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Dark Horse Thirsty Trout Porter | Dark Horse Brewing Company

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3.81/5
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431 Ratings
Dark Horse Thirsty Trout PorterDark Horse Thirsty Trout Porter
BEER INFO

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

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Winter

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-12-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,559
Reviews:
92
Ratings:
431
pDev:
9.71%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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16
Gots:
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Ratings: 431 |  Reviews: 92
Photo of The_Beer_Guru
3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Z-man
4.04/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A 12oz bottle with no clear dating on it. Acquired ages ago from the Brewdog webshop and stored in a box. Here's hoping it ages well.

A: Poured into a tulip. Bottle conditioned. A very dark brown hue that appears pitch black in the glass. Yields a vast head of fluffy light brown foam that slowly reduces to a thick surface layer with good stability.

S: Aroma of rich roasted malt with hints of burnt grain, chocolate, coffee, a touch of molasses, earthy ale yeast, a whiff of vanilla and just a twinge of sourness in the background. Dark and complex - tasty.

T: Tastes of dark malt with notes of roasted grain, dark chocolate, coffee, mild molasses, earthy yeast, vague stewed leaves and a faint acrid hint in the background. Somewhat sweet, with a robust malt-driven bitterness upon swallowing.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with prickly carbonation and a slightly watery body for the strength. Aftertaste of intense roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, earthy yeast and a malty bitterness.

O: A solid porter with plenty of roasted malt and chocolate notes. Looks fantastic, while the aroma and flavour are a decent blend of dark malt, yeast and sweetness. Body is OK but could be thicker. Some subtle off-notes in the background that are probably simply due to age. A quality brew - worth sampling.

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Photo of Commandophile
4.28/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lukass
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Blackop555
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours black. Foamy, bubbly, light brown, short head fades immediately.

Smells chocolate, roasty and light smokey.

Tastes dark chocolate, roast Malts, light dark fruit and hints of char. Finish is dry with roasty linger. Lighter medium body and fizzy medium carbonation.

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Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
3.59/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of joaopmgoncalves
3.3/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured to an oversized wine glass.

A: The body is pitch black with some minor hues of copper. The head, when poured, creating only a one-finger-thick beige head but after 30 seconds it went from a fluffy head to a non-existent head. No lacing. No retention.
S: The aroma has two strong profiles: chocolate and roasted malts. You can really notice the difference between roasted malts and coffee in this beer. There's also a hint of toffee in the aroma.
T: The taste is more bitter than expected, having a chocolate-y profile that's more close to pure chocolate than sweetened milk chocolate. And that creates a good primary point to connect with the hops. Mid-way you can feel the a shy toffee.
M: The body is medium to medium low. Carbonation is higher than expected. Bitterness is mild. Sweetness in the beginning is high.
O: Was expecting something better but it's a good chocolate-y porter.

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Photo of TonyTwins
3.72/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of OldDirty
3.71/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rogerlb
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours black as it should. Aroma is chocolate, some malt, dark fruit. Quite rich.

Taste is along those lines, a roasty porter, with some chocolate, roast, a bit of ash. Nice carbonation, not overpowering. Alcohol is only at 7% and not noticeable at all. Good feel to this porter, quite balanced, not too roasted, not too thin.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Tasted in a 12 oz tulip from draught at Firkin on November 4, 2016.

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Photo of Zazzi82
3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paleomau
4.09/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of avalon07
3.56/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a dark brown color and a thick texture. There was an inch of tan-colored, foamy, fairly long-lasting head. Average lacing.

S: A very average aroma of malt, chocolate, and a slightly smoky quality.

T: Tasted of a lot of roasted malts, some dark chocolate, a hint of dark fruit (plums, especially), a burnt quality, some smokiness, cinnamon, and light hops in the finish. For a Baltic Porter, this beer isn't quite as powerful as it should be, given the style. There's a thinness to the flavor, but it's still okay.

F: A decent amount of carbonation with a dry finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This is an uneven beer for the most part. Not a bad brew, but stumbles a bit in flavor.

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3.39/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a simple black with an average head. The aroma offers up chocolate, coffee, mild roastiness, and overripe banana. The flavor has lots of chocolate, cocoa powder, toasty malts, oatmeal, and burnt cinnamon. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with solid carbonation. Overall this is decent, unremarkable beer. There is nothing wrong with it, but it has nothing to recommend it either.

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Photo of brittanylicious
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of heysuz
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hopstout
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JustLikeMyDad
2.93/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Pours a very dark brown, almost black color. No foam head to speak of.

Smells of dark chocolate.

Tastes of thin dark chocolate, slightly bitter.

Feels thin, not full bodied, but not watery.

Overall, it's alright, it's a chocolatey tasting porter.

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Dark Horse Thirsty Trout Porter from Dark Horse Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 431 ratings
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