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Dark Horse Tres Blueberry Stout - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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Dark Horse Tres Blueberry StoutDark Horse Tres Blueberry Stout

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,487 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 1,487
Reviews: 612
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.83%
Wants: 121
Gots: 133 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Dark Horse Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Mitchster on 09-24-2002

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Ratings: 1,487 | Reviews: 612
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4.18/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brandonparrent
4.3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of epyon396
3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GrizXTKEX519
4.33/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gemini6
3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of alexk100
4.54/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AirBob
4.02/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of alcohline_trip
3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of loganburgh
3.97/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of 2Bstout
3.8/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bone53
3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Black pour with a two finger brown head

Smell: Chocolate, roasted malt, slight coffee, hints of blueberry, lactose although im not sure if theres any in here. I get a wonderful whiff of the blueberry as i swirl the glass

Taste : I mostly get milk chocolate, roasted malts, ever so slight coffee, and that lactose i picked up on the nose, but there is definitely subtle artificial blueberry notes throughout that almost ruins it for me (but not quite). Weird aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Light medium body, but almost too light for the style. Goes down smooth with slight bitterness

Overeall: This is definitely a different take on a stout. Its decently good. I enjoy that its not a blueberry bomb and that the stout flavors can meld with it. There is some sort of subtle off flavor i get however, perhaps from the artificial flavoring. I also get a sense of lactose on the finish that is odd to me becuase i dont think its a milk stout. For me the aftertaste is the biggest negative to this beer. All in all worth checking out as a fun beer, but its a one and done for me.

Photo of earljones199
4.34/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheWiredDJ
4.49/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of baklo
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MattyG85
4.29/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a chalice.

Appearance: Pours jet black with a moderate amount of bubbles. Solid finger of tan head that slowly settles into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a lot of creamy lacing.

Smell: A roasty, fruity, and sweet dark malt driven aroma with big hints of blueberries and chocolate. Dark roasted barley malt with good hints of dark chocolate, coffee, toast, smoke, biscuit, caramel, and yeast. Sweet hints of molasses, vanilla, and cream. Huge scent of blueberries throughout. Dark fruit hints of cherry, raisin, and prune. A very solid smell.

Taste: Like it smells, a sweet, roasty, and fruity dark malt forward taste with big notes of blueberries and chocolate. Dark roasted barley malt with some good notes of dark chocolate, coffee, smoke, burnt toast, caramel, biscuit, and yeast. Good taste of sweet blueberries along with some sweet notes of molasses, cream, and vanilla. Dark fruit undertones of cherry, raisin, and prune. A very solid taste.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy, slick, and pretty juicy. Alcohol heat is hidden well.

Overall: A very good twist on a Stout. The blueberries add a nice fruity kick without making things overly sweet. Solid chocolate malt notes.

Photo of BigCheese
4.31/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap at the Salty Pig.

Pours a motor oil black with a cardboard colored head.

Smell is a mix of blueberry and roasted chocolaty malts.

Taste is a great balance of roasted bitter sweet coco, espresso, with hints of blueberry. It manages to mantain some of the tartness/bittenress of the blueberries that nicely contrasts the malty sweetness. Flavors are really nicely balanced, when I ordered this I was afraid it would have too much blueberry. The flavor is definitely there, but it doesnt overwhelm. ABV is well masked.

I endorse this beer!

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3.89/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fettpopps
3.3/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of mklisz
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of parris
3.64/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KillerJigger
3.86/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Smell was great! A bit thin for my liking.

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4.18/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.89/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Dark Horse Tres Blueberry Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,487 ratings.