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Dark Horse Tres Blueberry Stout - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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1,319 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,319
Reviews: 591
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.8%
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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Photo of claspada
3.4/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a viscous black motor oil with no head and little to no carbonation evident.

Aromas begin with blueberries and coffee. When I actually bring the glass to my nostrils I get, you guessed it a crap ton of blueberry coffee. As it warms I get more soy sauce and smoked malt. A little off-putting than I remember having in the bottle several months ago.

The taste is not as dominant as the nose but thank goodness. Initially you get lots of bitter dark baker's cocoa and lesser fudge brownies a consistent artificial blueberry maple syrup.

The mouthfeel is so so so full for a 4 and change ABV beer. Carbonation is low and could definitely use a bit more considering the style. A little too syrupy. Chewy and so so so full bodied.

Overall this is not as amazing as I remember in the bottle when I first sampled last year. This is much more roasted and smokey than I remember and I prefer the lighter coffee and chocolate from the bottled version than this thick roasted acrid example.

claspada, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of rarbring
3/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The brew is brown with reddish traits, a quickly dissipating tan foam, no lacing, some curtains.

The first whiff from the bottle was intensely blueberry jam, then it quickly turns very sweetish sour (stomach acid vibe). Some sour old coffee filter.

Tasting sweet brown blueberry bread, some vanilla and dark chocolate. Roasted nuts.

Little carbonation, big bubbles, smooth and slightly oily. A faint dry finish.

This did not resonate with me, the smell was very off-putting.

rarbring, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of Acuity
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Acuity, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of LiquidDegenerate
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

LiquidDegenerate, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of Lynn
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Lynn, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of cynical1027
4/5  rDev +0.5%

cynical1027, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of lolahuston
4/5  rDev +0.5%

lolahuston, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of Oboogie
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Oboogie, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of tdmccarthy
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

tdmccarthy, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of SnaxStL
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

SnaxStL, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of leinie13
2/5  rDev -49.7%

leinie13, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of vitters03
4/5  rDev +0.5%

vitters03, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

ItsBeer4Me, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of Trifecta1
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle, traded with a fellow beer geek for a Green Flash Rayon Vert.

A - Dark, can see through the peripheries, deep brown color, with a small light-brown head.

S - Coffee, dark chocolate, and blueberries, not the artificial blueberry smell either. Smells really great.

T - Like the smell, the beer leads with a nice all-natural blueberry note, minus the sweetness, and is followed by bigger hints of dark, bitter chocolate and ends with a mouth sensation like you just ate a blueberry a few seconds previously. Haven't had one like this, but very enjoyable.

M - More carbonation than expected, lighter than I like most of my stouts, but wasn't disappointing. Easy-to-drink stout.

O - Didn't really know what to expect, besides blueberries of course, and came out very satisfied. I'd definitely like to drink one again sometime.

Trifecta1, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of ChugginOil
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice ebony color with an attractive, mocha colored head that sits at about an inch. There is some sporadic trails of lace.

The nose definitely has some blueberries working here. However, they smell like real blueberries opposed to the artificial ones that are noticed in other brews. Underneath the berries lies some roasted malt and cocoa. Pretty nice.

The taste brings on a very nice integration of espresso, chocolate, roasted malts, and then the blueberries come in. It's pretty cool how the roasted malts and robust flavors come in right before a balanced amount blueberries. The blueberries arent really overbearing but they make their mark and keep this brew much different than others I have.

The mouthfeel is nice and medium bodied with a smooth, creamy feel. This is feeling pretty nice as the carbonation is moderate yet just right.

Overall, this is pleasant as a fruity stout. I have tried various efforts towards this concept with no avail . This is pretty damn nice.

ChugginOil, Feb 14, 2012
Photo of kaelingirl
4/5  rDev +0.5%

kaelingirl, Feb 14, 2012
Photo of JAHMUR
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

JAHMUR, Feb 13, 2012
Photo of Tyrawlings
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Tyrawlings, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of pirmannt1
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

pirmannt1, Feb 09, 2012
Photo of nickhiller
4/5  rDev +0.5%

nickhiller, Feb 08, 2012
Photo of Diomede
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Diomede, Feb 08, 2012
Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.78/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pretty close to black. Head is a darker tan with some reddish tinges. Drops to a thin ring pretty quickly. Minimal lacing.

Smell: Blueberry jam, chocolate malts and some coffee. Big roasted component. Hints of blueberry flesh. Malts and fruit seem to compete for dominance. As it warms the blueberry sweetens up and becomes more jam like.

Taste: Smash a blueberry and jam it down the throat of a stout. Big roasty malts and blueberry flesh. Big juicy fruit flavor. Tobacco and smoky coffee. Almost acrid smokiness over a mildly tart fruit base. Malts are beefy and unrelentingly roasty.

Mouthfeel: A touch dry. Body is moderately full. Hits at syrupy at times.

Overall: A nice fruit addition on a decent stout. The flavors play well together and give it an interesting appeal. Fruit gets a little much toward the end of the bottle.

Goblinmunkey7, Feb 07, 2012
Photo of Alieniloquium
4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into an Alchemist pint glass. Another Dark Horse brew from chpueblo22.

Appearance - Another inky black stout from Dark Horse! I'm always impressed. No half-measures with the stouts from these guys. This one, though, actually retains a bit of its head. Maybe it's the change of glassware (this is narrower than a traditional pint glass).

Smell - When it's cold, the blueberry is quite prominent and the stout is an afterthought. As it warms, the aromas blend into a complex, although not necessarily better, nose. The bitter coffee comes through with the blueberry in a way that is interesting, but not all that complementary.

Taste - The flavors do blend nicely on the palate, though. The blueberry is up front, but still takes a backseat to the stout until the finish. The stout is dark roast driven, like One and Too Cream, yielding intense coffee and dark chocolate flavors. The blueberry really shines in the finish as the stout drops off. It's quite a nice flavor for a stout, really.

Mouthfeel - Not as bitter as the other Dark Horse stouts I've had. It still has a bitter finish from the roast, but it isn't as intense. It's decently carbed and seems just a touch sweet from the blueberry flavor.

Overall - Good stuff. A flavor I wouldn't expect to go well. The stout tames a dominant blueberry flavor nicely and I don't feel like I'm drinking a fruit beer. I could use a couple more of these.

Alieniloquium, Feb 07, 2012
Photo of mgroothuis
5/5  rDev +25.6%

mgroothuis, Feb 06, 2012
Photo of Balvenie
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Balvenie, Feb 05, 2012
Dark Horse Tres Blueberry Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
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