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:
No notes at this time.

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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4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle in Sam Adams glass
no date, but in my fridge for a couple of months

A: Completely black, no light passes through. Pours with a thin dark tan head that drops to a thin film almost immediately, not much lace.
S: Very distinct fruitiness, not sure I would say blueberry without the label in front of me.
T: Interestingly, the blueberry/fruit is much more apparent in the nose. There is a fruit flavor here, but it gets mixed in with the roasted malts. There is a hint of sweetness in the back of the mouth, but then it disappears, very fleeting.
M: Somewhat crisp/thin for the style, but not unpleasant. I think I would like a tiny bit more "chewiness".
O: A very good beer, I usually don't like fruit beers, but with one just works. It probably helps that they know how to make a good stout and then figured out how to complement it with a nice fruit addition. Definitely recommended for any stout lover, you might not love it, but it is worth trying.

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2.75/5  rDev -31.4%

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Photo of pjkelley82
4.42/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Another beer I just happened to say... ah hell... ill give it a try. Then turns out to be fantastic.

A- Black... coffe without any milk/creamer black.... can't see thru it.. Very nice 1 3/4in mocha/coco puff looking head. Continuous ring left around the edge. Not much lacing but some stuck around.

S- WoW... Blueberry chocolate... smells like fresh "real" blueberries...little bit of chocolate in there as well as roastiness... to me the best part was the smell... nothing taken away from anything else... but this is an excellent smelling stout.

T- Blueberry starts off but the chocolate roast and coffe flavors seem to pop up early to midway... excellent blueberry flavor stands out at top but the chocolate and coffe roast flavors take hold... not too hoppy but is roasty enough to mix in perfectly. Leaves a nice coffe bitterness at the end...

M- the very start seemed watery at the top but once everything settled in it had a nice medium to full body... finished off dry and crisp which spotlighted the roast/bitterness

O- was pleasantly surprised by this brew. Let me start off by saying the smell was phenomenal... I thought it was going to be overly sweet and it wasn't. In fact its a great definition of a stout minus the bleberries. Now I've never had a blueberry stout so nothing to base it off of... but definitely in the top 3 blueberry (alone, any style) smell I've encountered. Personally, I've had better stouts (base beer) wise but this as well is definitelyup there.. its no bumb... I just think the folks over at Dark Horse blended together a perfectly balanced stout.. nothings overdone for me me and all the flavors come out and stay for the perfect amounts of time... Definitely Recommend

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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Photo of BlackBelt5112203
4.35/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to beersndrums for this one!

12 oz bottle poured into a snifter at cellar temperature.

L – Pitch black color with a 2-finger frothy, creamy, brown head. Viscous with really nice head retention and some great sheets of lacing.

S – Tons of blueberries with hints of chocolate and roasted malt. I could smell the blueberries from across the room, that’s how packed this thing is with them.

T – It starts off sweet with smooth milk chocolate and blueberries. The fruit isn’t as overpowering in the taste, which I think is a very good thing. The amount of blueberry pairs perfectly with the chocolate. At the finish, some nice bitter roasted malt with coffee notes shines through. Very tasty.

F – Medium-full-bodied, decent carbonation, a creamy and velvety smooth mouthfeel, and a mildly bitter and dry finish. Bitter roasted malt lingers for a bit.

O – This stout is delicious. It would be great without the blueberries, but the fruit just serves as a great complement to the sweet chocolate and bitter coffee. Because of that, it’s a nearly perfectly executed fruit beer – the base beer is great but the fruit improves it. On top of all that, it is insanely drinkable. Great beer from Dark Horse. Thanks a ton, Jared!

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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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