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Dark Horse Fore Smoked Stout - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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Dark Horse Fore Smoked StoutDark Horse Fore Smoked Stout

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very good

954 Ratings
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Ratings: 954
Reviews: 421
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 55
Gots: 91 | 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:
Beer added by: Mitchster on 12-13-2002

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Black as all get out, this is hella-black, darker than 95% of most stouts...takes quite a bit of effort to coax a modest very dark, cinnamon and purple colored crema head with very good retention and mild lacing. Carbonation is mild. Aroma is wonderful...rich, black French Roast coffee, gobs of black patent and chocolate malt, tons of bitter chocolate, a nice touch of distant smoke, cocoa, charcoal, black walnut and vanilla. Mouthfeel is smooth and velvety, like melted chocolate...rich dense body. Taste is outta sight...an exact recapitulation of the aroma...all those tastes are in here. Mild herbal bitterness, intense roastiness, rich body smothers the tongue. Pleasant sweetness from the dense malt body balances the extreme roastiness. Faint suggestion of alcohol towards the middle is pummeled by the intense finish. Everlasting finish....ooof. The smokiness is just there, lingering in the aftertaste, not overpowering and somewhat subtle. Chalkiness is pervasive and sometimes distracting, which is it's only fault.

This is a bad-ass stout. These guys at Dark Horse haven't disappointed me yet. Wonderful. Highly recommended. This one will put hair on your chest.

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Dark Horse Fore Smoked Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 954 ratings.