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Dark Horse Thirsty Trout Porter - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

253 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 253
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 10.32%
Wants: 8
Gots: 11 | 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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detroitpat

Michigan

4/5  rDev +5.8%

07-05-2014 20:45:08 | More by detroitpat
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hackmann

Michigan

3.31/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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;

Serving type: bottle

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

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

11-15-2013 08:20:29 | More by NorthCoastPranqster
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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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TastingRoomCharNtony


4.5/5  rDev +19%

12-22-2012 04:41:14 | More by TastingRoomCharNtony
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ERRL710

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

08-05-2013 20:31:25 | More by ERRL710
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Roeters

Michigan

4.15/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got a growler from Dark Horse the last time I was around.

A: Very dark brownish/black with thin white/tan head. (my pore was bad, could have had a thick inch head if I had done it right)

S: Chocolate, roasty character

T: A mix of chocolate, maltly goodness, and a great roasted flavor. Ends with a great slight bitterness from the grains.

M: great level of carbonation, with a wonderful bitterness

D: I am hoping that I do not finish the whole growler tonight, but hell that is just a good reason to make the trip right.

Serving type: growler

08-19-2008 03:45:52 | More by Roeters
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smb4087

Michigan

3/5  rDev -20.6%

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

Michigan

4/5  rDev +5.8%

07-07-2014 13:38:42 | More by styleisking
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jacksonweite

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -14%

08-07-2013 23:27:37 | More by jacksonweite
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bizzy54

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

04-08-2013 21:02:49 | More by bizzy54
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DiggerDahl

North Dakota

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

12-15-2013 03:18:01 | More by DiggerDahl
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rhartogsq

Virginia

4/5  rDev +5.8%

07-11-2013 02:06:01 | More by rhartogsq
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TheBigLebrewski

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -14%

12-05-2012 02:10:18 | More by TheBigLebrewski
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Andrew61923

California

3.59/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12 oz bottle into my Sierra Nevada tulip. Bought as a single as I've enjoyed some of Dark Horse's offerings in the past.

A: Pours a very dark brown with almost no light getting through along the sides of the glass. Even with an aggressive pour, I was left with half a finger's worth of light khaki head that faded relatively quickly to a thin film.

S: I'm getting much more roastiness than anything else with a bit of baker's chocolate mixed in there as well. Not a very exciting nose really.

T: More pleasant than the aroma. The chocolate asserts itself a lot more, but I'm still not getting much more beyond it. A bit too one-dimensional for my liking.

M: The carbonation is about spot-on and this drinks very well, but I'm a bit confused by the designation as a Baltic porter in that sense. I would expect a more viscous beer in that category, where are this seems like a standard American porter to me.

O: There's nothing groundbreaking about this beer at all, but that doesn't make it bad by any means. I could see myself going back to it if I saw it on draft (which I never will), but I doubt I would buy it again in bottle form.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2013 01:20:07 | More by Andrew61923
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aandresen

Arizona

5/5  rDev +32.3%

03-29-2014 22:07:35 | More by aandresen
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TomD

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.8%

01-07-2013 20:46:39 | More by TomD
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dkeav

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

02-28-2014 19:24:12 | More by dkeav
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blackrim

Michigan

4/5  rDev +5.8%

01-07-2014 21:33:45 | More by blackrim
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thebends1

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

02-20-2013 15:36:25 | More by thebends1
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jbnla

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

04-10-2012 20:26:47 | More by jbnla
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punisher1

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

10-08-2013 00:20:17 | More by punisher1
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MJ_Szydlowski

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

05-03-2013 18:37:23 | More by MJ_Szydlowski
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bridges2l82

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

07-11-2014 23:51:32 | More by bridges2l82
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KC8LTL

Michigan

3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from Growler into Snifter glass and about an inch of creamy tan head appears. Beer itself is quite dark. When I hold it up to the light there is the slightest red that gets through bur hardly anything. Creamy smell with slight roasted coffee notes for smell - it is certainly inviting... Taste is sweet creamy with a bit of a rich fruit taste with some roasted background. Mouthfeel seems a bit thin to my taste, but admittedly this is to style. Drinkablity? Beer Me again.

Serving type: growler

08-07-2008 02:37:59 | More by KC8LTL
Dark Horse Thirsty Trout Porter from Dark Horse Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 253 ratings.