Dark Horse Thirsty Trout Porter | Dark Horse Brewing Company

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86
very good
423 Ratings
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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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-12-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
423
Reviews:
90
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
9.66%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
55
For Trade:
0
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2/5  rDev -47.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

Photo of bnes09
2.78/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Dark brown, near black and mostly opaque. Weak head and minimal lacing.

Roasted aroma and tart berries, hint of black currants.

Toasty malt. Mild roasted flavor. Odd funk tastes like milk a day or two past expiration. Sour flavor overall.

Medium to full bodied. Grainy texture. Well carbonated.

I can see where they were going with this but the end result just didn't pan out. Either I just don't like this beer or I got an infected batch. Either way, I won't be visiting this one again.

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2.85/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This one was super dark in appearance and the head was almost totally absent from my vigorous pour. Where is the carbonation? The smell is intense roastiness. The taste brings about a burnt coffee/espresso flavor that I feel is too blunt. Chocolate mixes slightly as well as some earthy flavors. This one is too one sided and intense to really be enjoyed. Not a bad offering but I was hoping for more from Dark Horse here.

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Photo of JustLikeMyDad
2.93/5  rDev -23.5%
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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3/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nice chocolate taste decent body a nice porter I'd drink again nothing outstanding but nothing weak either

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3.05/5  rDev -20.4%

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3.19/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a dark cola color. About one fingers of creamy mocha-colored head is formed with a creamy texture and mediocre retention. Good lacing is left on the glass, at least.

S: There's a definite vibe of stewed dark fruits. I also note chocolate (a good deal), brown sugar, and licorice. Definitely serviceable as far as the style goes; too bad my dislike towards licorice pulls the score down somewhat.

T: Yeah. It's definitely heavy on both dark fruits and licorice, especially on the opening. A definite roasted barley note creeps in on the back end, to pair with the crisp, dry finish. This doesn't excite me too much, plus its single-dimensional flavors don't help.

M: This is very light for a 7% porter. Combined with the crisp, clean finish, the drinkability is excellent. The crispness is replaced with a bit of sweetness after a few sips, but this could still be chugged regardless. A bit undercarbonated, too.

O: Any beer that I can pick up a lot of licorice flavors in is likely to get a big fat 'meh' from me - the only reason this doesn't is because of how damn drinkable it is. Even still, I wouldn't seek this one out in the future.

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3.22/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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Dark Horse Thirsty Trout Porter from Dark Horse Brewing Company
3.83 out of 5 based on 423 ratings.
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