Sarsaparilla Six Stout - Dark Horse Brewing Company
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Ratings: 27 | Reviews: 4 | Display Reviews Only:
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
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
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
Sarsaparilla Six Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.