Dark Horse Too Cream Stout - Dark Horse Brewing Company
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Reviews by RidiculedDisplay:
2.95/5 rDev -24.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4
Thanks to RoyMunson for the bottle.
Poured into a nonic pint glass.
Appearance: An unremarkable stout pour. Initially has a brown/tan froth in the middle of the surface, but that quickly fades to black (get it? lolzzz). The body itself is a rather unremarkable stout color. There is no lacing. Bleh.
Smell: A slight medicinal quality almost makes this bad, but it seems to transform, strangely, into a pleasing nuttiness after some more pulls. Slight cream, milk chocolates with some semisweet, slight cherries. Decent. Not much coffee to speak of.
Taste: Porter-ish flavor, honestly, that isn't appropriate for the style. Slight lactose-like flavor which is, however, appropriate. Coffee on the back end. Cherries again, sort of like Sucrets. Okay.
Mouthfeel: Flat. Thin.
Drinkability: Not undrinkable by any means, but this is not a very nuanced or remarkable beer, even for a session.
Serving type: bottle
02-18-2008 23:25:35 | More by RidiculedDisplay
More User Reviews:
4.2/5 rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
This is a good-looking stout, decently thick without appearing to be overbearing, a moderate viscosity to it. It has a touch of a red sheen in a very dark brown body. The head, medium brown, forms a sturdy crown roughly a finger tall that sits stubbornly for the duration and leaves a mix of ringing, patching, netting and spotting.
A rich malts backbone provides plenty of roast with a bit of creamy sweetness, some coffee and cocoa particular to a big stout of the dark and dark roast varieties. A whiff of dark fruits eases into the end.
Lots of roast and char manages to avoid astringency. The only thing I'd ask for is a touch more sweetness (there's a little) and a less subtle lactose addition. As such, it's a great stout.
It's thick and rich with a moderate viscosity that gives great body and smoothness without sitting like a brick. There's just the slightest crispness, enough to keep it lively and interesting, and the smoothness pulls even into the roasty finish.
Serving type: on-tap
03-07-2014 17:22:01 | More by Brenden
4.4/5 rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Pours jet black with a tan head
Smells of roasted grain, dark toasted coffee and burnt chocolate.
Tastes of burnt coffee, roasted grains and a hint of chocolate, firm hop bitterest finish. Don't get much sweetness as in other sweet stouts. Sweetness emerges a little as it warms, but not much.
A good amount of carbonation gives your tongue a tingle when it hits your mouth nag brings out more so the bitterness.
Overall, a great stout, I like them dark and roasty and this one delivers.
Serving type: bottle
02-12-2014 02:31:56 | More by BradC
Dark Horse Too Cream Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 796 ratings.