Dark Horse Fore Smoked Stout - Dark Horse Brewing Company
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Reviews by mmva321:
4.22/5 rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Served in a pint glass.
Pours a like motor oil: thick and the deepest nut brown you can get to without being black. A small amount of thick, creamy head is at the top for a little bit. The head is a dark milk chocolate color with signs of carbonation under it. What does this all mean? It does what I expect a stout to do, and the deep brown makes it look inviting as opposed to the intimidation of a black monolith looking stout. Nice.
A stout usually tries to find a balance between the sweet (usually chocolate) and bitter (coffee or malts or hops). This one decides to emphasize the bitter. The malts and roasted nuts come out to the forefront leaving the sweeter aspects to play second fiddle. The hops come through as well.
Second time around, I find myself liking this stout much more than many of the style or the brewer. The sweet tastes of chocolate hit the front of the tongue, the roasted malts and nuts hit the roof and sides of my mouth and the bitter hops tend to dominate the back of the mouth and throat. Maybe the hops are a little strong, but I give it a second, and all the flavors blend very well in my mouth, leaving a very good impression as I write this.
A little watery going down, but nothing to really complain about. The fact of that is it makes the beer easier to drink, mix that in with the delicious and complex taste, and you have a spectacular stout that you should try soon.
Serving type: bottle
12-21-2009 01:31:33 | More by mmva321
More User Reviews:
3.11/5 rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
Notes: Born on 1/21/14 (current date 6/20/14).
A: pours an oily black and looks thick as it glub glubs out of the bottle. There was a 1/2 finger brawn head that receded quickly to a thin layer.
S: Not getting a lot on the nose.
T: Smokey coffee flavor up front. With a smoke aftertaste.
M: A bit of tingle from the carbonation. Not think or chewy like I anticipated from the pour.
O: This is kind of one note. The smoke is smothering anything more complex. I know it is a smoked stout - so that should be the expectation - but I hoped for some other flavors somewhere in the palate. It is decent tasting but lacks a strong nose and depth int he taste.
Serving type: bottle
06-21-2014 02:00:02 | More by fscottkey
Dark Horse Fore Smoked Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 844 ratings.