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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3.76/5
Very Good
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Dark Horse One Oatmeal Stout AleDark Horse One Oatmeal Stout Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Fall

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Added by Mitchster on 08-15-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#23,226
Reviews:
418
Ratings:
1,043
pDev:
11.17%
Bros Score:
2.89
 
 
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Photo of red94tt
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of That_Bearded_Guy
3.99/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.59/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.76/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Last four pack in a hole-in-the-wall place in Sioux Falls, SD.

Pours a glistening brown color, forming a dark chocolate body and a walnut colored head of 2 fingers (snifter). 1/4 finger remains after letting it settle a few moments. 100% opacity.

Some pretty rough smells out front -- a touch of manure, some dirt, a bit of copper piping. Past that as it's inhaled further and agitated, a nice peanut butter cookie aroma comes out. Following that is molasses and antiseptic.

The flavor is not bad, if a touch metallic. It has a cola like quality to it, with dashes of cocoa and oatmeal here and there. Still, the metallic quality permeates and continues to shout louder than the other good qualities, I have to dock it a bit. Flavors of brown sugar and molasses faintly finish out the profile in breaths.

Feel is very carbonated, very cola-like, but still manages to keep a medium bodied creaminess about it. The finish is purely dry, acidic, and chapped. Pretty nice ending.

Overall, I have to say - this is one of Dark Horse's weaker offerings. Now that I've had their basic five stout lineup - (and believe me, it took me awhile to acquire them all) I have to say the Oatmeal Stout comes in last. #4 would be Tres Blueberry (too sweet and smuckers-like as it warms), #3 is Too Cream, #2 is Fore Smoked, and #1 of course is the mighty Plead the 5th. Comparing this Oatmeal stout to something like Anderson Valley is a huge let down. I feel they could go back to the drawing board on this one and filter out the metallic dross that surfaces in the finished product.


(Second time through was better, scores adjusted accordingly)

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Photo of tsgooch79
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dr_Fox
3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OtisCampbell007
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of elmagno
3.86/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dewsby
2.93/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of brother_rebus
3.79/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jrob21
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of italianstallion
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nurt20
4.09/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Molson2000
3.32/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of drunkenmess
3.38/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of jmiah22
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NolaHopHead
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle. Black with thick dark tan head, slowly fades into a thin ring. Mild roasty chocolate aroma. Roasted bitter chocolate taste, not much sweetness, hint of licorice and smoke. Mouthfeel is medium, smooth. Overall good oatmeal stout.

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Photo of iRun2Beer
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Faroveryonder
3.79/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of connecticutpoet
3.51/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of dcmchew
3.87/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mikus
3.3/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Dark Horse One Oatmeal Stout Ale from Dark Horse Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 1,043 ratings