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Dark Horse Thirsty Trout Porter - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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Dark Horse Thirsty Trout PorterDark Horse Thirsty Trout Porter

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very good

307 Ratings

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Ratings: 307
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 10.29%
Wants: 9
Gots: 19 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Dark Horse Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-12-2003)
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Pours black with a small tan head, quick to a modest lace.
Smells really tasty, with lots of milky chocolate, sweet coffee, faint dark cherries, rich caramel, cream and cinnamon, licorice, roasted malt.
Starts really juicy, like iced coffee-milk and cocoa mix, topped with cinnamon and a great refreshing dark fruity zing underneath that really fits. Gets a bit darker but also sweeter, with molasses, faint plum jam, dark roasted malts, extra coffee powder, faint herbal-kinda note (hinting coke, some licorice). Finishes with a bit of nut, a touch of ash and some burnt bread crust.
Rather light bodied, but not watery. Smooth, subtle carbonation, really easy to drink. Aftertaste is roasty, dark chocolatey with a bit of lingering coffee.
Really tasty, complex enough and extremely quaffable. One of the most thirst-quenching porters i've ever had, i wonder if there's any relation with the name in this matter.

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12oz bottle, poured into my favorite tulip. Nice black color with reddish hue when held to light. Aroma of chocolate, roast and coffee. Nice smooth porter that has a very nice mouthful and feels highly drinkable despite its 7.0% abv. Nice effort from Dark Horse yet again. Salute

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle

A- Dark brown to black with a thin tan head. Slight spotty lacing on the glass.

S- Sweet dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malts. Smells like a nice porter should.

T- Unsweetened dark chocolate and coffee flavors dominate. The dark maltyness is there but so are the hops to balance things out.

M- Smooth and somewhat creamy. Light to medium mouth is surprising in such a strong porter. Light carbonation.

O- A great strong porter at 7%. I would have this again.

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Dark Horse Thirsty Trout Porter from Dark Horse Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 307 ratings.