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Beer Is Dark XIII Anniversary Ale - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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Beer Is Dark XIII Anniversary AleBeer Is Dark XIII Anniversary Ale

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Ratings: 86
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 11.53%
Wants: 2
Gots: 23 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Dark Horse Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  13.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: JohnnieNepal on 12-15-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Dark Horse 13th Anniversary Ale, brewed with 13 malts and 13 adjuncts.
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Ratings: 86 | Reviews: 7
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3.93/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

Bought this almost a year ago. Finally getting to it. Dark black body. Smokey sweet cocoa aroma. Sweet lightly smoked taste. Some chocolate flavors. Hint of caramel and maple.

3.68/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.48/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.45/5  rDev -7.5%

Thanks to blacknyellow20 for this beer, which has been resting in my fridge for roughly the term of a full length pregnancy. 375ML red-waxed bottle split with my wife from what is assuredly the oddest outdoor patio in the U.S.

The beer pours black – imagine that – with little to no head. Nose isn’t terribly strong for all the shit they poured into this brew. Chocolate is the only really prominent experience, with nuts & sweet molasses kicking about the fringes. Not bad.

Beer is Dark is one of those beers that’s thicker than blood. Huge malty mouthfeel, thick as a sequoia, filling up the mouth crevices like a good mortar. The taste can’t quit stand up to that loveliness: strong nuttiness, half-inch dusting of cocoa powder, sweet-on-sweet. I could have taken the dwarf bottle myself.

Peaks in that thick-ass mouthfeel. It always amazes me when brewers put 184 malts & hops into a beer & it comes out tasting tame, like this one. Pretty good beer.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.56/5  rDev +22.3%

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3.9/5  rDev +4.6%

A-dark brown black color with a smallish light brown head and little lacing

S-roasted malt, caramel, light chocolate, nutty

T-dark roasted malt, light chocolate , toffee, nutty,, dark fruit, hint of smokiness

F-medium body with light carbonation, smooth

O-decent beer for sipping, alcohol pretty well integrated

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4.2/5  rDev +12.6%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.65/5  rDev -2.1%

Reviewed last night with full notes taken to my phone. Thanks to my cousin Sonny for sending this my way.

A- Black bodied pour to several glasses at a tasting. Light tan head builds up to about a finger with a foamy texture. Lacing consists of sheets and webs.

S- Nutty and roasty. Tons of toasted nuts along with a hefty roast malt base and some smoke. Raisins and cherry as well.

T- Spicy and strong with a bit of a strong BSDA feel. Spiced raisins, toasted nuts and dried red fruits are huge with a spiced fruit cake feel. Cocoa powder, dark candi sugar, earthy hops, medicinal fruit, brown sugar and some alcohol.

MF- Medium bodied with a fairly high carbonation and a silky, foamy texture. Sort of on the thin side for the flavors. Finishes quite warm.

Extremely nutty and dark fruit laiden with quite a bit kf roast and alcohol coming into play. The body could use some thickness but fairly solid all around.

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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Beer Is Dark XIII Anniversary Ale from Dark Horse Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.