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Dark Horse Thirsty Trout Porter - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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very good

302 Ratings

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Ratings: 302
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 10.29%
Wants: 9
Gots: 19 | 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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4/5  rDev +5.5%

gashmoney, Jun 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

blackrim, Jan 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

CA_Jim, Sep 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fresh from Putnam's just a few days ago... Dark, brown, yada yada. Not quite chocolate in the nose. More like the aroma of the sticky residue left on a metallic wrapper for a chocolate candy -- not that that's necessarily a bad thing.

Taste... Ah, well... Smores? Coffee? Dirt? I'm not quite sure. There's a lot of low, lingering, throbbing bitterness here. Not sharp or potent really -- just continual. Certainly some expected chocolate notes and the roasted flavors. But there's a very sugary melted marshmellow feel to this beer that makes it more interesting than some.

A traditional porter with a twist.

marburg, May 12, 2004
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Baab200, Dec 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

beersvh23, Jun 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

lucasj82, Jul 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

CaptDavyJones, Dec 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

WesM63, May 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

M1A2, Mar 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

12oz bottle, poured into my favorite tulip. Nice black color with reddish hue when held to light. Aroma of chocolate, roast and coffee. Nice smooth porter that has a very nice mouthful and feels highly drinkable despite its 7.0% abv. Nice effort from Dark Horse yet again. Salute

Guas11, Yesterday at 10:03 PM
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

dmorgan310, Feb 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

ryanpj, Aug 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

AnthemOfTheSun, Nov 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

rhartogsq, Jul 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Thirstygoat, Dec 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

longisland1983, Nov 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

MaxPowers, Aug 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Sparky44, Nov 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

drbenderdo, Mar 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

jeffwright, Feb 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

TomD, Jan 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

astronautjones, May 26, 2014
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4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I can't say I see any evidence that this is a porter but that said it holds several aspects of a good stout.

The color is jet black with no rubiness. The head was stiff and creamy it was also long lasting.

The scent it mostly burnt malt with hints of chocolate and char. The taste does not follow as strong charred malts and coffee sit on the tongue. The feel it very smooth and a touch dry, its light but charismatic.

KYGunner, Apr 14, 2013
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4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

After being turned down for Plead the Fifth everywhere I am glad to come home and drink a this new Dark Horse beer. Got it from Vintage Estate for $1.99 a single.
A - Fairly dark for a porter it does have some ruby hues with a 1/4 inch of silky mocha head atop. As most of their dark brews the lacing is excellent.
S - Smell is very roasty with tones of lactose sugars, some mocha, and a touch of sweet chocolates.
T - Has everything I expected, moderate bittering hops, some coffee and burnt sugars, and a bit of milk chocolate to boot. Finish is also on par with the style slightly drying finish.
M - Quite creamy much more than the Reserve Special Black Ale. Liked the medium slick body.
Overall another great beer from Dark Horse. In a way if made me remember how good the series of the "four" beers are.

DrDemento456, Mar 03, 2013
Dark Horse Thirsty Trout Porter from Dark Horse Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 302 ratings.