Dark Horse Tres Blueberry Stout | Dark Horse Brewing Company

Dark Horse Tres Blueberry StoutDark Horse Tres Blueberry Stout
BA SCORE
3.97/5
1,748 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
Ranking:
#4,268
Reviews:
657
Ratings:
1,748
pDev:
10.33%
Bros Score:
3.83
 
 
Wants:
137
Gots:
205
Trade:
8
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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5/5  rDev +25.9%

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.53/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Gale Sayers shaker pint glass.

Hoping to work my way through all five of these stouts this year. For some reason, I decided to start here, with number three. Go figure. It pours a straight onyx topped by a finger of darkly sienna foam. The nose comprises roasted malts, dark chocolate, dank blueberries, and some molasses thrown in for good measure. The taste brings in more of the same, but the conflict between the dark chocolate/bitter roasted malts and the blueberries is apparent from the get-go. It ends up coming off as too bitter, too pithy (sort of) for me. The body is lightly hefty, with a light moderate carbonation and a nearly chewy feel. Overall, a pretty good beer, but the flavors involved just don't seem to mesh entirely well. I can drink it, just not very easily and without complete enjoyment. Close, though...

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3/5  rDev -24.4%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of thagr81us
3.8/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks goes out to my boy aasher for this one! Third in the series and third on the day! Served from bottle into a Stone nonic (right before it was murdered by my friend). Poured pitch black with a half finger light brown head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, roasted malt, dark chocolate, and blueberries. The flavor was of sweet malt, roasted malt, blueberries, and subtle dark chocolate. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a decent brew. Blueberry stout you say? Hmmm, might as well since I have the rest of the series to get through today... Doesn't smell too bad, but you can definitely tell this thing has blueberries in it without a doubt. The flavor is more of the same. Typical American Stout based brew with a touch of blueberry that comes throughout the sip and after swallowing. Still not sure how I personally feel about fruit infused stouts, but this one is at least a good start.

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Photo of paxtonthegreat
4.97/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My all time favorite fruit beer! This is 2 things, a very well composed fruit beer and an excellent stout both separately. You can disect both flavors in your mouth very easily. This is the best example of a hint of fruit I have ever had in a beer. You get a very roasty smoky deliscious stout up front with the perfect small amount of blueberry in the back.

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Photo of kbutler1
2.64/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bottle. Poured into a tulip glass a thick, dark brown color with a sticky mocha tan head that slowly settles. Some lace left as the head calms. Dark chocolate notes with an almost pepper like hint as well. For only 7% is smells a touch boozy as well. Light blueberry flavor in the beginning that is quickly dominated by a growing leather and roast flavor. A couple of sips of this pretty much told me exactly what kind a beer this was. Lingering roast with a slight alcohol burn. meh. Medium/heavy mouthfeel. Nice look but the aroma and smell leave a lot to be desired.

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Photo of doughanson78
3.8/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Thanks to ruizjoseph for this nice extra.

A: Very dark pour, with the slightest hint of blue. Pitch black in the glass. One finger, tight, brown head with lackluster retention and decent lacing.

S: Could smell the blueberries as soon as I opened the bottle. Big blueberries and coffee. A roasted/burnt malt aroma. Some milk chocolate coming through.

T: Some light sweet chocolate upfront. A weird roasted/burnt blueberry coffee flavor in the middle. Not really bad, just different. Big roastiness in the finish.

M: Medium bodied, just a tad light for a stout. Very smooth and silky. No real creaminess. Medium light carbonation.

O: A good stout being they went out on a limb with the blueberries. It's a little off at first but grows on you. The roasty finish is awesome.

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4.44/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the beginning, the aroma harkens back to the childhood cereal with the blue ghost known as "Boo Berry". The malts in the aroma combines with the scents of blueberry make for an interesting combination. The appearance shows a dark murky brown, with little head after the pour. No forced carbonation in the mouthfeel. The creaminess of the lactose reinforces the cereal theme nicely. The sweet malt flavors really stand out in the initial taste. This is no macro-brew stout! The sweetness and the blueberry hints make an easy drink. The blueberry is not overpowering in the taste. If the fruit were more potent, one might forget he/she was drinking beer. The sweet malt fades to the back of the tongue, ending the pleasant experience.

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Photo of SpdKilz
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance – Pours into a SA Pint glass with a dark brown, almost black hue. A finger and a half of mocha colored head, which dissipates at a moderate pace.

Smell – I made a few people around me smell this (who are not beer geeks) and they all could pick out the blueberry aroma. Roasted malts, chocolate, and molasses.

Taste – Perhaps I shouldn’t have had this after a FBS. There is a subtle blueberry flavor, however this is masked by a tin, metallic taste. I hate when stouts have this “flavor” to them… The roasted malt and chocolate is also present, though as stated, that tinny taste is very off putting and hard to get past.

Mouthfeel – Medium bodied, lower carbonation, creamy.

Overall – Kind of disappointed with this beer. I will have to pick up another four pack when they release it this winter, and can only hope I do not have the same experience. I did not even finish my glass.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Received in a trade with Scoot1969, thanks again Scott! 12 oz bottle poured into my Kuhnhenn snifter.

A- Dark and fairly viscous. Large head that takes several minutes to settle down. Nice laving left on the glass.

S- Excellent. Nice and roasty but a hint of blueberry on the tail of everything.

T- Man, I really want to like this. Everything tells me this shit is solid so I don't want to be disappointed. Here goes...It's good. It's solid. It's tasty. It isn't real blueberry-ish (if that's a word).
I've waited a while for it to warm up. It's quite a good beer, very complex. Well carbonated and roastybut fairly light for a dark stout. Nice blueberry aftertaste.

M- Spot on.

O-Excellent. I'd gladly have this one again.

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Photo of ahq514
4.47/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12 oz bottle into shaker glass.

Pours a dark black color with a brown/tan head. Delicious looking. Some light lacing occurs.

Smells like blueberry pie. Blueberries are the primary aroma. Can smell some brown sugar in there as well. The classic stout aromas are there too, roasty malts, rich chocolate. These take a backseat to the blueberries for sure though.

Damn this is delicious. Kinda surprised this was pulled off. Blueberry stout doesn't sound too appetizing. Had a taste of it before and had to invest in a bottle. Blueberries and brown sugar hit me right away with a nice dose of chocolate. Some earthy hops and dry roastiness round out the finish on the beer.

Lower carbonation, which I like. Nice heavy-medium body on this. Blueberries and dry roast coat the sides of my mouth, making this a pretty drinkable stout.

Overall, this is a great beer that I didn't think would be pulled off. Everything works together in near perfect harmony to achieve everything I would ever want in a blueberry stout. Not an everyday drinker, but a nice treat for sure.

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Photo of sulldaddy
3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

sampling a cellar temp bottle poured into a snifter.

The beer has been in my cellar for about 2 years. Pours a very dark rich coffee brown with minimal yet creamy tan head that recedes to a wispy edge layer quickly, leaving some islands on the surface in the center of my glass.
Aroma is some roasted malt, dark cacao notes, a bit of blueberry that I think has faded over time, and some molasses. Not a lot of hop profile on the nose.
First sip reveals a lighter body than expected, with creamy soft texture and tingly carbonation.
Flavor is roasted malt and some dark chocolate, a hint of coffee bitterness, and a little chalky dry cocoa powder. I dont get any blueberry here, but again I wonder if age has faded the flavor.

Overall this is a very drinkable beer and I dont get any hints of ABV or hops.
A tasty brew from a quality brewery!

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Photo of clint1019
4.17/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Black in color with a chocolate colored head that dissapated very quickly.

S - Very Roasty coffee-like malt aroma with a nice blueberry aroma and a hint of chocolate.

T - Rich Maltyness with hints of coffee,chocolate and blueberry flavors.

M - Medium bodied with much more carbonation than I would of expected in a stout.

O - All of the flavors and aromas in this beer go well together. The amount of carbonation in this beer make it feel lighter than most heavy stouts do.

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Photo of beergod1
4.27/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is the last of the stout series for me and this one pours just like the rest, pitch black with a bubbly mocha head that dissipates to a ring. There is little lacing but lots of bubbles rising to the middle throughout. Aroma is surprising for a stout, it smells like a blueberry cobbler with some coffee and chocolate malts thrown in. The taste isn’t quite as nice as the aroma but still good with the dark roasted malts and bittersweet chocolates dominating. The blueberries are present but not overwhelming, making for a nice, balanced flavor. The mouth feel is medium bodied with tons of carbonation, Odd for a Stout. This is right up there with Plead the 5th in the series. Great beer and the best sessionable stout I’ve tasted in a while. I shared this 1, but I will buy more.

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Dark Horse Tres Blueberry Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 1,748 ratings
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