Dark Horse Too Cream Stout - Dark Horse Brewing Company
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Reviews by cwguy5:
4.25/5 rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
poured completely black with no light coming through - darker than some imp stouts. super rich, dark cinnamon two-finger head that looked almost like nitro - faded slowly to a thin cap.
nose is of light brown sugar, bread, sweet malt, touch of smoke in background
taste is a little more complex than the nose. there are plenty of sweet and dark malts along with some creamy oatmeal/almond sweetness but there is a bit more char on the palate. the char and the light bitterness rounds out the flavors nicely along.
medium-bodied with a very smooth mouthfeel. carbonation is plentiful but extremely fine and foamy in a good way. mild bitter aftertaste with a sweet, malty linger.
really good beer if not the creamiest of the style.
Serving type: bottle
01-04-2014 23:05:46 | More by cwguy5
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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.