Dark Horse Reserve Special Black Ale - Dark Horse Brewing Company
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Reviews by cameraman:
4.4/5 rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A black opaque color with a thin beige head forming on top that dissolves away rather quickly. Chocolate is the most striking scent in the aroma that is followed by dark sweet malt fragrance. That is followed by dark bread and the slight scent of dried fruit and coffee. The malt and chocolate hit the palate at the beginning of esch taste then a bitterness starts to grow. The bitterness has burnt grain and coffee, that lingers on the palate for some time. The taste finishes with a mild citric grapefruit flavor that fades rather quickly. A heavy water feel at the front, then it rolls to a medium bodied feel. The back of the palate finishes with a mild dryness. A surprisingly very dark, inviting, and drinkable beer. The look is dark and seductive, a striking aroma, and a hearty flavor. Then it finishes with with an even feel.
Serving type: bottle
11-02-2010 17:16:38 | More by cameraman
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3.68/5 rDev -6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a black color with a short dense khaki colored head that settles into a solid ring.
The aroma is of big caramel. Moderate cold coffee roast with some milk sugars. Not much hop aroma.
The taste is of big milk chocolate and cocoa. A dusty coffee. Some darker chocolate in the finish. There is a bit of a grassy hop bitterness in the finish as well.
The beer is full bodied with soft carbonation. Sweet and roasted bitterness on the palate. A bit powdery and slightly sticky in the finish. Perhaps some acidity from the hops.
A good roast forward beer. I don't pick up much from the hops but that is ok as I am not a huge fan of the style.
Serving type: bottle
07-12-2014 03:15:22 | More by Gmann
Dark Horse Reserve Special Black Ale from Dark Horse Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 970 ratings.