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Beer Is Dark XIII Anniversary Ale - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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73 Ratings
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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 11.53%
Wants: 1
Gots: 22 | 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:
Dark Horse 13th Anniversary Ale, brewed with 13 malts and 13 adjuncts.

(Beer added by: JohnnieNepal on 12-15-2013)
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

jnowak, Sep 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

ssarkozi1, Aug 27, 2014
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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.

cbutova, Aug 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

a_beckman25, Aug 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Gotti311, Jul 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

UWBadgerFan4Life, Jul 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Wafflemaker, Jun 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

weonfire, Jun 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

SaisonRichBiere, Jun 11, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -39.7%

TheSevenDuffs, May 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

MarkyMOD, May 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

eawolff99, May 17, 2014
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3.41/5  rDev -8.6%

Fast pouring dark, thick black brew. Straw colored toasty head. Little lacing no legs.

Smokey, crisp caramel, roasty, milk chocolate. Kinda tight nose. Hazelnut....?

Crispy, milky, dry chocolate sweetness. Forward and well done. A bit too light in flavor and too heavy in smoked malt. Not quite as deep as I'd had imagined, but still nice. Complexity is wound well with moderate dry earthy carbonation.

Overall, a solid brew. Nothing i'd seek again, but still nice. Recommended at the right price.

chugalug06, May 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

emottram, May 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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Beer Is Dark XIII Anniversary Ale from Dark Horse Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.