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Dark Horse 4 Elf - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

433 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 433
Reviews: 143
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 43
Gots: 43 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Dark Horse Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  8.75% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: granger10 on 11-27-2003)
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Reviews by thecheapies:
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very dark red-brown molasses color. The head looks pathetic. Almost nothing formed.

Musty dark malts, turbinado sugar, vinous notes, spent wood, dark rum, clove, milk chocolate, cinnamon, and toasty biscotti. Excellent nose.

Lots of clove, rum, brown sugar, chocolate, cinnamon, and sweet roll. Hearty and spicy and semi-dry. Perfect warming quality in the stomach, not in the mouth. Only a thin booziness is noticeable on the tongue. Some dried fruits and faint orange peel. Maybe a kiss of star anise. Really great spice composition with a boost of malt base. Feels nice and bold with an enveloped bite. A great experience drinking this for the first time.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2013 21:06:34 | More by thecheapies
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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.

Well worthwhile.

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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.

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O: a very spicy winter ale with well hidden ABV

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Dark Horse 4 Elf from Dark Horse Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 433 ratings.