Dark Horse Too Cream Stout - Dark Horse Brewing Company
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Reviews by techfed87:
3.85/5 rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours syrup black in color. Pours a strong mocha-colored head.
Smell is a mix of dairy and cinnamon. It reminds me of the milk that's left over after eating a bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch.
Taste is bitter, bitey when it hits your pallet. Going from a strong beginning, it mellows out as the aftertaste comes on. Aftertaste is very smooth, with only a portion of the acidity lingering on. What I didn't expect from this beer is the overwhelming sense that somewhere in it was coffee. Then again, Stouts are a fine and fickle thing.
Excellent Beer. Not the creme de la creme, but at the same time not too bad. And for $7 a 4-pack, it's also economical!
Serving type: bottle
12-10-2009 01:12:10 | More by techfed87
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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.