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Dark Horse Tres Blueberry Stout - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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very good

1,327 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,327
Reviews: 591
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.83%
Wants: 121
Gots: 94 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Caterwaul, Jan 25, 2012
Photo of minterro
4.28/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Single from Oades in East Lansing

The beer is pretty dark black and moderately syrupy looking. Head stays around well and pours a little less then a finger, head color: tan. lacing hangs on well.

The Blueberries really come out in the smell when pour into the glass. The blueberries smell very natural they don't have that artificial fruitiness. other smells include choco.

Very similar to the smell. The one difference I would have to say would be the the blueberries are not a present in the taste as the smell. Dark chocolate and sweet coffee bitterness in the finish.

On the higher side of medium bodied, a little high in carbonation but for an american stout it isn't that bad.

Not very complex but I will have to say it was delicious.

Very drinkable

minterro, Jan 25, 2012
4/5  rDev +0.8%

ILLEGALSMILEs, Jan 25, 2012
Photo of beesy
4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a standard pint glass.

A - pours a deep, deep, almost black brown with a one finger dark brown head that dissipates quickly. Only a marginal amount of foam arond the inside diameter of the glass.

S - tons of blueberry goodness overwhelms the roast, acrid and chocolate notes. The blueberry seems to be more noticable as the beer was first poured and starts to dissipate as the beer warms and breathes.

T - reminds me somewhat of a tootsie roll pop. A nice amount of blueberry melds with notes of roast, coffee, chocolate and fresh ground coffeehouse espresso acridness. A slight hop firmess detected on the back end.

M - somewhat thin. I think this is the one area that doesnt live up to the quality of the rest of the beer.

D- not sure here. Seems to be fairly easy to drink as its a little thin with lower carbonation, but the amount of flavor and the blueberry pairing prevems this from being an easy drinker.

Overall, a very nice beer that delivers nice blueberry flavor without being overwhelming. By far one of the better blueberry infused beers out there IMHO. Fixing the mouthfeel would go a long ways on this one. A beer I look forward to every year during DarkHorse's five stout winter release.

beesy, Jan 25, 2012
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1/5  rDev -74.8%

thatdavegy, Jan 23, 2012
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5/5  rDev +25.9%

CherryGhost, Jan 23, 2012
Photo of SirWalkAbout
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice dark black, not thick though. It's on the lighter side consistency wise for a stout, however, no light will be passing through this beer. Very nice toasty looking head that dissipates quickly, but returns with a simple swirl of the glass.

Smells like blueberry pancake batter. I don't pick up much of anything else.

The taste is complex and has several layers. At first I get the alcohol bite, followed by a subtle smokiness. The aftertaste is where the blueberry rises and shines.

It's a relatively smooth beer, with a great finish. I personally think the smell is great, but would prefer even more fruit taste. I'm glad I tried this, and would have it again.

SirWalkAbout, Jan 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

DaBubs, Jan 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

dlello2, Jan 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

dmb1tj, Jan 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

headyhopzhead, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of codysjb
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Dark Horse Tres Blueberry Stout
Poured from a 12oz bottle into my CBS sniffer
A: Pours a Black body with a Brown head that dissipates quickly
S: Coffee, smoke, stout flavor with some minor blueberry notes. As it warmed up the blueberry became more prevalent and the smoke faded away.
T: Weird at first with some blueberry but more smoke BBQ flavor. As it got warmed this switched around.
M: Full blueberry flavor, little smoke.
O: Interesting, very unique and it changed a lot depending on the temperature of the beer. A lot going on but it wasn’t all balanced. Still good but not Dark Horse’s most impressive beer. B/B+ beer.

codysjb, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of smakawhat
4.47/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle, into a Dogfish Head snifter glass.

WOW! What an absolutely great dark brown chocolate, and uniform folding head on this. Pours out of the bottle nearly black, body appearance is incredibly dark black/brown. Faint tiny foam lacing around the glass in sheets as I swirll and tilt. This thing looks unreal.

Nose is what it is. Blueberry, not syrupy, not jammy, not sugary, just fruit blueberry. It's a great example of the fruit on the nose. a faint malt and roast, but it is wonderfully fruit dominant very nicely. Nearly perfect.

Taste is a big ambush, but I like it. Tobacco fronting palate mixing with almost coffee and char. Fruit angle completely seems oblivious but who cares. Incredibly aftertaste of char and ashes character. No sense of sweetness or tasting blueberry. A true roasty stout and good.

Overall, it's a smelling blueberry cigar dipped in a big roasty malty stout. Absolutley love this even if it doesn't taste like blueberry. Fantastic!

smakawhat, Jan 20, 2012
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3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Beer pours a nearly pitch black with a big fluffy tan head and some minor lacing. It's one of the most substantial heads I've seen on a stout, but that's maybe because I'm used to drinking high ABV stouts. Smell is fantastic, smells like blueberry muffins and roasty stoutness combined together, and it seems like there's something somewhat spicy lingering there as well. Taste isn't quite as impressive as the flavor, but it's still quite nice. Blueberries and roast are the primary flavors, neither overwhelms and they're pretty balanced, but I almost wish that there was more blueberry here. There's also some breadiness in there and some interesting spice that doesn't seem to fit with the rest of the flavors. Mouthfeel is a little on the thin side for the style. Overall, this is an interesting beer that almost is great, but falls a little bit short.

starrdogg, Jan 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

jjfancybeers, Jan 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

zenwatts, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of mater
4/5  rDev +0.8%

mater, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of marct
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

marct, Jan 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

dexterk1, Jan 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

brkstoutfiend, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Monstrously black with a head that started off pouring nil, then exploded into a great brown monster! It quickly settled down though and left nice clumps of lace.

Smell was quite on the blueberry side, also a little smoky, roasty malts.

Taste was an explosion of amazing burnt and deep roasted, smoky malts, with intense blueberry overtones.

Not bad on the feel, pretty good with a smoky, roasty, burnt aftertaset with just a tinge of sweet blueberry finish.

Odd, but tasty! Would be a good conversation piece for a tasting. Definitely try!

AlCaponeJunior, Jan 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

IdrinkGas, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of mattboyer182
4.38/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - pitch black just like all the others with the same thin tan head.

S - smell is awesome! Smells like a blueberry muffin. Maybe some smoke.

T - strong sweet blue berry flavor. It lightens kind of like the cream stout. Kind of milky.

M - medium body and light to medium carbonation.

O - pretty stinking good but the after taste isn't that great.

mattboyer182, Jan 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Kmenne, Jan 09, 2012
Photo of Gatch
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Deep black, no light gets through. Dark brown head that fizzes up quickly and fades very quickly. No head retention or lacing. Weak.

S: Tart blueberry juice. Some smoky, roasted malt. Pretty thin.

T: Blueberry and roasted malt dominate. Burnt/milky sugars linger as does the smoked, earthy malt. A little too tart and juice-like consistency. Not enough stout flavor or body. Reminds me of Bell's Cherry Stout because of the juice characteristic.

M: Medium carbonation, thinner-than-expected body, but the lingering flavors aren't bad.

O: Disappointing. I was excited about trying this. Too much blueberry and not enough stout.

Gatch, Jan 08, 2012
Dark Horse Tres Blueberry Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,327 ratings.