Dark Horse Tres Blueberry Stout | Dark Horse Brewing Company

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1,741 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:
1,741
Reviews:
654
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
10.47%
 
 
Wants:
137
Gots:
203
For Trade:
8
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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of nickapalooza86
4.21/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Got a single from a local bottle shop, never had a "fruit stout" before..

Pours very dark, not motor oil thick like a imperial, but very very dark, can not see anything through it. about a finger of a deep mocah head, really good looking stuff.

at first smell it is like fresh blueberry muffins, followed by a nice roasty chocolatey charachter, then comes right back to blueberry.

the taste is a bit of let down given the nose... drinks like a standard stout with a tiny splash of blueberry sweetness. I will say it is a good stout base though, chocolate, roasty, a bit of bitter coffee and the blueberry comes through a little at the end.

mouthfeel does not dissapoint for a non imperial stout that is for sure, medium mouth, but really coats the palate almost like they brewed it with oats... Really nice!

Well, it is not quite what I expected, but that is not a bad thng, really nice, blueberry is up front in the nose but takes a back seat on the taste. Really good stuff!

Time to buy a couple 4 packs!

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Photo of speedvagen
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of tut2528
4.16/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

A: pours black as night, with a nice dense, 1 fingers worth of dark tan/mocha head formation.

S: big chocolate, roasted malt, with a nice sugary and blueberry note to balance this one out very nicely. i also pick up on a slight lactose creaminess.

T: big roasted malt, and dark chocolate here again. but there is a nice blueberry sweetness that compliments the bolder flavors. in fact the finish is dominated by the blueberries and there's even a nice cream finish.

M: this is much thinner than I was expecting, and definitely wish it was more viscous, but this one goes down rather quickly. just a touch of sweet blueberry and chocolate left on the palate.

O: i love blueberries so this was a must buy. and i personally thought it was rather enjoyable. i was wondering how much blueberries would actually be noticed, but as this brew warms up, the blueberries really start to come forward.

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Photo of GRFounder
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Devi0us
3.25/5  rDev -19%

Photo of fredmugs
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of Dirty25
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Michigan
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of atoulouk
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of tectactoe
3.87/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very, very, very dark brown - let's just call it black, pretty thick looking with a nice, creamy and frothy leather-tan head that perches and doesn't go anywhere for a while. Nice retention, and even a few spots of dripping lace - very nice looking stout, right here.

Would you be surprised if I told you this beer smells like blueberries? Probably not. But it does. It's got a very dense and sweet blueberry aroma that piles high - it doesn't taste as authentic as I was hoping, though. The blueberry aroma is more like a blueberry syrup or a blueberry concentrate than an actual blueberry. Nitpicking much? Nevertheless, it still smells nice, and I'm a big fan of blueberries. Some light fudgy, dark chocolate notes play around in the back, but tremble in the shadow of the blue fruit.

The body is a tad thinner than expected, especially given the thick looking pour and the "glorping" noise this beer makes as I swirl the glass. Blueberry overtones are cast throughout the entire sip. Filling in the spaces are some deep, bittersweet fudge and very mild coffee notes. The malt itself has a large roastiness to it, adding some bitterness to the mix as well. There is certainly a notable hop presence here, being mostly leafy and herbal.

The blueberry comes out more and more as the beer warms up, until it becomes mainly dominant with blueberries. But then again, what else would you expect from a blueberry stout? There is a nice contrast between the sweetness from the blueberries and the bitterness from the roasted malts and hops. Once this beer gets near room temp, however, the blueberries dominate and the sweetness comes alive even more. Aftertaste is filled with more berries and a heavy coating of thick, dark fudge as well.

Drinkable and overall pretty tasty. Nice fruit addition without being too gimmicky or played out. Blueberry might be a little too much as this one approaches warmer temps, though. Although I still don't know how I feel about fruity stouts - this one may make a believer out of certain skeptics.

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Photo of Ri0
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured 12oz bottle into snifter.

A - Very dark brown, maybe black with a think 2.5 finger brown head. Fades and leaves a collar and some spotty lacing.

S - Aromas of blueberry,roasted malts, chocolate and a dark bread. Lingering sweetness of dark fruit and caramel.

T - Roasted malts, bitter chocolates, burnt blueberry, dark fruit and bread. There is a light coffee note on the finish.

M- Medium body with very nice carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel.

O - I enjoy fruit notes in stouts and this one is no exception. I always pick up a 4 pack each year.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of 2dogbrew
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of scott2269
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of SportsandJorts
3.35/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Type: 12 oz bottle
Glass: Pint
From: Tippins in Ann Arbor
Price: $2.25 for 1

Appearance: Dark black opaque beer. A little bit viscous. Tannish head that almost looks a little blue. Really good looking beer

Smell: Sweet blueberries, taken over by the roasted malts.

Taste: roasted malts, bitter dark chocolate, and finally a hint of sweet blueberries. The taste falls way short for me, the blueberries are just a hint and the beer comes out much to bitter, when I was wanting a sweet stout

Mouthfeel: pretty thick. ends quite bitter. bittersweet blueberries linger

Overall: I was expecting a lot out of this one but it underwhelmed and am i glad i bought a single rather than a four pack, or even two for that matter.

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Photo of mwar
2.25/5  rDev -43.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Dark Horse Tres Blueberry Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
4.01 out of 5 based on 1,741 ratings.
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