Dark Horse Too Cream Stout - Dark Horse Brewing Company
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Reviews by BedetheVenerable:
3.33/5 rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
Presentation: 12oz brown pop top, sort of shady, simplistic label, so characteristic of Dark Horse...doesn't much matter though, it's all about what's inside. No date, but I think we've had this one for a little over a year.
Appearance: Pours BLACK straight out of the bottle. Not black in the glass but brown out of the bottle, this is PITCH, OBSIDIAN black from the get-go. Really impressive and viscous looking. A dark mocha cap crowns this, but falls fairly quickly to thick ring and thin film.
Smell: Thick, dark roasted grain aromas, with hints of alcohol, and a touch of smoky char. Powerful and pleasant, if not tons of depth.
Taste: Char and roasted grains lead the way here. Only the most minimal of dark fruity esters, this is burnt, sharp, and roasty. It has a rich, full feel typical of a cream stout, but this ends drier and much roastier than the typical examples.
Mouthfeel: Rich and full, velvety.
Overall: Not at all a bad beer, but it's not really what I think about when I think of a cream stout, even a larger-than-usual version. Foreign Export Stout? Perhaps. At any rate, it's not a bad beer, but at 10 bucks or so for a 4-pk, this isn't probably one I'd pick up again.
C+ to B-
Serving type: bottle
02-12-2012 03:33:28 | More by BedetheVenerable
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3.63/5 rDev -6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
How clever they are, One, Too, Tres, Fore and Plead the 5th! I am holding Fore in abeyance, awaiting a smoke-a-thon one of these days. In the interim, another of my bottle backlog is annihilated, but still no end in sight.
This was visually stunning coming out of the bottle and into my glass! It looked like high viscosity engine oil, 40-weight, as it did its pseudo-cascade and then formed a finger of dense, deep-brown head with excellent retention. Color was a deep, dark-brown (SRM = 44) allowing zero light penetration. THIS is their interpretation of a Cream Stout?!? Nose was rich and chocolaty, more towards dark chocolate with a charcoal smokiness. Mouthfeel was big, full and creamy and the taste was incredibly smoky, which while appealing to me, is stylistically incorrect. Why would they make Fore and this? I left a bit in the bottle so as to be able to stir up the lees for an additional pour, but it really did not change things by much, except to intensify the smokiness, if that is possible. Finish was bitter, smoky, dry, all of which adds up to something other than a Milk/Sweet Stout. I am not a style maven, by any stretch, but this was a wolf in sheep's clothing.
Serving type: bottle
07-12-2014 14:45:08 | More by woodychandler
Dark Horse Too Cream Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 878 ratings.