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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Photo of MichPaul
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of Rutager
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks Yeahnatenelson for this series, One through BB Plead the 5th!

Appearance. Pours black with a thin brown head that doesn't last long.

Smell. Dark roasty malts, dark chocolate, dark roast coffee and a little molasses.

Taste. Bitter chocolate, roasty malts, molasses, a little coffee.

Mouthfeel. Medium-full body, below medium carbonation.

Overall. Nice big oatmeal stout. I enjoyed it.

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Photo of taigor
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of ShaKeyJ
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Looks alright. Could use a bit more head. Nose is okay as well. Lots of molasses. Flavor is thick. Mostly in body though. The flavor character is constant and robust with a thick kinda thing going on, but there is nothing that really strikes me as unique or interesting. Or nothing that strikes me as an oatmeal stout, to be honest. Oh well. It's still a nice beer.

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Photo of RuckusDu
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
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 danthehopslamman
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of hosehead83
3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz. bottle inyo an English "pot" pint glass.
Jet-black pour leading to a short, dark, tan head of foam.
Aroma-Dark fruit, faint coffee
Taste-Smoky,charred meat, dark roasted coffee, burnt hops. A definite sipper with big bold flavors, not smooth like a traditional oatmeal stout. Strong tastebuds needed.

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Photo of davewlfpckfan29
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Dope
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours black with a nice big and dense dark brown head. Fades slowly leaving a nice fluffy wall of lacing behind.

S: Lots of smoke, char and oatmeal.

T: Again, loaded with smoke, char and some oatmeal. Super smokey to the point of being ridiculously overpowering. Oatmeal doesn't have a prayer of smoothing this one out, but it tries anyway. There is some super, super bitter chocolate in there too.

M: Medium bodied, smooth with some chalkiness.

O: A super burnt oatmeal stout. Loads of char and smoke everywhere makes it quite bitter despite oatmeal's usual smoothing effect. Better once it warms, flavors meld a bit better.

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Photo of rypkr
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of TLA
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of Stinger80OH
2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

Photo of bigfnjoe
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of angrybabboon
3.41/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for this beer. It's been sitting in the back of my fridge for like 5 months (oops).

Consumed 5/27/12

Appearance: Dark, dark brown, nearly black - small, quickly-fading light brown head - a few spots of lacing, but not much

Smell: Burnt, so very burnt - the aroma is akin to burnt microwave popcorn - some burnt oats as well - dark malts, dark chocolate - very roasty, with some burnt coffee - a touch of something that smells like cardboard

Taste: Burnt and roasty, actually a little better than the aroma - burnt malts, burnt oats - some heavily roasted notes - dark, dark chocolate - some light sweetness, but mostly just dry and burnt - the dark chocolate really dominates

Mouthfeel: Medium body, oddly light for the style, pretty smooth, adequately carbonated

Overall: A bit strange, but not bad

This has more dark chocolate flavor that any beer I've had in recent memory. This is interesting, but I must note that this beer is lacking some of the attributes I look for in an oatmeal stout. Like, where's my chewy mouthfeel? Regardless, it's worth a try.

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Photo of alpinebryant
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark black with a deep tan head , quickly just lacing around the edges.

S: Acrid oatmeal and coffee flavors, a thick dark roast espresso with all of the malt presence you would expect in an oatmeal stout.

T: This starts off rich and plentiful with the dark roast coffee flavors and deep roasted malts. It really does taste like breakfast of oatmeal and a dark sumatran roast coffee or espresso from a quality coffee shop. The end is slightly acrid and that could be because I have had this for some time in my fridge aging, or it just is a little bitter from the hop additions. In any case it is a very good oatmeal stout. Finally reviewing One after having Two and Three a year ago.

M: Thick to medium mouthfeel with a very light carbonation.

O: Recommended to round out the Dark Horse stout trio. I like them all but I enjoyed three the best with the blueberry addition. This has a dry roasty finish as an oatmeal stout should have, just not my favorite stout style.

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Photo of Vonerichs
3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Black body with a thin sandy head.

The smell is a burnt molasses and a musty scent that's a little off-putting.

Taste is sweet and chocolatey with a little bit of that char. That musty scent isn't as prevalent in the taste, but reminds me of leaves. Slight alcohol presence.

Mouthfeel is very smooth, as it should be in an oatmeal stout.

Eh, this was just ok and I find the other stouts from DH much more appealing.

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Photo of hoppymcgee
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of klipper
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of danp14
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of fiveiron
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of antoines15
2.5/5  rDev -34%

Photo of Pillowburn
1.75/5  rDev -53.8%

Photo of VncentLIFE
4.47/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Working my way through the winter stouts, 3 down 2 to go!

Pour is pitch black like the others in the series. Theres a small caramel head.

A cloyingly sweet smell fills the air around you. It still smells sweet, but theres a coffee roasted malt presence that I really like. The sweet smell that is somewhat reminiscent of brown sugar or sweet cookies.

Its much sweeter than the other oatmeal stouts, yet theres more roasty malt. Burnt coffee, black chocolate, and sweet cream. Its alot like a cappucino stout in ways. Espresso roast beans are first up, then theres a bit of dark chocolate in the middle, and finishes even more bitter. I think the oatmeal gives it a thicker body.

Feels slightly creamy, but overall leaves a nice roasty presence late. reminiscent of dark roasted coffee. Best Oatmeal Stout that I've had.

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Photo of mgobrew10
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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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