Dark Horse Thirsty Trout Porter | Dark Horse Brewing Company

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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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Ratings: 423 |  Reviews: 90
Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
3.59/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of joaopmgoncalves
3.3/5  rDev -13.8%
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 -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zachkrauter
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OldDirty
3.71/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.99/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rogerlb
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
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 -1%
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%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paleomau
4.09/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of avalon07
3.56/5  rDev -7%
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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Photo of Czequershuus
3.39/5  rDev -11.5%
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 -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of heysuz
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hopstout
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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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Photo of hoosier222002
3.89/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of SlightlyGrey
3.59/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kegatron
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ovaltine
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Billolick
4.07/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, bottled on dating on the neck of the bottle (12-12-15)

Pours dark brown, dark khaki cap, minor in size. Leaves some low spotty lacing.

Rich nose of dark chocolate

Carbonation on the lower side, and heavier bodied brew.

Notes of more dark chocolate, fudgy brownies, dark malts, maple, vanilla, brandy....rich and flavorful stuff

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Photo of shirtless_mike
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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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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