Brandy Barrel-Aged 4 Elf - Dark Horse Brewing Company
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4.34/5 rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
On tap at the Tap and Mallet in Rochester, NY.
Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with a small quarter inch head and no lacing.
Smells like cinnamon, clove, brandy, nutmeg, and allspice. Very Christmasy!
The taste is similar. The spicing on this is done very well. Cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, pine, nutmeg, and allspice, with some caramel and toffee malts, all buttressed by some warming and delicious brandy. Not much barrel character beyond the brandy flavor, but it integrates really well into the base beer.
Medium bodied, but slightly thin for a BA Winter Warmer. Nonetheless, this goes down very easily, and is quite drinkable. Low carbonation.
The more I've had from them lately, the more Dark Horse is becoming one of my favorite breweries.
Serving type: on-tap
06-24-2014 01:19:35 | More by GreesyFizeek
4.29/5 rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A- Dark nut brown, minimal lacing no legs. Transparent around the edge.
S- Smells of winter spices, nutmeg, cinnamon etc. Not a lot of barrel
T- Follows the nose with the winter seasonal. Nutmeg and cinnamon. Not much barrel.
M- Very smooth, little carb. Leaves a light sting in the mouth and belly.
O- A well done barrel aged winter seasonal
Serving type: bottle
03-28-2014 22:48:16 | More by gueuzedreg
Brandy Barrel-Aged 4 Elf from Dark Horse Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.