Dismiss Notice
Subscribe to BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99! (Limited time offer, US delivery only)

Dark Horse Too Cream Stout | Dark Horse Brewing Company

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Dark Horse Too Cream StoutDark Horse Too Cream Stout
BA SCORE
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by Mitchster on 02-05-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,662
Reviews:
423
Ratings:
1,148
pDev:
9.77%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
73
Gots:
138
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 1,148 |  Reviews: 423
Photo of BobD567
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of doucmehu
3.8/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2010 bottle poured into New Glarus footed... whatever it is.

Pours a thick, oily deep brown, nearly black. Minimal mocha head that quickly goes the way of the dinosaur.

Smells of roasty malts and chocolate milk sweetness. Nothing over the top but welcoming, and only improves as it warms.

Taste is quite good, I was impressed with this one. My go to milk stout is Moo Joos, and I think this one is better. There is plenty of flavor in this one. Chocolate and toasted malts are dominant, with a nice lactose sweet and mild tartness to it. Being this is a 2010 bottle, there really aren't any hops or bitterness.

Creamy texture with very mild carbonation, surprisingly thick body for the style. It sticks around for a while.

Overall, this is a nice beer with a surprising amount of flavor. The lactic qualities keep it from drinking more than 1-2 at a time, but good to go back to again, especially at a low price.

 917 characters

Photo of lurpy1
3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Wife picked up a 4-pack at Heritage Liquors. Thanks, wife! Dark Horse stouts have generally been rock solid, maybe a titch below great.

Beautiful, gloppy pour with significant gloppy beige head. Pretty, pretty. Like many cream stouts, offers some sweet and some roast aromatically, but not real strong.

Taste offers some chocolate, extra sugar, surprising amount of smokiness, which seems a little out of the place. Nice tasting beer, though.

Mouthfeel is thick and sludgy, carbonation is MOA. Fine with me!

Similar to One and Plead the Fifth, very good, not quite elite, but absolutely worth having and a pretty good value.

 629 characters

Photo of denimdemon
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of HosP
4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at 4elf. Poured into pint glass.

Looks dark, black. Dark brown head, with good residual lacing left on glass. Roasted chocolate malt aroma. Hints of coffee mixed in. Sweet smell. Taste is very good. Sweet stout flavors. Chocolate and coffee, with roasted malts in the background. Chocolate comes through nicely with a touch of bitterness at the end. Creamy mouthfeel. Full body, moderate carbonation. Very good drink. Just like a milk stout should be. Not to overdone on the flavors, just right. I'll think I will get another!

 535 characters

Photo of amrozga
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of match1112
4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a: pours out like black ink. a quarter inch of mocha colored head quickly settles to ring rather quickly. no lacing to speak of, just some dark syrup stuck to the glass in different spots.

s: roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate and milk.

t: cofffee with chocolate creamer added. has a good roastieness to it.

m: medium viscosity, good carbonation, nice and creamy with a smokey after taste.

o: pretty good cream stout, will buy these when i cant find bell's special double cream this winter. i know it's a milk stout but i wish it had a thicker body to it.

 562 characters

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

Big thanks to stevef03 for this bottle. I'm finally getting around to doing the Dark Horse One - 5th tonight.

A: This beer pours a deep dark brown, pretty much black. Completely opaque with very little head. There is just a slight dark mocha halo around the edges of the beer.

S: Smells sweet; of malt, lacto, and stone fruits. I'm picking up notes of plum, cherry, and vanilla. Another Dark Horse beer that smells amazing.

T: Starts off sweet. There are definite notes of roasted malt and caramel. After the initial hit, I'm getting some hints of plum and raisin. However, this deliciousness doesn't last long. My palate is overwhelmed by lactose and carbonation. I get a bitterness in the finish that I don't really care for.

M: Starts off creamy, but finishes bitter. There is a lacto driven tongue coating that occurs in the finish, and it totally downgrades this beer for me. It becomes dry and funky.

O: This is, again, a good beer from Dark Horse. However, it has it's flaws. The bitterness in the finish is too high for a milk stout. and the lacto lingers for far too long after.

 1,092 characters

Photo of IlPostino
5/5  rDev +28.5%

Photo of jz989
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of RudiNicole
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of codsmith
3.86/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours jet black with a thin caramel head that laces the glass nicely.

S: Has an overload of clean sweet smoked malts and a slight amount of roasted malts.

T: The sweet smoked malts are present along with a ton of roasted character that finished off very clean. Leaves you with a fairly creamy aftertaste

M: Medium-to-full bodied with a reasonable amount of carbonation.

O: It seems to be lacking something.... but not sure what.

 438 characters

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of sammy806
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of rab53
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of JoshVandy
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of strangebrew321
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of minterro
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sixer Mixer from Oades.

A & S: Fizzy chocolate cake colored head that pours about a finger and shrinks relatively fast. Strong sweet milk chocolate tone in the scent. Other tones include, but are more background: roasty malts, coffee, and smokiness. Dark black murky colored beer. Not much lacing.

T & M: The main flavor different between the taste and the smell is the chocolate tones in the taste are more like dark bitter chocolate instead of sweet milk chocolate. The coffee comes though mid taste. The smokiness in the taste comes through better at the end of the taste. Finish is quite bitter and dry. Medium to full-bodied, pretty large amounts of carbonation. Unlike most milk stouts this one is very drinkable due to the lower level of sweetness.

O: I thought this beer was great, would recommend it. It was a great take on the milk stout. I also thought it was much better then Dark Horse's One.

 909 characters

Photo of brandoman63
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Holland
5/5  rDev +28.5%

Photo of gratefulbeerhead
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
5/5  rDev +28.5%

Photo of jjfancybeers
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of waiting4lunch
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Jips
5/5  rDev +28.5%

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

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.