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Dark Horse Fore Smoked Stout - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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86
very good

917 Ratings
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Ratings: 917
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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4.13/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - pours dark black but in like the others it has a darker head that dissipates much quicker.

S - obviously super smokey smell. Layered with some sweet malt underneath.

T - nice light smoke. Some sweetness lies underneath.

M- heavy bodied with light to medium carbonation.

O - maybe my favorite so far. The perfect amount smoke.

mattboyer182, Jan 10, 2012
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4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Big thanks to stevef03 for this bottle. I'm finally getting around to doing the Dark Horse One - 5th tonight.

A: Pours a pitch black with very little head. All that remains of the initial foam is a thin ring around the edges of the beer.

S: Smells sweet of chocolate malt, toast, and smoked meats. There are also hints of vanilla and caramel. The smoke is just right. Not too overbearing in the nose. I love smoked beers.

T: Starts off sweet with notes of dark chocolate, and caramel. I'm also picking up raisins and plums. Added to all of this is a smoked meat quality to this brew. Beef jerky/bacon is defiantly evident. But something about this beer is amiss. There is a saltiness that is just a bit off-putting.

M: This is a full bodied beer. It starts off smooth and sweet, but finishes with a note of sweet and salty. Too much on the salty side for my liking.

O: I like this beer, but it has a few quirks. The saltiness in the finish is a bit much. The smokiness is there, and the malty sweetness is spot on, but there is something about this that I'm not totally convinced makes it a "great" beer.

trxxpaxxs, Dec 07, 2011
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4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a single for $3. Served at 50 degrees. Poured into Duvel tulip. No date on bottle apparent.

A- Poured a very dark hue, almost black. Pours dense from bottle. A vigorous pour results in a 1/4" of rich mocha head comprised of fine and large bubbles. Sits black in glass. Head doesn't linger too long and is reduced to a dense ring and slight capping.

S- Rich chocolate and some roasted notes first, followed by smoke secondary. The smoke is in nice balance and adds depth. Has a early morning camp fire quality. Could be more robust.

T- Lots of bold yet soft smoke and roasted malt upfront. The chocolate takes a backseat and shows up in the end the most. Smoke lingers very well as well as some burnt notes.

M- Medium to Light bodied for a stout of this size. Body is a bit thin, but this makes the smoke easier on the palate. Beer feels kinda flat on tongue. Dries at the very end.

O- very well done smoked beer. One of the better one's i've had. Light enough that it doesn't overpower the palate, which makes it quite easy to drink. This is one to def try.

busterthecat, Dec 04, 2011
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Dark Horse Fore Smoked Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 917 ratings.