Bourbon Barrel Aged Tres Blueberry Stout | Dark Horse Brewing Company

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Tres Blueberry StoutBourbon Barrel Aged Tres Blueberry Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dark Horse Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
darkhorsebrewery.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by szmnnl99 on 02-22-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,493
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
138
pDev:
6.33%
 
 
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9
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Ratings: 138 |  Reviews: 20
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3.38/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.84/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.95/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of barhoc11
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is different, in a good way. Not a ton of barrel notes but the blueberry is prevalent and not overwhelming. This is a good variation to the regular old BA Stout

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4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.14/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.54/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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3.94/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.45/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.07/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a snifter
2017 Vintage

A- pours a deep black color with a one-finger dark brown head that has good retention and leaves a bit of lacing behind

S- initial aroma smells like a chocolate covered blueberry; dark milk chocolate, dried blueberries, raisin bran cereal & light vanilla. Bourbon barrel aroma is very light and mostly oaky, with just a hint of bourbon

T- slightly tart blueberries up front gives flavors of fresh unripe blueberries. Mid-palate brings out notes of milk chocolate and caramel. The finish brings out light barrel notes with some vanilla-oak and just a hint of barrel juice. Blueberry tartness comes back on the linger, as well as more chocolate

M- medium-light body with moderate carbonation leads to a slightly foamy mouthfeel and finish

O- flavor wasn't as complex as aroma & mouthfeel seems a bit thin at times, but the blueberry, chocolate, oaky caramel combination works very well together

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4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.96/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.72/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce bottle, 2017 vintage. Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both pretty good. I like the aroma, the brew smells like blueberries, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, and some bourbon and vanilla. I think the taste is just like the aroma, with blueberry, roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, bourbon and vanilla flavors. With that being said, I think the bourbon character in this brew is on the light side (very light). Doesn't seem to me like this was barrel aged too long, but I could be wrong about that. Luckily I'm a big fan of the regular Tres Blueberry stout so I liked this one a lot, but I'm disappointed that there wasn't more barrel here. To me I think the blueberry flavor is the strongest, with all the other flavors still being noticeable too. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's creamy and coating with a good amount of carbonation. Truthfully I prefer the regular Tres blueberry stout compared to the barrel aged version, but this one is still pretty good and definitely worth trying. $4.99 a bottle.

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3.65/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.34/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.26/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle recieved in a trade with mikeyson4, thanks man!

This one pours a dark oily looking black with a very small head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells like roasted malt, oak, chocolate, vanilla, and genuine blueberries.

This doesn't taste exceedingly different than the regular Tres Blueberry, but the base beer is delicious, so I don't mind. The barrel character is definitely subtle, some spicy oak, a bit vanilla, and just the slightest whisp of bourbon, with a little bit of roasted malt and chocolate. The blueberries are definitely there, which is nice, I thought they might get buried with the barrel.

This is medium bodied, with a fairly creamy mouthfeel. For a BA stout at 7.5%, it's fairly rich, and definitely not thin.

A really nice BA stout, but I do wish the barrel aging was a bit more prominent here.

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Tres Blueberry Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 138 ratings