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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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Ratings: 979
Reviews: 415
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 11.47%
Wants: 46
Gots: 87 | FT: 0
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Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: Mitchster on 08-15-2002

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Photo of DoctorDog
2.73/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Presentation: 12 oz. bottle into a nonic.

A- Very dark brown, nearly black/opaque. Hard pour generates a thin, dark brown head, which fades very gradually to a thin, sporadic coating.

S- Roasty with hints of coffee and molasses. Hints of cardboard portend dissatisfaction...

T- First thought here- oxidation. Meh. Followed by bitter coffee flavors.

M- OK. Moderate carbonation. A bit too thin and watery.

D- Pretty much a dud here. The oxidation fairly quickly destroys the drinkability....

Future outlook: Old bottle? Perhaps...though, even if, I'd hope an 8% stout would hold up a bit more pleasantly.

Photo of herman77
3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Guinness type pint glass.

About a quarter inch of orangish/bronze head that dissipates pretty quick.

The smell is of roasted, coffeeish, chocolatey malt. A little smokey too? Pretty typical for an Oatmeal Stout, pitch black.

Taste is pretty much the same. Very carbonated on the tongue for a Oatmeal Stout. It does not have that smooth, creamy mouthfeel that I love in these kinds of stouts. The carbonation is almost stingy to my tongue.

I've had this a few times before. Its good, but there is something missing... maybe its the heavy carbonation. 8% is pretty high ABV for this type of stout. It doesn't seem that high though. I would probably get this again as it is my second 4 pack of this stuff I have bought this winter.

Photo of movingtrain
3.2/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle poured into a 12 ounce snifter.

Pours a dark black with a minimal tan head on top. Very opaque and doesn't look to have much carbonation at all.

The aroma is pretty sweet...molasses in there, chocolate, brown sugar, berry, and some light hop aromatics.

The flavor is good, but leaves something to be desired. It's pretty bitter up front, with a good bitter attack...which isn't necessarily something I want in a stout. That is followed by a relative sweetness with hints of coffee, chocolate, brown sugar, and oats.

The mouthfeel is the beer's downfall. It is very poppy...rather, it seems almost too effervescent, which leaves a sort of stinging sensation on the tongue. There is some decent flavor, but the body is weak and not well-rounded.

Overall, this is a decent stout, but nothing outstanding. Worth giving it a taste, for sure.

Photo of adamette
4.15/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Live review. Poured from one of the four 12 ounce bottles that I bought at Reider's in Painesville a few months ago. I do not recall the price of the four pack at this time. No observed "best by" date but two singular "A" letters printed on opposite sides of the label. Not sure what that might mean. Poured, of course, into my Dark Horse Brewing Company pint glass that I bought at the brewery this past fall.

A This is a great looking beer. Actually dark brown creamy head that stuck around for about two minutes and it now is only a ring around the top of the beer whose body is completely black. No light gets through. I love the dark brown head, even though it was short lived. No lacing observed by me knocks it down ½ a point for me. 4.0

S Really good smelling beer of oatmeal grains, dark roast malt and mabye some coffee notes too. I might even pick up some nice chocolate. I did not expect this much goodness in the smell. 4.0

T Dark roast malt, oatmeal goodness, some of the coffee notes but not as much of the chocolate. 4.5

M Actually a bit more thin than I expected by the look and smell and a bit more thin than I like in the style. Make no mistake, this remains a "big" beer which is appropriate to the style. I just hoped for/thought that it would be thicker, creamier. 3.5

D Good for the style which is not a particularly drinkable style IMO. 4.0

Notes: This is a really satisfying Oatmeal Stout crafted by the masters at Dark Horse, one of my favorite breweries. It has the presence of beers that get a LOT more attention here on BA.

Photo of MPLS
3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This might have been my first Dark Horse offering that I ever had the pleasure of drinking; nonetheless, I'm revisiting this Oatmeal Stout.

A: A great looking soapy caramel head with a nice black body that has somewhat brown accents. The head is the most impressive thing aesthetically about this beer. It lacks some heavy lacing, but makes up for the the head I was describing.

S: The nose of this beer is very earthy with roasted malts, the earthiness of this beer reminds me of wet soil. In addition to the earthiness One has mild chocolate and a barely perceivable amount of smokeyness.

T: The most surprising thing after smelling the stink out of this beer was that there was a little bit of a hop profile in it that I did not get in the nose. The beer begins with the roasted malts touching the tongue, followed by a transition to to sweetness, followed by an alcohol bite. Not an extremely clean finish to this stout.

M: The oatmeal probably makes this beer. One is medium bodied with a nice slippery touch.

D: Descent Dark Horse offering, but there is something about this beer that lacks serious complexity and the finish is a little rough.

Photo of Onenote81
3.43/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle received from memyselfandi. Great trading with you!

Poured into a pint glass. Pours a very thick, deep black. This is the darkest standard stout I have seen in awhile. Creamy mocha head rests on top. Retains fairly well, but leaves no lace whatsoever. Big roasted scents come out of this right away, but then they dissipate, and it's a struggle to get much in the nose on this. Some mild cocoa tones mixed in, but faint.

Like all oatmeal stouts, the body on this is creamy and smooth. Carbonation level is hidden well as this is just a velvety beer. Alcohol presence gives a good bit of body on top. Good mellow flavors come out with oats, chocolate, and dark bitter coffee aftertaste. This is a good stout right here. It's a little on the heavy side, so I wouldn't have many at a time, but it's a good treat when I do.

Photo of Pecorasc
3.29/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Bottle label offers no information other than the name of the beer. 12 oz bottle poured into tulip glass.

A- Poured this vigorously into the center of the tulip, but couldn't get a good head going. Any mocha colored foam quickly dissipated, leaving only a very thin off-white collar. Black as night, with the slightest lightening of color at the edges. A swirl shows this to be a pretty viscous one.

S- The aroma is chewy and powerful: figs, raisins, burned coffee beans, toasted oatmeal and alcohol. Not overly strong, and its a good thing because this combination of aromas could be deadly. Smells more like an imperial stout than an oatmeal stout.

T- Oatmeal, chocolate milk, and malt balls come to mind immediately, followed quickly by figs, raisins and other dark fruits. Finishes with a heavy roasted character and a burn of alcohol. While the aftertaste is a really pleasant roastiness, the fruit character is confusing and doesn't go well with the thickness from the oatmeal.

M- Velvety smooth with medium carbonation. This coats the inside of your mouth with that signature oatmeal glossiness. The carbonation feels like very tiny bubbles.

D- I can feel all 8% even after half of a glass. Not a sipper, but a bit too cloying and fruity to want more than one.

Photo of spointon
3.9/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I poured this from a 12oz brown bottle into a tulip pint glass.

A= This stout poured black as pitch with a cola brown aura around the edges. The deep dark brown head rose just 1/2" and then disappeared in a hurry. No lace to speak of.

S= Smelled of roasted malts, sweetness, treacle, and some hops way in the back.

T= Lots of rich and sweet malt reminiscent of toffee/treacle balanced against the sharp bite of roasted grains and a surprising hop bitterness. All flavors were in balance and worked pretty well together. This brew definitely improved as it warmed though. Probably rather abrasive at fridge temps. Finish was a bit short and showed a hint of oxidation flavor.

MF= Full bodied with a slick oatmeal mouth feel and a modest carbonation level.

D= Very drinkable, but the weak point is definitely the finish and aftertaste. Still, it was tasty enough for me to have two in a sitting without complaint.

Photo of ScreamForMe
3.38/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks Andrea for this extra!

Poured black with minimal head. A bit of lacing.

A bit sweet but very muted. I was expecting something bolder than this.

Mouth is medium and about right for the style. Very drinkable. I'd put this one somewhere in the middle.

Next review!

Photo of BARFLYB
3.35/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into a founder's pint glass, been looking for this for teo months and found a bottle at Capone's.

One is a kind of gooey looking black beer once it's condensed in the glass. Not completely black pouring out of the bottle, one is also not 100% black with some dirt brown around the edges. Nothing in terms of a cap just some soda pop like fizz and not a stitch of lace. Kind of dead looking beer.

The smell is somewhat muted and only kind of shows itself with warming. Getting a trace amount of black coffee along with some chocolate and mild fudge. One has a small oatmeal scent with some caramel and not much hops. Trace amounts of tootsie rolls and some roast.

One starts of with some dark chocolate and the little bit of coffee. This is backed by big roasted malts and some grains as well. In the middle some breakfast oatmeal although light and some cream/light vanilla. On the end some grain and a little taste of metal. Im guessing the hops are very muted in this bottle as bitterness is non existant, and that's the way I like my oatmeal stouts, but this needs more oatmeal.

One is kind of smooth and somewhat milky. The body is medium and could use a boost as a bit of a watery feel is on the end. Carbonation is very low and kind of makes this stout a bit dead in the water. The chocolate is what stays with me the most. I'm glad I bought one bottle as I did not want another one afterwards. The alcohol is a bit high but it's not that, it's just that I need more oats. This is good for a whirl though.

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.12/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours pitch black completely opaque body does not let any visible light pass through, nice deep mocha tan head leaves speckled lacing behind all of their beers so far have had a peculiar sort of fizzy carbonation when you first pour the beer. However, when you go to sip it the excess carbonation doesn't come through on the palate. Aromatics offer up deep fruit notes amongst the dark roasts with a creamy cereal grain breakfast brew approach from the oatmeal additions. Some coffee and dark chocolate from the darker roasts with a layer of caramel/toffee flowing, minimal hops going on here. The fruit tone has some deep plum mild tartness and a noticeable alcohol nose not much going on in the way of hops maybe some faint herbal additions. Flavors meld nicely the soft oatmeal with the dark bitter roasts and fruit tone background. A bit of coffee and the dark chocolate but the toffee burnt caramelized sugar note really shines through, ample herbal hop bitterness and alcohol burn from the 8% abv. Mouthfeel a bit of ticklin' from the carbonation but overall a fuller bodied offering with the oatmeal additions keeping it soft and velvety on the palate bitter dark roasts and a touch of alcohol burn stay on the palate with each sip. Drinkability overall is solid a beer that inspires me to want to search out Too, Tres, and Fore from the same series of stouts. It's true I love dark beer from the state of Michigan this one is no different go try some.

Photo of OldSchoolGamer
3.95/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Michigan is home to some of the best Stouts. Just between Founders and Bells alone, there are about half a dozen truely stellar ones. Dark Horse, also from Michigan, has a series of five Stouts, which I am enthusiastic to try each and every one of them. This is their first in the series: One Oatmeal Stout.

A: Pours a pitch black color. Very dark and thick. Head was a dark brown, but it dissipated quickly, like most Oatmeal Stouts I have had in the past.

S/T: The aroma is a little faint, but still nice. A little sweet with the oatmeal, coffee, and some dark fruit coming though. Taste is very nice and coats the mouth well. The oatmeal comes through strongly, which is great. Along with that, there is your typical coffee and chocolate stout taste. A little roasty and sweet in the finish. Not as robust or complex as Imperial Stouts tend to be, but this is no slouch. Very good.

M/D: Mouthfeel might be my biggest gripe about the beer, which isn't even all that bad. It seems a little too flat, and a touch too light bodied. It does leave a slightly creamy feeling in your mouth. Drinks very well. A sipper for sure, but not as savory as a rich and complex Imperial Stout.

A very nice Oatmeal Stout from Dark Horse. Not the best one I have had, but very good and well worth seeking out. This quality beer only makes me even more pumped to try the other four beers in the series. Next up is their Sweet/Milk Stout.

Photo of Mistofminn
3.8/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up with a bunch of other stuff from Heritage tonight for the Beer Geek Christmas. I think this is a bottle from 08 (red sticker).

Pours a dark motor oil like black, with a dark brown head. Not the greatest retention, and doesn't leave a lot of lacing.

The nose is smooth oatmeal, with lightly toasted malts, bitter chocolate, molasses. Pretty intense, and not a hint of alcohol. There is a lot going on here, and you can tell from the get go this is a big oatmeal stout.

The taste is about the same, with oatmeal, bitter chocolate, molasses, maybe even a little coffee. There is a much more defined toasted character here as well. I can imagine that some time has done this some good. I just wish it had a little more umph if you know what I mean.

Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, no lingering bitter aftertaste. Goes down smooth with a slow carbonatoin. Drinkability is great.

Overall, another solid stout from Dark Horse. I've now had 1 and 5 (one and fifth), so I need to see out 2, 3 and 4 (too, tres and fore). I liked Pleading the fifth a little more, but this is still a great beer.

Photo of steve8robin
3.87/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Had this one from an extra...

A: Decent look, fairly dark. Not much head.

S: Smells hoppy. Not too bad. Almost like a low grade Founder Breakfast.

T: Nice boozy start. This one hits you right off the bat. Some nice flavors blending. Again, taste a low grade FBS

M: Not too crazy about the carbonation of this one. Kind of average.

D: This one goes down easy if you like the booziness of a beer.

All in all, this is a decent oatmeal stout if you like it a little heavy with some good boozy flavors.

Photo of Katahdin
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The first thing I noticed was the nice smell of sweet milk chocolate emanting from the fresh pour. Had a definite taste combination of roasted oatmeal and coffee with slight lingering hints of chocolate. Warms you like a good winter warmer but without the abundant presence of alcohol taste. A robust beer that lingers nicely on the palate but is surprisingly smooth going down. Very drinkable beer.

Photo of jampics2
3.98/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Looks amazing in my tulip. Seriously, this could be a BA cover - beautiful! Two finger head sits atop the chocolatey depths. Dive in!

Smells like deep rich chocolate, coffee, roasted chocolate malt, creamyness.

Taste is dark, foreboding, but perfect in the final sum of its parts. Molasses, oatmeal, cream, hops, coffee, an intoxicating blend. It's one of those beers that is very direct, and if you don't like strong roast stouts you may not like it.

Mouth isn't as thick as it could be, but is OK. Could use a little less carb as well.

Drinkability is great. Bought another 4, great beer!

Photo of yourefragile
4.14/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle

Opaque black color with a dark tan/mocha head. Starts off looking very pretty, but quickly recedes to a ring with little lacing. Strong aroma of roast malt, toasted grain, mild chocolate and burnt coffee. All malt in the aroma, no hoppiness. Smooth and silky medium full bodied with minimal carbonation resulting in a lingering aftertaste of burnt malt and sweet chocolate. Flavor is supported by strong roasted malt presence and a balance of burnt coffee and sweet chocolate. Oats provide a light grain texture, but not as strong as expected for the style. Overall sweetness is mild and there is no hop presence. The 8% alcohol makes a fleeting appearance in the finish. Maybe not the best Oatmeal Stout, but in general fits nicely with this series of stouts from Dark Horse, Tres is still my favorite though.

Photo of trbergman
3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of Urbancaver
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Aroma- Slight chocolaty roasted coffee bean smell. Slight hint of vanilla and malt.
Appearance- Very dark and opaque. Almost completely black
Taste- Not nearly as complex as the initial aroma. Roasted flavour comes through with strong coffee and oatmeal. Robust but disappointingly lacking in complexity due to overpowering coffee and roasted flavour.
Mouthfee-: Alcohol is too apparent for the beer, sits a bit too bitter on the tongue for my tastes
Drinkability- Warms you up but is a bit of a let down in flavour. The first handful of sips were interesting and but by the time I reached the end of the bottle the flavour had gotten a bit boring

Photo of GRPunk
4.24/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into an imperial pint glass.

A- 1/2 finger brown head quickly fades to a thin lace. The body is near black with brown accents at the edges. There was moderate stick left on the glass.

S- It smelled of sweet, milk chocolate initially. Then a rich, roasted/smoked characteristic presented itself with some strong coffee notes. Cooked plum and a hint of vanilla were in the background. Very complex.

T- Matches the aroma in complexity and intensity. It was roasty and smokey initially with a strong coffee presence. It softens through the middle, and then all the flavor comes back in the end with a long finish. It's more robust than most.

M- It's a touch grainy in a good way. There was very light carbonation, which was alright for the style in my estimation.

G- Good flavor and an easy drinker. I'd put it up there with my favorites in the category, The Poet being one of them. WHile not as smooth as some others, the flavor profile is just great. I'd definitely drink it again if the opportunity presents itself.

Photo of prototypic
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One is onyx black and absolutely opaque. There's no light getting through at all. A dark, mocha colored head caps it off and reaches a finger and a half in depth. It receded relatively quickly and left a moderate, sticky lacing lining the glass. Damn good looking stuff.

The nose is nothing short of excellent. It's chock full of delicious smelling chocolate and roasted malts. Tough to tell which is stronger. Roasted coffee or espresso is very prevalent, as well. There's a slight burnt smell to it that complements the other scents extremely well. Honestly, there's not much else going on here, but it doesn't need anything. It smells fantastic. Alcohol is almost completely buried. This is one great smelling beer.

The flavor profile isn't quite as good as the nose, but it is very good. One has an incredibly malty base and is all the better for it. Roasted and chocolate malts appear to present in equal parts. It has more of a bittersweet, dark chocolate flavor, rather than sweet milk chocolate. Coffee is very much in the mix and complements the malt flavors extremely well. It's not very deep or complex, but it doesn't need to be. Alcohol is very well blended. It finishes malty and bittersweet. This is a very good Oatmeal Stout. I like it a lot. I believe it could be a little better, but more on that later.

One has a medium body that seems more and more substantial with a few more degrees. It's smooth, but isn't quite creamy. Carbonation seems mid-range, which may hold it back a little. Drinkability is very good. This is one tasty Oatmeal Stout. Yeah, it might be a little big at 8% abv, but it's an absolute joy to drink. I wouldn't mind having a few of these if I wouldn't be worse for the wear tomorrow.

One is another fine beer in the stout series. Let there be no doubt, this is very good beer. I can't help but think of how good this would be with a bitter hop kick. That missing element would drive this beer to the next level. Even though it's not here, it's still very good. I'll enjoy every last drop. If you haven't checked out this series, you should. I still need to find a bottle of Tres to complete the lineup. But, I'm extremely impressed thus far. Thank you, Dark Horse, for finding your way into Ohio. We're incredibly happy to have you!

Photo of Wildman
4.03/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured an almost black color and formed a nice solid foamy dark tan head that coated the glass with lace as it slowly subsided. An aroma of malt, coffee, cocoa and a hint of anise. The flavor was of malt, chocolate, and a hint of coffee. The body is medium light, with a bit of richness to it. The finish is slightly bitter. Not a bad stout.

Photo of bluejacket74
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle. Served in a Sam Adams BL glass, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch brown head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, oatmeal and a bit of coffee and a smoky aroma. However, the aroma is mostly sweet. Taste is similar to the aroma, it tastes like bittersweet chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, charred/burnt malt and some oatmeal. The taste is a lot more bitter than I expected it to be, at least compared to the aroma, anyway. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's rich, creamy and well carbonated. Drinkability is good, it's smooth and easy to drink. Alcohol does hit you after drinking it, but you can't tell it's 8% ABV in the taste at all. Overall I think this is a good brew, I liked it and would buy it again.

Photo of schellsbeer
4.15/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

After some time away from reviewing, I thought that it was time to start up again... Hope it is a good one. Dark Horse Brewing hasn't let me down yet. First in the line of their winter stouts...One Oatmeal Stout Ale. Since I was late on the scene last winter with my stout craze, I missed this one last year. I made a promise that I wouldn't miss it this year. Here goes the review. Time to open the bottle.

Little ppppffffttt upon opening.


As it pours, I notice that the One Stout doesn't appear to be as thick as the Tres or Plead the 5th from last year.

A - Black as fricken night. As I hold it up, the only light that makes it through is right at the top and at the bottom. Otherwise, there is nothing that is making its way through this stout. The bottle has the traditional beautiful black sludge sticking to the bottom. Except for it not pouring as thick as I thought it would, this is a awesome looking stout. Small tan head that sticks to the edge, even as the beer begins to warm. Very nice.

S - Oh man....what a smell. It is like I am putting my nose into a malt oatmeal bath. Sweet. Nothing over the top. Very fresh.

T - Slightly burnt oatmeal flavor with a hint of bitterness. Creamy. The alcohol is noticeable which I didn't think I would pick up. Over the top....not in the least. Nice. Not quite what I was expecting from the smell but very good. The taste hits the front and the sides of the tongue. Not as complex as Plead the 5th or Tres Blueberry Stout but still very good. I also am picking up some burnt caramel and oat flavor. Reminds me of breakfast on the farm. Would make an excellent breakfast stout. Give me some eggs and sausage. A few pancakes. Some coffee. And this beer.

M - Good. I wish it was a little thicker. Maybe it is just something that I have come to expect from Dark Horse but I love the thickness of their other stouts. Clings to the mouth and you can taste it for several minutes after the ale has hit the stomach.

D - Yes. Again, I think that Dark Horse is one of the best breweries for producing excellent stouts. They do an over the top job. At 8%, give me a few on a cold winter night or a cold winter morning to start the day.!?

Thanks Dark Horse. Anxiously awaiting the arrival of Too through Plead the 5th in the up coming months.

Photo of CRichardsMN
4.6/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a nearly black body with hints of mahogany red and a dirty brown head which quickly fell to a ring. Leaves minimal lacing.

Deep roasted malts and slightly sweet. Has hints of coffee, chocolate and alcohol.

Great deep roasted malts, coffee and chocolate with a little smokiness and alcohol. The finish is a little dry and slightly bitter. Very well balanced.

Heavy bodied and smooth with light carbonation.

Great brew with all the right highlights and balance.

One of the best oatmeals I've had the pleasure to try.

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Dark Horse One Oatmeal Stout Ale from Dark Horse Brewing Company
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