Dark Horse One Oatmeal Stout Ale | Dark Horse Brewing Company

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Dark Horse One Oatmeal Stout AleDark Horse One Oatmeal Stout Ale
Very Good
1,039 Ratings
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Mitchster on 08-15-2002

Bros Score:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 1,039 |  Reviews: 418
Photo of tut2528
3.95/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: pours like a black hole with extremely minimal head formation. there was a bit of film created that hugged the edges of the glass that was dark bron in color.

S: enormous sweet chocolate, roasted malt, and even a decent amout of vanilla and some butterscotch. definitely not what I was expecting from an oatmeal stout.

T: toasted oats really comes forward, slight molasses, slight tobacco, milk chocolate, subtle cofffee and a vanilla finish.

M: medium bodied, leaves a bit of a toatsed oat feel on the palate, not really all that carbonated

O: thought this was a pretty decent decent beer to be honest, yet quite interesting... its sweet in smell yet pretty bold in flavor in a decent amount of complexity for its style.

 731 characters

Photo of speedvagen
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of Noonan425
2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

Photo of Lukafer
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of Sokko
3.77/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sweet aroma dominated by a nutty chocolate smell. Pours almost completely black with a nice dark brown head. Has a decently thick, syrupy texture. Creamy and softly carbonated. Has a pleasant sweet, burnt oat, coffee taste with hints of chocolate. Overall, a good stout. Not a big wow factor in terms of taste, but a solid porter nonetheless.

 342 characters

Photo of duceswild
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of Danielr26
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of bum732
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of IrishColonial
2.25/5  rDev -40%

Photo of siege06nd
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of lumpy1126
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of JimmyFlatRock
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of gamanley
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of wvsabbath
4.06/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Dark black with tan tint, 1/4 inch tan creamy head, nice lacing.

Smell - Roasted malts, plum, rasin, coffee, chocolate, sugars, very roasty and woody.

Taste - Big upfront mix of roasted malts and bold coffee. Some dark fruits along with molassess and brown sugar come also. Chocolate and a little wood, smoked flavor comes out at the finish.

Mouthfeel - Lots of malts and coffee coat the tounge. Sugars and more roasted malts hit the palate. The finish is roasted and bitter, and a little big of chocolate sweetness. The aftertaste is a little bitter and dry, and malty.

Overall - Solid, flavorful, tasty and easy to drink. Right on for a good oatmeal stout. Really malty and smokey, and coffee bitter. Worth a drink for sure.

 767 characters

Photo of MattyG85
4.15/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams "Perfect Pint" glass.

Appearance: Pours a dark oily brownish black with a moderate amount of bubbles. Solid three fingers of deep tan head with decent retention. Leaves a lot of creamy lacing around the glass.

Smell: A dark and sweet roasty stout aroma. Roasted malts with big hints of dark chocolate, coffee, caramel, toffee, oatmeal, toasted bread, grains, biscuit, and nuts along with some burnt molasses sweetness. Also some hints of smoked malt, wood, milk, and cream. Mild hints of earthy hops and some dark cherry, fig, and raisin. A pretty solid stout aroma.

Taste: A solid dark stout taste with a good balance of sweetness and roasty bitterness. Dark roasted malts with a taste of dark and milk chocolate, caramel, toffee, coffee, toasted bread, oatmeal, grains, cream, milk, biscuit, and nuts. A fair amount of sweet molasses and a little smoke and wood. Light undertones of dark cherry and fig. Light presence of earthy and herbal hops towards the finish. Solid taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Very creamy and silky. Moderately sweet and slightly sticky. Very smooth.

Overall: A pretty solid oatmeal stout. Lots of roasty taste with a nice creamy smoothness. Its what you expect for the style.

 1,298 characters

Photo of LooseMoose1978
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of JDizzle
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of calcnerd
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of scott2269
4.5/5  rDev +20%

Photo of pathman
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of BeerLover99
2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

Photo of whatname
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of hornsup
4.42/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2012 poured into an Intuition pint glass

A:pours a beautiful opaque black with a deep mocha colored head that is gorgeous....only issue I had was the head disappearing too quickly..little rentention.

S: Smells like oats, sweet chocolate, vanilla, raisins, ROASTY TOASTY

T: Tastes alot more like a milk stout, oatmeal flavor is slight, the chocolate is great and the sweetness is really dialed back from the smell. Milk chocolate is present with alot more smooth vanilla notes over a winter bonfire flame.

M: Solid mouthfeel, little chewy, dry aftertaste

O: This is one of my top 3 oatmeal/milk stouts I've ever tasted. I acquired it in a trade and am going to assume that Dark Horse went back to the drawing board over the past few years and changed it up. Its soooo smooth and the balance is uncanny. I am going to trade for this again..and soon.

 852 characters

Photo of PEIhop
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of doucmehu
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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

    Founded in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.