Dark Horse Thirsty Trout Porter - Dark Horse Brewing Company
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Reviews by xnicknj:
3.55/5 rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
on tap at revolution house - served in pint
Pours an opaque mahogany color with charred hues. Crop of toasted brown head slowly fades into patchy lacing on the glass.
Roasted dark malts, chocolate and a dash of smoke in the nose. Soft sweetness, nutty and a bite of warmth.
Waves of maltiness up front with soft, smooth sweetness driven by cocoa and dark chocolate. Coffee beans, roasted dark malts and caramel. Finishes with a touch of alcohol and dark sweetness.
Fuller medium body, decent carbonation, chewy and smooth on the tongue. Well-crafted, albeit fairly standard porter. I'd drink this again, but there's definitely some better ones out there.
Serving type: on-tap
12-29-2012 23:31:53 | More by xnicknj
More User Reviews:
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
3.49/5 rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
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.
Serving type: bottle
07-07-2014 23:47:00 | More by larryarms847
Dark Horse Thirsty Trout Porter from Dark Horse Brewing Company
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