Dark Horse Thirsty Trout Porter - Dark Horse Brewing Company
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3.75/5 rDev -0.8%
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Pitch black with a one-finger tan head
S: Milk chocolate, cocoa powder, a bit of coffee and malt
T: Not as complex as the nose; mostly malt with some chocolate
M: Medium-bodied, smooth
O: A good porter, tasty but I wish the flavors were at the level of the nose
08-29-2014 06:00:40 | More by ONUMello
3.91/5 rDev +3.4%
This one's at least a year old, probably 2.
Pours an opaque deep brown with a modest frothy mocha head that lingers as a thin layer of foam.
Deeply nutty, toasted malt, chocolate, and prunes form the initial aroma. There's a hint of roast, but chocolate dominates.
Flavor reveals underpinnings of raisins and prunes, which are met early by chocolate, becoming somewhat roasty and a touch bitter mid palate. The nutty malt backbone is present throughout.
Body is fairly full, with a slick mouthfeel and modest carbonation. Alcohol warmth is light.
Great malt character, with a nice balance between chocolate and roast, though chocolate outshines the roast. The nutty, toasted malt is a nice treat. The dark fruit adds interesting complexity. Becomes a touch metallic late.
08-02-2014 03:12:50 | More by barczar
3.51/5 rDev -7.1%
I do not remember where this beer came from - whether I bought it at a local bottle shop or if tone77 brought it by in one of his in-person trades. Either is possible because I generally eschew buying bottles, I am a huge fan of Dark Horse B.C.'s beers and will buy them for myself.
A vigorous pour led to a pseudo-cascade which settled into a finger of frothy, deep-tan head with limited retention. Color was a deep, dark-brown (SRM = 44), allowing zero light penetration. Nose was very roasty with a deep charcoal aspect. Say, is the Trout a Stout? Hmmm. Mouthfeel was medium and the taste was very much of charcoal and dark chocolate. Finish was semi-dry with the roastiness leaving a bitter, smoky flavor as its aftertaste. This beer leaves me with a conundrum, since it is not really what I would consider a porter, but more towards a stout. I did not dislike it, but it was not really what I was expecting, either. I guess that you will have to try one and gauge it for yourself.
07-10-2014 22:41:10 | More by woodychandler
Dark Horse Thirsty Trout Porter from Dark Horse Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 272 ratings.