Brewed by Broadhead Brewing Company
Style: Stout
Ottawa, Canada


on tap


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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Broadhead’s Dark Horse Stout is a full-bodied, rich and creamy oatmeal stout that bristles with bold, unbridled taste. Blending roasted malt and oatmeal for a solid footing, this smooth, dark beer has shades of bitterness that gives Dark Horse the perfect edge.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rederic (3188) - montréal, Quebec, - DEC 19, 2012
1,89 litre growler, dark brown color, with a beige head, mild cocoa powder, chocolate cake, grind roasted coffee bean nose with some soft grainy roasted, chocolate, toasted malt, brownie accents, within a dark bitter chocolate aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a nice smooth chocolate cake, cocoa powder, roasted coffee bean, cappuccino, dark bitter chocolate, burnt toast character, with some roasted, black, chocolate, toasted malty flavours, with a faint flowery leafy hop, chocolate praline undertone, leading towards a chocolatey, roasty bitterness finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Randy4Beer (305) - - FEB 15, 2015
Dark brown body with 2 fingers of mocha head. Aromas and flavour are of dark, chocolate, black coffee and oatmeal. My only real knock on this one, was that the mouthfeel was a little thin for what I expect from my stouts. Of course that made it one quaffable stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
asheft (2630) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2014
[growler--thanks, Cory!] Hugely roasty aroma: coffee, bittersweet chocolate, and vanilla with notes of red fruit and faint citrus. Opaque black with dark brown, almost clear, highlights under a light brown ring and patch. Sweet and bitter coffee and mocha flavour with fudge brownies with raspberry coulis. Balance toward sweet. Medium-full body, moderate carbonation, smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalchopz (2501) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 15, 2014
Sampled at the 2014 Winterbrewed Craft Beer Festival on Valentines’ Day. Poured a dark brown colour with a beige head and thick patchy lacing. Mostly chocolate aromas with soft vanilla over the roasted malt and hints of coffee. Medium-bodied with some stickiness. Taste of coffee and roasted malts with a little sourness. An easy drinking stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8788) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2014
Tap at 3030. Pitch black pour with a thick brown head. The aroma has a lot of cocoa and dark coffee with a nice roasty component. Solid malt profile through the middle. Sweetish through the middle bit with a dry roasty finish. Pretty solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
czar (5018) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 30, 2013
clear dark brown pour with a small if not absent cap, no lacing. chocolate roasty notes, coffee, lactose, ashes, red fruity notes, chalk, woodsiness, bit of resin, bit of booze. low carbonation, light to medium body - oily, bittering coffee and slightly resinous finish. by the book stout if not for the lack of looks. yeah i’m like that.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (4785) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 31, 2013
Nice stout. Well-balanced with coffee, dark chocolate and roast malt. Pours black with ok head and lacing. Finishes with mild bitterness. Soft carbonation. Tap at Black Tomato.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gilvanblight (813) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2013
Pretty much black pour with a bubbyly tan head. Wow that smells dark. Chocolate and smoke in my nose. The mouth matches. Wow. This is fantastic but rich. I would love a bottle of this at home for a cold night. I can’t see drinking a bunch of this but a glass after a big meal or maybe beside a steak would be awesome.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GRM (3180) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 18, 2012
Glass, 4-ounce, draught, National Capital Beer Festival, savoured August 17 2012; eye: coppery, clear, no effervescence, nice tan head, good lacing; nose: resinous hops, malt, pine, grapefruit; mouth: resinous hops, astringency, malt, light caramel, pine, grapefruit, quite dry finale in pine with light presence of caramel, full body, average carbonation, rather bitter, mild astringency, harsh texture; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Verre, 4 onces, en fût, National Capital Beer Festival, savourée le 17 août 2012; œil : noire, opaque, minuscule couverture de mousse brun foncé, légère dentelle; nez : orge torréfiée, herbacé, chocolat noir, léger cacao, café noir; bouche : café noir, orge torréfiée, herbacée, chocolat noir, léger cacao, léger houblon, finale en orge torréfiée avec légère présence de houblon, légère âcreté plaisante, corps moyen, carbonatation moyenne, très légèrement amère, légèrement sucrée, texture légèrement huileuse; en résumé : correct

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (10700) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2012
A deep darl brown stout with a thin brown head. In aroma, bitter chocolate with grassy notes, coffee grinds, a bit muddy. In mouth, a smooth roasted malt with coffee grinds, bitter chocolate, decent. On tap at National Capital Craft Beer Festival, August 17, 2012.

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