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:
3.85/5 rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Pitch black but only a 1/2-finger head that disappeared almost immediately
S: The blueberry notes certainly come front and center. Coffee underneath that, but not a lot else. Not a common combination but it works
T: The coffee comes through more here, the blueberry less but again it's a fairly tasty combo, I just wish there was more complexity
O: Overall my only complaint is not much complexity, though overall this is very tasty. I'd love to bake this into a dessert with blueberries
Serving type: bottle
03-16-2014 19:27:02 | More by ONUMello
Dark Horse Tres Blueberry Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
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