Dark Horse Too Cream Stout | Dark Horse Brewing Company

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Dark Horse Too Cream StoutDark Horse Too Cream Stout
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3.89/5
Very Good
1,148 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:
#7,879
Reviews:
423
Ratings:
1,148
pDev:
9.77%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
73
Gots:
138
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Ratings: 1,148 |  Reviews: 423
Photo of JBarx
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of srv33
4.15/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a near-black, with a quickly dissapating very dark brown foam head. Scents of roasted malt, milk chocolate, vanilla, and coffee, really a great smell. Taste very much follows the nose, but with just a hint of oak and tobacco that later unfold after the initial notes of chocolate, roasted malt and coffee hit your palate. I rather like it - and it surprisingly was not as sweet as I would have expected. The mouthfeel is fantastic, very thick and creamy. A unique yet gentle stout, another great brew from Dark Horse.

EDIT: As an afterthought, I reckon this would really benefit from aging - going to cellar a couple of these.

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Photo of n2185
3.69/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A: pours black with a finger of tan head that fades into a thin ring with little lacing.

S: roasted malts with creamy dark chocolate and sweet cream.

T: roasted malts here as well with dark chocolate, slight char, and some coffee flavors.

M: thick body with lowish carbonation, this beer is rich and creamy.

O: a solid beer overall, though I'd like it to be a bit sweeter with a bit more depth.

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Photo of GR_Rick
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of danp14
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of baybum
4.12/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer gets much better with age. My buddy gave me a four pack over a year ago and when I tried it it was just ok. I left one of the beers in the fridge and forgot about it. I just found it tonight and tried it .... Fantastic! It is deceptively bitter when I was expecting a milk stout. Strong hints of tobacco and toasted chocolate.

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Photo of amishbooze
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of jsisko01
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Pours a pitch black color. I've honestly never seen a beer this dark. The head is even a very dark brown, although there wasn't much. The lacing is very nice though.

Smell - Strong scent of coffee. Chocolate, cream, oak, alcohol, and a subtle sweetness.

Taste - Sweet with roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, oak, and a slight alcohol bite in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Has a thick, creamy body with light carbonation.

Overall - This is the first milk stout I've ever tried. I'm giving it a good rating because I know that it's good for it's style. I just personally hate coffee lol. But everything else is great.

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Photo of Stinger80OH
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of bigfnjoe
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of danwho
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of MSandahl23
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of vbiliyar
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Rekrule
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of Wamba
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Garlicjosh
4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

Photo of standardcherry
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of ehammond1
3.92/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle

Acquired via trade
Thanks, joshrosborne!

Black throughout and a small dark brown head that eventually leaves no lacing down the glass, surprisingly. The beer looks thick and appropriate.

A complete, rich aroma of roasted malt, espresso, and mild chocolate. There's just a hint of creamy sugar as well, but it's a complement as opposed to a deterrent.

The roast and espresso come through in the flavor as well, along with a touch of lacto and cream. There's a bit of sweetness and an overall moderate bitterness level. This is certainly good, but deteriorates as it warms.

Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation. A joy to drink.

For a style I don't particularly care for, this one is fantastic.

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Photo of seeswo
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of klipper
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Skye1024
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of thecheapies
4.09/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pitch black with a coffee-and-cream-colored head. Tall pour and sown goes the head. 3.5

Lactose-strong with rich espresso notes. Char-roast with milk chocolate, Irish Cream, and some peatiness. 4.5

Bitter from the roast with espresso creme, peat, dark chocolate mocha, and a wily little chile sting in the finish. A big-flavored cream stout. 4.0

Thick body with some oiliness. Medium-light carbonation peppers the finishing spice note. 4.0

My second favorite of the five-part Dark Horse stout series. I loved this and that's saying something from someone who isn't a big fan of cream stouts. Here ye, here ye! 4.0

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Photo of fiveiron
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of VncentLIFE
3.48/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Looks and smells exactly like the other stouts in the series. The only difference from the pitch black appearance, thin off-whtie head, and thick roasted malt smell is the very sweet caramel smell. Its full malted milk, caramel, and lactose. Sweet accents, and even more malted milk. SMells like a damn Whopper.

Bitter malt (coffee and burnt malt) are in the forefront. That malt is thick and fills your mouth with espresso flavors. Its like ordering a true cappuccino. Heavily burnt malt dominates, and is accented a bit by an underlying slick sweetness. Kind of feels like caramel. I want more sweetness, some balance, and a bit more than just thick malt.

Bitter malts take over in the finish, but sweet caramel and toffee notes sweep in to save things. Finishes very nicely, and is definitely the highlight of the beer.

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Photo of antoines15
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Dark Horse Too Cream Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 1,148 ratings
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