Dark Horse Thirsty Trout Porter - Dark Horse Brewing Company
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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
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
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
Dark Horse Thirsty Trout Porter from Dark Horse Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 255 ratings.