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Sarsaparilla Six Stout - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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Sarsaparilla Six Stout
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BA SCORE
86
very good

27 Ratings
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Ratings: 27
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 13.4%
Wants: 6
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Dark Horse Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Collaboration with Cleetus Friedman of City Provisions.
Brewed with organic sarsaparilla & vanilla bean.

(Beer added by: emerge077 on 11-30-2011)
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

DanGeo, Jul 27, 2014
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3.16/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On tap at the Tap and Mallet in Rochester, NY.

Pours a dark glossy black with absolutely no head or lacing. Kind of disappointing.

Smells slightly cloying, with some vanilla beat, sarsaparilla (root beer) and sugar.

This one doesn't feel like a stout, where the BA version did, which is weird. Tons of artificial root beer flavor, along with some fake, slightly cloying vanilla flavor. Not much else going on, feels like more like alcoholic root beer than an actual root beer stout. Disappointing.

Thin bodied, way too thin for a stout. Slightly watery. Not all that drinkable due to the cloying nature of this one. Low carbonation.

It's incredible how disappointing this one was versus the bourbon barrel-aged version. Night and day here.

GreesyFizeek, Jun 24, 2014
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SaisonRichBiere, Jun 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

tectactoe, Mar 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

Danimal25, Dec 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

riemster, Dec 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Kunstman, Aug 11, 2013
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tclang, Aug 11, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Michigan, Jul 28, 2013
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beergorrilla, Mar 14, 2013
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5/5  rDev +28.9%

ROBSTARR, Jan 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Zaphog, Dec 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Lukafer, Dec 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

denimdemon, Dec 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

danp14, May 11, 2012
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3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery.

A: Pours black with a huge dark brown head.

S: Big vanilla and sarsaparilla. Some underlying malt.

T: Lots of vanilla and rootbeeriness upfront that is slightly sweet. There is some bitter cocoa and coffee in the middle. Finish is chocolate.

M: Thickbody with good carbonation.

O: I really like this beer, but I love rootbeer.

jale, Feb 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

garrisonp, Feb 05, 2012
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4.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is my first BA review. Hip-hip hooray! I feel obligated to post because of the paucity of reviews for this unique brew. Drove from the 'burbs down to City Provisions just to try it. (Had a yummy Italian sandwich after making my beer notes.)

No head on this beer. Quite black, shades of brown around the edges. There's a definite vanilla aroma that's immediately apparent, and is quite nice. Taking a sip... sweet up front. A bit tangy in the middle. Aftertaste is primarily roasty with the vanilla staying around. It's definitely a stout first, and the vanilla adds a nice sweetness. Body is medium-light. Toward the end of the pint, noticing a bit of sugar stickiness. Think I'll stop at one pint.

I recently had DH's Tres Blueberry Stout and was very impressed with it. This isn't quite at that level: body a bit too light and a little too sugar-sticky. But I still like it, and won't turn down a pint in the future, given the opportunity.

foobula, Dec 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

DrDoitchbig, Dec 13, 2011
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5/5  rDev +28.9%

jbck109, Dec 11, 2011
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Sarsaparilla Six Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.