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Dark Horse 4 Elf - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

650 Ratings
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Ratings: 650
Reviews: 173
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.14%
Wants: 54
Gots: 99 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Dark Horse Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  8.75% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: granger10 on 11-27-2003

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle w/o bottling/vintage dating.

Pours dark and murky, slight darker head, leaves fine scattered lace bits.

Dark chocolate nose.

Flavorful. with more chocolate, dark caramel malty notes.

Pleasant and warming winter warmer.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L - Clear dark brown, with some red highlights. Thin creamy beige head leave rings of lace.

A - Smells like a tin of assorted Christmas cookies. Lots of clove-crusted orange.

T - Holiday spice overwhelms this beer. Pick a rich holiday spice, it's in there. Some medicinal flavors, and a long chemical finish.

M - Full body, satin texture, soft carbonation, light alcohol.

O - Anyone who relishes the supper spicy holiday beers will enjoy this offering. For me it is just a jumble of spices. A subtle hand would server this beer better.

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$2.19 for a 12oz single @ Siciliano's. Pours out to a murky deep brown, forming a small head with poor retention and minimal lacing. The nose is peculiar...pink bubble gum, carob, fruity soap, , spices (cinnamon and nutmeg, big time), bourbon, molasses. The mouthfeel is round, a touch cloying, with a big chewy body and medium-low carbonation. Sediment in the bottle. The taste is interesting...pink bubblegum, spices, leather and moist pipe tobacco, walnut, and lots of cinnamon and nutmeg in the aftertaste. Bitterness is medium to mild, very earthy. Reminds me a little bit of constant comment tea...orange peel?

Hrmm, interesting, but one bottle is enough for me, probably better to split this with someone special. A nice beer.
L=3.0, A=3.5, T=-4.0, MF=3.75, D=3.5

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Dark Horse 4 Elf from Dark Horse Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 650 ratings.