Dark Horse Whiskey Richard Lambeak - Dark Horse Brewing Company
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Reviews by betsona:
4.25/5 rDev +16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Many thanks go out to alleykatking for opening this one for gratefulbeerhead and me. Awesome bottle Josh! Poured into a 3oz tasting glass. Was lucky enough to have three pours.
A- It pours a slightly hazy golden orange with a thin level of white head that dissipated into fuzzy bubbles. Two thin wisps of ring lacing formed on the glass.
S- This had a cacophony of smells that took three separate pours to truly appreciate. The first major note was a watered down whiskey smell. Some crazy caramel sweetness tones took over with a plentitude of candied apricot and ever so slight green apple. There was a tad of industrial chemical smell, but it was only noticeable towards the end of each glass.
T- Starts of just as the nose did. I got some watered whiskey flavor that was complimented mid-drink by a thin bready flavor and a sour caramel apple. There were ever so delicate hints of vanilla and oak at the back-end. All these flavors combine into a very tasty drinkable not so sour beer.
M- Medium body with minimal carbonation that actually helps tone down some of the flavors that would distract from the overall taste. Absolutely no alcohol burn or drying alcohol on the palate.
O- Not sure what my buddies thought, but this was the standout of the evening for me. It is the type of sour that doesn't pucker the cheeks nor is it all that sour. The whiskey is just the right touch and makes this beer quite tasty. The nose and appearance didn't match up to the rest of the beer.
Serving type: bottle
07-01-2011 17:58:42 | More by betsona
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2.86/5 rDev -21.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75
Bottle 220 of 395. Batch 3205-7
A: Pours a nice clear ruby. Appears to be flat or close to it, no real head or lacing at all.
S: Hmph, is this a barrel aged sour? Interesting. Lots of sour fruits, vinegar and acetone. But there's some sweet caramel and toffee mixed in. So sour it stings the nose.
T: Whoa. Some nice caramel, brown sugar and toffee but mostly it is annihilated by a huge wave of sour fruit. Tart cherries I think. Some vanilla in the finish. Instantly it's giving me heartburn.
M: Flat, medium bodied and smooth however.
O: Super sour, loaded with vinegar and acetone to the gills. You can tell this beer had potential but the sour aspects just destroy any semblance of flavor. Having said that, this is easily the best dark horse sour I've had so far. Not that that is saying much. Mostly they are all like drinking nail polish remover.
Serving type: bottle
04-12-2013 01:54:50 | More by Dope
3.2/5 rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
2012 vintage, Bottle #28 of 395, Batch #3205-7. 750 ml C+C bottle into a tulip. The cork was a huge struggle to get out. I had to use vice grips and a corkscrew, it still took ten minutes...
A - Pours a slightly hazy dark golden body, its quite pretty actually. No head to speak of, just some small bubbles around the edge and thin lacing.
S - Huge bourbon presence. Vanilla, toffee, butterscotch, and charred oak. A bit of sour cherries on the finish. Smell is pretty amazing if your a fan of whiskey and Flemish browns/reds.
T - Starts off with some light cherries, vanilla, and oak. Very thin tasting.The taste is decent until a huge wave of vinegar and acid washes over. A quick and unpleasant taste of paint thinner and then a finish of oak and booze. Its not bad per se, its just not great. The biggest issue is the insane level of acidity that accompanies the light flavors.
M - No surprise here, its dead flat. Not a huge issue for me (I enjoy unblended lambics and flat stouts...) but to some this may be an issue. A bit of spritz would help out immensely but the beer does work as a flat one IMO. Heartburn is the biggest issue here.
O - Not as bad I as was expecting. I'd even go so far as to say I like it despite its short comings. Its flat, super acidic, and lacking in complexity. However the aroma is a like a light bodied barrel aged oud bruin and the little flavor it has before being interrupted by volcanic vinegar is kind of nice. Decent for sure.
Serving type: bottle
12-31-2012 04:24:01 | More by davey101
Dark Horse Whiskey Richard Lambeak from Dark Horse Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.