Dark Horse Fore Smoked Stout - Dark Horse Brewing Company
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3.81/5 rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Poured into stout pokal; jet black, one of the darkest beers I've seen. Nice solid two-finger head of the darkest brown foam I've ever seen, it was the color of dark chocolate ice cream. Head recedes after a few minutes into a nice ring of foam.
Smells like dark chocolate, coffee, campfire smoke, metallic roasted malt, and hints of sweetness.
Taste follows nose in ingredients but not in quantity. Sweet milk chocolate and toffee take the wheel while bitter coffee/chocolate and ashy smoke try and backseat drive to no avail. Leaves the mouth in sticky sweetness with some lingering bitterness and an ashy feeling like you've been sitting around a campfire for a while.
Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, clean and wet. Finishes a bit dry at the very end but not much.
Overall, this is a tasty stout. However, with the smoke not playing much of a part and the relatively light body compared to the sweetness of the flavor, you could be convinced this was a chocolate porter or something perhaps. I'd like more smoke from a "smoked stout," but it's still tasty and interesting.
Serving type: bottle
06-13-2014 00:50:18 | More by BurgeoningBrewhead
Dark Horse Fore Smoked Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 844 ratings.