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 jjfancybeers
5/5  rDev +31.9%

Photo of GreenPea
4.28/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

On the pour it was straight used motor oil. It has my attention already.

The smell was very malty with chocolate standing out the most. I picked up coffee and oatmeal as well but chocolate just seemed to be at the front.

I enjoyed the taste and thought that it was a pleasant blend of malts, chocolate, coffee and carbonation.

The mouth feel was perfect and represented an oatmeal stout very well.

Overall I like it well enough to buy it again. It was much better than I thought it would be based on some of the reviews I've read.

Side note: My bottle has the same configuration as the bottle pictured here but does have some additional graphics added to the label. There is a "star" behind the dark horse insignia. Updated version?

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Photo of micromaniac129
3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark black color and is quite thick while pouring into my glass. A small mocha head. Carb unk.
Aroma is robust malts richly roasted.
Taste is as well roasted and robust.
Weights heavily on the palette. There is some chalkiness in the body, but overall is smooth and velvetty and quite filling.
A good beer but perhaps one dimensional in taste.

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Photo of kirkse
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of mdillon86
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Exiled
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a flared pokal at Bliss.

Found some notation on a page reminding me of this beer at a tasting a little while ago. It pays to keep notes. This stuff pours a straight obsidian topped by a finger of tan foam. The nose comprises roasted malts, toasted oats, light coffee, and light chocolate powder. The taste brings in more of the same, with the coffee and roasted malts raising a bit of bitterness for the sake of it. The body is a straight medium, with a light moderate carbonation, a generally smooth feel and a kinda dry finish. Overall, a solid oatmeal stout, if a bit on the bitter side for me. Good times.

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Photo of ceez
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of rjacobs6
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of smakawhat
3.36/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from the bottle into a large snifter. No noticeable dating on the bottle.

A very dark cocoa brown nice and creamy looking head that slowly falls, only makes about a finger in size. Some real nice legs and scattered leopard like lacing. Body color is mostly dark walnut brown/black with just a hint of red. No noticeable carbonation, and manages to keep a decent collar, this looks pretty nice.

Small malting roast, and slight char. A little weak, kind of ordinary, not too bad, pleasant enough certainly.

A bit wet bodied with a very dry and embery char roast feeling. Very fleeting roast and a good burnt aroma. Highly wet texture throughout that doesn't give much for even such a high abv. Ashen cigarette quality on the finish.

Overall not really that exciting, kind of a one dimensional roast burnt stout with not much depth to it. Very wet too. I would probably pass it up, the brewery has certainly made better.

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Photo of Jips
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of cgrz
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of Rempo
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Hibernator
4.2/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark Horse One Oatmeal Stout Ale
12 oz brown bottle
Served in a 20 oz tulip glass

Pours a jet black, opaque in appearance. A khaki colored head forms on top leaving fluffy trails of sticky lacings.

Distinct whiffs of chocolate and coffee.

Big flavors of dark chocolate, more specifically Hershey's chocolate syrup. Dark roasted coffee notes, possibly espresso. There is also a sugary sweetness to the sip. The finish features a hoppy snap bite, but rather subtle overall.

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Photo of JLDyer
5/5  rDev +31.9%

Photo of wingedeel
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Deeeeezzzzznuts
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of jimctin
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of tclapper
4/5  rDev +5.5%

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

A: Pours a deep dark black color with a thick 2 finger tane foam head that has decent retention. Small amounts of lacing.

S: There is some nice amount of roasted coffee and milk chocolate. There is also a decent amount of fresh tobacco and some vanilla.

T: Starts off a little tannic almost with some leather and tobacco. In the middle there is some oatmeal, milk chocolate and chocolate. Finishes with more tobacco and leather.

M: A nice medium to full bodied beer that leaves a slightly bitter tannic leather taste on the palate. Quite dry.

O: A decent overall oatmeal stout. Was suprised by the amount of leather and tobacco present. Would like to try this on cask.

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Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of bwiechmann
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of ej285701
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of codsmith
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours jet-black with very slight amount of a deep caramel brown head. Laces the glass nicely. The carbonation level matches the alcohol content nicely.

S: Very interesting and intense deep and dark aroma. A decent amount of roasted and chocolate malts. There is a slight amount of sweetness mixed in as well.

T: The flavor starts off a little sweet, but it is really hammered hard by an over roasted/bitterness character.

M: Mouthfeel is medium-to-heavy, very appropriate for this style and the carbonation is right where it should be according to the style and ABV.

O: All the backbones are there, just the taste is a little off. I really like this series from Dark Horse,

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Photo of JRod1969
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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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