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Dark Horse Tres Blueberry Stout - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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very good

1,336 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,336
Reviews: 591
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.83%
Wants: 122
Gots: 96 | FT: 5
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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4/5  rDev +0.8%

brewskis4drewski, Aug 01, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -43.3%

aYoungBrewer, Jul 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

lochef81, Jul 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Canada_Dan, Jul 29, 2014
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2/5  rDev -49.6%

xICooRsYIx, Jul 26, 2014
Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
3.71/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle into a snifter. Very dark and deep brown body, not the midnight-est of stouts I've had the pleasure of drinking. A finger of mocha head.

Smells like an imperial stout should, only with a hint of fresh blueberry. I'm partial to the freshness of the blueberry smell here because a candy blueberry would have been too much.

Taste matches the smell. A bitter dark chocolate with hints of fresh blueberry. And a whole lot more blueberry in the aftertaste. Very interesting. Not trying to be too crass here, but I just burped, and it was all blueberry.

It's pretty thin, which I'm not too happy about. If it were a thicker stout, it would be much more enjoyable.

Overall, I was intrigued by the idea of a blueberry stout, and I'm glad I tried it. Probably won't go after it again, though. Sorry, Dark Horse; but Plead the 5th is so much better :)

MakeMineADoubleJack, Jul 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

bigbluebeerguy, Jul 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Chuffbomb, Jul 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

JoeMans, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of dcmchew
4.18/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours black, small dark brown head that quickly fades to a thin lace, somewhat sticky.
Chocolate and roasted malts first in the smell, with some blueberries also present, sweet and a tiny bit sour, faint coffee too.
Taste of dark chocolate covered overripe blueberries, with the first dominating the latter. The roasted malts help too, dusty cocoa, and a touch of sourness starts showing up bit by bit. Finishes with roast and some hops that make up a nice mild bitterness, and fortunately a bit of the fruit gets through to the aftertaste.
Smooth body, chewy, not heavy and robust tho, zingy at times.
It's nice that the addition of blueberries is subtle, feels natural and helps the "dark fruit" characteristic of the beer, without messing with the great "stout" notes of this beer.

dcmchew, Jul 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

rspauldi, Jul 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

tviz33, Jul 20, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours jet black, with a billowing, frothy, extremely dark mocha head that slowly dissipates.

Blueberry is evident as soon as the bottle is opened, sweet and tart, simultaneously. There's a sweet, nutty malt character, with hints of roast, cocoa, and coffee.

Flavor reveals a tart blueberry note, which becomes slightly sweeter mid palate, carrying into the roasty, lightly bitter finish. Blueberry is definitely dominant until the end.

Body is a touch full, with carbonation on the light side, and light alcohol warmth.

It's blueberry. It's a stout. I wish the blueberry weren't so dominant, but were more of an accent to a nice stout. Not something I'd drink regularly.

barczar, Jul 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

mltobin, Jul 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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Dark Horse Tres Blueberry Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,336 ratings.