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Dark Horse Tres Blueberry Stout - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,327 Ratings
THE BROS
87
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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3.75/5  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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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

SaisonRichBiere, Mar 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

smonice, Mar 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

MN_Beerticker, Mar 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Hugonaut13, Mar 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Axnjxn, Mar 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

BeerBuddy2122, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of Huhzubendah
4.01/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Typical stout appearance. Near black opaque body with a thick beige head. The aroma brings the blueberries right away. Blueberry, chocolate, roast. Smells very inviting. The flavor offers more roast and chocolate initially, with blueberries coming in mid palate. Quite tasty. Medium bodied with a bit of sweetness, but not nearly as much as I was expecting. Dry finish. I would definitely have this again.

Huhzubendah, Feb 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

sixerofelixir, Feb 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

adamant1912, Feb 26, 2013
Photo of nickapalooza86
4.16/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Got a single from a local bottle shop, never had a "fruit stout" before..

Pours very dark, not motor oil thick like a imperial, but very very dark, can not see anything through it. about a finger of a deep mocah head, really good looking stuff.

at first smell it is like fresh blueberry muffins, followed by a nice roasty chocolatey charachter, then comes right back to blueberry.

the taste is a bit of let down given the nose... drinks like a standard stout with a tiny splash of blueberry sweetness. I will say it is a good stout base though, chocolate, roasty, a bit of bitter coffee and the blueberry comes through a little at the end.

mouthfeel does not dissapoint for a non imperial stout that is for sure, medium mouth, but really coats the palate almost like they brewed it with oats... Really nice!

Well, it is not quite what I expected, but that is not a bad thng, really nice, blueberry is up front in the nose but takes a back seat on the taste. Really good stuff!

Time to buy a couple 4 packs!

nickapalooza86, Feb 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

speedvagen, Feb 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

UHCougar12, Feb 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

shockrocker65, Feb 23, 2013
Photo of tut2528
4.16/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

A: pours black as night, with a nice dense, 1 fingers worth of dark tan/mocha head formation.

S: big chocolate, roasted malt, with a nice sugary and blueberry note to balance this one out very nicely. i also pick up on a slight lactose creaminess.

T: big roasted malt, and dark chocolate here again. but there is a nice blueberry sweetness that compliments the bolder flavors. in fact the finish is dominated by the blueberries and there's even a nice cream finish.

M: this is much thinner than I was expecting, and definitely wish it was more viscous, but this one goes down rather quickly. just a touch of sweet blueberry and chocolate left on the palate.

O: i love blueberries so this was a must buy. and i personally thought it was rather enjoyable. i was wondering how much blueberries would actually be noticed, but as this brew warms up, the blueberries really start to come forward.

tut2528, Feb 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

GRFounder, Feb 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

Devi0us, Feb 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

fredmugs, Feb 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Dirty25, Feb 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Michigan, Feb 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

CSQ1111, Feb 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

atoulouk, Feb 18, 2013
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3.86/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very, very, very dark brown - let's just call it black, pretty thick looking with a nice, creamy and frothy leather-tan head that perches and doesn't go anywhere for a while. Nice retention, and even a few spots of dripping lace - very nice looking stout, right here.

Would you be surprised if I told you this beer smells like blueberries? Probably not. But it does. It's got a very dense and sweet blueberry aroma that piles high - it doesn't taste as authentic as I was hoping, though. The blueberry aroma is more like a blueberry syrup or a blueberry concentrate than an actual blueberry. Nitpicking much? Nevertheless, it still smells nice, and I'm a big fan of blueberries. Some light fudgy, dark chocolate notes play around in the back, but tremble in the shadow of the blue fruit.

The body is a tad thinner than expected, especially given the thick looking pour and the "glorping" noise this beer makes as I swirl the glass. Blueberry overtones are cast throughout the entire sip. Filling in the spaces are some deep, bittersweet fudge and very mild coffee notes. The malt itself has a large roastiness to it, adding some bitterness to the mix as well. There is certainly a notable hop presence here, being mostly leafy and herbal.

The blueberry comes out more and more as the beer warms up, until it becomes mainly dominant with blueberries. But then again, what else would you expect from a blueberry stout? There is a nice contrast between the sweetness from the blueberries and the bitterness from the roasted malts and hops. Once this beer gets near room temp, however, the blueberries dominate and the sweetness comes alive even more. Aftertaste is filled with more berries and a heavy coating of thick, dark fudge as well.

Drinkable and overall pretty tasty. Nice fruit addition without being too gimmicky or played out. Blueberry might be a little too much as this one approaches warmer temps, though. Although I still don't know how I feel about fruity stouts - this one may make a believer out of certain skeptics.

tectactoe, Feb 18, 2013
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4.28/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

poured 12oz bottle into snifter.

A - Very dark brown, maybe black with a think 2.5 finger brown head. Fades and leaves a collar and some spotty lacing.

S - Aromas of blueberry,roasted malts, chocolate and a dark bread. Lingering sweetness of dark fruit and caramel.

T - Roasted malts, bitter chocolates, burnt blueberry, dark fruit and bread. There is a light coffee note on the finish.

M- Medium body with very nice carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel.

O - I enjoy fruit notes in stouts and this one is no exception. I always pick up a 4 pack each year.

Ri0, Feb 18, 2013
Dark Horse Tres Blueberry Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,327 ratings.