Dark Horse Stout from Broadhead Breweries

I haven’t put up a review of a beer in a while! That’s not to say I haven’t enjoyed some deliciousness over the summer and this is one that I’ve bought some of and enjoyed!

As someone who is not a food or beer/drink critic and my observations on how to review this kind of stuff is modeled after shows on the Food Network, all I can say is that I like what I like, and I like this.

I like stouts and heavier beers. I also like supporting independent breweries as I find now after drinking more “alternative” beers over the past few years, if I even touch the main beers in the market, my head, stomach, and ass/intestines let me know I’ve done something wrong.

On the plus side, Dark Horse Stout from Broadhead Breweries was/is a great choice. It’s full of body, has a great aroma, is easy on the palate, and doesn’t screw with your insides! I don’t know if that’s the most flattering thing ever written about the beer, but I dig it.

To better put the beer in perspective, here’s what THEY say about it on their website:

Broadhead’s Dark Horse Stout is a full-bodied, rich and creamy oatmeal stout that bristles with bold, unbridled taste. Blending roasted malt and oatmeal for a solid footing, this smooth, dark beer has shades of bitterness that gives Dark Horse the perfect edge.

I’m going to have go get more of these as I wasn’t hit by oatmeal flavour, but then again, I wasn’t looking for it and I don’t eat a lot of it. I’m sure my mornings would be totally different if Quaker embodied this kind of flavour into their instant cereals!


I enjoyed the beer and I hope you all go out and give this one a try. If you’re a fan of beer like Guinness, give these guys a chance and support the Ottawa Ontario brewery (as well as giving the finger to the major swill that we pay too much for!).