Dark Horse Tres Blueberry Stout - Dark Horse Brewing Company
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Reviews by DrDoitchbig:
4.2/5 rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: Poured a deep, opaque black with just the slightest chocolate brown edges when held to the light. The head is a surprisingly dark brown and started out at about a half a finger and sunk down to practically nothing in seconds. No lacing to speak of.
Smell: Dark chocolate, roasted malts and perhaps some caramel. The blueberries play terrifically with the dark chocolate. It's a sweet smell but not cloyingly so.
Taste: The dark chocolate is at the forefront with the blueberries following close behind. Again like the smell the intermingling of these two flavors just works perfectly. The blueberry flavor is fairly strong but not overpowering and it doesn't bring an absurd level of sweetness with it. The roasted malts also help to keep things from getting too sweet.
Mouthfeel: Nice medium to full body with a bit of creaminess to it. Carbonation is present enough to make the flavors pop, but could be a tad on the low side.
Drinkability: Dark Horse has done a great job striking a balance between the flavors of a traditional stout and the addition of blueberries. I could certainly drink a few more of these.
I'd say this beer goes beyond being just a good stout with fruit added but one of the best standard stouts I've had full stop. This is the first beer from Dark Horse I've sampled and color me impressed. I will definitely be picking up more of their beers.
Serving type: bottle
02-24-2010 07:08:21 | More by DrDoitchbig
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4.25/5 rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured into a New Belgium goblet. No freshness date.
A- Pours a fully opaque black color with a 1/2 inch light brown head that retains well before descending to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a small patch of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a solid ring behind.
S- Roasty, chocolaty aroma with a solid blueberry presence. Also some caramel.
T- The dark roast is the main player in the flavor with the blueberry complementing nicely and bringing a good sweetness to the table. Alcohol is very well hidden creating a smooth drink that has me coming back for more and more sips.
M- Semi-creamy and viscous with medium-low carbonation and a full body.
O- Though I like Shipyard's Smashed Blueberry just a tad better, this is a very well done blueberry stout with balanced flavors, a soft mouthfeel and enticing aroma.
Serving type: bottle
03-03-2014 02:49:15 | More by Immortale25
4.53/5 rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a bottle into a 12 oz snifter. This is the second time I've had this, I wasn't a fan of the first but something about the subtle REAL blueberry flavor has me at epiphany.
A: Dark black with two fingers of frothy dark brown head that dissipates quickly.
S: Blueberry, not juice but real fruit. Roasted malt - chocolate/coffee.
T: Blueberry on the front end, fading into a melody of rich toasted malt. The blueberry flavor is much more subtle than the smell. Its a little different than the native fruit, as if slightly dessicated - imagine a blueberry raisin, as if they were left in the sun after being picked.
M: Moderate, smooth, creamy. I think the addition of the fruit may have watered down the recipe minimally.
O: Always try a beer twice. I was unhappy with the amount of blueberry on my first try - I guess I was expecting a fruit beer. This is a stout with a blueberry aroma and maybe some flavor in that first sip of head. I will be picking up another 4 pk if I see one still on the shelves.
Serving type: bottle
03-01-2014 01:42:41 | More by Copernicandream
4.15/5 rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On draft at Global Brew. Huge aroma of blueberry muffins, jet black with minimal head. Surprisingly not as much blueberry when tasted. Flavors of chocolate, roasted malt with subtle blueberry. Not thick or syrupy, rather smooth mouthfeel with a nice finish.
Serving type: on-tap
02-28-2014 17:15:29 | More by ToddHolder
Dark Horse Tres Blueberry Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
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