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

312 Ratings

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Ratings: 312
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10.26%
Wants: 9
Gots: 20 | 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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-12-2003)
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of nodder
4.06/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle

A- Dark brown to black with a thin tan head. Slight spotty lacing on the glass.

S- Sweet dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malts. Smells like a nice porter should.

T- Unsweetened dark chocolate and coffee flavors dominate. The dark maltyness is there but so are the hops to balance things out.

M- Smooth and somewhat creamy. Light to medium mouth is surprising in such a strong porter. Light carbonation.

O- A great strong porter at 7%. I would have this again.

Photo of indianabeerman
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of malfunxion
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Fargrow
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.06/5  rDev +6.8%

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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4.75/5  rDev +25%

nice porter with a smooth creamy taste

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of kkleu357
4.3/5  rDev +13.2%

From notes on 11/15/13

Very malty smell. Dark dark black pour with little head. Mmm, nice smokey taste. Easy on the taste buds. Lots if roasty malts. I like it.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.64/5  rDev -4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of ONUMello
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.64/5  rDev -4.2%

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3.4/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.05/5  rDev -19.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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3.8/5  rDev 0%

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3.57/5  rDev -6.1%

Dark Horse Thirsty Trout Porter from Dark Horse Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 312 ratings.