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A richly malty ale, with clear characteristics of dark chocolate and black malt, and hints of black licorice, ale fruitiness, and molasses in the finish.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jbuskirk (456) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - APR 17, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2014 For starters, I love the delightfully quirky name of Thirsty Trout. Given this was from Dark Horse, I had high expectations this brew. Thirsty Trout met them. Before I get ahead of myself, this porter has a brownish black body and a modest tan head. The aroma offers what you’d expect from an American porter: cocoa nibs, coffee beans, and smoky malts. At the front of the mouth, the flavor of Thirsty Trout reveals much of that chocolaty, roasty character. The finish has some surprises. Thirsty Trout ends on a sweet note with dark fruits, malt, and syrup. It’s a just-right finale to an expertly crafted porter.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MattOnBass (7) - Newport News, USA - AUG 27, 2014 does not count
One of the best porters around. Great roasted, malty character with hints of dark chocolate and coffee.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (12383) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 15, 2012
Draft at HopCat. Almost black, brown large bubble head, legs! Aroma of coffee grounds and white pepper. Taste is pine, chocolate, coffee, pepper finish. Wow!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftbeerdesign (2183) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle from Total Wine in McLean, VA. Pours black with tan highlights. Deep chocolate roast nose with coffee and dark fruits. Med to full body with deep roast, chocolate and caramel notes. Some deep cherry notes and light vanilla. Semi sweet finish with more roast.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kkleu357 (316) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 15, 2013
Very malty smell. Dark dark black pour with little head. Mmm, nice smokey taste. Easy in the taste puds. Lots if roasty malts. I like it.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drpimento (2268) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Goot schtuf! Served at a good temperature with modest head that soon settles to a light cover that lasts forever and good lacing. Color is an opaque black brown. Aroma is malt, roast, dark ripe fruit, molasses, cocoa. Flavor’s like nose with all the above characteristics amplified plus the integration of sweet, carbonic tang, and bitter. Body is good but carbonation seems a little light. Finish is like flavor, longish, and a touch boozy.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thedm (4948) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAY 6, 2004
This bottled brew from the brewery poured a small head of fine to medium sized brown colored long lasting bubbles that left behind a good lacing. The body was opaque black like a stout with no visible carbonation. The aroma was a nice mellow dark roasted malt one and the mouth feel was smooth with a mild malt bite and a mild tingle. The flavor was very nice with dark malts, roasted notes, and an overall very nice quality to it. It was very easy to drink and I could not wait for another bottle. Fortunately I had two!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (1930) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2012
On tap at CPB, London. It pours a dark brown color with a small beige head. Aroma is roasted matls, coffee and licorice. Taste is roasty, bitter with a hint of acidity. Notes of espresso. Mouthfeel is silky with good carbonation. Overall, very nice porter here.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerhunter111 (7881) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 19, 2014
Dunkelbraunes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, Karamell, Schokolade, Vanille. Geschmack röstmalzig süß, Schokolade, würzig.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 8, 2006
Bottle via Clark, giving him first choice of any of my vital organs, should he ever find himself in such a predicament.

Mostly opaque and inky black in color with a saliva spackle and a clinging grey wrung to serve as the head. Aroma is ripe with black currant, dark chocolate smooshed on tar, espresso grease, mocha boysenberries and lactic chocolate. I’m excited. Tasty, dry exhibition. Coffee bitters have the prowess here. Dark chocolate pumped with caramel and crème liquor give stark flavor to the dry espresso and roasted qualities. Chocolate malt balls, crushed and dusted into a morning Carnation breakfast drink. Captive and judicial mouth feel springboarding from centerpoint and spreading rapidly. Perfect, robust one-two punch when it comes to the balanced nature of this treat. Bitter, beautiful stuff, with final flavors akin to dark chocolate stir sticks seeping into French espresso sludge. Thanks for the bottle, Clark!


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