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Dark Horse Thirsty Trout Porter - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

255 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 255
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 10.32%
Wants: 8
Gots: 12 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Dark Horse Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-12-2003)
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jemarent

Michigan

4/5  rDev +5.8%

02-02-2014 21:02:55 | More by jemarent
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Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -14%

01-24-2014 22:51:12 | More by Davepoolesque
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Falcone

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

01-23-2014 00:42:17 | More by Falcone
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Cubsfan1087

Iowa

4/5  rDev +5.8%

01-19-2014 03:15:04 | More by Cubsfan1087
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redleg64

Michigan

4/5  rDev +5.8%

01-16-2014 03:41:25 | More by redleg64
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AnitaBrewski

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.8%

01-15-2014 04:02:01 | More by AnitaBrewski
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5.8%

01-13-2014 23:15:42 | More by mattmarka1
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pknyc

New York

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

01-12-2014 19:12:51 | More by pknyc
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nhirsch04

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

01-12-2014 18:38:09 | More by nhirsch04
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Localdrinklax

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

01-10-2014 05:55:42 | More by Localdrinklax
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barnzy78

Illinois

4.14/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - dark brown with a creamy tan head that fades to a foam
S - chocolate, dark fruit, caramel
T - chocolate malt, caramel, nutty, earthy, fruity, faint spiciness; excellently balanced
M - full body, creamy and smooth
O - very good baltic porter. I'd definitely buy this one again, but a little more booze might have done it some good.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2014 04:38:30 | More by barnzy78
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blackrim

Michigan

4/5  rDev +5.8%

01-07-2014 21:33:45 | More by blackrim
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King_KongDCO93

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

01-05-2014 20:32:15 | More by King_KongDCO93
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MacStinson

Michigan

4/5  rDev +5.8%

12-31-2013 02:02:17 | More by MacStinson
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bnes09

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Dark brown, near black and mostly opaque. Weak head and minimal lacing.

Roasted aroma and tart berries, hint of black currants.

Toasty malt. Mild roasted flavor. Odd funk tastes like milk a day or two past expiration. Sour flavor overall.

Medium to full bodied. Grainy texture. Well carbonated.

I can see where they were going with this but the end result just didn't pan out. Either I just don't like this beer or I got an infected batch. Either way, I won't be visiting this one again.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2013 04:09:16 | More by bnes09
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derkfromwi

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

12-29-2013 03:00:41 | More by derkfromwi
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sparx1100

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -14%

12-24-2013 04:57:49 | More by sparx1100
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PA-Michigander

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.8%

12-24-2013 03:30:14 | More by PA-Michigander
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mc4z

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

12-22-2013 03:15:14 | More by mc4z
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

good complex porter as they go. this one features some vanilla and some spice in both the aroma and flavor, a nice twist on the classic style. its dark but still lets some light in to give it the faintest amber glow at the bottom of the glass. not much head on it, but its got a creamy enough mouthfeel and I don't wish for more carbonation at all. its only mildly bitter in the finish, with subtle spice wafting throughout. earthy malt vibe, not as dark as some, and certainly not as full bodied. I also get a lager yeast vibe, especially in the crisped up finish, but maybe my palate is playing tricks on me. a good porter overall, on par with the other quality dark horse brews, but this one didn't stand out to me the way some of the others did. maybe just a little light for the style in winter time.

Serving type: on-tap

12-21-2013 16:33:22 | More by StonedTrippin
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imfrommichigan

Utah

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

12-18-2013 03:07:45 | More by imfrommichigan
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CaptDavyJones

New York

4/5  rDev +5.8%

12-18-2013 00:19:41 | More by CaptDavyJones
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Brenden

Ohio

3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A thick, almost heavy dark brown that allows very little light to pierce it, this beer certainly looks like a bigger sort of porter. The light brown head is compact and creamy, showing moderate retention and leaving moderate-to-strong patching on the glass.
It has the elements on the nose: strong malts, some roast, ground coffee, dark cocoa, and, interestingly a touch of something like licorice. Something like burnt nut sneaks out, too.
Roasty and a bit nutty with some esters giving off notes of dark fruits adding a little too much tang, espresso is fairly strong, as is some powdery bittersweet cocoa. Nut and charred woods finish it out with a hint of something soil-like but unoffensive.
It's a porter, but it doesn't have quite the heft or build a Baltic porter ought to. It's mildly dry off some char. Carbonation and crispness are kept in check and, while it could use a bit of a more well-rounded smoothness, it isn't lacking too much.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2013 21:05:46 | More by Brenden
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DiggerDahl

North Dakota

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

12-15-2013 03:18:01 | More by DiggerDahl
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Eric908

South Dakota

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

12-05-2013 00:50:38 | More by Eric908
Dark Horse Thirsty Trout Porter from Dark Horse Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 255 ratings.