Tres Blueberry Stout
Dark Horse Brewing Company

Tres Blueberry StoutTres Blueberry Stout
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From:
Dark Horse Brewing Company
 
Michigan, United States
Style:
American Stout
Ranked #116
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
89
Ranked #12,470
Avg:
3.97 | pDev: 10.33%
Reviews:
664
Ratings:
1,110
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 07, 2022
Added:
Sep 24, 2002
Wants:
  147
Gots:
  210
SCORE
89
Very Good
Tres Blueberry StoutTres Blueberry Stout
Notes: A full bodied stout made with all malted barley and blueberry. Flavors of chocolate, roast malt and light blueberry make up the palate with lots of fruity blueberry aroma.
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Rated: 3.98 by cold_beer

May 07, 2022
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Bottled 12/10/14; drank 7/24/15 (after a VERY rough aftgernoon) @ the Yarchives.

Black/brown appearance.

A rough pour yielded a big dark khaki head; almost no lace.

Blueberry & raw oat notes in the nose. 1

Medium thick mouthfeel.

Blueberry & faint milk chocolate flavors up front; raw oat notes on the finish. Blueberry sweetness settled on my lips over the course of the session.

This tasted great on a cool summer night.
Nov 06, 2019
 
Rated: 4.05 by alexsergio from New York

Mar 10, 2019
 
Rated: 3.89 by desint from Belgium

Mar 09, 2019
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Reviewed by Jeffo from Netherlands

3.42/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Got this one from the Duvel guy in Utrecht. Cheers!

From a bottle into a snifter

APPEARANCE: Murky dark brown pour yields a three finger, medium looking, crackly, slightly foamy, light tan head with decent retention. Black body with medium levels of carbonation evident. Foamy head recedes to a full cap. A ring remains but leaves no real lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Some definite blueberries on the nose, with some roasted malts, milk chocolate, notes of licorice and hints of tobacco in there. The blueberries come through rather nicely here.

TASTE: Roasted flavors with milk chocolate and some sweet blueberry character up front. A bigger finish of milk chocolate, roasted flavors, licorice, tobacco, as well as some light sourness from the blueberries. A bold and lingering finish with roasted chocolate, tobacco, some hop bitterness and some hints of sweet-sour blueberries as well.

PALATE: Medium body and slightly higher levels of carbonation. A little foamy on the palate, a bit lighter, goes down fine and finishes a bit dry for the style. Some bitterness lingers.

OVERALL: This is okay. The look is a little mundane and the feel a little foamy and airy for the style, but the base stout is enjoyable and the blueberries add an element of fun to the mix.
Feb 22, 2019
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Reviewed by jjamadorphd from Florida

3.29/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3
By far the strangest stout I have had to date - definitely not what I was expecting given the name of the brew...

The thing is called 'Tres Blueberry Stout', but it is anything but blueberry. The smell is blueberry, for sure, mixed in with a hint of dark roasted coffee, but that's all I can taste - a black coffee beer on black coffee-steroids. It certainly looked good when poured out - all pitch black with dark tan head and the mouthfeel was solid enough, but when I'm expecting blueberry and I can taste is coffee - well, then something is amiss.

If you like coffee, and you like your coffee black and strong - I highly suggest this brew. Otherwise, if you'e feeling like a fufu beer and reach for this...you've been warned.
Feb 18, 2019
 
Rated: 4.34 by buzzedup from Pennsylvania

Dec 24, 2018
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Reviewed by Tone from Missouri

3.72/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
Pours a black color. 1/2 inch head of a brown color. Great retention and decent lacing. Smells of blueberry, sweet malt, and slight roasted malt. Fits the style of an American Stout. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. There is a roasted malt bitterness. Tastes of roasted malt, blueberry, sweet malt, and a hint of alcohol. Overall, too bitter, good appearance, and otherwise average.
Dec 09, 2018
 
Rated: 3.82 by Ssitron from Michigan

Nov 02, 2018
 
Rated: 4.24 by Hallbrauhaus from Mississippi

Jul 25, 2018
 
Rated: 4.21 by Jmar25 from Ohio

Jun 05, 2018
 
Rated: 3.45 by Chilmer from Iowa

May 23, 2018
 
Rated: 3.83 by Half-full from Illinois

Apr 26, 2018
 
Rated: 4.05 by Chipotle from New York

Apr 09, 2018
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Reviewed by bl00 from Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pours a deep black with mocha head
Berry on the nose, followed by dark chocolate and coffee
Taste is chocolate, berry, coffee on the back end intermingles with some berry and grape notes
Mouthfeel is medium, lively carbonation for a stout. Finish is drier.
Overall, this is very tasty. Fruited stouts can be hit or miss for me, these flavors taste natural and are well balanced.
Apr 09, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by Greasy from Kentucky

Feb 26, 2018
 
Rated: 3.83 by Krajnyak from Pennsylvania

Feb 24, 2018
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Reviewed by Bluerabbitbell from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Smell of Blueberry more than taste. I can't taste or smell Blueberry. Leah can smell it, but only a hint of Blueberry taste. As a stout, this is very good. As for the Blueberry? Don't get it.
Feb 01, 2018
 
Rated: 3.54 by 2beerdogs from California

Jan 27, 2018
 
Rated: 4.15 by Z-man from Michigan

Jan 05, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Dec 30, 2017
 
Rated: 4.08 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin

Dec 30, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by BSEDS from Illinois

Dec 23, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by dawardster from Ohio

Dec 21, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by AyatollahGold from Indiana

Dec 13, 2017
 
Rated: 4.47 by aclockworkchris from Michigan

Oct 29, 2017
 
Rated: 3 by fosters9 from New York

Oct 20, 2017
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Reviewed by PorterLambic from Florida

3.64/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Pours nearly black with a dark caramel-colored head that doesn't really stick around.
Smell is roasted malt, hint of vanilla and smoke. No blueberry to be found even though I allowed it to warm for nearly 30 minutes.
Taste is roasted malts, light caramel, hint of smoke, faint vanilla and an extremely faint hint of blueberry in the back nose.
Body is quite light for a stout, carbonation is light.
Sep 14, 2017
 
Rated: 4.08 by beer_bottle from Colorado

Aug 27, 2017
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Reviewed by Antg8989 from New Jersey

4.02/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Pour is pretty great. Black with a rich brown foamy head. No lacing. Aroma is of blueberry oatmeal. Taste is the downfall for me...medicine-y and artificial blueberry flavor. Feel is smooth and light. Overall.....work out the kinks and this could be memorable. Right now it's just a decent blueberry stout that I wish was better. No complaints though.
Aug 16, 2017
 
Rated: 3.58 by Gagnonsux from Texas

Jul 08, 2017
 
Rated: 4.5 by Rammed96 from Maryland

Jun 09, 2017
 
Rated: 3.41 by Ickiwotog from Tennessee

Jun 07, 2017
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into a becher pint glass, the appearance was a burnt dark brown almost black color with a finger's worth of tan foamy head that slid off at a mild pace. Subtle sliding lace.
The aroma had a nice blend of roasted dark chocolate malts to some light milk chocolate. Blueberry sweetness slid in underneath.
The flavor took the prior mentioned aromas sweetly and added a tart element of the blueberry skin. Aftertaste was semi-sweet and grabbed a little bit of the bitter portion of the dark chocolate. Blueberry sweetness was lean.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a clean sipping quality about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt appropriate.
Overall, pretty nice blueberry stout well worthy of coming back to.
Jun 05, 2017
 
Rated: 3.98 by BlueShepard19 from Kentucky

Jun 04, 2017
 
Rated: 4.65 by RBorsato from Virginia

May 24, 2017
 
Rated: 3.3 by VeganUndead from Virginia

May 10, 2017
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Reviewed by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

3.92/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 oz bottle, into glass

Jet black in color, tan colored head. Good head retention. Big blueberry aroma. Mildly sweet, balanced by some roast. Thicker bodied.
May 01, 2017
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Reviewed by bbtkd from South Dakota

3.84/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Dark Horse Tres Blueberry Stout, 7.5% ABV, 20 IBU. Pours medium viscosity and black, with a one finger brown head. Nose is blueberry and coffee, taste is lightly sweet blueberry, with a slight coffee bitter close. Decent mouthfeel, overall very good.
Apr 30, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by BarrelAgedG from California

Apr 23, 2017
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Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 1774 ratings