Brewed by Broadhead Brewing Company
Style: Stout
Ottawa, Canada


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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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.

rederic's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rederic (3222) - 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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ametras (851) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 31, 2015
On tap. Dark brown with a thin ring of tan foam. Flavors are roasted cereals, coffee and dark chocolate with fruity and chalky notes. Medium body, soft carbonation, slick texture. Mouthfeel is a bit lacking. Really easy drinking, low-key stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lesifflebiere (1504) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 6, 2015
Mousse de couleur chocolat, assez épaisse, sur un liquide totalement opaque et mi-épais. Notes de chocolat amer et de café. La bouche est mince, plus chocolatée que café, un peu aqueuse sur les bords mais qui gagne en richesse lorsqu’elle se réchauffe. Stout classique, pas exactement révolutionnaire mais bien faite en son genre.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sammy (9815) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2015
Chocolate well carbonated no head. Ok stout at the brewery. Drinkable stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shaynsawchuk (681) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2015
341 mL bottle. Pours black, dark reddish walnut at the edges with a cap of khaki head. Aromas of coffee, cookie like malt, toffee, cocoa and mild dark fruit. Moderate sweetness, with smooth roast character, not ashy or acrid. Average body with a creamy mouth feel. Modest carbonation. Unique.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Randy4Beer (382) - - 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 (2760) - 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 (2664) - 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 (9004) - 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 (5961) - 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 (5661) - 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.

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