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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

1,455 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 1,455
Reviews: 607
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.83%
Wants: 123
Gots: 126 | 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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4.12/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Al's of Hampden.

The beer pours a blackish brown color with good head retention and lacing. The nose is pretty impressive in this beer, as I pick up considerable vanilla, coffee grounds, dark chocolate and blueberry. The flavor profile generally replicates the nose, but is dominated by blueberry, vanilla and coffee. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied, with a fairly long finish.

Nothing really extraordinary here (though the blueberry component is a nice touch), but for a relatively low alcohol stout, this beer is pretty nice.

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4.3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks tsauce2 for this bonus.

A-pours a thick black liquid with a flakey tan, caramel head. Head disipitates quickly like a good stout should. Good lacing occurs along with a purple haze on the rim o fate glass. Evident from the blueberry for sure.

S-dark chocolate with some roasted malts hit first. Faint blueberry and fig are also present.

T-the fruit hits first with hints of blueberry and then raisin. The malts come next with some dark chocolate tones present as well.

M-started out a bit thin and then goes down slightly bitter and crisp.

O- a nice combination. Paired it with a Ben and Jerry's yogurt too. Good stuff.

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3.62/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle

Acquired via trade
Thanks, joshrosborne!

Black throughout and a small dark brown head that eventually leaves no lacing down the glass, surprisingly. The beer looks thick and appropriate.

The aroma does get better and better as it comes to room temperature. When cooler, it had quite a bit of mineral and artificial fruit flavor. As it nears room temperature, a nice chocolate covered blueberry and roast aroma appears.

The flavor is nice, with more and more blueberry presenting next to the chocolate and roast flavors as the beer comes to temperature.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

A nice specialty stout, and fairly well done, but I see no need to revisit a blueberry stout.

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3.72/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I've heard mixed reviews on this one. "Odd", "interesting", "special", "screwy mess" and others that I forget. I was excited to see it on a shelf at the Grain and Vine in Hyannis, MA while on vacation so I could see for myself.

The only thing about the appearance that stood out was the fact that the 1/2" head never went away. Other than that, a very standard looking stout.

But the smell is something else entirely. Freshly mashed blueberries come to your nose immediately and then burnt aromas follow, as if someone cooked a blueberry pie too long and the crust burned. That burnt aspect of this beer dominates the flavor and makes it hard for the blueberries to shine. I have to give them credit for actually having the blueberries present in the taste since so many blueberry beers fail to deliver in that regard, but beyond that it's like eating the little burnt bits in the bottom of a toaster.

It does deliver on body, starting off creamy, but then ash pervades in the aftertaste.

An interesting beer to be sure and I now know why the reviews are so mixed. You either like a strong roast presence or you don't. I usually do, but the interpretation of burnt toast doesn't really do it for me.

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Dark Horse Tres Blueberry Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,455 ratings.