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Dark Horse Reserve Special Black Ale - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,033 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 1,033
Reviews: 562
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.63%
Wants: 53
Gots: 57 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Dark Horse Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: xlperro on 05-28-2002)
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Coffee centric on the nose it delivers a nice balance of char and bitter sweet chocolate in aroma.

For the most part the flavor emulates the aroma with a coffee forward front. The coffee yields to a chocolate center and an abrupt roasty char. It ends a bit bitter but the bitterness comes in the form of bitter sweet bakers chocolate.

The feel is quite full but it still keeps an easy drinking presence. Very enjoyable yet nicely complex.

KYGunner, Oct 12, 2014
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A: Pours a murky black with a creamy tan head.
S: Aromas of caramel, toffee, cream, roasted grain, herbs, grass, lemon, and lime fill the nose.
T: Notes of herbs, grass, kumquats, lemon, lime, and grapefruit rind mingle with notes of caramel, toffee, cream, cocoa, and roasted grain. The finish is bitter, imparting a rush of herb and citrus flavors.
M: Medium-bodied, silky, and smooth. Carbonation is airy and just present enough. Alcohol is pretty much undetectable.
O: A rock solid and very approachable black ale. I have no complaints with this one.

mrfrancis, Sep 18, 2014
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Dark Horse Reserve Special Black Ale from Dark Horse Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,033 ratings.