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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

965 Ratings
THE BROS
67
poor

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Ratings: 965
Reviews: 414
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 11.47%
Wants: 46
Gots: 85 | FT: 0
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Dark Horse Brewing Company visit their website
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 MuenchenerKindl
4.33/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wow, Is this brew BLACK. ok carbonation, mocha head, smallish, some lace.

The smell is good, oats lactose and roasted nuts.

The taste is very good, lots of roasted and toasty goodness, sweetened coffee and some mocha and chocolate notes. Nice hops in the finish.

The mouthfeel is right on, good body and nice carbonation.

The drinkability is good, this is the OMS I would with to turn to every time.

Prosit, und Zum Wohl, MK

Photo of Drifter1
4.32/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of botham
4.32/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into an english imperial pint glass. pours a very thick opaque black with a small medium brown head that dissipates slowly. very rich in its appearance.

smells very malty, with a base of roasted malts and chocolate with some slight bitter notes from the hops. interesting mix of aromas, overall very sweet in the nose. there is also an undertone of a maple syrup aroma, adding to the richness.

upon first sip, the brew is very sweet and roasted, with a slight bite from the alcohol, which opens up to a deep roasted coffee and chocolate flavor, finishing with a touch of hops and some residual roastedness. great balance here, very rich flavors coming together to produce a wonderful brew!

aftertaste is more of the same, slight hop bitterness and some residual roasted malts.

mouthfeel is full-bodied, with a very smooth and thick texture, like watered down syrup. silky to be exact. very heavy and rich feeling in the mouth.

drinkability is not as good due to the very rich and thick character of the brew. the complexity and balance of the aroma and taste is only heightened by a full body and a rich texture. very well crafted brew.

Photo of tdm168
4.31/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - very thick and deep black; thick, quarter inch of dark brown head that fades after a few seconds

S - chocolate, dark fruit, black licorice, coffee, roasted malts; this is a rather intense and promising aroma

T - chocolate, dark fruit, black licorice, piney bitterness, bitter roasted malt and coffee finish

M - medium bodied, well carbonated

This is a nice offering. The flavor has incredible depth. The chocolate and dark fruit notes are impeccable. But the nuances such as the black licorice add tremendous character. The lightening touch of the oatmeal thins the body just enough to make this incredibly drinkable. This is definitely a stout that is worth trying.

Photo of InkedinRi
4.31/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

This is a well made oatmeal stout. I gave it decent numbers.. Jet black.. Nice aroma, nice taste! I think this stout should get better scores. But everyone's taste is different.

Photo of cbutova
4.3/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pitch black with the darkest head I have seen to date, the head itself isn't far from black, like a dark mocha color. Retention is good and a massive coat of lace is left behind.

S- Wow, it smells identical to coffee ice cream, like really. Sweet creamy feel with dark roast malt, cocoa and coffee notes. It makes me wanna go get some desert, very nice.

T- A very roasty flavor with cocoa, coffee and slight raisin notes. There is a bit of earthy hop flavor in the background.

MF- Creamy light-end body with a silky moderate carbonation. It is somewhat bitter in the finish. The oatmeal makes itself known here.

DB- Very nice use of roast malt and oatmeal. A drinkable stout that goes down smooth. I can't even believe it is 8%, it drink's like 5-6.

Photo of sulldaddy
4.3/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pouring the beer at cellar temp into a snifter. The beer pours a deep brown hue with creamy tan head of .5 cm foaming up and fading slowly to a sturdy edge layer with one wispy island spinning in the center of my glass.
Aroma is rich and malty with roasted malt notes, some molasses, and some cocoa powder.
First sip reveals a smooth body and silky texture with very mild rolling carbonation. Quite nice mouthfeel on this brew, very soft brew.
Flavor is as expected with rich malt, cocoa powder, some roasted notes and a bit of coffee bean. I acutally get a little boozy bite on the finish, but not really any warming. No hops show up that I can detect or note of any significance.
The beer is amazingly drinkable for 8%, I would have guessed 6.5% at most.
Quite a nice relaxing brew, I recommend trying this one if you see it. Another winner from this brewery!

Photo of GbVDave
4.28/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a 20oz imperial pint.

A: Opaque and pitch black. Tight, cocoa colored head that recedes to a faint skim the color and consistancy of espresso crema.

S: Aromas of burnt sweet molassas, raisins, dark chocolate, and smoked malt. Actually this is very smokey.

T: Excellent flavors that run the gamut from sweet to smokey. Brown sugar, molassas, vanilla, overripe dark fruit, bittersweet chocolate, roasted malt, smoked malt, and a subtle hint of bourbon. Sneaky hops that wait around 'till the finish to jump out and smack my tongue around.

M: Very thick and oily. Slick and creamy at first then it turns dry and bitter at the finish. Great balance!

D: Way more roasted, smokey, and bitter than I expected this Oatmeal Stout to be. Regardless, this is very enjoyable. Dark Horse needs to come to IL!

Photo of GreenPea
4.28/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

On the pour it was straight used motor oil. It has my attention already.

The smell was very malty with chocolate standing out the most. I picked up coffee and oatmeal as well but chocolate just seemed to be at the front.

I enjoyed the taste and thought that it was a pleasant blend of malts, chocolate, coffee and carbonation.

The mouth feel was perfect and represented an oatmeal stout very well.

Overall I like it well enough to buy it again. It was much better than I thought it would be based on some of the reviews I've read.

Side note: My bottle has the same configuration as the bottle pictured here but does have some additional graphics added to the label. There is a "star" behind the dark horse insignia. Updated version?

Photo of mgbickel
4.27/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Duck Rabbit snifter from a 12oz bottle. The pour yielded a tiny, thin layer of dark khaki foam that vanished almost instantly. The body is dark brown with a black center and lighter edges.

The nose has light coffee notes, chocolate and molasses, all sitting on a backbone of dark roasted malts.

The taste is even better than the nose suggests. The roasted malts hit first and furious. They meet a sweet cocoa flavor in the middle and the entire thing combines with a creamy, milk-sugary finish.

The mouth feel is on the thicker side of medium, creamy and a little slick; very light carbonation.

Overall, this is a very drinkable beer. Maybe my favorite in the series. Recommended for sure!

Photo of richkrull
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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!

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Dark Horse One Oatmeal Stout Ale from Dark Horse Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 965 ratings.