Dark Horse Sarsaparilla Six
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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Sarsaparilla Six is an American stout brewed with organic sarsaparilla & vanilla bean.

Collaboration with Chicago’s City Provisions.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
koleminer20 (999) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 2, 2014
From notes. Finally getting around to adding beers from the Ypsi Summer Beerfest! Enjoyed on July 25. The pour was more of a brown, with a thin tan head that dissipates incredibly quickly, leaving no lace. The aroma is quite different. There is a bit of light vanilla, which I like, and then a little spiciness and some sarsaparilla. Not the full on root beer like the BA version, but not bad. The flavor is very similar, though it does carry a little bit of a minty character. It’s also a bit more roasty than the aroma would insinuate. The mouth feel is definitely a bit light, with an underwhelming amount of carbonation. The aftertaste is more minty than anything else, maybe with a little vanilla. The BA version of this is much, MUCH better

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (6909) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 10, 2014
draft at Blue Monk, Buffalo NY. very interesting stout, root beer flavors with vanilla. slight roast. interesting flavors, nice stout

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpongeRuiner (936) - Michigan, USA - JAN 8, 2014
On tap at the Dark Horse 4 Elf Party. Very fresh wintergreen smell and also big in the taste. A lot of root beer flavors also.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
tectactoe (3118) - Michigan, USA - DEC 16, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2013 Tap: very nearly completely black with some deep brown at the edges, topped with a ruby-tan tinted micro-bubble head that fades instantly. Aroma contains strong notes of sarsaparilla root, ginger, & heavy menthol - the kind you get from Skoal Wintergreen or even Robatussin. Like root beer & medicine... Taste has lots of ginger, sassafras, light roast, & faint vanilla. Hints at "root beer" but the taste is not complete. Also, the menthol notes grow stronger with time, & this gets quite minty & medicinal... Wow, the barrel aged version is so much better. This stuff is not that good without barrel treatment.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (7546) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Dan gave me the rest of his pour at GTMW 2013- thanks again, Dan! Pours a deep, opaque brown with a small tan head. Beautiful. Notes of vanilla beans, sarsaparilla (I didn’t know that’s how it was spelled), chocolate, and earth. A bit of roast, too. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and a dry, sweet mouthfeel. Interesting stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3188) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Draft at the 2012 Michigan Brewer’s Guild Winter Beer Festival, Grand Rapids. Deep opaque brown-black body, thin off-white head. The nose and body were dominated by sarsaparilla, quite medicinal, with some coffee and roast in the background.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11915) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 13, 2012
Draft. Poured a black color with an average light brown head that diminished slowly and produced fair lacing. Heavy vanilla and caramel aroma. Medium to full body with a sticky creamy texture and flat carbonation. Full sweet toasted sweet malt flavor with a moderate sweet finish of moderate duration. Good brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crackedmachine (473) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 13, 2011
On tap in Marshall. Black with a tan head. Aroma of sarsaparilla dominates, with more traditional roasted malt aroma in the background. Flavor, too, is dominated by sarsaparilla, like a very good root beer. Still, it is a definitely a stout, with plenty of mellow roasted malt and some mild vanilla. Not something I would drink often, but it comes together well with a really interesting mix of flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wmubronco1992 (668) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - DEC 10, 2011
Draft at Dark Horse 4 Elf release party. Pours black with big tan head. Very nice lacing. Aroma of sarsaparilla. Flavor of the same with a lot of smoke. The rootbeer aroma jumps out at you and is unique, however in the tradition of the other Dark Horse stouts what seperates this beer is its nice body, lots of chewiness. Very impressive smoky finish. It may be different enough not to be mainstream, however if its ever bottled I will happily pick up a six pack of it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ICEatALAMO (1132) - Troy, Michigan, USA - DEC 4, 2011
Pint at the brewery. Wow, talk about bring surprised! This was a very good stout. The aroma of vanilla is inviting to say the least. Then the taste just tops it off. You can taste the floral of the sarsaparilla and it is unique. I don’t rate many beers high on palate, but this was probably the most satisfying from that standpoint. Too bad they don’t offer growlers.

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