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Dark Horse Reserve Special Black Ale - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,020 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 1,020
Reviews: 561
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.63%
Wants: 52
Gots: 55 | 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%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

whatname, Thursday at 12:53 PM
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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, Thursday at 01:36 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

EricTKole, Sep 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.15/5  rDev +5.1%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a teku glass. Dated 2-20-14.

Pours an opaque black color with a tan frothy head that dissipates slowly. No visible lacing present. Smells of roasted malt and sharp hops. Surprisingly fresh for being bottle 6 months prior. Was expecting to have a wet cardboard smell with a slight medeira finish but the bottle was stored very well. Not very drinkable as it has a 7.5% abv and the roastiness from the malt taints the palate. Would definitely have this again.

Cheers

Budinetz, Aug 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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Dark Horse Reserve Special Black Ale from Dark Horse Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,020 ratings.