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Dark Horse Fore Smoked Stout - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

875 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 875
Reviews: 413
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 52
Gots: 76 | 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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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.61/5  rDev -7.9%

The deeper that I go into the Bottle Backlog Eradication of the Summer of 2014, the more wild the beers that are surfacing! A smoked stout!?! What next?

I was anxious to begin and gave it a pretty heavy-handed pour before sitting back to watch the pseudo-cascade. It settled pretty quickly into two fingers of deep-tan/light-brown head, but what happened next was particularly remarkable. It seemed to collapse inwardly on itself and fell much more quickly than I expected, becoming mere wisps. Color was Opaque Black (SRM = 44), allowing zero light penetration. Nose was very smoky, but in more of a burnt charcoal way than the smokiness of a rauchbier. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was more like bittersweet chocolate mingled with a sweet smokiness. It kind of put me in mind of chocolate-covered bacon, which I have tried. I am a fan of smoked beers, but this was a bit sweeter than I like, especially since it seemed to be getting in the way of the smokiness. Finish had that same bittersweet smokiness that I had been getting throughout. I was really kind of underwhelmed, especially given the hype and scores assigned to this beer. Not bad, per se, but leaving a lot of room for improvement.

08-13-2014 23:57:41 | More by woodychandler
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

08-10-2014 03:16:18 | More by a_beckman25
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New York

4/5  rDev +2%

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2/5  rDev -49%

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Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

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New York

4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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Michigan

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Wisconsin

3.98/5  rDev +1.5%

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.

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Michigan

3.48/5  rDev -11.2%

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

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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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Michigan

4/5  rDev +2%

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Dark Horse Fore Smoked Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 875 ratings.