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RATINGS: 873   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Number Fore - Brewed with all malted barley and peat malt (smoked malt). This beer is full bodied with chocolate, roasted barley flavors, and a smokey almost BBQ finish.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (3743) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2008
Dark beer with a thin brown head. Smoke, chocolate and molasses all in the deep, silky nose. Nice full bodied beer. Lots of bitter chocolate, burnt toast, molasses, clean wood smoke, and alcohol. Not greasey like some smoked beers. Really a well blended, well balanced treat.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrBunn (2573) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2008
Bottle. Pour is dark, dark brown with a cola like head that sits around 1/4". Aromas are full on chocolate and cocoa with molasses and a touch of peat. As it sits for a little bit it seems to start to smell a little more of charcoal. Flavor is a lovely mix of heavy stout chocolaty-ness and smoky peat notes. All of this sits beneath a nice vanilla creamy texture that makes it really nice and enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GregClow (2976) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 20, 2008
Bottle. Deep brown (almost black) with a small, chocolate-brown head. Aroma of dry cocoa, fresh ground espresso beans, charred malt and mild smoke. Medium bodied, very smooth. Fantastic flavour - the smoke is mild, but there’s enough to get noticed, and it melds well with the big roasty and chocolatey stout. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WisconsinBeer (716) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAY 13, 2008
Dark dark dark. Brownish espresso head. Big malts, lots of milk chocolate. Also a bit of coffee and maybe a hint of smoke. Full bodied, thickness lingers on the palate, but not annoyingly so. Smooth. Just another in the line of fine brews from Dark Horse. Not disappointed by this one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hudspart (538) - Byron Center, Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2008
Bottle: Pours very dark with almost no head. Aroma of molasses and smoked malt. Flavor of molasses, smoked malt and coffee. Very good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 26, 2008
In short: A syrupy extra-roasted stout. More Burnt than Smoked. Decent beer but slightly below average for the style.
How: Bottle at Flossmoor on Pre-Dark-Lord-Day party 2008. Unknown generous soul, thanks a lot whoever you are.
The look: Black body with a small tan head
In long: Not much real smoke in this one. More like charcoal on the nose and ashes in the taste. Body is very soft and so is the carbonation. Some alcohol presence (bad for a 8% stout) and the beer is syrupy like a 12% stout. Basic extra-roasted malts with some chocolate flavour. Overall pretty dry despite the syrupy body. Very limited fruitiness. Dark Horse Foregettable Smoked Stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2008
Thanks to hophead75 for sharing. Pours a deep charcoal black- almsot opaque just like thier other stouts- head is thin. Aroma is toasty- tons of chocolate malt and the smoke is noticed but not intense. Flavor has a bit more smoke, but the chocolate malts dominate- has some licorice, and almost an oily feel and a smooth finish. Great stout as expected from DH.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tennisjoel (1223) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - MAY 2, 2008
Pour is dark black with an average cocoa head. Not a lot of smoke noticed in the aroma. That is okay with me as I prefer the smokiness to be more subtle as opposed to dominant. Lots of chocolate with faint smoke notes. Creamy smooth palate. Rich beer and not like I expected. A nice treat. My kind of smoked beer. Another winner from Dark Horse, which is quickly moving into my top tier of breweries around.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAY 16, 2008
Pours a thick, opaque espresso brown with very little head, just tan lacing. Aroma is definitely smoked and cocoa with roasted malts. Flavor is HEAVILY smoked malts and espresso. Body is medium and carbonation light. Dark horse made a strong smoked stout but did it well.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JMerritt (1890) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2008
Black with very chocolately-brown head that is mostly diminishing. Aroma of roasted malt, toffee, mild-to-moderate smoke, and alcohol. Chocolate malt and lightly smokey flavor, moderately sweet. Mildly carbonated. I came looking for a smoked beer and was sadly disappointed in that regard, as the smoke characteristics take a far back seat to the chocolate malts, but the underlying stout is quite fantastic, and I ended up loving this beer for altogether different reasons than what I expected.


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