Dark Horse One Oatmeal Stout Ale | Dark Horse Brewing Company

BA SCORE
85
very good
1,036 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:
1,036
Reviews:
417
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
11.08%
 
 
Wants:
47
Gots:
94
For Trade:
0
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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.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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Photo of wvsabbath
4.06/5  rDev +7.1%
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.

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4.15/5  rDev +9.5%
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.

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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.

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Dark Horse One Oatmeal Stout Ale from Dark Horse Brewing Company
3.79 out of 5 based on 1,036 ratings.
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