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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

283 Ratings

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Ratings: 283
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 10.29%
Wants: 9
Gots: 15 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

jnowak, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of ONUMello
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Pitch black with a one-finger tan head
S: Milk chocolate, cocoa powder, a bit of coffee and malt
T: Not as complex as the nose; mostly malt with some chocolate
M: Medium-bodied, smooth
O: A good porter, tasty but I wish the flavors were at the level of the nose

ONUMello, Aug 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

EdwardK77, Aug 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Skunkyluvmuffin, Aug 21, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

GeorgeCarroll, Aug 20, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev -4%

The_fevre, Aug 17, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev -10.3%

stadmo1, Aug 16, 2014
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3.05/5  rDev -19.5%

CycleHops, Aug 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Syraquse, Aug 12, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +0.3%

Tripel_Threat, Aug 12, 2014
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3.57/5  rDev -5.8%

Ajmorriso1, Aug 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

leitmotif, Aug 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Ciocanelu, Aug 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

a_beckman25, Aug 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

ZepHead80, Aug 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

pjkelley82, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of barczar
3.91/5  rDev +3.2%

This one's at least a year old, probably 2.

Pours an opaque deep brown with a modest frothy mocha head that lingers as a thin layer of foam.

Deeply nutty, toasted malt, chocolate, and prunes form the initial aroma. There's a hint of roast, but chocolate dominates.

Flavor reveals underpinnings of raisins and prunes, which are met early by chocolate, becoming somewhat roasty and a touch bitter mid palate. The nutty malt backbone is present throughout.

Body is fairly full, with a slick mouthfeel and modest carbonation. Alcohol warmth is light.

Great malt character, with a nice balance between chocolate and roast, though chocolate outshines the roast. The nutty, toasted malt is a nice treat. The dark fruit adds interesting complexity. Becomes a touch metallic late.

barczar, Aug 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

MaxPowers, Aug 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Grand-Raggedy, Jul 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

kkazemi, Jul 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

LukeK, Jul 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Bnjmnlws, Jul 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Supergenious, Jul 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

bridges2l82, Jul 11, 2014
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3.51/5  rDev -7.4%

I do not remember where this beer came from - whether I bought it at a local bottle shop or if tone77 brought it by in one of his in-person trades. Either is possible because I generally eschew buying bottles, I am a huge fan of Dark Horse B.C.'s beers and will buy them for myself.

A vigorous pour led to a pseudo-cascade which settled into a finger of frothy, deep-tan head with limited retention. Color was a deep, dark-brown (SRM = 44), allowing zero light penetration. Nose was very roasty with a deep charcoal aspect. Say, is the Trout a Stout? Hmmm. Mouthfeel was medium and the taste was very much of charcoal and dark chocolate. Finish was semi-dry with the roastiness leaving a bitter, smoky flavor as its aftertaste. This beer leaves me with a conundrum, since it is not really what I would consider a porter, but more towards a stout. I did not dislike it, but it was not really what I was expecting, either. I guess that you will have to try one and gauge it for yourself.

woodychandler, Jul 10, 2014
Dark Horse Thirsty Trout Porter from Dark Horse Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 283 ratings.