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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

330 Ratings

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Ratings: 330
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10%
Wants: 10
Gots: 29 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Dark Horse Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-12-2003

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This is the first and last time I've ever seen this beer around. I found a single, never have been able to find a six pack. So here goes the only Thirsty Trout in my area.

Serving style : 12 oz bottle, poured

Appearance (4) : Dark, coffee bean body with great opacity. Smallish 1 finger head that recedes into a ring of lacing within a minute or two.

Smell (4) : Chocolate, coffee bean, roasted caramel. Mocha and cocoa powder. Slight ale smell behind it but so so faint. Yummy.

Taste (4) : Roasted flavor, chock full of coffee bean, dark roast coffee, hints of dark chocolate, peppermint milk chocolate. A full body, slightly bitter finish. The bitter notes are tamed here, most likely due to cascade hops and the rich roasted malt. This is a delicious beer.

Mouthfeel (4.25) : Full bodied, creamy, rich, and smooth. Like a good chocolate shake.

Overall (4) : This beer is like what you'd get if you had an iced coffee with malts and alcohol - but done right. It's a total campfire, sit and roast marshmallows, cuddle up and read a book (I sound like a friggin' girl), or comfortably watch MacGuyver (there we go, that's more man-like) beer. It's very roasted, very chocolate-coffee, and very dark beer all at the same time. One of the better porters I've had.

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This is a fairly complex porter, that disguises each note until the beer warms up. Chocolate malts and brown sugar/molasses forward. Dark fruit and anise notes come out in the back end. Think of a dried fruit covered in baker’s chocolate. Thin in body yet creamy in mouthfeel - toes the line between porter and stout quite well. The 7% is not overly noticeable here.

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Dark Horse Thirsty Trout Porter from Dark Horse Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 330 ratings.