Dark Horse Too Cream Stout - Dark Horse Brewing Company
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Reviews by ThePorterSorter:
4.25/5 rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Another incredible stout form darkhorse... Thanks again to DoctorB2B
Jet black as expected with a 1/2 inch of dark, tan head. The head eventually dissipates to a thin halo around the edges and there appears to be very little cloudiness/sediment. The beer leaves an oily, yellow glaze on the inside of the glass.
All I get out of the nose is a light roastiness and some sweetness. When it warms up the alcohol becomes more pronounced.
This is a tasty effing beer. The bitterness is much more pungent compared to its smell and plays nicely off the stout's creamy sweetness. It's a super potent beer, but is also super balanced.
The beer's rich, sweet-stout body, alcoholic burn, and carbonation give me first impressions of a cola beverage (coke blak anybody?), but the roastiness lingers beyond that of any soda. I love the body of the stouts darkhorse makes.
Hard to get, but seems to be reasonably priced and very accessible in other states. I paired the beer with some Tuscany grilled ham and sharp provolone, which seems to have worked well. I'd recommend the beer to others and I'm glad I received it as an unexpected extra
Serving type: bottle
02-03-2012 00:32:31 | More by ThePorterSorter
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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 883 ratings.