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Dark Horse Thirsty Trout Porter - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

256 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 256
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 10.32%
Wants: 8
Gots: 12 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Dark Horse Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-12-2003)
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Reviews by BB1313:
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BB1313

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours black with barely any light getting through. Small khaki head that sticks around leaving nice film and decent lacing. Nice looking beer. The aromas are full of chocolate malts and dark fruits. There are subtle expresso aromas which can be found in the flavors as well. Although there's a roasty bitterness from the chocolate and coffee, this beer has a fairly strong fruit sweetness to it. I feel like I'm picking up some cherries giving it an extremely subtle tartness. The finish is clean and dry for the most part. Mouthfeel is very nice. Although it's light and somewhat watery, it has a nice fluffy body to it and makes for a very easy drinking beer. I'd say it's on the lighter side of medium-bodied. There's a slight creaminess to it. The alcohol goes unnoticed.

Nice example of the Baltic Porter style, but it doesn't exactly stand out. It's traditional and well executed, just a little one note.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2012 18:52:46 | More by BB1313
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3.51/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2014 22:41:10 | More by woodychandler
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3.49/5  rDev -7.7%
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Appearance is medium to dark brown in color and slightly opaque.

Smells of caramel, chocolate, and roasted malts.

The roasted malts are most pronounced and the caramel and chocolate I got upfront are just a memory.

Too thin for a stout.

Overall, not the greatest Dark Horse offering, but good as a one off.

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Dark Horse Thirsty Trout Porter from Dark Horse Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 256 ratings.