26 March 2009

Beer Review, Dark Horse Tres Blueberry Stout

Dark Horse Tres Blueberry Stout
Marshall, MI
4.5% ABV

Not generally a fan of fruit-laced stouts... let's see how this one stacks up.

Appearance: Completely opaque, black, with a thin dark brown head. Looks velvety. 4.5/5

Smell: Hmm, interesting. Strong grainy malt presence that mixes perfectly with the sweet fruity blueberries. Usually in these types of beers one dominates the other, but it's a perfect mix here. Very nice aroma, sweet malts and fruits. 4.5/5

Taste: Again, a nice mix. The blueberry fruitiness is most prominent on the tip of the tongue in the beginning of the beer, and the dry roasted maltiness becomes more prominent as the beer finishes. Dry aftertaste, grainy texture. Very nice. 4.0/5

Mouthfeel: Moderate thickness, heavy carbonation. Coats the tongue nicely. 4.0/5

Drinkability: Chalk this one up as a happy surprise. I can definitely see myself buying this again. 4.0/5

Overall: 4.2/5

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