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Dark Horse Thirsty Trout Porter - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

272 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 272
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 10.32%
Wants: 8
Gots: 16 | 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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outsider

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

10-05-2013 01:27:56 | More by outsider
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Jas45678

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

06-01-2013 01:42:09 | More by Jas45678
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KFrank729

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

03-31-2014 00:59:38 | More by KFrank729
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Rihup

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

07-26-2013 23:55:52 | More by Rihup
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thinwhiteduke

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

02-23-2014 16:48:00 | More by thinwhiteduke
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fredmugs

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

05-04-2014 17:46:40 | More by fredmugs
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Boverhof3

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

03-12-2014 03:19:22 | More by Boverhof3
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BeerOps

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

02-04-2013 02:18:46 | More by BeerOps
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larryarms847

Illinois

3.49/5  rDev -7.7%

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.

07-07-2014 23:47:00 | More by larryarms847
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Ri0

Wisconsin

3.49/5  rDev -7.7%

poured 12oz bottle into snifter

A - Deep, dark brown cola colored with a 1.5 finger tan head. Leaves a thin ring around glass and some spots of lacing.

S - Roasted malts, dark sweet fruit, dark chocolate, hints of cola.

T - Roasted malt, dark bitter chocolate, cola, and sweet dark fruit.

M - Medium body with normal carbonation.

O - Easy drinking Baltic Porter. Nothing memorable about it.

08-12-2013 00:24:18 | More by Ri0
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RWLawman

North Carolina

3.45/5  rDev -8.7%

A - Jet black, with little head and lacing.

S - Dark fruits, roasted malts, and chocolate.

T - Pretty two-dimensional. Malts and chocolate. Maybe a touch of hops to balance out the chocolate bitterness, but this beer is all chocolate.

M - Pretty light for a porter, in my opinion, but certainly not watery. Smooth to drink, with very light-to-moderate carbonation.

O - Pretty good porter, but nothing Earth-shattering going on here.

06-12-2013 00:42:18 | More by RWLawman
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proc

Michigan

3.43/5  rDev -9.3%

A good, but not spectacular porter. Pours out to a dark brown to black color with a slight head. Despite the slight head, carbonation is fairly active in the glass. The aroma is that of malted milk balls. The taste interesting. There is a definite coffee/expresso taste present that borders on burnt coffee and finishes as such, bringing down its drinkability score to the average range.

03-10-2004 00:25:37 | More by proc
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stadmo1

Michigan

3.4/5  rDev -10.1%

08-16-2014 22:59:34 | More by stadmo1
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CRJMellor

Arkansas

3.38/5  rDev -10.6%

Pours dark brown/black with red highlights. 1.4 inch tan head leaves lots of lace on the pint.
Aroma of coffee, chocolate and grain plus some oliy hop notes.
Flavor is chicory, chocolate, roasted coffee and some earthy, soil hints.
Mouthfeel starts promising with chocolate sweetness and full feel. Unfortunately it then slides into a moderately bitter but somewhat vapid finish that is heavily watery. Somewhat disappointing.
Drinkability is solid but wateriness makes it an unspectacular offering.

02-27-2004 19:17:17 | More by CRJMellor
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hackmann

Michigan

3.31/5  rDev -12.4%

Appearance: black coffee body with a light beige ½ finger head

Aroma: typical porter; coffee, chocolate, and toasted grains; very light overall

Flavors: follows the nose and throw in a slight nutty note, dark caramel, toasted sugars, with a light hoppy finish

Mouthfeel: low carbonation, medium body feel, light flavors, a touch of hoppy spice on the finish, easy drinking porter, dry, balanced

To the Point: nothing special; a serviceable porter;

06-27-2013 03:07:49 | More by hackmann
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civicm87

New York

3.25/5  rDev -14%

05-05-2014 17:18:36 | More by civicm87
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marcb105

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -14%

11-02-2013 01:46:06 | More by marcb105
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speedvagen

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -14%

02-24-2013 22:50:12 | More by speedvagen
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beerhawk41

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -14%

04-02-2013 23:54:42 | More by beerhawk41
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stix86

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -14%

11-24-2013 04:35:27 | More by stix86
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Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -14%

01-24-2014 22:51:12 | More by Davepoolesque
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sparx1100

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -14%

12-24-2013 04:57:49 | More by sparx1100
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2dogbrew

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -14%

07-22-2013 00:50:02 | More by 2dogbrew
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GeorgeCarroll

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -14%

08-20-2014 13:22:56 | More by GeorgeCarroll
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jacksonweite

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -14%

08-07-2013 23:27:37 | More by jacksonweite
Dark Horse Thirsty Trout Porter from Dark Horse Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 272 ratings.