Dark Horse 4 Elf - Dark Horse Brewing Company
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Reviews by elNopalero:
4.38/5 rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
This pours an amber-cola color with thin foaming. It has a matly aroma with cloves and cinnamon prominent. The beer itself is spicy—not peppery spice, but holiday/pumpkin pie spice—with a heavy-handed shake of clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice… mixed with some raisin and a touch of roastiness and a bitter finish. Strong, but it plays well and warms wonderfully.
The first bar I had this at had it listed in the 5% range. I was pretty sure it was a weee bit stronger… but at almost 9% I had no idea!
Serving type: on-tap
01-06-2014 02:33:53 | More by elNopalero
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3.61/5 rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours a dense medium brown (muddy) color with a minimal light tan head. Minimal head retention and lacing. Smell is sweet malts (caramel) and some spices, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice.
Taste is mostly sweet malts with some holiday spicing . The spicing is mild and not annoying like so many Christmas beers/Winter Warmers. The maltiness is the dominant flavor.
Mouthfeel is rich and smooth. A nice sweet malty beer. The spices serve to make it more interesting rather than overwhelm the beer. No hint of the fairly high abv.
Serving type: bottle
05-26-2014 02:34:37 | More by JayQue
3.59/5 rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
12 oz 2013 bottle served in a Belgian snifter.
Pours dark brown with a short-lived tan head. Looks like a porter.
Aroma: complex and lightly spiced compared to the flavor.
Flavor: spicy with an iverload of clove. Allspice and nutmeg in more moderate amounts. Dark malts are largely masked by the spices. Dark bread with plenty of "holiday" spices in the aftertaste.
O: a very spicy winter ale with well hidden ABV
Serving type: bottle
04-25-2014 00:45:45 | More by chinchill
Dark Horse 4 Elf from Dark Horse Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 438 ratings.