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Sarsaparilla Six Stout - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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Sarsaparilla Six Stout
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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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jbck109

Michigan

5/5  rDev +28.9%

12-11-2011 17:39:10 | More by jbck109
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ROBSTARR

Michigan

5/5  rDev +28.9%

01-13-2013 15:32:11 | More by ROBSTARR
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ECBS

Ontario (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

11-19-2013 13:42:59 | More by ECBS
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garrisonp

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +16%

02-05-2012 16:38:48 | More by garrisonp
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danp14

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

05-11-2012 19:28:34 | More by danp14
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JLG193

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

11-03-2012 23:05:55 | More by JLG193
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foobula

Illinois

4.15/5  rDev +7%

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.

12-18-2011 07:19:18 | More by foobula
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DrDoitchbig

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.1%

12-13-2011 16:21:31 | More by DrDoitchbig
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Zaphog

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.1%

12-23-2012 03:59:09 | More by Zaphog
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klipper

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.1%

05-13-2012 23:59:18 | More by klipper
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denimdemon

Indiana

4/5  rDev +3.1%

12-10-2012 02:08:28 | More by denimdemon
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SaisonRichBiere

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.1%

06-11-2014 03:38:59 | More by SaisonRichBiere
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.1%

12-11-2011 09:49:37 | More by TurdFurgison
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jale

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev +0.5%

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.

02-07-2012 18:32:58 | More by jale
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DanGeo

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

07-27-2014 16:04:12 | More by DanGeo
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Kunstman

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

08-11-2013 21:43:20 | More by Kunstman
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tclang

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

08-11-2013 13:51:20 | More by tclang
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BUNZILLA

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

12-23-2013 03:12:03 | More by BUNZILLA
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beergorrilla

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

03-14-2013 04:46:02 | More by beergorrilla
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Imperial_Sapient_Groat

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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Lukafer

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

12-10-2012 03:58:18 | More by Lukafer
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emerge077

Illinois

3.43/5  rDev -11.6%

Served in a Dark Horse pint, on tap at City Provisions.

Initially it had a fleeting head of dark chocolate stained mocha foam, but it quickly fizzled away, leaving zero foam whatsoever. No matter how much it was swirled, no foam. Black body, dark brown edges.

Vanilla aroma, some light roast, medicinal notes of straight vanilla extract, and some earthy spice.

Flavor was similarly roasty with phenolic spice that reminded me again of vanilla extract. Sarsaparilla was likely the key component lending medicinal notes. Stout base was fairly roasty, some light bitterness to it. Body became slightly watery over time, not as creamy as the standard lineup of DH stouts. Lingering spice notes from the sarsaparilla addition. It's alright, but not fully melded it seemed. It was missing something, though the "root beer float" concept was a creative attempt.

11-30-2011 03:19:45 | More by emerge077
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tectactoe

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

03-11-2014 11:56:59 | More by tectactoe
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riemster

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

12-16-2013 20:50:26 | More by riemster
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Michigan

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

07-28-2013 17:00:12 | More by Michigan
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Sarsaparilla Six Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.