Dark Horse Too Cream Stout - Dark Horse Brewing Company
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Reviews by Phatz:
4.72/5 rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Allowed to warm to room temp and served in a snifter.
Appearance: Pours as black a black as you ever did see. A thick dark brown head fades to a frothy cap.
Smell: rich roasted malts and berries, bittersweet chocolate caramel molasses and plethora of all around goodness.
Taste: The chocolate is soft and smooth and milky with caramel and a touch of carob with a roasted coffee finish that is simply *magnificent*.
Mouthfeel: sensuous and smooth it slides across the tongue with a medium body and leaves behind a nip of roasty dryness.
Drinkability: This beer really hit the spot. I like a good sweet milk stout and this one is right on the money. Balanced perfectly and a pleasure to drink. If this was available locally I'd have a case soon.
Hope this is helpful.
Serving type: bottle
07-03-2007 07:41:20 | More by Phatz
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 878 ratings.