Dark Horse Too Cream Stout | Dark Horse Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dark Horse Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
darkhorsebrewery.com

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Mitchster on 02-05-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,138
Reviews:
421
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
9.77%
 
 
Wants:
74
Gots:
133
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 1,138 |  Reviews: 421
Photo of drunkenmess
4.15/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Phoodcritic
3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sposter4
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of italianstallion
3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.11/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kyle_goochstink
3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jrob21
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AC-Mivsek
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours black with a brown head, dissipates quickly.
S- Nothing milky or sweet here, roasted black coffee, black licorice, earthy backbone, slight hops. Sweet marshmallow comes out a bit as it warms.
T- Unsweetened chocolate, very dark coffee, burnt graham cracker.
M- Heavy body, very slick and smooth, coats the palate, low carbonation.
O- Very dark and heavy on the roast compared to other milk/sweet stouts I've had, but that also goes along with the abv. Drinking this beer is like sitting around a campfire eating a smores that is a little bit too well-done. It is an exceptional stout, just a bit heavy for the style. I feel it should be qualified as a double.

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Photo of gonzo000
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of djfrenchy
4.46/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jmiah22
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of joeroma5
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ilf
4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BeccaH
3.72/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beastcpa
3.57/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ssippisam
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mgavin
3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Warren2621
3.42/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.48/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Time for some more Dark Horse carnage.

Looks : This one pours a used motor oil black body, almost obsidian, and 100% opaque. No light penetrates this black hole. The head is slightly off-red or malted milk brown, and pours at 2 fingers. It settles at a thick ring. "Looking" good so far.

Smells : Lots of dark chocolate, deep cocoa, oatmeal, almond milk, and a hint of Kenyan coffee bean. Strong bouquet.

Tastes : Lots of roasted coffee, mixed in with cacao. Some dark fruits also...plum, prune, with some root. I want to say there's blueberry here too, but only superficially. The dark hop finishes out the taste with what's like ground coffee from the filter.

Mouthfeel : Supercharged and electric carbonation, both at the forefront and throughout the taste. At its heart is some creaminess and it follows through to a damp, dry resolve.

Overall : I wasn't surprised at all that this stout was great. Dark Horse makes some pretty amazing stuff, and I'm not going to bat an eye at this one either. Recommended, I think I like this better than their Smoked Fore, even.

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Photo of RWACKO
4.21/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beerthulhu
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Sticky and viscose pour of coffee bean coloring produces a huge golden chocolate foamy head of amazing retention. Big sloppy patchwork of lacing adores the vessel.

S: Fresh coffee and cocoa roast, nice strength. Burnt chocolate malts, dry, with a hint of scorched barrel woodiness and dry vanilla rounds things out.

T: Flavor showed a huge, fresh and roasty nature and depth, freshly grounded coffee beans, dry chocolate with a bit of dry cocoa. Burnt roasty hop cones of pine, with dark fruit, silty campfire minerality, dry creamer and vanilla follow on the finish. A nice overall bitterness lingers long after the swallow with a slight hint of milky and marshmellow sweetness.

M: Thick milky mouthful, creamy, medium-full body, roasty warmth and bitterness.

O: Overall fresh roasty nature, bitter, milky depth for mouthful. Dru milky-vanilla sweetness against a fresh roasted body of bitterness that stays long after the swallow.

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Photo of ummswimmin
3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jeffreysan
4.49/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours an inky, completely opaque, pitch-black color with a full finger of chocolate-colored head that quickly dissolved away into a thin lacing of foam that completely covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Very aromatic with lots of rich, earthy, roasted malt, imparting notes of freshly toasted dark bread, dark chocolate, some brown sugar and toffee, a touch of vanilla, a touch of coffee. Very nice!

Taste: Exactly as the aroma. Lots of rich, earthy, roasted malt, imparting notes of freshly toasted dark bread, dark chocolate, some brown sugar and toffee, a touch of vanilla, a touch of coffee. There’s a slight, but pleasant bitterness at the finish, not hoppy, but a little like chicory coffee. Very nice beer.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied to slightly chewy and pretty smooth and creamy. With an ABV of 7.5%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is a very nice cream stout. Roasty, slightly sweet, slightly bitter, and very tasty.

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Photo of XmnwildX12
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chefhatt
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice dark body. Roasted coffee on the nose. Good flavor of coffee and a hint of chocolate. Very good.

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Dark Horse Too Cream Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
3.89 out of 5 based on 1,138 ratings.
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