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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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BA SCORE
88
very good

860 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 860
Reviews: 412
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 49
Gots: 73 | 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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Patrick999

Florida

4.3/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into an imperial pint glass. Nice mocha foam and very impressive deep dark color.

In the aroma, molasses, cocoa and mesquite coals, though nowhere near the level of smoke you'd smell in a rauchbier.

Quite malt-forward, this opens with a blast of malted milk ball sweetness, quickly dried out by an awesome espresso roast flavor and a little hop. Long, somewhat meaty aftertaste. Again, some campfire-like smokiness is pervasive throughout, but very well integrated - this isn't like chewing half-burnt firewood.

Creamy, savory full-bodied feel - it feels like a much more substantive beer than I suspect it is. I barely feel anything after having finished the glass, so I suspect this is 4-5%, similar to the Tres Blueberry Stout. This one also hits the mark for me - I wish more breweries were making low-ABV beers with this much big-beer flavor. No fluke here....Dark Horse is making some nice beers.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2010 18:54:52 | More by Patrick999
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Dark Horse Fore Smoked Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 860 ratings.