Dark Horse Too Cream Stout - Dark Horse Brewing Company
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4.15/5 rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a near-black, with a quickly dissapating very dark brown foam head. Scents of roasted malt, milk chocolate, vanilla, and coffee, really a great smell. Taste very much follows the nose, but with just a hint of oak and tobacco that later unfold after the initial notes of chocolate, roasted malt and coffee hit your palate. I rather like it - and it surprisingly was not as sweet as I would have expected. The mouthfeel is fantastic, very thick and creamy. A unique yet gentle stout, another great brew from Dark Horse.
EDIT: As an afterthought, I reckon this would really benefit from aging - going to cellar a couple of these.
Serving type: bottle
08-06-2012 23:43:56 | More by srv33
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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 877 ratings.