xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - MAR 9, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is dark milk chocolate, and this strange bock-like blending of dark cocoa and this ineffable goodness that I can only describe as port- but less winey.
Flavor is dark chocolate, port, bitter cocoa.
This is very straightforward, but damn good.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Stine - thanks! Nice looking blackish pour with a smaller head. Aroma has a bold creamy, roastiness that mixes well with the dark chocolate and light coffee essence coming off this one. Flavor is chocolatey-creamy with some light smokiness, a hint of espresso, and light hop bitterness. Nice mouthfeel - Good stout with a taste doesn’t quite live up to the wonderful aroma (or its close relative Black Bier), but still a nice stout from Dark Horse.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 4, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Low carbonation. Lots of cocoa in the aroma. Tastes a bit like melted milk chocolate. Distinct lactic finish. Very nice.
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - MAR 3, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow! Extremely dark pour is essentially pitch black. Small cocoa head. Aroma is overpowering chocolate with a hint of dark roast. Creamy medium full body with restrained carbonation. Taste is mostly chocolate but there is a soothing lactic note and some bitter dark roast. Very nicely done. Thanks to acknud for the bottle.
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Eben for this one. Black bodied with a small brown head. Somewhat powdery aroma of chocolate and coffee. Flavor is quite chocolaty as well with a gentle roastiness blended in with the flowing smooth texture.
bager (2121) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Almost black coloured with a small brown head. Quite roasted and sweet with notes of malt, chocolate, coffe and cream.
BlackForestCO (978) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - FEB 29, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to mreusch. Poured a deep black color with a moderate tan head that diminished quickly. Aroma of light roast and a earthy green character. Light chocolate and roasted malt that leads into a earthy, almost cardboard taste, but not necessarily in a bad way. Very creamy and smooth, easy-drinking with no real signs of alcohol. Pretty nice beer, may be better fresh. Thanks Matt.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - FEB 28, 2008
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle via trade with pantanap - Pours a dark brown color with a thin, 1/4 finger thick tan head that faded quickly. Very light lacing after a few good swirls. Aroma is a very light roasted malt. What a disappointment. Flavor is light roasted malt and bitter sweet chocolate. Palate is soft but dry. Medium body. Has a lingering dry roasted malt aftertaste. A decent beer. Thanks Kan.
BOLTZ7555 (2927) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 27, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This one received via trade with SQNfan...THANK YOU!!! Black as coal brew with less than foam; a single swirl of caramel bubbles tried to break the surface but their attempt was futile!!! Aroma was s’mores-like, with dark bitter chocolate, cedar-laden smoke, and creamy marshmallow froth. It coated the tongue well...just missing a little somethin’ somethin’ to push it over the top.
shigadeyo (3136) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2/25/2007: Dark Horse Too Cream Stout pours an opaque, near black color without any sort of head or crown. The aroma is sweet and roasty with hints of smoke and alcohol. It reminds me a little bit of Scotch or something. The flavor is also quite roasty with some chocolate/cocoa and that tell-tale lactose sweet, yet sour quality. The flavor is a bit like chocolate milk made with skim milk. There is plenty of roasted malt/char (not burnt though) flavor as well. The body is medium-light to medium with an oily and slick mouthfeel. I preferred the <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/dark-horse-one-o Horse One Oatmeal Stout over this one. However, the Too Cream Stout is still quite tasty!
12 fl. oz. bottle. Rating #204 for this beer...