Dark Horse Too Cream Stout - Dark Horse Brewing Company
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Reviews by WorldWideStout:
4.15/5 rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Received as an extra in a trade with czoch85 - thanks Clint!
A: Almost black, and much more viscous than I had anticipated. A rather dark, brown head reaches its apex at a finger's width, and then dissipates in the next half minute.
S: Gentle coffee scent, with some roastiness and a bit of lactose as well.
T: Starts off with a rather sweet, pleasant milkiness. Towards the middle the coffee and a bit of bitterness and roastiness comes in. Lactose comes in subtlely at the end, and the aftertaste is a mild roastiness.
M: Fairly full, but not as thick as the appearance would lead you to believe, as there is some milkiness to its body as well. Very appropriate for the style.
D: Heck yes! This doesn't feel like 8% at all; I thought it was 5 or 6 until I saw it listed. Light mouthfeel, flavorful but not over the top, all combine to make this a very sessionable beer.
This doesn't have the crazy, kick in the face flavors that make me love or despise a beer, but I don't think milk stouts should. What this beer does have is a lovely balance of roastiness and lactose. I would have liked a bit more complexity, but I definitely enjoyed this brew, and think it would be an excellent session beer.
Serving type: bottle
03-23-2010 06:24:22 | More by WorldWideStout
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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
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