Dark Horse Too Cream Stout - Dark Horse Brewing Company
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Reviews by Ben4881:
4.18/5 rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Dark Horse Too Cream Stout
Dark Horse Brewing Company
Thanks drxandy for this dark creation.
This beer pours black as black, dark and thick with a very thin milk chocolate brown head that fades fast and leaves not a trace of lace.
A toasty malt aroma engulfs the nostrils, a robust coffee aroma mixed with a sweet and fluffy marshmallow notes. Toffee and caramel scents are also detectable, but not as strong.
A nice, delectable bitter coffee flavor hits the palette up front. That flavor mellows to a subtler, sweeter malt flavor with hints of alcohol dancing in the background. This leads to a wet malt finish, followed by a dry bitter coffee flavored aftertaste accompanied by a warming sensation in the stomach.
Medium to heavy body, it feels very dense with little carbonation. However, this beer does foam up with agitation.
The thickness and bitterness make this beer a delightful sipper. I would find it very difficult to put more than two of these away at a time.
Serving type: bottle
08-05-2008 05:29:30 | More by Ben4881
More User Reviews:
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 880 ratings.