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

Dark Horse Thirsty Trout Porter | Dark Horse Brewing Company

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Dark Horse Thirsty Trout PorterDark Horse Thirsty Trout Porter
BA SCORE
3.81/5
Very Good
432 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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-12-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,780
Reviews:
92
Ratings:
432
pDev:
9.71%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
56
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 432 |  Reviews: 92
Photo of 98green
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KevChiTown
3.76/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

First Baltic Porter, so I'm not sure yet what I'm looking for in the style. I like cold black coffee flavor, but it doesn't hang around. Wouldn't mind a few more of these.

 171 characters

Photo of Stevedore
3.76/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a Bell's tulip and quaffed today 3/26/2013

Aroma: Nose is mostly roast malt. Some chocolate, a little bit of dark fruit. Not a particularly strong nose but it's definitely there. (3)

Colour: Looks great. Pours with a dark cola body, almost black. Illuminates cola brown. Comes with a lush 2cm tan head that dissipates within a minute or so, leaving a thick, light tan collar. Lacing is thick and grainy, falling back into the collar quickly. (4)

Flavour: I like it. Roast, malt are pretty dominant which I enjoy very much in my porters. There's a little bit of dark fruit, like dates. And there's a chunk of the dark chocolate bitterness on the back end. Pretty great tasting porter! (4)

Mouthfeel: A bit on the thinner side of medium body. Carbonation is quite solid. Aftertaste reminds me of eating dark chocolate a bit too quickly, with the bitter aspect being rather dominant. Don't get a ton of heat at all from this beer despite its 7%. Very, very drinkable despite its being on the thin side. (4)

Overall: I enjoyed drinking this porter. I like getting tons of roast malt in the flavours and nose of the porters I drink, and this delivers in that regard. For the most part it's a good solid porter, nothing to write home about. If it was a bit creamier and thicker, I'd consider putting it up there with some of the better porters like Eddy Fitz (even though they are in different beer styles) (4)

 1,433 characters

Photo of JasonL02
3.76/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of MartinCalvino
3.76/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of nhirsch04
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of DruC4
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of NorthCoastPranqster
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Gonzoillini
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of rolandboy
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of PatrickKlopfenstein
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of mc4z
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Kmlund
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of kirkse
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of ArtZan
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of enelson
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of tommy5
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of bob_d_j
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of radiofish
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of pknyc
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of DiggerDahl
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Zaphog
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of BuckeyeFaninMI
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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

Dark Horse Thirsty Trout Porter from Dark Horse Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 432 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.