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Dark Horse Thirsty Trout Porter - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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Dark Horse Thirsty Trout PorterDark Horse Thirsty Trout Porter

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very good

310 Ratings

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Ratings: 310
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10.26%
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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very dark, nearly opaque black body with a thin head and no lacing. Not much carbonation, but about as expected for a Growler. The pint I had at the pub was a bit more lively, but not much. Slightly toasty, coffee, malty flavor. Well balanced. Not really what I would call a Baltic porter, but a very good beer.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

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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

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Dark Horse Thirsty Trout Porter from Dark Horse Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 310 ratings.