Dark Horse Tres Blueberry Stout | Dark Horse Brewing Company

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Dark Horse Tres Blueberry StoutDark Horse Tres Blueberry Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dark Horse Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
darkhorsebrewery.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Mitchster on 09-24-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,744
Reviews:
655
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
10.47%
 
 
Wants:
138
Gots:
204
For Trade:
8
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Ratings: 1,744 |  Reviews: 655
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3/5  rDev -25.2%

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3/5  rDev -25.2%

Photo of jpuetz
3/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -25.2%

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3/5  rDev -25.2%

Photo of chrisroarshack
3/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -25.2%

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3/5  rDev -25.2%

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3/5  rDev -25.2%

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3/5  rDev -25.2%

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3/5  rDev -25.2%

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3/5  rDev -25.2%

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3/5  rDev -25.2%

Photo of cleve1212
3/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of drabmuh
3.01/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Shared this bottle with the wifey the other night, this came as an extra in a trade with...Kevin? Probably. Thank you low resolution due to impaired memory beer trading friend from the midwest.

Beer is black and even after a violent pour forms no head, at all. Its not even brown at the corners. Odd. No lacing or legs on the glass. Just looks like black water.

The aroma is really strong but not so much in the blueberry department. I really have to hunt for them, there is an almost tobacco aroma to this beer, very roasty and strong.

Beer is medium bodied and mildly fruity / sweet in the palate. Not sure what to think about it. It is really quite bitter. I am not really enjoying this beer and I'm glad I split it at this point. Not a repeat. Didn't taste like blueberries or smell like them. What a wreck.

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Photo of beerrat
3.03/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Westsidethreat
3.03/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Dark brown brew with ruby highlights. Head is somewhat fizzy but settling down nicely to an uber dark beige 1/8 inch head.

S: Immediately after I poured the beer, massive blueberry aromas flowed through the air. In the lows minor milk chocolate and a bit of roasted barley can be found.

T: Starts with what tastes like razzberry otter pops. The fruit flavor here isn’t winning me over, its got an artificial angle to it. The fruity flavors go longer than I would have liked before letting some stout flavors in. Stout flavors are plain and unobtrusive with only minor coffee, cocoa or roasted barley. Finishes with more lingering berry flavors and not enough stout.

M: Medium body with a soft mouthfeel.

D: This wasn’t one of my favorites from this brewery. I could see how some like it but it didn’t suit me.

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Photo of gjoker321
3.05/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Had a meaty, some what offensive taste that overwhelmed all the subtler, pleasant flavors.

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Photo of champ103
3.06/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours an opaque jet black color. A two finger tan head quickly rises with good retention. Light lace is left behind as the foam recedes.
S: Big roasted malt up front. Acrid even. Burnt toast and slightly metallic. Light chocolate and the faintest amount of sweetness from the fruits I assume.
T: Big roasted malt and burnt toast. Acrid and astringent. Just the slightest amount of sweetness. I wish there was a lot more balance between the fruit/sweetness and the big roasted character.
M/D: A full body but a bit harsh and rough around the edges. Not the great smoothness I expect for a stout. Not hard to drink, but not something I want to come back to.

A bit to much roast and burnt toast for my liking. I am not a huge fan of fruity stouts, but I would like some more sweetness/fruit flavors to balance out the acrid burnt stout.

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Photo of match1112
3.08/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

this beer starts out like every other stout. dark brown/black body, half inch of brown head that quickly settles to a little skim on top. smell is where this starts to set its self apart from the others. at first there is a strong blueberry smell with a burnt coffee and smokey over cooked bacon. the all of these smels together remind me of the cheap gas station breakfast where a pancake is wrapped around other garbage. while i have never ate that stuff from the gas station i imagine it would taste like this, and that is not good. dont know that i would recommend this to anyone.

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Photo of Luchman
3.12/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

A: A black body that pours out somewhat thick, but with nothing but a faint bubble of head on top and some very very thin lacing on the side, that stays around for some odd reason.

S: Smell is a little faint, but like rich, fresh blueberries in a chocolate muffin. Also has some roasted malt qualities to it as well. Not so bad.

T: Having a rough time with this one... A very subtle flavor, but roasted malts, some licorice,and some chocolate.. Blueberries are, i guess, in the end and come off very very faint and like the smell - Kind of acidic actually. Ends pretty damn dry.

M: Mouth feel is pretty good. A medium/full body that goes down easy and leaves a coating-like feel in the mouth.

D: Well.. I dont know if this may have been a tad off or what. Either way, the bottle that I have is not too great IMO. Not a drain-pour but a definite "No thanks.." in the future.

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Photo of teromous
3.2/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: It has a very viscous pour as it forms an oily black body with a thick dark brown head that looks very nice but fades out to a thin layer leaving no lacing.

Aroma: I can smell a roasted aroma from about a foot and a half away from the glass. On closer approach I get a roasted coffee-like aroma. There is a berry aroma to the beer after pulling the glass away. I wouldn't be able to identify it as blueberry without reading the label.

Taste: Roasted flavors here; some dark roast coffee and a high cocoa content bakers chcolate. I don't pickup blueberry while actually drinking the beer. My burps taste a bit like blueberries but that's a stretch...

Mouthfeel: It has a nice thick mouthfeel. It is easy to drink.

Overall: A good stout, but I wouldn't call it a blueberry stout. Skip it if you are looking for something that has blueberry flavor. I didn't expect this thing to taste like Kool-aid or anything...but some blueberry flavor would have been nice.

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Photo of 1Adam12
3.22/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Blueberries on the nose, allthough my wife swears she smells only black licorice, and tastes only black licorice. Taste is all blueberry up front (to me), coffee after i've swallowed. The after taste is better for me then the in my mouth taste. The taste transition from blueberry to coffee is pretty cool though. Very different. much sweeter than i like from a stout. Something that any stout lover should try at least once based purely upon the peculiararity of it, allthough once was enough for me.

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Photo of shivtim
3.22/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Much better than most of the other blueberry beers I've had, but the taste is a off.
Pours an opaque brown/black with a thin dark brown head. Looks nice. Not very many bubbles. Smells very good, fresh blueberries and roasted malts, nice and smoky. Taste is very aggressive and acidic, heavy on malts and acrid blueberry. Way too tart, not sweet at all. Mouthfeel and drinkability are average.

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Photo of stonermouse
3.23/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a standard pint glass.

Pours a superb color for a "blueberry stout." It is a deep, dark brown, and actually has a touch of purple in the body and in the head. Really cool stuff. The head does dissapate a little too quickly, but overall this one looks great.

Smell is blueberry-forward when poured and when a little cool. Aroma mellows as the brew warms.

Taste is interesting, I guess. The blueberry sweetness would be superb alone, but with the coffee, they just don't quite mix. The coffee flavor is a fairly standard columbia roast up front, but leaves a coffee-grind dry aftertaste that is pretty unpleasant. The blueberry flavor is fairly sweet and smooth, but the flavors just don't mix.

Mouthfeel is acceptable as well. The coffee is a bit sticky and hangs around in the aftertaste, but the sweetness from the blueberries goes away. I wish it was the other way around.

Drinkability is good here, as the flavors are mild enough and clean enough to please. This brew could pass as a dessert brew, although it could stand for a bump in ABV to beef it up.

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Dark Horse Tres Blueberry Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
4.01 out of 5 based on 1,744 ratings.
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