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Dark Horse Tres Blueberry Stout - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,323 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 1,323
Reviews: 591
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.83%
Wants: 119
Gots: 94 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mitchster on 09-24-2002)
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

e30todamax, Mar 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

sneaks2210, Mar 20, 2013
Photo of Sesmu
4.24/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

For some reason I never really found a beer with blueberries that I actually liked. Tried from time to time, but didn't really seek out since every time I was disappointed. Well, decided to give this one a try...

A: Very low head of brownish color, dissipating very quickly. Black color body with some brown coming through when brought to light. Nothing blueish :)

S: Blueberries in the aroma, but somewhat faint at first. Something chocolaty and the roasted malts. When the beer warms up, blueberries start to come through stronger and stronger. Towards the end of the bottle they dominate the aroma.

T/M: Smooth, almost creamy mouthfeel. Medium body. Fruity, especially when it warms up. Very subtle taste of blueberries though, they are present, but are well integrated and don't really stand out on their own. (Maybe that was the problem with the blueberry beers I've had before.) Chocolate, caramel, roasted malts, coffee undertones. Slight bitterness behind bigger sweetness. Finishes on a sweeter side with yet more blueberries.

O: Well, I finally found it. Not that I was looking really hard, but it was a nice surprise. Thumbs up to Dark Horse brewers for mixing blueberries with stout so well. Very pleasant drink, mellow and lulling. Also have to add that at the end those 7.5% abv start to get through.

Sesmu, Mar 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

bshiban, Mar 18, 2013
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gwiedman1, Mar 17, 2013
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Cyclone8, Mar 16, 2013
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gratefuld, Mar 16, 2013
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Stoutlad, Mar 15, 2013
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bilboTbaggins, Mar 15, 2013
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4.19/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A-Black, nicely carbonated, one finger tan head.

S-Blueberries, sweet wonderful blueberries. Some malt and chocolate round it out.

T-Nice undertones of blueberries. Mainly chocolate and roasted malt with slight coffee.

M-Medium bodied and very carbonated.

O-I have mixed blueberry lagers and stouts before but this beer takes the cake. Blueberry is not artificial, nor overpowering in the taste. A great beer.

rlee1390, Mar 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

AdamP, Mar 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

tstigz, Mar 11, 2013
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Hopdaemon39, Mar 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

montrealbcr89, Mar 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

tourdot, Mar 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

orangesol, Mar 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

jak, Mar 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

browniewithnuts, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of Big_Twofifty
4.36/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a dark motor oil thickness with ½” mocha colored head with large bubbles that dissipate quickly, settling down to the thick, space hole black body of the beer. When held up to the light the only light seen is at the periphery of the glass.

Smell: The first smell is like being in a patch of ripe blueberries, it is quiet prominent. The blueberries are then overwhelmed by the roasted malt and coffee aromatics. It is a complex marriage between the blueberries and the roasted, malty, coffee notes. At times the smells are cohesive and complement each other nicely, but then with the next inhalation one seems to overpower the other.

Taste: Unlike the smell, the flavor at the forefront is the roasted charred malt and overbrewed coffee, definitely an unexpected twist. The blueberry notes take a backseat to the more robust, intense flavors of the malt and coffee initially. As I drink more of the beer the blueberry and its sweetness, albeit still mild, does become evident. It was a very enjoyable blend, combining a mild fruity and sweetness of blueberry with the roasted malt and coffee. Mhmmmm, a blueberry scone and coffee, the perfect breakfast beer.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, not as thick of mouthfeel as it appeared when pouring, but still a pleasant feel on the palate. It had a slightly bitter hazelnut finish.

Overall: Everything about this beer intrigued me from the start, the simple label, the blueberry in a stout, the Dark Horse branding. I had to give it a try. The beer had plenty of surprises and the only disappoint, if any, was that the blueberry was a little underwhelming. However, still turned out to be a very good beer, and one that I would most certainly pick up again.

Big_Twofifty, Mar 03, 2013
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smonice, Mar 03, 2013
Dark Horse Tres Blueberry Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,323 ratings.