Dark Horse One Oatmeal Stout Ale | Dark Horse Brewing Company

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Dark Horse One Oatmeal Stout AleDark Horse One Oatmeal Stout Ale
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Dark Horse One Oatmeal Stout AleDark Horse One Oatmeal Stout Ale

Brewed by:
Dark Horse Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Fall

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Added by Mitchster on 08-15-2002

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Ratings: 1,039 |  Reviews: 418
Photo of RuckusDu
3.9/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Been sitting in my fridge for a few months now, figured I need to get it drunk. About 45 degrees into pint glass.

A - A finger of very dark head. Weird brown/cola color. Body is pitch black.

S - Pretty standard oatmeal stout aroma. Slight milkiness, chocolate, and some almond. Maybe molasses in there as well.

T - Quite delicious. Well balanced between some bitterness and sweet chocolate. Slight coffee.

M - Body is a little lacking, making you want more, but carbonation is good.

O - A pretty standard stout, but the taste really stands out as everything comes together.

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Photo of ale207
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of carlmoberg
3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of TLA
3/5  rDev -20%

Photo of Jredner
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma is burnt and toasty malts with hints of chocolate. Pours deep black with a diminishing dark brown/mocha head. Fore is sweet cocoa/chocolate/coffee with hints of vanilla and a nice smoothness from the oatmeal. Hints of dark fruits and a kick of hops in the finish. Very tasty brew.

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Photo of keithmurray
4.13/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - jet black liquid with mocha head

Smell - chocolate, roasted barley

Taste - dark chocolate, little bit of roasted malts, toasted oats

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, high carbonation, slight sweetness upfront, smooth finish, slight bitterness on the end as well

Overall - good stout worth a try

Price Point - $2.59/12 oz bottle

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Photo of danthehopslamman
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of klewis
3.13/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours black with a dark tan bubbly head. moderate lacing.

S: A smallish smell with aromas of chocolate and oats.

T: Earthy with an astringent bitterness. A burnt grainy taste with mild flavors of chocolate and coffee.

M: Medium body with moderate carbonation. Oatmeal stouts are supposed to be smooth and creamy; this one is quite coarse and abrasive.

D: Drinkable but quite mediocre overall. I'll pass next time.

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Photo of HopDerek
3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a oil black color with thin burnt orange/brown head, average retention and some lacing. Smells of roasted oat, burnt malt, chocolate, and coffee. Tastes of burnt roasted malt, oat, smoke, and dark chocolate, with espresso in the finish. Medium in body but a little thin, very burnt and roasty flavors make it not very smooth but there is some creaminess deep down. An easy oatmeal stout to drink if you like lots of burnt flavors, hides the alcohol well.

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Photo of Jaycase
2.9/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

a: pitch black. small dark tan head. minimal lacing

s: roasted malts. chocolate.

t: primarily roasted malts and bittersweet chocolate. finishes quite bitter. I usually like bitterness but the bitterness here is rather rough and does not suit the beer.

m: thin. watery. finishes dry.

o: this stout is a bit disappointing. the smell is there but the taste leaves something to be desired. will pass on this one next time.

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Photo of AndyAvalanche
3.95/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a Sam Adams Perfect pint glass. Liquid portion comes out dark, like black soil colored. Some slight highlights at the top of the beer up by the head. Dark brown head that erupted to the top after a fairly hard pour, had to take a couple breaks getting the whole bottle out. Really good looking beer.

Smell is really good. Huge malt backbone here. Very generous amounts of roasted malted barley. Bitter chocolate and hints of coffee. Surprisingly there are generous notes of earthy and piney hops. Nice and well balanced despite a lot going on.

Flavor profile has a lot going on. Very malty here, fresh black coffee and somewhat bittersweet (mostly bitter) chocolate and a little smokey. To balance out the bitterness there's sort of a natural sugar flavor to it as well that's subtly blended in; very nice. Again there's a hop presence, you can tell this is a respectably hopped Oatmeal Stout, at least in my opinion, I've read a few conflicting reviews.

I was a bit underwhelmed by the mouthfeel and drinkability. Body is much thinner than I expected, but I guess the carbonation level is ok. No real bite from the alcohol, even though it's high for the style. Strong bitter finish, far stronger than it needs to be. Not all that pleasant which brings down the drinkability. Too bad, I really thought this beer was going somewhere special until the mouthfeel. Still a good beer from a great brewery in my opinion. But I do feel spoiled when it comes to oatmeal stouts having Ipswich almost always fresh and ready to be consumed. Glad to have finally given it a try though. I'll certainly be going back for more.

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Photo of cwd
4/5  rDev +6.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

Photo of Bill235
4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Faroveryonder
3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of blastoderm55
3.63/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vdubb86
4.08/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a Sam Adam's Perfect Pint Glass

This beer pours a DARKNESS...Imprisoning me, all that I see, absolute horror...sorry I couldn't resist, how many dark beers are named One. Well, as I was saying the body is black with a thick brown head that looks damn sexy if only it laced better it was almost a 5 in my book. The smell is not too strong, but I detected cocoa, oats, and some vanilla. The taste had a bold cocoa and oat taste combined with a strong coffee/roasted flavor. There was also a bit of whiskey in the background. The carbonation is alright on the palate, but it was just a bit too watery for my liking. This was still a highly drinkable beer and got even better as it warmed up a bit and became smooth. This is definitely one of my favorite oatmeal stouts.

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Photo of Nurt20
4.09/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JLapadura
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Mikus
3.3/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of superdoopersauce
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of Ngntjp
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Giving it a 3.25 just because I keep trying to figure this one out. It tastes like the Marlborough mans leather jacket with some dark chocolate dropped on it. This one needs some sweetness to make it work. I appreciate the smokey note but the bitterness is fighting it in a bad way. But, I keep drinking it. Not a repeat buy, but a happy try. Overall? I hate to be an 8th grade girl, but, "meh..."

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Dark Horse One Oatmeal Stout Ale from Dark Horse Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 1,039 ratings
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