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Dark Horse Fore Smoked Stout - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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88
very good

913 Ratings
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Ratings: 913
Reviews: 414
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 52
Gots: 82 | FT: 4
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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wingedeel, Nov 18, 2011
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5/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Thanks again to drxandy for this. I think this might be one of the best beers I have ever had. I am in a euphoric state right now (this is the second beer I have had and I'm not high right now)

A-Black. Almost brown head that dissipates quickly and leaves no lacing.

S-Smoke, Chocolate, Caramel, and like it is going to take me to a new world.

T-Everything I hoped for and more. One of the best stouts I have ever tasted. I wish I could make beer this good.

M-Perfect; enough said.

This beer took me to a new world. I would like to think of myself as a seasoned beer drinker. This is probably one of the best I have ever had. I can only remember a few beers that tickled my taste buds in such a good way. If you can't have sex tonight, buy a six pack of this. It will make sweet love to your mouth.

Bottoms up...

Tbn2, May 28, 2008
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mmcnaughton, Nov 18, 2011
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4.65/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Just about the deepest, darkest, charcoal black beer I've ever poured. This one would but some Imperial Stouts to shame. It even looks thick coming out of the bottle. Milk chocolate colored sheet caps off the liquid and leaves little lace.

Light smoke aroma, more of a heavy roast than outright smoke. Plenty of coffee and dark cocoa in the nose. Notes of caramel and chocolate covered espresso beans are present as well. mmm stout....

Flavor is very similar to the aroma - lots of roasty goodness. Dark chocolate, espresso, and carmel are all there. Faint smokiness is very pleasant and adds some mystery. Mild herbal bitterness along with all the roasted flavors balance the malt sweetness. Gets slightly cloying towards the finish, but close to perfect otherwise. Not as smoky as expected, but this is definitely an exception stout.

Awesome mouthfeel - creamy and thick almost like a milkshake. Full bodied and luscious on the tongue. Very easy to drink, but a half point comes off due to the slight cloying sweetness towards the finish. I want more!!!

Thanks to Monkeyknife for sending this one through the BIF Race

Lupe, Jun 07, 2008
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4.6/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Black and opaque...waftingly large dark tanned, beefy, foamed capping laps up to top the blackness with might. The head retained its girth briefly and lacing is minimal with a few stretched out strings.

Aroma is mostly of chocolate and a bit of roast. There's a nice partial smokeyness as well thats deep and broading mixing with a bit of warmth.

Solid taster with a firm chocolatey tone thats bold and lasting with undertones to bittered espresso, slightly burnt cream, slight tang to dark cherry and a very well placed smokeyness puffing about with a deeply set balance. Bittered chocolate finish with puffy dryness and a tiny titch of hops.

Creamy, nearly full body, lofty, lengthy, smooth, chocolatey, and a hovering dryness that creates a pleasant cocoa powder fluff across the palate.

Drinkable times Fore! A great stout by Dark Horse!

tavernjef, Mar 09, 2009
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4.55/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Review from notes taken 10 15 09, poured from tap at the brewery.

A Medium to dark brown head over a jet black body. 4.0

S Dark roast, malt, chocolate with some raspberry. 4.0

T Great, some unexpected chocolate/raspberry sweetness along with the dark roast malt. I really enjoyed this! 5.0

M Thick, syrupy, wonderfully smooth. 5.0

D Fair to good. This is a style that is not that drinkable but the greatness of this beer shines through. 4.0

Gina at Dark Horse suggested, after I asked, that they had just changed the tap lines and, even though they were rinsed, cleaned, that some of the previous raspberry ale might still be present on the line. You know what?, this did not hurt the taste of this beer at all!

adamette, Oct 20, 2009
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4.53/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Possibly the blackest, charcoal brown-colored foam of any Dark Horse beer -- and so of any beer. It must be conjured by a high pour and sits quickly into a greasy slick of not-as-dark on top of a jet-black liquid.
Conforming to the pattern set by Dark Horse Tres -- which is not assertively flavored of blueberries -- this is not assertively smoky. It features aromas of burning oil, cocoa and coffee that has been reduced to a paste. In the mouth it is broad, creased with roasty bitterness, but ultimately creamy-textured and dry.
Very easy to drink.

This should be classified as a Stout, not a Rauchbier or Smoked Beer.

putnam, Jan 29, 2005
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4.53/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aroma is rich and very smoky with a chocolaty undertone and hints of burnt wood and molasses. It pours a beautiful opaque sable, just a whisker above black, with a thick, fine-bubbled tan head. Rich flavor is very smoky and has tones of molasses, fine roast coffee and unsweet chocolate as well as a tiny fishy hint. Texture is thick, smooth, oily and just a little tingly. This one is a must!

Cyberkedi, Jul 08, 2010
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz poured into Bruges tulip.
A: Dense two finger head that is a rich tan hue. The body is pitch black, no light makes its way through. Head retention lasts a good while, then sinks to a thin layer and leaves an island of froth. Lacing is standard for a stout.

S: Very smokey malt presence. A RIS sweetness projects its self over the smoke, but still warm and smokey. No hop profiles found and a layered aroma that has a nice balance. Medium to high intensity on the aroma.

T/M: The sweetness on the front is warm and pleasant. The smoke character is more profound in the aroma, but finds its way in more on the lingering taste. A nice complexity of flavors, from a classic roasted note of Russian Imperial to a German Rauchbier. Very well done. Fore a full flavored stout this is very drinkable, smooth on the palate and the mouthfeel projects a silky element.

O: Multi-dimensional beer, I feel the strongest of the series so far.. Great beer and overly drinkable for a stout of its kind.

GDBEERMAN, Mar 28, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

cates1tg, May 01, 2012
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Dark Horse Fore Smoked Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 913 ratings.