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Dark Horse Thirsty Trout Porter - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

270 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 270
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 10.32%
Wants: 8
Gots: 16 | 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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DonFrap

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -47.1%

07-20-2013 22:39:43 | More by DonFrap
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nate-henry

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

07-08-2014 05:19:55 | More by nate-henry
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mwbrady12

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

07-17-2013 16:34:16 | More by mwbrady12
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mmulebarn

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

11-21-2013 23:12:55 | More by mmulebarn
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adamant1912

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

02-07-2013 05:47:03 | More by adamant1912
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bnes09

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

Dark brown, near black and mostly opaque. Weak head and minimal lacing.

Roasted aroma and tart berries, hint of black currants.

Toasty malt. Mild roasted flavor. Odd funk tastes like milk a day or two past expiration. Sour flavor overall.

Medium to full bodied. Grainy texture. Well carbonated.

I can see where they were going with this but the end result just didn't pan out. Either I just don't like this beer or I got an infected batch. Either way, I won't be visiting this one again.

12-30-2013 04:09:16 | More by bnes09
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granger10

Wisconsin

2.85/5  rDev -24.6%

This one was super dark in appearance and the head was almost totally absent from my vigorous pour. Where is the carbonation? The smell is intense roastiness. The taste brings about a burnt coffee/espresso flavor that I feel is too blunt. Chocolate mixes slightly as well as some earthy flavors. This one is too one sided and intense to really be enjoyed. Not a bad offering but I was hoping for more from Dark Horse here.

01-04-2004 05:07:37 | More by granger10
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smb4087

Michigan

3/5  rDev -20.6%

09-30-2013 00:44:58 | More by smb4087
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amalburg

Michigan

3/5  rDev -20.6%

05-03-2014 17:21:39 | More by amalburg
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akttr

Michigan

3/5  rDev -20.6%

05-24-2013 03:43:26 | More by akttr
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Rons35

Michigan

3/5  rDev -20.6%

11-13-2013 23:36:30 | More by Rons35
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duceswild

Maryland

3/5  rDev -20.6%

10-08-2013 00:46:54 | More by duceswild
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dfhhead25

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20.6%

08-26-2013 20:58:12 | More by dfhhead25
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BMart

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20.6%

05-13-2013 17:05:30 | More by BMart
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tykechandler

Indiana

3/5  rDev -20.6%

06-19-2014 04:43:47 | More by tykechandler
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CycleHops

Ohio

3.05/5  rDev -19.3%

08-15-2014 23:57:10 | More by CycleHops
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

3.18/5  rDev -15.9%

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a dark cola color. About one fingers of creamy mocha-colored head is formed with a creamy texture and mediocre retention. Good lacing is left on the glass, at least.

S: There's a definite vibe of stewed dark fruits. I also note chocolate (a good deal), brown sugar, and licorice. Definitely serviceable as far as the style goes; too bad my dislike towards licorice pulls the score down somewhat.

T: Yeah. It's definitely heavy on both dark fruits and licorice, especially on the opening. A definite roasted barley note creeps in on the back end, to pair with the crisp, dry finish. This doesn't excite me too much, plus its single-dimensional flavors don't help.

M: This is very light for a 7% porter. Combined with the crisp, clean finish, the drinkability is excellent. The crispness is replaced with a bit of sweetness after a few sips, but this could still be chugged regardless. A bit undercarbonated, too.

O: Any beer that I can pick up a lot of licorice flavors in is likely to get a big fat 'meh' from me - the only reason this doesn't is because of how damn drinkable it is. Even still, I wouldn't seek this one out in the future.

06-27-2013 01:10:41 | More by ThisWangsChung
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BB1313

Ohio

3.2/5  rDev -15.3%

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.

12-30-2012 18:52:46 | More by BB1313
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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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Dark Horse Thirsty Trout Porter from Dark Horse Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 270 ratings.