Dark Horse 4 Elf - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

611 Ratings
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Ratings: 611
Reviews: 164
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.17%
Wants: 54
Gots: 83 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Dark Horse Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  8.75% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: granger10 on 11-27-2003)
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - mostly opaque, a hint of brownish red around the edge. Light mocha head settles and holds at a thin cover. Lace on the glass is thin, sticky.

Aroma - a lightly smoked, peaty malt sitting under a blanket of anise and perhaps some ginger and/or clove.

Taste - malty, lots of cinnamon. Chocolate on the swallow and loads of cloves. The swallow is all cinnamon and clove, super spicy, I dig it.

Mouthfeel - slightly heavier than average, nice for this style. Carbonation is just a bit fluffy to help counter.

Overall - a delicious warmer, darker style with lots of spiciness.

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Pours burnt caramel and very cloudy. The low head is a light tan and dissapated quickly. Once in the chilled imperial pint glass its medium body is almost opeque, you can only see light through the edges of the glass. The spices really come out in the aroma. Cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice mix in with molasses making me think of sitting in front of a fireplace with a cigar in my favorite holiday sweater during a week long blizzard. The spices stand out from the first gulp. Nutmeg is almost overpowering but the other spices come through and combine richly with the molasses in the end. The beer does have a bit of a medicinal or alcoholic taste but overall it balances nicely and isn't a real hard drink. Overall I would recommend buying it in singles but a definite must try.

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Dark Horse 4 Elf from Dark Horse Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 611 ratings.