Dark Horse Too Cream Stout | Dark Horse Brewing Company

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Dark Horse Too Cream StoutDark Horse Too Cream Stout

Brewed by:
Dark Horse Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Winter

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Added by Mitchster on 02-05-2003

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Ratings: 1,139 |  Reviews: 421
Photo of ChicagoNick
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of BeerMeBrad
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of cestlavie
4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

Photo of BMMillsy
3.97/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours pitch black with a brown head. Smells of huge roasted coffee and chocolate. Flavor has more bitter bite than I expected up front, but finishes sweet an chocolatey. A bit of prickly carbonation for the style that takes away from its creaminess, but doesn't interfere with the flavor too much. Solid brew.

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Photo of BlissJunkie
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of schmityl
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of shamrock071521
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of RickDeLucio
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of TaylorK
4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

Photo of horshack7
3.52/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Black as a black hole in space. On top is a rather dark tan head about two fingers in height.

Aroma: Bittersweet chocolate, milk sugar, coffee notes, light toffee, dark roasted hops.

Taste: Fairly smooth mouthfeel with a light sticky texture. Dark and milk chocolate, espresso, dark roasted hops and malts. Minor notes of bourbon and wood.

Notes: Overall this is quite tasty and drinkable with a nice smooth finish. Cheers.

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Photo of DragonzBreath
2.51/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 4 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

We found this too bitter to have again. We enjoy the look...black and silky. The pour and Look in the glass is of the utmost important to us.
Rich, dark coffee hits your tongue as slide down bitter, while taking all your saliva with it. Upon swallowing, the strange odor attacks. Rich, heavy stout.

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Photo of schoolboy
4.01/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This stout is aptly named. It is very nice and creamy, but not too sweet.

It comes out dark brown, not black and it has a nice little creamy head that keeps on going until its gone. The aroma is a little hoppy and very roasty. The taste is very roasty and not too sweet. It is a great balance.

This ale's greatest asset is the aftertaste. It lingers nicely with that cream/hops/sweetness. It works nicely. It is not surprising that a great brewery like Dark Horse gets their milk stout right!

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Photo of RWLawman
3/5  rDev -22.9%

Photo of MN_Beerticker
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of AlexFields
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of bdn72
3/5  rDev -22.9%

Photo of Stevie_Janowski
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of Lukass
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of BierBliss
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of boilermakerbrew
4.21/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours pure black with a dense chocolate brown head. Head retains amazingly well and has decent lacing. Everything about this beer is dense and thick. Looks like the thickest beer I’ve ever poured.

S- Lots of chocolate and sweet flavors. Pretty much one dimensional in the chocolate and sweet malt category. Hints of burnt malts are in there providing a small amount of balancing bitterness to the sweet.

T- Pretty much the same as the scent. Massive chocolate notes leaning towards the dark side. Sweet, but not quite as much as the smell. The dark chocolate combines with other dark malts to provide a somewhat bitter profile among the sweet. Ends with a lingering bitterness but a cloying sweetness on the tongue.

M- Thick and creamy as any stout I’ve ever had. Thick with a moderate level of carbonation. No noticeable alcohol for the 7.5% ABV. Easily drinkable, but the weight would get heavy after a few of these.

Overall, this is a very solid stout. I like sweet stouts a lot, and this one is good. Not quite as sweet as I expected, but pretty well balanced. The head is simply the best I’ve ever seen on a beer. It is still a solid layer of foam on top, so much so that it looks like it’s been nitro poured.

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Photo of Tone
3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a black color. 5/4 inch head of a tan color. Great retention and good lacing. Smells of roasted malt, sweet malt, slight alcohol, oatmeal, and slight hop. Fits the style of a Milk/Sweet Stout. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of roasted malt, sweet malt, slight oatmeal, hint of hops, and a hint of coffee. Overall, good appearance, aroma, body, and blend.

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Photo of wedge
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours an impressively dark black color with a solid brown head that rapidly dwindles to a slim ring around the edge. The nose is all warm, toasty, roasty malts...bittersweet chocolate, caramelized sugar, coffee, and molasses. Roasted malt flavor with a bit more sweetness, some vanilla bean, and lingering charred wood. A little bread and even a trace of hops far in the back as well. Medium bodied, perhaps a little too much texture and not enough creamy smoothness. Man, I've been enjoying this "holiday stout series" so far. I'm hoping the Tres in my fridge continues the trend.

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Photo of Gatch
3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle says 7.5% ABV

A: Pitch black with a medium-to-dark brown, fluffy head that fades quickly leaving behind very little lace or retention.

S: Roasted and slightly smoky malt but a strange earthy/metallic aroma. Nothing special.

T: Great roasted malt flavors paired with a milky creaminess that is very nice. Some dark chocolate, sweet caramelized sugar, super dark roast coffee. Perfect body.

M: Very smooth, almost velvety, but cloying in the finish like almost every Cream/Milk/Sweet Stout. Carbonation is spot on.

O: Solid Stout with some good flavors. Accurate for the style and an enjoyable bottle to drink. Would I seek it out again? Depends what else is available.

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Dark Horse Too Cream Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
3.89 out of 5 based on 1,139 ratings.
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