Dark Horse Too Cream Stout - Dark Horse Brewing Company
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Reviews by Brandegee:
3.94/5 rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pour into wide-mouthed tulip goblet...
A: Inky black pour with healthy dark-brown head that quickly fades away to a subtle ring. Very similar appearance to DH's One Oatmeal Stout (recipe tweak?).
S: Yum. Lots of toffee and candy notes on this one. It smells like goat's milk caramel tastes.
T: This is an aggressively sweetened stout, and it's delicious at first (almost a creme brulee style), but wears a little thin at the back of the palate. Finishes as a dry stout. This beer doesn't betray as many off notes as the Oatmeal, but it doesn't have a huge amount of depth either.
M: A little too much carbonation mars an otherwise silky, rich, thick texture.
O: A big improvement over One Oatmeal; a nice representative of the cream stout style. But's almost too sweet for my liking.
Serving type: bottle
01-13-2014 23:10:01 | More by Brandegee
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.