Dark Horse Tres Blueberry Stout - Dark Horse Brewing Company
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Reviews by Josievan:
4.05/5 rDev +1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Had this on tap at Ribco in Rock Island, IL.
Appearance: Tres Blueberry Stout is a very opaque, dark brown color. This is one of the darkest heads I've seen on a stout. The color of the foam is almost a charcoal gray mixed with brown.
Smell: Big roasted chocolate malts dominate. The blueberry is there, but in the background. This works well for the overall aroma.
Taste: The beer has all your great stout tastes of roasted malt, hints of dark chocolate, mild bitterness, etc. Where it differs, of course, is the blueberry flavor. However, there's not as much blueberry as I was bracing myself for. I wouldn't call it faint, just subtle. Where the blueberry really comes through is on the finish. Blueberry and bitterness mingle in a long-lasting but pleasing aftertaste.
With a beer with blueberry in the name, it would be fair to assume Tres Blueberry to be quite sweet. However, this is not the case. Your average milk/sweet stout is decidedly sweeter than this. Any sweetness that is here does come from the blueberry, but the malt has a toasty quality much more so than sweet.
Mouthfeel: The beer is medium-bodied and not overly carbonated, which fits the flavor profile well.
Drinkability: As far as stouts go, especially specifically flavored ones, it doesn't take me long to finish my pint. Although it isn't overly sweet, there is still that underlying fruit flavor, so I'm not sure I'd want more than a couple at one time.
Notes: I like stouts and I like fruit beers (know I'm in the minority for the latter), so I'm very pleased to announce that Dark Horse has adeptly combined both styles to produce something delicious and unique! However, Tres Blueberry is definitely a stout first and foremost, as any flavored stout should be. It's a stout's stout, which just so happens to taste like blueberrys. Tres Bien!
Serving type: on-tap
02-25-2010 23:29:40 | More by Josievan
More User Reviews:
4.09/5 rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A really nice, light tasting, stout. Mild amounts of blueberry flavors. Mild alcohol presence. Medium amount of sweetness. But so well balanced that it just drinks so well. To me, not as full bodied as it claims, but that's ok. It's nice to have a light, fruity stout that goes down smoothly. My second beer (regular Pt5 was the first) from this brewery. And I'm not disappointed so far. Very nice.
Serving type: bottle
04-08-2014 15:50:31 | More by Beer-A-Lot
District of Columbia
3.8/5 rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Bottle poured into a stone snifter.
Looks thin, but has rather low ABV for a stout so that is understandable. Has a good smell - nice roasty notes, with some light chocolate and lots blueberry. Taste has less blueberry than the nose but it still very present and makes for a solid brew. Fairly well balanced but needs a little more body IMO.
Serving type: bottle
04-08-2014 01:33:48 | More by hops202
4.63/5 rDev +16%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Bottle purchased from Nathaniel Square Corner Store.
Pours dark black, opaque, with a 2 inch light mocha colored head, and good lacing down the glass.
Smells include chocolate, roasted malt, and blueberries.
This stout has a wonderful dry roasted malt flavor, with lots of bitter dark chocolate. The blueberries are subtle and not overpowering, providing a little bit of sweetness and very mild tartness. Even without the blueberries, this would be an outstanding stout- the roasted character is perfect. The blueberry flavor and aroma get stronger and sweeter as the beer warms, without ever getting cloying.
Medium to full body, very drinkable, scary drinkable, actually. No alcohol presence.
An amazing stout, Dark Horse continues to impress me.
Serving type: bottle
04-08-2014 00:31:35 | More by GreesyFizeek
Dark Horse Tres Blueberry Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
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