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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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BA SCORE
86
very good

343 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 343
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 9.97%
Wants: 10
Gots: 32 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Dark Horse Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-12-2003

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Ratings: 343 | Reviews: 77
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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of Andrew61923
3.57/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

Photo of ncketchum
4.2/5  rDev +10.2%
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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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of wedge
4.15/5  rDev +8.9%
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%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of horshack7
4.41/5  rDev +15.7%
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.

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of KYGunner
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I can't say I see any evidence that this is a porter but that said it holds several aspects of a good stout.

The color is jet black with no rubiness. The head was stiff and creamy it was also long lasting.

The scent it mostly burnt malt with hints of chocolate and char. The taste does not follow as strong charred malts and coffee sit on the tongue. The feel it very smooth and a touch dry, its light but charismatic.

Photo of Flounder57
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger mocha head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a pitch black color with no clarity or vision of bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: roasted coffee, chocolate, malty sweetness, and some molasses.

Taste: All of the above with some mild bitterness and burn in the end.

Mouthfeel: Creamy smooth, medium to full bodied, low to medium carbonation, and extremely drinkable.

Overall: A nice BP in my opinion. It good to see more breweries try this style out as compared with the Eastern European breweries.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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Dark Horse Thirsty Trout Porter from Dark Horse Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 343 ratings.