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Dark Horse Too Cream Stout - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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Dark Horse Too Cream StoutDark Horse Too Cream Stout

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BA SCORE
88
very good

870 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 870
Reviews: 396
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10.26%
Wants: 61
Gots: 69 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Dark Horse Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mitchster on 02-05-2003)
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emerge077

Illinois

4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Taste is roasty, with a dose of campfire smoke. Earthy, malty, with an edge of hop bitterness in the finish. Not sweet, but verges on bittersweet chocolate big time.

Creamy mouthfeel with just enough carbonation to sustain a finger of tan foam. Body is inky black, it pours like motor oil. Nondescript aroma, slight roast malt as it warms. If you like smoke in your stout, seek this out.

One is good for me, it's a rare treat...

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2007 05:02:49 | More by emerge077
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

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
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BubalooBrewMaster

Nevada

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

07-09-2014 04:53:20 | More by Jason-Creek
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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

07-09-2014 01:35:30 | More by Lugenbeast
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Michigan

4/5  rDev +2.6%

07-07-2014 13:36:19 | More by styleisking
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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

07-06-2014 00:34:32 | More by K-jack211
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Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

07-05-2014 20:45:20 | More by detroitpat
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Florida

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

07-04-2014 23:30:48 | More by Thedrizzle
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Ralphs66

New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

07-04-2014 17:43:46 | More by Ralphs66
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Florida

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

07-04-2014 17:14:05 | More by sixtyminute
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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

07-03-2014 13:43:34 | More by jpd7374
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Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

07-03-2014 02:49:27 | More by KAF
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MiWolfman

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2.6%

07-02-2014 00:34:51 | More by MiWolfman
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MasterPenguins

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

07-01-2014 00:48:08 | More by MasterPenguins
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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.6%

06-29-2014 16:59:41 | More by Jmbbabson
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Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

06-24-2014 02:41:03 | More by kidzord
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Monkeypuker

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.6%

06-23-2014 22:26:23 | More by Monkeypuker
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Immortale25

North Carolina

3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Funky Buddha Brewery snifter. Bottleneck says 303-13.

A- Pours an impenetrable black color with a 1/4 inch brown head that immediately vanishes leaving a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a small center patch of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a jagged ring behind.

S- Lots of milk chocolaty goodness with some caramel and vanilla thrown in for good measure. A little nutty too.

T- Smells a lot better than it tastes as there's a brush of roast and then an abrupt metallic flavor that kind of kills the party. Alcohol is decently well-hidden. The roast creeps in more and more with each sip bringing notes of dark chocolate. Minimal sweetness.

M- Thick, robust, medium-low carbonation and a full body. Once the sediment in the bottle retained from the initial pour (and boy there was a lot of it) is introduced, the mouthfeel becomes more creamy.

O- I wish this beer had more elements of the aroma in the flavor as it smells wonderful but the taste leaves a bit to be desired. Still it's drinkable enough and there's nothing necessarily wrong with it. Just feel like it could be so much better.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2014 05:31:55 | More by Immortale25
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kerry4porters

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +9%

06-18-2014 05:14:31 | More by kerry4porters
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I_BYE_MI_BEER

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +9%

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mwar

Kentucky

2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

06-12-2014 18:44:09 | More by mwar
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fscottkey

New York

3.45/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: Oily black with no light coming trough. The head is massive - it almost overfilled my glass. It is easily 2 1/2 fingers of dense tan foam.

S: Sweet and roasted malts - chocolate and vanilla. Very pleasant combination of smells.

T: I get a lot of smoke. It is not bad - I just wasn't expecting it based on the nose or the description. There is subtle sweetness and hints of bitter coffee.

M: A little thin and less coating that expected. No noticeable carbonation.

O: Based on the Appearance and Nose I expected big things. The taste was way off the nose - and not really in a good way. I am desperately sipping and hoping for hints of chocolate and more coffee - but I am just getting smoke. There are other stouts in this series from Dark Horse - I have them and will try them. I *think* there is one that is a smoked porter - I can't imagine something smokier than this!

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2014 01:26:19 | More by fscottkey
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IAmHollywood13

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

06-09-2014 18:19:05 | More by IAmHollywood13
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darcange

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.6%

06-07-2014 01:45:36 | More by darcange
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Dark Horse Too Cream Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 870 ratings.