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Dark Horse Fore Smoked Stout - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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Dark Horse Fore Smoked StoutDark Horse Fore Smoked Stout

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88
very good

864 Ratings
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Ratings: 864
Reviews: 412
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 49
Gots: 74 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Dark Horse Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Smoked Beer |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
January

(Beer added by: Mitchster on 12-13-2002)
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Reviews by DougT:
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DougT

Ohio

4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Guinness Pint glass.

Very dark brown to black with a 2 finger milk chocolate head that quickly disipated leaving very little lace. Little to no foam left after a few sips.

Smells of chocolate, coffee, maybe a little plumb. Quite appealing. Not smelling much smoke.

Pleasantly bitter, not harsh, not overpowering, but prominent. I can taste the smoke. I can taste the alcohol. Some sweetness. Well balanced, but a bit subtle for a stout. It's a very nice flavor that makes you want more.

Medium body with some tingle from the bubbles. Like the head the mouth does not linger. Very good but not superlative.

I like this beer. It's very drinkable, but that's sort of it's problem. This is billed as a stout. It's not heavy enough and the smoke is not prominent enough for it's stye and the lack of head retention is a little disappointing. It might be better named a porter and might help having a little age. A date on the bottle would be nice.

But it is really very good. I would recommend it to people that don't necessary want a really heavy stout but might enjoy something smoky with stout flavors in a porter weight.

I think I'll get more.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2014 04:34:21 | More by DougT
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Dark Horse Fore Smoked Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 864 ratings.