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Dark Horse Too Cream Stout - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

922 Ratings
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Ratings: 922
Reviews: 399
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.28%
Wants: 67
Gots: 76 | FT: 3
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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4/5  rDev +2.8%

craft_shannie, Apr 02, 2013
Photo of Chaney
3.79/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

As if we needed another brewery to be distributed to the DC area, we also get these guys now. Welcome to DC, Dark Horse.

Served in a DC Brau tulip because that's the way I roll.

A: Poured black as night, with a thick, thick, head that was about two shades lighter than the liquid below it.

S: Definitely got the milk in the nose here, which is unusual. Nevertheless, this smelled like Nestle's Quick as beer.

T: The bitterness overtook the chocolate which was a minor disappointment. This is one stouty stout! Dark baker's chocolate without a true candy bar bill. This was more of an entree milk stout to my mind.

M: Bitter, and I don't necessarily mean that in a bad way. A good bit of splotchy lacing and very cream. Still, the finish was a bit off and the bitterness followed. It wasn't as gulpable as it could have been in that regard.

O: I'd try this one again at some point, but I wouldn't seek it out. Looking forward to trying all of their other entries.

Chaney, Apr 01, 2013
Photo of jpaulsen
4/5  rDev +2.8%

jpaulsen, Mar 29, 2013
Photo of Hobo
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Hobo, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of hermit990
2.75/5  rDev -29.3%

hermit990, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of mccallisters_dali
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

mccallisters_dali, Mar 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

e30todamax, Mar 21, 2013
Photo of BeerZack
4.33/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a thick black with a finger of dark brown head that fades pretty quickly. Creamy mocha coffee nose. Dark chocolate and cocoa powder flavors that mingle with bitter prune and mildy acidic coffee notes as it warms. Hints of licorice and smooth espresso on the dry-ish finish.

BeerZack, Mar 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

gwiedman1, Mar 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

akttr, Mar 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

TheFightfan1, Mar 15, 2013
Photo of rlee1390
3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Black in the glass two finger deep drown head.

S-Chocolate, coffee, vanilla and roasted malt.

T-Chocolate, coffee, roasted malt. Not overly sweet for a sweet stout.

M-Medium bodied, creamy with some carbonated.

O-Needed more chocolate and vanilla for a Milk stout, the creamy mouthfeel was nice though.

rlee1390, Mar 14, 2013
Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 11/1/2012. Pours dense pitch black color with a 1-2 finger dense very dark brown head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of of huge dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, char, coffee, cream, toffee, smoke, and roasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with nice complexity and balance of big roasted flavors with moderate cream sweetness. Taste of big dark chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa, coffee, light char, cream, toffee, light smoke, and roasted earthiness. Light coffee bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, light char, cream, toffee, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of dark roasted flavors with moderate cream sweetness; with zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very creamy, slick, and lightly chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice cream stout. Very well balanced with extremely robust roasted flavors and moderate sweetness; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

superspak, Mar 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Stoutlad, Mar 08, 2013
Photo of brian44556
3.13/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured a 12 oz bottle, no date, into a snifter. Served at 55 degrees.

A - Dark, small chocolate head that fades rather quickly. Little lacing left on the sides of the glass. Looks flat after sitting for a couple of minutes.

S - Roasted malts, hint of chocolate, maybe a slight touch of coffee.

T - Roasted malts, bitter chocolate, 2 day old coffee.

M - Thin, sufficient carbonation, crisp.

O - Meh...This one didn't wow me by any means, not sweet enough. There are many other better examples of the style out there. I enjoy a lot of Dark Horse beers, just not this one.

brian44556, Mar 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

jak, Mar 06, 2013
Photo of shredder83
2.89/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours jet black with a thin ring of caramel colored head that dissipates very quickly, no lacing and poor retention

Roasty/burnt malts, oatmeal, chocolate and sweet

Roasty burnt malt, a slight hint of chocolate and coffee. Bitter finish and slightly sweet throughout.

Medium-light and not as creamy as the name suggests.

This is my first review and I felt it had to be for this cream stout because this one was very disappointing. I rarely ever drainpour anything but this one lasted just enough sips to review. Very light body for a cream stout and not nearly sweet enough, the bitterness of the roasted malts and hops drowned out the sweetness a cream stout should have. The smell was present but not strong enough at first smell. Not well done, I wouldn't recommend this to anyone who likes milk/sweet/cream stouts.

shredder83, Mar 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

tmars13, Mar 03, 2013
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4.09/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark, opaque noir with a thin ring of a head, reminiscent of espresso. It's lightly carbonated and there is a small amount of lacing on the glass. The aroma consists mostly of coffee notes, with sweet cream, oatmeal, and a hint of chocolate. The flavor opens very sweetly of vanilla and creme, but gives way to some bitter hops, light tobacco, and bread crust. The finish has very 'charred,' ashy, and burnt characteristics to it. For the mouth feel, it's very light... the ABV is felt slightly on the way down. Pleasant, but the appearance (head) and finish could use some improvement.

Neorebel, Mar 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

SaisonRichBiere, Mar 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

FatBoyGotSwagger, Mar 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

JellyJacket, Mar 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

drtth, Mar 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Axnjxn, Mar 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Mat_Rampson, Mar 01, 2013
Dark Horse Too Cream Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 922 ratings.