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Dark Horse Too Cream Stout | Dark Horse Brewing Company

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3.89/5
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1,146 Ratings
Dark Horse Too Cream StoutDark Horse Too Cream Stout
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
Ranking:
#7,495
Reviews:
422
Ratings:
1,146
pDev:
9.77%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 1,146 |  Reviews: 422
Photo of mvanaskie13
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a sam adams custom glass, color is deep black, head is dark tan and thin but clings some to the glass in a ring.

Smell is a wonderful blend of chocolate, espresso, roasted malts hints of bitterness and a light lingering sweetness.

Taste is again a great blend of roasted malt, chocolate and espresso flavors, some light bitterness and a lingering, somewhat thick sweetness.

Mouthfeel, as indicated by the taste is a lingering sweetness throughout, but not cloying, enough bitterness to back this somewhat dense stout.

Overall, a very solid sweet/milk stout, great mix of chocolate, espresso and roast to create a wonderful tasting and smelling brew.

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Doppelbockulus
3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

This beer is so dark, it blocks out the sun. I held it up to the sun after pouring and couldn't see any light. The head is even dark brown, fantastic achievement. This beer is like a black hole, sucking the light out of everything, and only allowing a peek at it's existence.

The smell is pleasantly present. Imagine filling a leather shoe with something like tea leaves, then putting it in a hickory box, and burying it in a mound of really rich and dark dirt in the middle of a sun-beaten field....for a few months to bake all the fragrance in. Come back after a while, dig up and open the box, and sniff.

Flavor is full of earth and roasted malt. Put that tea filled shoe I was talking about into a kettle with all the regular ingredients you would expect to find and add hot water. Let that mixture ferment for a bit, pour a glass and drink.

This is where the tannin makes a slight appearance, you can feel its mild character. A creaminess is present, but challenged by a tingle that doesn't let your mouth get too relaxed while enjoying it.

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Photo of savagepm
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of GoldHorde
4.89/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Dark Horse Too Cream Stout:

Now THIS is what I expect when a stout is served!

Blindfolded - you would never guess another style. Thick and creamy mouthfeel, with a strong espresso edge. Blindfold off, you find exactly what you are tasting - am opaque black serving topped with a mocha foam head.

Strong enough to stand up to a pairing with a maduro cigar or an Austrian-Hungarian game stew.

A = Beautifully black, absolutely opaque with the dense, forbidden blackness of a black hole from which not even light escapes.
S = espresso charges up the nostrils
T = deeply espresso with a bourbon edge
M = Thick and creamy - thoughts turn to adding this to my bathwater...
O = This is EASILY in my top five Stouts.

Beautiful job Dark Horse!

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Cylinsier
4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz.

Pours jet black, thin nut brown film for a head dissipates to nothing.

Smells of oak, smoke, bourbon, caramel, cocoa and coffee.

Rich flavor of bourbon, cocoa, burnt oak, vanilla bean and coffee with a notable hint of cream.

Medium to full, creamy body with a light tingle of carbonation on the tip of the tongue.

Above average stout, good flavor and body at a not-too-high abv, definitely worth having. Hadn't had a good stout in a while, this hit the spot.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Dark Horse Too Cream Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 1,146 ratings
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