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Dark Horse Thirsty Trout Porter - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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very good

290 Ratings

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Ratings: 290
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 10.29%
Wants: 9
Gots: 17 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

2dogbrew, Jul 22, 2013
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2/5  rDev -47.2%

DonFrap, Jul 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

acknight, Jul 19, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -34%

mwbrady12, Jul 17, 2013
Photo of 57md
3.87/5  rDev +2.1%

Dark brown with ruby edges. Good roast profile with a touch of smoke upfront. Hearty for a basic porter but a touch light for a Baltic.

57md, Jul 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

sendbeer, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of WoodBrew
4.21/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bro-in-law comes through with this brilliant porter from DH. The beer rated low on appearance because there wasn't a decent head present..nor did it lace. The smell and taste however were very good. The scent had dark roast chocolate. The taste was slightly sweet yet bitter....somewhat like the semi-sweet chocolates used for chocolate chip cookies. The mouthfeel was full body with smooth carbonation. Overall this is a great porter....sessionable for sure.

WoodBrew, Jul 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

rhartogsq, Jul 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

radiofish, Jul 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

lucasj82, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of hackmann
3.31/5  rDev -12.7%
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;

hackmann, Jun 27, 2013
Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.18/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a dark cola color. About one fingers of creamy mocha-colored head is formed with a creamy texture and mediocre retention. Good lacing is left on the glass, at least.

S: There's a definite vibe of stewed dark fruits. I also note chocolate (a good deal), brown sugar, and licorice. Definitely serviceable as far as the style goes; too bad my dislike towards licorice pulls the score down somewhat.

T: Yeah. It's definitely heavy on both dark fruits and licorice, especially on the opening. A definite roasted barley note creeps in on the back end, to pair with the crisp, dry finish. This doesn't excite me too much, plus its single-dimensional flavors don't help.

M: This is very light for a 7% porter. Combined with the crisp, clean finish, the drinkability is excellent. The crispness is replaced with a bit of sweetness after a few sips, but this could still be chugged regardless. A bit undercarbonated, too.

O: Any beer that I can pick up a lot of licorice flavors in is likely to get a big fat 'meh' from me - the only reason this doesn't is because of how damn drinkable it is. Even still, I wouldn't seek this one out in the future.

ThisWangsChung, Jun 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

thomseye, Jun 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

gashmoney, Jun 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

ZEB89, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of RWLawman
3.45/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Jet black, with little head and lacing.

S - Dark fruits, roasted malts, and chocolate.

T - Pretty two-dimensional. Malts and chocolate. Maybe a touch of hops to balance out the chocolate bitterness, but this beer is all chocolate.

M - Pretty light for a porter, in my opinion, but certainly not watery. Smooth to drink, with very light-to-moderate carbonation.

O - Pretty good porter, but nothing Earth-shattering going on here.

RWLawman, Jun 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

jarrgal, Jun 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Evan, Jun 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

beersvh23, Jun 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

DanGeo, Jun 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Paul_Apsley, Jun 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Jas45678, Jun 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

WesM63, May 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

bob_d_j, May 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

PsilohsaiBiN, May 26, 2013
Dark Horse Thirsty Trout Porter from Dark Horse Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 290 ratings.