Dark Horse Fore Smoked Stout | Dark Horse Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
1,114
Reviews:
444
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
9.44%
 
 
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Photo of putnam
4.53/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Possibly the blackest, charcoal brown-colored foam of any Dark Horse beer -- and so of any beer. It must be conjured by a high pour and sits quickly into a greasy slick of not-as-dark on top of a jet-black liquid.
Conforming to the pattern set by Dark Horse Tres -- which is not assertively flavored of blueberries -- this is not assertively smoky. It features aromas of burning oil, cocoa and coffee that has been reduced to a paste. In the mouth it is broad, creased with roasty bitterness, but ultimately creamy-textured and dry.
Very easy to drink.

This should be classified as a Stout, not a Rauchbier or Smoked Beer.

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Photo of Cyberkedi
4.53/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aroma is rich and very smoky with a chocolaty undertone and hints of burnt wood and molasses. It pours a beautiful opaque sable, just a whisker above black, with a thick, fine-bubbled tan head. Rich flavor is very smoky and has tones of molasses, fine roast coffee and unsweet chocolate as well as a tiny fishy hint. Texture is thick, smooth, oily and just a little tingly. This one is a must!

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Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Brilliant deep black with a two finger chocolate head that quickly dissipates.
S: Smoke, wine and dark toasted malt with traces of chocolate and coffee.
T: Roast malts with chocolate seasoned lightly by smoke. M: Medium full body, medium carbonation, smooth and creamy.
O: the smoke is very suibtle in this beer and well balanced by the other elements.

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

12oz poured into Bruges tulip.
A: Dense two finger head that is a rich tan hue. The body is pitch black, no light makes its way through. Head retention lasts a good while, then sinks to a thin layer and leaves an island of froth. Lacing is standard for a stout.

S: Very smokey malt presence. A RIS sweetness projects its self over the smoke, but still warm and smokey. No hop profiles found and a layered aroma that has a nice balance. Medium to high intensity on the aroma.

T/M: The sweetness on the front is warm and pleasant. The smoke character is more profound in the aroma, but finds its way in more on the lingering taste. A nice complexity of flavors, from a classic roasted note of Russian Imperial to a German Rauchbier. Very well done. Fore a full flavored stout this is very drinkable, smooth on the palate and the mouthfeel projects a silky element.

O: Multi-dimensional beer, I feel the strongest of the series so far.. Great beer and overly drinkable for a stout of its kind.

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Dark Horse Fore Smoked Stout from Dark Horse Brewing Company
3.92 out of 5 based on 1,114 ratings.
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