Dark Horse 4 Elf - Dark Horse Brewing Company
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Ratings: 449 | Reviews: 143 | Display Reviews Only:
3.73/5 rDev -1.3%
A - Pours dark brown with a khaki head. Nice retention and a good looking lace.
S - Cinnamon spice, yeast, nutmeg, bread.
T - Big burst of spices - ginger, nutmeg, clove, cinnamon, egg nog, phenolic. Warming alcohol finishes this one. Mouthfeel is a bit medicinal and acidic.
O - Drinking this on Christmas Eve and it literally warms your soul. Exactly what a Christmas warmer should do.
12-25-2013 01:04:23 | More by andrewjraab
4.2/5 rDev +11.1%
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Surly Darkness chalice.
Appearance: Pours a dark blackish brown with a moderate amount of rising bubbles. About one finger of tan head that quickly fades into a thin patch. Leaves a decent amount of lacing on the glass. Some sediment settles around the bottom.
Smell: A toasty, bready, and fairly sweet malt forward aroma with a big presence of winter spices. Toasted and roasted malts with big hints of biscuit, chocolate, toast, sweet caramel, toffee, cream, grains, nuts, and yeast. Big scent of winter spices including hints of cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, clove, and ginger. Sweet hints of brown sugar. Dark fruit hints of raisin, fig, and prune. Subtle hints of earthy hops. A pretty solid aroma.
Taste: Like the aroma hints at, a toasty, bready, and fairly sweet malt driven taste with lots of winter spices. Toasted and fairly roasty malts with notes of biscuit, toasted bread, chocolate, sweet caramel, toffee, cream, yeast, grains, and nuts. Big presence of winter spices with notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, ginger, and clove. Also some sweet notes of brown sugar and syrup. Dark fruit undertones with notes of raisin, fig, and prune. A pretty nice taste.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy and fairly slick and syrupy. Pretty smooth.
Overall: A pretty solid take on a winter warmer. Good spice presence with the sweet dark malt.
12-24-2013 06:54:39 | More by MattyG85
Dark Horse 4 Elf from Dark Horse Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 449 ratings.