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Dark Horse Tres Blueberry Stout - Dark Horse Brewing Company

Dark Horse Tres Blueberry StoutDark Horse Tres Blueberry Stout

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,176 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 1176
Reviews: 581
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 10.78%


Brewed by:
Dark Horse Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mitchster on 09-24-2002)
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Josievan

Iowa

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
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Dark Horse Tres Blueberry Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
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