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RATINGS: 736   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Number one in a series of five stouts produced for the fall and winter seasons. This beer is full bodied with hints of chocolate, roasted barley, coffee flavors and a nice creamy head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TURDFERGUSON (4009) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 19, 2007
Bottle picked up by my pops on his recent trip to MI. Thanks Dad! Pour was black with a tan head. Not so great head retention. Roasty, sweet oats, dark chocolate. Dry, and slightly acidic mouthfeel. A little bit of coffee in the finish (just how I like it). Mocha in a beer form. DH continues to impress. High Five!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - APR 19, 2007
12oz - Aroma is rich roasted malts, cream, oatmeal and chocolate. Pours black with a small brown head and good lacing. Flavor is a match to aroma with roastiness all around. Palate is creamy and dry. Very tasty stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EithCubes (5205) - New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2007
Bottle. Typical oatmeal stout aroma with significantly more chocolate than usual. Light flowery hops under a nice thick roast and some chewy, earthy toffee. Opaque black pour with a light brown head. Strong roast taste with light acidity/sourness. Slight sweetness from the oatmeal, and very faint berry. Light tang on the very dry aftertaste, lingering roast and toast. Body on the medium-side of full. Lots of malt, swirling and thick with some ashy notes. Very dry and smooth, with some coffee, nice! Delicious! Love this DH stout series - they’ll probably all be tuned up to 4’s on a re-rate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lukin013 (215) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 16, 2007
Nice black body with small tan head. Aroma of oats, cocoa, and roasted malts. Flavor mostly roasted malt with hints of chocolate and coffee. Alcohol is slightly apparent in the finish. Overall a nice stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adrian910ss (2412) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2007
12 oz bottle courtesy of John. Pours a thick pitch black color with a medium brownish beige head. Aroma of dark roasted chocolaty malts and cocoa. Taste is rich dark chocolate flavor with light hints of oats, barley and cocoa. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
patrick767 (3717) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 10, 2007
bottle - Pours black with a thin tan head. The aroma is roasted malt and oats. Roasted malts, oatmeal, and coffee comprise a tasty flavor that’s well balanced by the hops that seem mild at first and lead into a moderately bitter finish. It’s full bodied and goes down with a nice, silky texture. Again I’m surprised by the 8% abv in a Dark Horse stout. I wouldn’t have guessed it. Good beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (8376) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2007
Thanks to sliffy for this one. Onyx pour with 1-finger tan head and a lot of floaties. Roasty chocolate malt aroma, plus some molasses, chocoff, and nuts. Tastes roasty chocolate malty, with molasses, chocoff, slight dark fruit as it warms, and a rich, dense, complex palate. Stays somewhat dry. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2007
Bottle from Silphium. Pours a thick jet black color with a small mocha colored head. Aroma is roasted malts and coffee. These carry into the flavor with some dark chocolate notes. Somewhat sweet at the start, followed up by some nice bitterness. Nicely balanced. smooth and creamy. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
heemer77 (5158) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - APR 3, 2007
Thanks to Duane for the bottle. The body is perfectly black and thick with a ring of orangeish brown head. The aroma has lots of raisins and chocolate. There is also a little bit of pancakes and coffee. The taste has some strong coffee and milk chocolate notes. There is a nice smooth hint of roasted peanuts. The mouthfeel is thick and oily. Another great winner from Dark Horse.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 3, 2007
Black as coal with a deep brown head. Tiny bubbles. Mediciney nose. Creamy roasted flavor of day old wet campfire, burned bacon. Oily. Opens sweet, but deeply bitter overall, bitterness from strogly roasted malt, not from hops.

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