Dark Horse Fore Smoked Stout - Dark Horse Brewing Company
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Reviews by blakesell:
3.8/5 rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Poured from the tap into a standard pint glass.
Appearance- Beer pours an absolute charcoal obsidian. No seeing through this baby. The beer is solid black with a slight thin espresso colored head with lacing that clings and sticks to the sides of the glass for the duration.
Smell- Smells like a RIS. Burnt roasted malts, American hops, vienna roasted coffee, no smoke, perhaps the hops cover the other aromas present here. I'm catching very little else unfortunately... Black patent malts.
Taste- American hops coming to the forefront again. Smooth malted goodness and a creamy spicy character.. Still no smoke. Why call this a smoked stout when there is no smoke character present? burnt 120+ Lovibond once again, but no smoke. Drinkable, but disappointing for the description.
Mouthfeel- Sticky, gluey, a bit warming, prickling, light in carbonation, and medium full bodied.
Drinkability- Pretty smooth drinkability, but nothing I would go crazy over right now. Good, but not great.
Serving type: on-tap
05-13-2009 21:42:41 | More by blakesell
More User Reviews:
3.98/5 rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pours very dark brown with a thin, lasting brown head. Some lacing sticks.
The smell is of chocolate, roasted coffee, dark earthy tones with a hint of anise.
The taste is of sweet chocolate, smoke (meat-y?) and coffee. It has a lingering earthy finish.
It is medium-to-full bodied.
An excellent, complex but very drinkable, smoked stout.
Serving type: bottle
07-17-2014 19:01:50 | More by jwc215
3.48/5 rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
A: Dark, even for a 7% stout, there is no light getting through this thing
S: Not a lot going on with this
T: Smokey and fruity but not very multidimensional
M: Good thickness to it, not much to complain about
O: Not bad for a smoked stout but not something I would want to have every day
Serving type: bottle
07-16-2014 23:04:24 | More by barhoc11
Dark Horse Fore Smoked Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
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