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:
No notes at this time.

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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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of craft_shannie
3.74/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

pours black, three finger coffee head that dissipates quickly. you can smell the blueberries immediately on the pour. nose is pretty much all blueberries - and kinda artificial blueberries, at that. taste isn’t gimmicky though. probably the crispiest stout i've ever had; lots o' carbonation that seems to fit. balance of malts against the sweet blueberry is right on. its unlike any stout that i've had & i have to admit - i like it.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of WillCarrera
4.16/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle, no bottled-on date, poured into a snifter.

A- Pours black with a finger of brown head, recedes to a collar.

S- Smells pretty nice, massive blueberry aroma, hidden beneath are some roasty malts and chocolate.

T- Really tasty blend of blueberry, chocolate, coffee and roasted grain.

M- Medium-bodied, carbonation is a bit higher than it needs to be, but the feel is smooth and dry.

O- This was a very pleasant surprise. The blueberry flavor and aromas are very juicy and pie-like, and fits nicely with the chocolate and roast. Very tasty stuff.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of boilermakerbrew
4.39/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- Pours black as night and pretty thick. Small, one finger head forms and is tan to chocolate brown. Retention and lacing are both pretty good.

S- Strong blueberry is tamed when intermingled with lots of dark roasted malts, coffee, and chocolate scents. Coffee is moderately to very strong on the end of the scent. Interesting mix of contrasting flavors.

T- Just like the scent, but with slightly muted blueberry flavors. Starts with the lighter blueberry flavor and quickly moves into traditional stout flavors. Coffee and bitter chocolate are prominent flavors, with some good roasted malts in there too. At the end of the drink, a stronger coffee bitterness finishes the beer with a moderate bite.

M- Higher in carbonation than most stouts, but fairly thick and creamy. Stronger in alcohol feel than the ABV would suggest, but not overpowering at all.

Overall, a very interesting and different fruit infused stout. I like the blueberry flavors more than cherry that usually comes in stout. Not sure if I'd get this again, but a very interesting and solid beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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3.77/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle into a Samuel Smith pint glass.

A: Pours a nearly black color, similar to the Too cream stout. Aggressively poured, this features a four-finger tan colored head. Like its brethren, it seriously looks like an imperial stout.

S: There is some unsweetened chocolate and roasted barley here, but beneath that is a slight hint of blueberry. Not enough to kill the balance by any stretch, but enough to interest the olfactory senses.

T: At first, the typical notes of roast, chocolate, and coffee open things up. But then the finish comes, loaded with blueberry. I feel like the blueberry notes do a good job of not getting in the way of the stout qualities - some sips sees the roast/chocolate win out, others see the blueberry as the dominant flavor. Ultimately, the two elements blend together reasonably well.

M: Compared with One and Too, this seems rather thin. This aids drinkability admirably, however it doesn't have the decadent feel of the other two.

O: Not a pure stout, but it works well as a stout/fruit beer hybrid. The blueberry does a good job of blending in with the base, never fully overpowering things. I'd gladly drink this one again.

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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3.79/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served on-tap at Drop Off Service in New York, NY

A: Pours an opaque jet black in color with some very dark amber highlights and a very light amount of visible carbonation. The beer has a half finger tall dense dark tan head that reduces to a very thin film covering about half the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light aromas of dark roasted malts and blueberry.

T: Upfront there are light flavors of dark roasted malts which are followed by some light flavors of natural blueberry - the blueberry is not sweet or artificial tasting. Very light amounts of bitterness in the finish which fade almost instantly.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth.

O: Overall the beer is very well balanced between the flavors from the malts and the blueberry. I thought this was pretty interesting but not sure I would have another in a single session.

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3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Drop Off Service, New York, NY

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a thin dark tan head that died down, leaving some wispy lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of blueberries are present in the nose along with some hints of dark malts.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of blueberries but these are balanced off by flavors of underlying malts.
M: It feels medium-bodied and slightly smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The beer has a nice balance between fruity and stout flavors. It is very easy to drink for the style.

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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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