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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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very good

330 Ratings

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Ratings: 330
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10%
Wants: 10
Gots: 28 | FT: 1
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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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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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This one's at least a year old, probably 2.

Pours an opaque deep brown with a modest frothy mocha head that lingers as a thin layer of foam.

Deeply nutty, toasted malt, chocolate, and prunes form the initial aroma. There's a hint of roast, but chocolate dominates.

Flavor reveals underpinnings of raisins and prunes, which are met early by chocolate, becoming somewhat roasty and a touch bitter mid palate. The nutty malt backbone is present throughout.

Body is fairly full, with a slick mouthfeel and modest carbonation. Alcohol warmth is light.

Great malt character, with a nice balance between chocolate and roast, though chocolate outshines the roast. The nutty, toasted malt is a nice treat. The dark fruit adds interesting complexity. Becomes a touch metallic late.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Dark Horse Thirsty Trout Porter from Dark Horse Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 330 ratings.