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Dark Horse Fore Smoked Stout - Dark Horse Brewing Company

Dark Horse Fore Smoked StoutDark Horse Fore Smoked Stout

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BA SCORE
88
very good

781 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 781
Reviews: 405
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 9.41%


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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Flounder57

Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz beer poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger mocha head that reduced quickly to a thin layer. It id a pitch black color with no clarity or visions of carbonation.

Smell: Sweet, Smokey, chocolate, roasted, and bready malts. Smells wicked good.

Taste: Taste is very similar with some lingering roastiness, bittersweet chocolate, and a slight bit of smoke.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium carbonation, light to medium bodied, a little watery, and quite enjoyable.

Overall: Good to have found the fourth installment of the series.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2012 03:46:41 | More by Flounder57
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Ozzylizard

Pennsylvania

3.05/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle marked 7394 73W0229 at 45 degrees into standard pint glass
Aroma of toasted malt
Head small (1.5 cm), light brown, creamy, rapidly diminishing to 2 mm ring
2 mm sediment in bottle, firmly attached to bottom
No lacing
Body dark brown/black, totally opaque
Flavor of toasted malt, very light and slightly sweet; no alcohol, no hops, no diacetyl, no smoke; flavor dies quickly with no aftertaste.
Palate medium to full, creamy, nearly flat.

Lack of head and lacing detracts from the appearance and the unassertiveness of the flavor certainly lower rating. This meets the judging requirements for a stout. It is very easy drinking, nearly a session stout, with no hint of smoke. Perhaps someone was smoking while moving the grain?

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2014 11:40:56 | More by Ozzylizard
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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

04-11-2014 07:29:08 | More by PhilMiller
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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dbrauneis

North Carolina

4.01/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours an opaque but clear thick jet black in color with light amounts of gentle visible carbonation along the surface of the beer and a hint of cola brown highlights. The beer has a half finger tall mocha head that reduces to a large thin patch and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of chocolate and roasted malts with some light hints of smoke.

T: Upfront there are moderate to strong flavors of roasted and chocolate malts with a moderate amount of milk chocolate as well as some hints of sweetness. Light notes of smoke towards the finish and there is a light to moderate amount of lingering bitterness in the finish.

M: Just shy of full bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Light to moderate amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: Rich and enjoyable with very nice flavors/aromas and a subtle amount of smoke. Easy to drink and definitely one to grab again.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2014 01:07:45 | More by dbrauneis
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deadonhisfeet

Kentucky

3.71/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a Maudite snifter. Very impressive pour. The beer is very black and produces a dark brown frothy head. The smoke is quite evident on the nose, but not overwhelming. It accompanies the sweet and roasty notes of the malt and produces a very pleasant aroma.

Medium-full body and a roasty, smokey flavor. Very faint sweet notes up front, then some roastiness and enough smoke to tame the other flavors. The smoke is not excessive, but still announces its presence. It comes in around mid-palate, carries through the finish, and has a drying, almost tannic effect on your mouth. I get flavors of wood, licorice, black tea, and unsweetened cola. The feel is plenty firm and a little oily.

I'm not a good reviewer of smoked beers since I tend to avoid them. I did want to review this one because I wanted to review all 5 of Dark Horse's numbered stouts and I also like to expand my beer-drinking horizons on occasion. I am happy to report that this beer, unlike some smoked beers, did not taste like someone put out their cigarette in it. It's more of an American Stout than a Smoked Beer. Sadly, I think the smoke robs the beer of some of its richness and malt character and makes it taste a little bland on my palate. Fans of smoked beers may still want to check this one out.

Serving type: bottle

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Dark Horse Fore Smoked Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 781 ratings.