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Brandy Barrel-Aged 4 Elf - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

79 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 79
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.37%
Wants: 5
Gots: 27 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Dark Horse Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Stevedore on 12-15-2013)
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singingninkasi

Michigan

5/5  rDev +26.6%

12-17-2013 00:49:32 | More by singingninkasi
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cpuglisi

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +26.6%

06-10-2014 08:20:38 | More by cpuglisi
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Keffa

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

12-25-2013 06:07:41 | More by Keffa
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MajorBuckeye

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

12-22-2013 16:30:59 | More by MajorBuckeye
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mjw1200

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

12-20-2013 14:28:06 | More by mjw1200
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GreesyFizeek

New York

4.34/5  rDev +9.9%

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.

06-24-2014 01:19:35 | More by GreesyFizeek
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gueuzedreg

Colorado

4.29/5  rDev +8.6%

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

03-28-2014 22:48:16 | More by gueuzedreg
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Imperial_Sapient_Groat

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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New York

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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New York

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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nesarebad

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

01-26-2014 07:51:37 | More by nesarebad
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Bigtwin

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

12-17-2013 03:01:06 | More by Bigtwin
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mportnoy

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

03-14-2014 05:30:02 | More by mportnoy
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Kramerbarthomer

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

04-16-2014 02:41:04 | More by Kramerbarthomer
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JohnnieNepal

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

12-15-2013 16:00:36 | More by JohnnieNepal
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

06-30-2014 02:02:20 | More by Jspriest
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zacky_U

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

01-07-2014 20:12:36 | More by zacky_U
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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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Jas45678

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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ltltony

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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Florida

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srgj88

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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Brandy Barrel-Aged 4 Elf from Dark Horse Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.