Dark Horse Fore Smoked Stout | Dark Horse Brewing Company

Dark Horse Fore Smoked StoutDark Horse Fore Smoked Stout
BA SCORE
80.1%
Liked This Beer
3.92 w/ 1,114 Ratings
Dark Horse Fore Smoked StoutDark Horse Fore Smoked Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dark Horse Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
darkhorsebrewery.com

Style: Smoked Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
January

Added by Mitchster on 12-13-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,814
Reviews:
444
Ratings:
1,114
Liked:
892
Avg:
3.92/5
pDev:
9.44%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
68
Gots:
137
Trade:
4
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5/5  rDev +27.6%

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5/5  rDev +27.6%

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5/5  rDev +27.6%

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5/5  rDev +27.6%

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5/5  rDev +27.6%

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5/5  rDev +27.6%

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5/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Thanks again to drxandy for this. I think this might be one of the best beers I have ever had. I am in a euphoric state right now (this is the second beer I have had and I'm not high right now)

A-Black. Almost brown head that dissipates quickly and leaves no lacing.

S-Smoke, Chocolate, Caramel, and like it is going to take me to a new world.

T-Everything I hoped for and more. One of the best stouts I have ever tasted. I wish I could make beer this good.

M-Perfect; enough said.

This beer took me to a new world. I would like to think of myself as a seasoned beer drinker. This is probably one of the best I have ever had. I can only remember a few beers that tickled my taste buds in such a good way. If you can't have sex tonight, buy a six pack of this. It will make sweet love to your mouth.

Bottoms up...

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5/5  rDev +27.6%

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5/5  rDev +27.6%

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5/5  rDev +27.6%

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5/5  rDev +27.6%

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5/5  rDev +27.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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4.67/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Just about the deepest, darkest, charcoal black beer I've ever poured. This one would but some Imperial Stouts to shame. It even looks thick coming out of the bottle. Milk chocolate colored sheet caps off the liquid and leaves little lace.

Light smoke aroma, more of a heavy roast than outright smoke. Plenty of coffee and dark cocoa in the nose. Notes of caramel and chocolate covered espresso beans are present as well. mmm stout....

Flavor is very similar to the aroma - lots of roasty goodness. Dark chocolate, espresso, and carmel are all there. Faint smokiness is very pleasant and adds some mystery. Mild herbal bitterness along with all the roasted flavors balance the malt sweetness. Gets slightly cloying towards the finish, but close to perfect otherwise. Not as smoky as expected, but this is definitely an exception stout.

Awesome mouthfeel - creamy and thick almost like a milkshake. Full bodied and luscious on the tongue. Very easy to drink, but a half point comes off due to the slight cloying sweetness towards the finish. I want more!!!

Thanks to Monkeyknife for sending this one through the BIF Race

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4.65/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.6/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.6/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Black and opaque...waftingly large dark tanned, beefy, foamed capping laps up to top the blackness with might. The head retained its girth briefly and lacing is minimal with a few stretched out strings.

Aroma is mostly of chocolate and a bit of roast. There's a nice partial smokeyness as well thats deep and broading mixing with a bit of warmth.

Solid taster with a firm chocolatey tone thats bold and lasting with undertones to bittered espresso, slightly burnt cream, slight tang to dark cherry and a very well placed smokeyness puffing about with a deeply set balance. Bittered chocolate finish with puffy dryness and a tiny titch of hops.

Creamy, nearly full body, lofty, lengthy, smooth, chocolatey, and a hovering dryness that creates a pleasant cocoa powder fluff across the palate.

Drinkable times Fore! A great stout by Dark Horse!

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4.54/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Dark Horse Fore Smoked Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
Beer rating: 80.1% out of 100 with 1,114 ratings
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