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Dark Horse Thirsty Trout Porter - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

323 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 323
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10%
Wants: 9
Gots: 27 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-12-2003

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3.57/5  rDev -6.1%
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.

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4.2/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Served cellar temp in a chimay chalice

A - pours a dark, clear brown with a ring of head

S - sweet biscuit breadiness, malt, chocolate

T - taste is primarily chocolate malt, a hint of hops in the finish

M - very smooth, no sign of alcohol, medium bodied

O - great Baltic porter, dark horse continues to impress me with all they put out

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.15/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very dark chestnut color with only a slender, creamy line of a head. Aromas of salted dark chocolate, caramel, nuts, and berries. Rich, malty flavor transitioning to dark fruitiness. Sweetened coffee, tobacco, molasses, faint licorice, caramelized sugar, and vanilla bean. Dry in the finish and creamy, but thinner than expected. A very tasty, big-ish porter and yet another malty success from Dark Horse.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.41/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: It's very dark very much opaque in color. On top is a head beige in color and one finger in height.

Aroma: Sweet dark fruits in the front with tones of brown bread and molasses. Black licorice, yeasty, mint.

Taste: Chocolate malts, dark coffee, traces of milk sugar. Dark bread, licorice, molasses. The mouthfeel has a malty bite but finishes smooth.

Notes: Despite this one being seven percent it's very drinkable. Cheers.

Dark Horse Thirsty Trout Porter from Dark Horse Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 323 ratings.