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Dark Horse Reserve Special Black Ale - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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Dark Horse Reserve Special Black AleDark Horse Reserve Special Black Ale

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BA SCORE
89
very good

972 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 972
Reviews: 556
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.63%
Wants: 52
Gots: 42 | FT: 2
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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mattster

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4.18/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From notes on 13 December 2008.

Opened 12 fl oz bottle, poured into Nonic Glass.

Poured a luscious brown head atop an opaque black beer.

Smell is of dark malts and an earthy aroma. Taste is of dark caramel and nutty component. Hints of chocolate round out a wonderful brew.

Nice smooth finish on the palate and no aftertaste. No ABV listed on bottle, so I guessed it at 6% - I was surprised to see it at %7.5.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2009 19:28:32 | More by mattster
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Dark Horse Reserve Special Black Ale from Dark Horse Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 972 ratings.