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Dark Horse Tres Blueberry Stout - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,285 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 1,285
Reviews: 590
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 116
Gots: 89 | 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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AllenJasper

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

02-02-2013 19:23:34 | More by AllenJasper
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BMMillsy

Florida

2.69/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Wasn’t sure about this one but worth a try. Pours pitch black with a brown one finger head. Really gorgeous pour. Aroma not helping me want to drink this. I can tell it is a mix of blueberry and chocolate, but really, it kind of smells like vomit (by kind of, I mean it literally smells like last night’s dinner coming back for an encore). Just weird. Luckily, the flvaor starts out okay. Not much blueberry going on to start, but the flavor is very roasty with hints of chocolate. Definite bitterness--not expected at this level from a sweet stout--and there are definitely hops here. Slight tinge of blueberry. Roasty smokey aftertaste with some cocoa. As I get through it a bit more the blueberry really starts coming out on the finish, and then all the way through. This just ends up becoming an all blueberry beer. Sweeter and sweeter as I go. Ultimately a drainpour. I just can’t deal with this one. Admittedly, I am not a huge blueberry fan anyway. Higher carbonation for a stout, which keeps it a bit lighter than It actually is on the palate. Overall I guess they hit what they were going for. But need to work on that truly effed up aroma pI would think even for those who are blueberry fans. Certainly different and interestingly complex, but not for me. It was worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2013 16:51:53 | More by BMMillsy
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bostonryan

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

02-02-2013 00:17:24 | More by bostonryan
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ChicagoNick

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

02-01-2013 13:30:13 | More by ChicagoNick
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bsuedekum

Missouri

4/5  rDev +0.5%

01-30-2013 23:57:24 | More by bsuedekum
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KillaB

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

01-29-2013 07:01:49 | More by KillaB
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jcjerabek

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

01-29-2013 02:28:41 | More by jcjerabek
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pathman

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

01-27-2013 02:52:01 | More by pathman
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Efay

Illinois

4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Was craving a new stout, when this specimen came into my local beer shop. I absolutely love blueberries so I had to get a 4 pack.

A- Pours jet black, nothing more. There is about 2 fingers worth of frothy, brown foam. Awesome retention rate of foam and beautiful lacing.

S- You get a whiff of ripe, sugar sweet blueberries and dark roasted malted goodness. Not too complex, but it smells good.

T- Its very bittersweet. Sweet blueberries clash with dark malt that has a coffee taste. Theres also some bitter dark chocolate that compliments the sweetness. Ends with a bitter hop-like taste.

M- This is where I was pleasantly surprise. It was extremely drinkable. Not much carbonation on the tongue and light for a stout.

O- This is an excellent stout. Has the usual characteristics an average stout but the blueberries and hoppy finish just make this beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2013 01:04:39 | More by Efay
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lilnicky068

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

01-26-2013 02:48:50 | More by lilnicky068
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Zach136

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

01-25-2013 03:23:08 | More by Zach136
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Keith_R

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

01-25-2013 02:43:05 | More by Keith_R
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skullsplitter

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

01-24-2013 20:02:44 | More by skullsplitter
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ant880

New York

3/5  rDev -24.6%

01-24-2013 16:13:45 | More by ant880
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Star80

Illinois

3.83/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle with a thick layer of sticky sludge at the bottom. What is this? Yeast? Leftover blueberries?

A - It pours out a very dark black, with a brown head.

S - Smells wonderful, lots of blueberries, some chocolaty smells and dark roasty smells.

T - Taste is where I get a little mixed up. Big dark chocolate followed by some blueberry sweetness, followed by a lot of chalky, bittersweet flavors. Actually the finish has a really dry, annoying aspirin-like bitterness. Not at all what I was expecting.

M - Mouthfeel is still quite smooth.

O - Overall I bought this due to all the fans and heard it was one of the best of the series. Not sure if the bottle sludge matters or not but possibly it does, who knows. Interesting but flawed.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2013 23:39:37 | More by Star80
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kbrown

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.5%

01-22-2013 22:48:49 | More by kbrown
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UWBadgerFan4Life

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

01-21-2013 21:11:11 | More by UWBadgerFan4Life
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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JimmyFlatRock

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.5%

01-19-2013 17:38:40 | More by JimmyFlatRock
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

01-18-2013 05:58:16 | More by Kelp
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chippo33

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

01-18-2013 05:35:51 | More by chippo33
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tbeq00

California

4/5  rDev +0.5%

01-18-2013 02:59:49 | More by tbeq00
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wedge

North Carolina

3.94/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque black color with a moderate tan head that recedes to a creamy topping. Blueberry is definitely apparent in the aroma, blending with some roasted malt and dark chocolate. Berries take it down a notch in the mouth as the flavor opens with more of a dark, charred maltiness, bittersweet chocolate, and a hint of roasted coffee - almost like a dry stout - before the blueberry enters and permeates all the nooks and crannies with lightly tart juicy sweetness. Medium bodied with some texture and a slightly dry finish. Perhaps not quite as impressive as the first two "holiday stout" series beers for me, but still a satisfying and intriguing brew that I'm sure I'll try again.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2013 01:51:30 | More by wedge
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Lukass

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

01-17-2013 03:42:25 | More by Lukass
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TCMike

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a glass, it produced a big, 3 finger, beige head. Not much for lacing . Poor slowly, as it produced more head than I would typically expect from a stout.

The aroma is of roasted malt, caramel, and blueberry.

The taste has a hint of added dark chocolate, and a barely noticeable hop bitterness. The blueberry taste is just right for the beer. It has a low-medium carbonation, and leans toward the high side of medium mouth-feel.

Very good stout. Would definitely recommend.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2013 23:12:36 | More by TCMike
Dark Horse Tres Blueberry Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,285 ratings.