Dark Horse Tres Blueberry Stout - Dark Horse Brewing Company
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Reviews by rembrant:
4.7/5 rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Look a Stout look,a moment of tan head covers the surface and having set the stage,departs.
The glass gets film and syrup and some lace showing the signs of ample substance.
Aroma Fresh blueberry muffins,heavy on the blueberries with a cup of coffee on the side. You have to wonder about a stout Ice Cream float...
Taste Oh boy! I'd missed Tres in last year's 5 stout array and while fruit in beer is usually not my thing,here it is sublime.There is a solid punch of concentrated beer with illusions of dark roasted coffee and a flavorful chocolate malted and deep earthy roasted darkness....but the soft sweetness and unique tang of blueberries skips through it like happy children skipping through a great dark forest without fear. The Malt blend and the blueberry flavors manage to never mask each other or lose their individuality. That's something Dark Horse excels at. Everything dances together but never gets muddy or blurred.
Dark Horse,with their Black Bier,found a great malt bill and have tweaked it for most of their dark brews,lighter for Boffo Brown,more intense for Plead the 5th. They did Oat Stout,Cream Stout,Wee Heavy and that core Malt bill not only adapted but did special stuff interacting with the hops and yeasts and whatever to stir up a variety of details. With Fore,as with Tres, the smoke plays nice with the Stout,in just the right mix. With BA Plead...the Bourbon and Stout do a tongue tango that will make a grown man weep. In it seems any case,that magic malt blend does tricks and transitions like a jazz band...but can also jam with Blueberries.
And in the end you are left with a lingering tang from those berries and a tease of some nice rich roast coffee.
Mouth A sense of both viscosity and wetness. Again there's some trickery afoot.
Drinkability If I had a case...
Serving type: bottle
02-05-2011 03:10:04 | More by rembrant
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4.25/5 rDev +6.5%
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
Dark Horse Tres Blueberry Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,124 ratings.