Dark Horse One Oatmeal Stout Ale | Dark Horse Brewing Company

BA SCORE
85
very good
1,035 Ratings
THE BROS
67
poor
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Mitchster on 08-15-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,035
Reviews:
417
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
11.08%
 
 
Wants:
48
Gots:
93
For Trade:
0
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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass, this is a thick dark color with light tan head. Smells are sweet dark roasted malts, molasses, and cocoa. Taste is heavy on dark cocoa, oatmeal, marshmallow, and roasted malt with some smokiness. Alcohol is somewhat prevalent. This is a decent tasty stout.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Its with a chewy and marshmallowy texture that Dark Horse's One Oatmeal Stout massages the palate and further entices the taste buds with its roasty and chocolaty overtones. And with a depth of complexity and richness, the stout teeters on the edge of imperial status.

While pouring with a highly viscous milkshake-like visual weight, the solid brown foam patiently separates from the beer beneath in a cascading effect. The froth caps the beer like cocoa-stained meringue. Its stubborn persistence yields lacy rings of foam with every sip taken. This is a seriously masculine beer!

Strongly scented, the beer's roasty overtones hit home with elements of Turkish coffee, cocoa, campfire, heavy charred toast, and malted milk with toffee. Slight vinous fruits and rummy alcohol notes tingle the nose with almost the intensity of stronger imperial stouts.

Its also the flavor of strongly roasted coffees that take command of the beer in taste. Roasted beans of coffee and cocoa weave together in bittersweet fashion. The embedded malt and oats uphold the roast with the taste of toffee, heavy cream, and marshmallows and beings to shape my impressions like chocolate coated espresso beans and "Whoppers" candy. Again, a mild tinge of spiced rum and roasted plum lurk behind the dominant malt taste. Mild in bitterness, it seems that the balance comes from char- to the point where any hop addition is relatively unnoticed.

But the mouthfeel is where the beer really shines. Upon the first draw of the glass, the mouth is engulfed with a billowing mocha-infused velvety texture. And again, marshmallow fluff come to mind again. Its chewy texture is sliced by sweet alcohol warmth and signals closure of the session with an extended roasty aftertaste.

Where the beer far exceeds any expectation of oatmeal stout, it's larger-than-life character causes the beer to register with the palate and tongue as an imperial stout. Though the beer refuses to take sides, it captures the essence of both masterfully.

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Poured from the bottle into a Chimay goblet.

Appearance: The beer pours an opaque dark brown with some red at the edges where the light hits. There is just a small layer of tan head that goes away completely.

Smell: Sweet malt up front with some dark fruit. I'm getting some smoke from the malt. The dark fruit and smoke combine and remind me of bbq sauce.

Taste: Lots of roast here. Just enough sweetness to keep things fairly balanced. The roasty bitterness could have run away here. There are some dark chocolate and dark fruit notes, but the roast and smoke are more prevalent. The finish is slightly bitter.

Mouthfeel: The body is medium and fairly smooth. The carbonation is more aggressive than I would have guessed from the lack of head. The finish is quite dry.

Overall: Just a touch more malt sweetness would have improved this one just a bit, but overall I enjoyed it. Not sure I need to have another in the future, but I wouldn't say no if offered.

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Dark Horse One Oatmeal Stout Ale from Dark Horse Brewing Company
3.79 out of 5 based on 1,035 ratings.
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