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Dark Horse Too Cream Stout - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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87
very good

1,010 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,010
Reviews: 403
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.03%
Wants: 70
Gots: 101 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Dark Horse Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: Mitchster on 02-05-2003

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sixer Mixer from Oades.

A & S: Fizzy chocolate cake colored head that pours about a finger and shrinks relatively fast. Strong sweet milk chocolate tone in the scent. Other tones include, but are more background: roasty malts, coffee, and smokiness. Dark black murky colored beer. Not much lacing.

T & M: The main flavor different between the taste and the smell is the chocolate tones in the taste are more like dark bitter chocolate instead of sweet milk chocolate. The coffee comes though mid taste. The smokiness in the taste comes through better at the end of the taste. Finish is quite bitter and dry. Medium to full-bodied, pretty large amounts of carbonation. Unlike most milk stouts this one is very drinkable due to the lower level of sweetness.

O: I thought this beer was great, would recommend it. It was a great take on the milk stout. I also thought it was much better then Dark Horse's One.

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3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks goes out to my boy aasher for this one! Second in the series and second on the day! Served from bottle into a Stone nonic. Poured pitch black with a minimal light tan head. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, dark chocolate, subtle roasted malt, and slight cream. The flavor was of sweet malt, roasted malt, dark chocolate, cream, subtle coffee, and subtle smoke. It had a medium feel on the palate with mild carbonation. Overall this was a decent brew. The aroma on this one really didn't get me excited about this one very much. However, the flavor proved to be quite nice and complex. I really like the smoke aspect I picked up on as it was definitely a first I have gotten in this style. A well done brew, but could use a few tweeks to be excellent.

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3.58/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into snifter.
Purchased in late summer 2011. (No bottle date.)

Aroma: Powdered cocoa, freshly-ground coffee, chocolate syrup, and vanilla. I enjoyed the smell of this one. Very inviting.

Appearance: 1/4 finger dark tan head disappears fast, but not a surprise for this style. Body of the brew is dark black. A thin ring of lacing forms when the beer sloshes in the glass.

Flavor: Smoky malt up front, then a sugared-coffee flavor (prominent, but not cloying sweetness), an "end of the bowl of cereal" milky note, some hoppy bitterness appears, and stays through the finish. Hops are definitely not out of hand, though.

Mouthfeel: My opinion/perception of the mouthfeel this time definitely impacted that of the beer's flavor. This one was highly carbonated, and there was a soda-like bite there that seemed out of place--especially for this style. It didn't ruin the beer for me, but with a sweet stout, I definitely would have preferred medium, or even medium-low carbonation.

Overall: Excellent aroma and decent flavor, although the sweetness was just a bit one-dimensional at times. Also, the sting from the CO2 detracted from the perception of creaminess in the beer. I think a side-by-side w/ Bell's Double Cream would highlight this fact. Overall, definitely one to try, but not an "A" level beer in my opinion.

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3.53/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours with a dark-as-night body, but produces no head whatsoever...it disappears quickly and goes straight to a small, thin ring...although the body is black, you can manage to see some carbonation bubbles popping towards the top...no lacing

S - The nose is sweet with a lot of roast...vanilla, nuts, and dark fruits are other characters to be found

T - Dark fruit is more present in the flavor...I can pick up some dates as the beer is giving off a sweet caramel flavor...everything isn't as sweet as the nose suggested...there is some underlying vanilla towards the middle...at the end, the roast comes in giving off dark chocolate and bitter coffee flavors

M - Medium bodied...full roast that coats the palate...dark chocolate and coffee leaves a touch of bitterness

O - There wasn't anything in this beer that really stood out and made me say wow...it's just another typical stout that has more roast flavors that sweet flavors

Dark Horse Too Cream Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,010 ratings.