oats is mildly apparent in the mouthfeel, with just a little prickly carbonation. The flavor just doesn't quite live up to the smell. A one-dimensional taste might not be such a bad thing if that taste had a little more... something to it.

Overall, it's enjoyable, but I don't think I'll be revisiting this one for a while.

troysoy2, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of Screper
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Screper, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of deltatauhobbit
3.33/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a dark brown/black color, not much of a head and no lacing on the glass.

Smell is primarily roasted malt, picking up a bit of cocoa aroma as well.

Taste is fairly straight forward, roasted malt on the front, a light bittersweet chocolate aftertaste, the oatmeal doesn't add too much creaminess or smoothness as it usually does, strength isn't overly evident but you can definitely tell it's packing.

Nothing truly stands out regarding this oatmeal stout but nothing terrible either.

deltatauhobbit, Dec 10, 2011
Photo of amrozga
4/5  rDev +6.7%

amrozga, Dec 09, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

deapokid, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of trxxpaxxs
3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Big thanks to stevef03 for this bottle. I'm finally getting around to doing the Dark Horse One - 5th tonight.

A: Pours a nice deep brown, almost black. This beer is completely opaque. There is about 1 finger of a dark mocha head that lingers for a bit. There is some decent lacing as it drinks.

S: Smells of sweet malt and chocolate (milk and dark). There might even be some toffee notes in there. It smells fantastic.

T: Starts off smooth and sweet. The malt and oats shine through nicely. That soon gives way to some milk chocolate presence. The finish is a bit bitter though, like the oats in this are just too much. The nose is much better than the taste in my opinion.

M: This is a full bodied beer. It starts off silky and smooth, but still seems a bit thin. Because the finish is on the bitter side, it leaves the palate a bit dry.

O: I think is a good beer. It smells fantastic, but the taste and mouthfeel leave something to be desired. It's not terrible, but I don't think I'll be returning to this beer when I'm in the mood for an oatmeal stout.

trxxpaxxs, Dec 06, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

whartontallboy, Dec 04, 2011
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5/5  rDev +33.3%

IlPostino, Dec 04, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

mcorwin, Dec 03, 2011
Photo of jz989
4/5  rDev +6.7%

jz989, Dec 02, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

RudiNicole, Dec 02, 2011
Photo of DaftCaskBC
4.08/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: 1" light brown head over black liquid.

S: Coffee, chocolate and licorice.

T: Somewhat bitter toasted malt, chocolate and coffee with a pleasant creamy aftertaste.

M: Smooth and creamy with a medium viscosity and a medium to high level of carbonation.

O: I found this to be quite pleasant.

DaftCaskBC, Dec 01, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

kjkinsey, Dec 01, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

rab53, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of ksimons
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-almost black with minimal chestnut highlights. Almost no head, just a small layer of tan lace

S-smell is full of rich roasted malts, coffee, with molasses and brown sugar. Not picking up on much oatmeal in the smell.

T-taste is heavy on the roasted malts and has a bitter black coffee taste as well. The oatmeal gives a mellowness to the beer which is a nice balance to the deep roasted malt.

M-full body, light to medium amount of carbonation, very smooth

Overall I liked this beer a lot. I didn't detect any oatmeal in the smell but found it more in the taste. I would have it again.

ksimons, Nov 30, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

brandoman63, Nov 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

gratefulbeerhead, Nov 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Franz4, Nov 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Rochefort10nh, Nov 28, 2011
Dark Horse One Oatmeal Stout Ale from Dark Horse Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 860 ratings.