Fore Smoked Stout | Dark Horse Brewing Company

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Fore Smoked StoutFore Smoked Stout
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3.92/5
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Fore Smoked StoutFore 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:
#7,125
Reviews:
445
Ratings:
1,120
pDev:
9.44%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
68
Gots:
140
Trade:
4
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Ratings: 1,120 |  Reviews: 445
Photo of Muss42
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of YvesB
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lunchboxhead
3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This pours like a black hole with a thin line of chocolate foam. Viscous but in a good way. The smoke flavor is more like burnt toast the hard wood smoke. This is an above average stout but the smoke in the name must be considered a misnomer. I'll drink it again but I will not be expecting any smoke.

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Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cd_beer_disapear
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ryften
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of sposter4
3.59/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of C_Adams
3.86/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KindaFondaGoozah
4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of kalosjakar
3.56/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pitch black with a small light chocolatety head. I like what Im seeing.

Smelling roasted malts and chocolate. A bit of smoke. As it warmed I also got a strong aroma of molasses.

I cant really pin point whats going on in the taste. Burnt something. Dry, this is definitely not a milk stout thats for sure.

Good medium mouthfeel.

This beer looks great but the taste is lacking imo.

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Photo of seanote
2.61/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of jp32
4.31/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours opaque black. Galaxy black. A nice dark brown (and I mean dark brown) colored head rests atop.

The smell is that of perfectly roasted malts, and unfortunately not much else.

The flavor is extremely smoked. It tastes like a burnt up, ashy campfire. I'm not sure if they could possibly get this much smoked flavor inside a beer from simply smoking the malts, and I'm wondering if a product similar to liquid smoke wan't used in the end. Regardless, I'm going to err on the side of the brewer and say: "Damn! If you like a smoked stout, this one is smoked to an incredible level!"

Some burnt molasses and other malt flavors sneak through in the front of the beer, but once that smoke taste hits it's hard to notice anything else.

Body is medium-bodied. Per the color of both beer and foam, I was expecting it to be a little bit heavier-bodied.... but it's heavy enough nonetheless.

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Photo of italianstallion
3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DangerDawg
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JakerLou
3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brutaltruth
4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed from a growler via Jungle Jim's in a snifter. This fine stout pours a muddy black with a very nice head of light brown foam that dissipates to a thick ring and light lacing. Nose of sweet malts, chocolate, and char. Flavors exceed the nose with sweet dark roasted malts and subtle black molasses to the front and sides with smokey notes wafting over the malts to a light smokey back with a lightly bitter roasted malt flavor on the back. Subtly creamy mouth feel with a nice coating on the tongue. Smooth and easy drinking with light carbonation. An EXCELLENT STOUT for the stout lover who wants a mild smoke to their brew.

Satisfying.

Cheers

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Photo of K_schrim
3.97/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of stephenlee
3.52/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Segelstrom
3.65/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hayes86
3.89/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gregcordle
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Tdenham
4.08/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of crow
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IdrinkGas
4.12/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fore Smoked Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 1,120 ratings