Dark Horse Tres Blueberry Stout | Dark Horse Brewing Company

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90
outstanding
1,746 Ratings
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:
1,746
Reviews:
656
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
10.22%
 
 
Wants:
137
Gots:
204
For Trade:
8
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3.89/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle with a thick layer of sticky sludge at the bottom. What is this? Yeast? Leftover blueberries?

A - It pours out a very dark black, with a brown head.

S - Smells wonderful, lots of blueberries, some chocolaty smells and dark roasty smells.

T - Taste is where I get a little mixed up. Big dark chocolate followed by some blueberry sweetness, followed by a lot of chalky, bittersweet flavors. Actually the finish has a really dry, annoying aspirin-like bitterness. Not at all what I was expecting.

M - Mouthfeel is still quite smooth.

O - Overall I bought this due to all the fans and heard it was one of the best of the series. Not sure if the bottle sludge matters or not but possibly it does, who knows. Interesting but flawed.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.96/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque black color with a moderate tan head that recedes to a creamy topping. Blueberry is definitely apparent in the aroma, blending with some roasted malt and dark chocolate. Berries take it down a notch in the mouth as the flavor opens with more of a dark, charred maltiness, bittersweet chocolate, and a hint of roasted coffee - almost like a dry stout - before the blueberry enters and permeates all the nooks and crannies with lightly tart juicy sweetness. Medium bodied with some texture and a slightly dry finish. Perhaps not quite as impressive as the first two "holiday stout" series beers for me, but still a satisfying and intriguing brew that I'm sure I'll try again.

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4.47/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a glass, it produced a big, 3 finger, beige head. Not much for lacing . Poor slowly, as it produced more head than I would typically expect from a stout.

The aroma is of roasted malt, caramel, and blueberry.

The taste has a hint of added dark chocolate, and a barely noticeable hop bitterness. The blueberry taste is just right for the beer. It has a low-medium carbonation, and leans toward the high side of medium mouth-feel.

Very good stout. Would definitely recommend.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Dark black tan with a great 1 inch creamy head and tons of lacing.

Smell - Nice sweet aroma of blueberry soon as bottle is opened. Roasted malts, coffee, some chocolate, brown sugar and molassess.

Taste - Starts off with a killer mix of blueberry, chocolate, coffee and roasted malts. Blueberry is bold and smooth, not sicky sweet and acidic. Added sugars work well with the blueberry, give it a little sweentess and a honey like flavor. Mild hop note near the finish, adds a little piney bite.

Mouthfeel - Malts and blueberry coat tounge, sugars add some sweetness. Palate gets more blueberry, chocolate and malts, alogn with some hops. Aftertaste is blueberry, malty and a little tart.

Overall - Nice beer, balanced well, and fun to drink. Blueberry works well , not overly sweet or overpowering. Has the right amount of tart, sour and sweetness to enjoy. A nice winter offereing and a great addition of the blueberry to a american stout. Will enjoy annually.

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Dark Horse Tres Blueberry Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
4.01 out of 5 based on 1,746 ratings.
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