Dark Horse Brewing Company

Dark Horse Plead the Fifth Imperial Stout 2009

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I learned something new today. Jet, as in the first part of the commonly known adjective ‘jet-black’ is actually a mineral-ish substance, formed from wood under extreme pressure, resulting in an incredibly deep, dark black material. Dark Horse’s 2009 vesion of Plead the Fifth was that. On steroids. Opaque as can be, the liquid was […] ... [Read more]

Dark Horse Plead the 5th Imperial Stout

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John: Beer riddle – what pours like motor oil, smells like chocolate, chews like thin taffy and tingles like alka seltzer? Plead the Fifth Imperial Stout is the answer. This is a nice stout. I took a double take when I poured this brew. It was thick and rich looking. Almost saying “Welcome to drinking a good […] ... [Read more]

Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree

Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA

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Michael: With a seemingly possessed tree staring at me from the label, I anticipated something devious from this beer. But rather than confronting Treebeard’s archenemy, it felt like my tastebuds had wandered into a grapefruit grove. The bursts of citrus were both intense and enjoyable. It poured gorgeously; an opaque cherry-brown with an oatmeal head […] ... [Read more]

Dark Horse One Oatmeal Stout

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I am on a visit to Chicago at the present. I don’t understand why this is so fun for me but I always look forward to a trip to the liquor store to see what is on the shelf that I can’t get back in California. This time I chose Dark Horse Brewery’s Oatmeal Stout. […] ... [Read more]