tsd08460 (1165) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Aroma: smoke, roasty,
Appearance: black, clear, brown foam,
Taste: lightly bitter, light sweetness, smoke
Palate: medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish, MarkSachon (1023) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2013
Wow! This is just superb and I can’t get over the fact that I’ve never heard of it before. Everything is right and the smoke level is not over-the-top or annoying. The BBQ flavor is there for sure. mikkellund42 (852) - DENMARK - MAR 16, 2013
Bottle. Pours pitch black with coffee brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, soy sauce, gravy, Sunday roast, milk and faint hints if rubber. Taste is initially (and shortly) very sweet then medium bitter and light acidic and finally fruity sweet towards the end. Body is buttery with light carbonation. Finish is long, medium bitter/sweet and very complex with notes of roasted malt, dark (> 90 %) chocolate, chocolate mousse, espresso, caramelised figs. Excellent stout - goes well with a glass of Islay single malt! SPDickerman (1239) - Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Pours pitch black with a small layer of milk chocolate colored head. Smells roasted, smoky, hints of chocolate, and subtle coffee. Taste is smoked milk chocolate, like a specialty bar of artisan chocolate. Medium-to-full bodied with a smooth, silky texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Dark Horse Fore Smoked Stout finishes with a soft lingering smoky sweetness. bagalagalaga (161) - Indiana, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Just about perfect, the smokiness is a good compliment to the classic stout chocolate flavors. Very restrained smoky taste unlike some other smoked brews I’ve tried where brewers obviously just tried to cram as much smoke taste into it as chemically possible. Actually liked this one much better than Plead the 5th.
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 15, 2007
Pours a thick and oily very dark brown-black, with a brief cap of tan foam that quickly turns into a sparse ring. A little foam clings to the sides of the glass after each sip, but then slides back into the beer in oily sheets. Amazing bold mocha java aroma, slightly smoky, slightly fruity, with lots of molasses.
More bitter flavor than the aroma would indicate - heavier on the bitter coffee, bitter chocolate, and husky grain. No trace of the fruit or molasses from the aroma. Dry bitter woodsmoke and charred oak throughout. All of these plus hash oil in the aftertaste.
Frickin’ hash oil of all things!
Mild carbonation, warming alcohol presence, but no alcohol flavors. Cybercat (5833) - Georgia, USA - JUL 7, 2010
Aroma is rich and very smoky with a chocolaty undertone and hints of burnt wood and molasses. It pours a beautiful opaque sable, just a whisker above black, with a thick, fine-bubbled tan head. Rich flavor is very smoky and has tones of molasses, fine roast coffee and unsweet chocolate as well as a tiny fishy hint. Texture is thick, smooth, oily and just a little tingly. This one is a must! JoshuaB (476) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - MAR 19, 2011
This sheet is dankness in bottle liquid form. Not overly smoky, and not fake smoke tasting if that makes sense. Went damn good with my flank steak tacos I made the other day. CBC (2) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2012 does not count
Wonderful nose, texture and taste....great on nitro! Wasn’t as smoky as I expected but loved it. I need to go back and join the mugclub. novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Absolutely stellar smoked stout from Dark Horse. This crew is quickly becoming one of my favorite breweries, if nothing else for that their beer is so reliably great. This beer pours incredibly thick, a dark, oily black with a nice viscosity and a wonderful boozy flavor that sits in the tip of the tongue. Clean, woody finish and some amazing stuff going on here. Can’t wait to have this again!