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:
1,141
Reviews:
421
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
9.77%
 
 
Wants:
73
Gots:
134
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 1,141 |  Reviews: 421
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%

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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%

Photo of ryan1788a5
3.58/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint.

A: Pours black with a tan head. After a few moments only a thin crown remains of the head. Thin rings of lacing.

S: Roasted malts, milk chocolate, creamed coffee, wood, nutty, tight berry scent, and that sweet lacto smell expected of the style. A bit low-key.

T: Chocolate brownie and creamed coffee up front. Light sooty taste. Milk chocolate and a slight nuttiness follow. Tight juicy raspberry is fleeting on the mid-palate. Sugary lacto sweetness really takes hold toward the end and continues into the finish with milk chocolate and a very slight woodiness.

M: Moderately thick. Creamy in texture with a slight whipped feel. Mild carbonation.

O: Lacks the depth and character of some of the other stouts that Dark Horse brews. It feels a little generic. Very easy to drink though, you wouldn't guess that it's 8% abv. Not a bad buy, especially given the relatively limited selection of milk stouts on the market.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of atone315
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of TasteTester
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of drabmuh
4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in a tulip. Beer is dark black with a nice super dark brown milk chocolate looking head of moderate retention and some lacing. Looks really nice.

Aroma is sweet with a lot of roast to it. A little weak on the volume but nice I suppose.

Beer is medium in body and a little bitter from the grain on the finish. It is a pretty good beer but not as creamy or as sweet as I expect a milk stout to be. The body is big so I'm not going to mistake this for an FES but I don't quite get milk stout. I like these Dark Horse beers though and I'd have this one again.

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Dark Horse Too Cream Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
3.89 out of 5 based on 1,141 ratings.
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