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Dark Horse Thirsty Trout Porter - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

284 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 284
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 10.29%
Wants: 9
Gots: 15 | 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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Photo of zachary80
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

zachary80, Dec 13, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

mkennedy119, Dec 22, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

ZepHead80, Aug 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

TheOakKing, Sep 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

thomseye, Jun 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

imfrommichigan, Dec 18, 2013
Photo of King_KongDCO93
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

King_KongDCO93, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

TheBeerAlmanac, Mar 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

hockeyfighter19, Jul 30, 2013
Photo of vonnegut21
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

vonnegut21, Feb 06, 2014
Photo of Crosling
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep formulation of every color except black. Fruity, lacking aroma of dark fruits (blackberries, cherries) with scents of roasted malts and coffee. Nice underlying dark fruitiness is all over the palate, along with deep roasted malts, bitter chocolate and coffee. The coffee in particular lingers on after the swallow for seconds and is ignited once again after a simple lick from my tongue. Lacking in body and texture but still true to the style and pretty delicious.

Crosling, Apr 12, 2006
Photo of GinsuDave
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

GinsuDave, May 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

outsider, Oct 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Jas45678, Jun 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

KFrank729, Mar 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Rihup, Jul 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

thinwhiteduke, Feb 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

fredmugs, May 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Boverhof3, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of BeerOps
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

BeerOps, Feb 04, 2013
Photo of larryarms847
3.49/5  rDev -7.9%
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.

larryarms847, Jul 08, 2014
Photo of Ri0
3.49/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

Ri0, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of RWLawman
3.45/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

RWLawman, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of proc
3.43/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

proc, Mar 10, 2004
Photo of stadmo1
3.4/5  rDev -10.3%

stadmo1, Aug 16, 2014
Dark Horse Thirsty Trout Porter from Dark Horse Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 284 ratings.