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King Of The Forest - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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King Of The ForestKing Of The Forest

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BA SCORE
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91 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 91
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 28.9%
Wants: 30
Gots: 34 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Dark Horse Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: camil1mj on 12-11-2011)
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

1/5  rDev -71.7%

01-18-2013 18:48:00 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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ehammond1


2.85/5  rDev -19.3%

Bottle (2011)

Thanks for sharing, mrbubbler!

Dark brown with crimson edges without much visible carbonation. There's not much of a head and this doesn't leave much behind on the glass. Looks somewhat lifeless.

This beer has quite the strange and unique aroma. The first thing that jumps out at me is a distinct, juicy, cantaloupe aroma, paired with tart green apples, and some vinegar. I can't stop sniffing it, though I don't necessarily think it smells all that good, either. Strange. Extra points for uniqueness?

The cantaloupe found in the aroma doesn't present in flavor, though the tart green apples and acidic vinegar quality do. There's a moderate level of sourness, a touch of roast and chocolate, and funk. Again, this beer is probably more interesting than it is actually good.

Medium bodied with low carbonation.

One of the stranger brews I've had, and I'm very thankful I got to try this.

04-11-2012 15:46:21 | More by ehammond1
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acurtis

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

02-05-2012 18:44:19 | More by acurtis
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danp14

Michigan

5/5  rDev +41.6%

05-11-2012 19:27:11 | More by danp14
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Photekut

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +13.3%

05-19-2013 00:19:41 | More by Photekut
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jheezee

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

10-04-2012 15:05:37 | More by jheezee
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nickhiller

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

02-05-2012 21:50:01 | More by nickhiller
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Chebyshev

California

5/5  rDev +41.6%

01-26-2012 09:16:03 | More by Chebyshev
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claaark13

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

12-10-2012 02:13:03 | More by claaark13
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SpdKilz

Illinois

4/5  rDev +13.3%

12-11-2011 21:38:41 | More by SpdKilz
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

06-11-2014 14:37:12 | More by KevinGordon
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SeaUrchin

Michigan

4.68/5  rDev +32.6%

tried it on tap at the 4elf party, but reviewing the bottle because i feel that i am in a better state of mind, poured into my duvel tulip

appearance - a darkish light brown, almost like a hard woood floor, minimal manilla head, moderate carbonation, head fades to a thin layer and left slight lacing on the glass, lets do this is my first thought

smell - sour apples up front,like a granny smith, then a deep and subtle roastyness with a bit of a woody/maple finish, my mouth is watering

taste - up front is a slightly tartness that dried out the mouth, next it would fade into a sweet/sour caramel apple with notes of extra vanilla, then faded into a roasty porter with dark fruits lingering, but then out of no where there is a sourness blending with the roastyness to create the desire to take another sip, in other words its like a candy apple sucker with a bit of maple syrup, and hints of dark fruits maybe currents and raisins, a simply amazing brew

mouthfeel - thick yet light, a heavy beer on the tongue but lightened by carbonation, like pouring sprite into a red wine

overall - amazing beer, want more of this and hope it hits a seasonal rotation

01-06-2012 04:07:32 | More by SeaUrchin
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -15%

02-28-2012 16:10:17 | More by hoppymcgee
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london1o1

New York

4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

05-01-2012 16:45:50 | More by london1o1
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AxesandAnchors

Oregon

3/5  rDev -15%

12-29-2012 06:42:52 | More by AxesandAnchors
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DrDoitchbig

Michigan

5/5  rDev +41.6%

12-13-2011 16:20:54 | More by DrDoitchbig
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WeisGuy

New York

4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

12-11-2011 15:56:03 | More by WeisGuy
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camil1mj

Michigan

4.68/5  rDev +32.6%

On tap and bottled for the 4 Elf Party. Labeled as a Belgian sour.

A: A nice reddish brown with a white head.

S: Smells like a sour apple.

T: Tastes like the caramel covered candy apple suckers. Amazing. I double checked that this was not the Caramel Apple Alley.

M: Medium body and carbonation.

O: So good. Did not taste like a maple porter as was described before the event. Glad I got to the event early enough to get bottles of this.

12-11-2011 01:40:54 | More by camil1mj
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danwho

California

4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

06-06-2012 17:39:04 | More by danwho
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JoshVandy

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

12-11-2011 07:42:43 | More by JoshVandy
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Imperial_Sapient_Groat

Michigan

4/5  rDev +13.3%

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oline73

Maryland

4/5  rDev +13.3%

02-06-2012 22:44:32 | More by oline73
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Etan

Wisconsin

3.26/5  rDev -7.6%

750ml into a snifter.

A. Black, no head.

S. Sweet acetic acid. Apple skin, vinegar. Ghost of coffee bean.

T. Mild roasted malt, vinegary acetic acid, sour plum. Very acetic with only a hint of the malt character.

M. Medium-bodied with almost no carbonation.

O. Not undrinkable, but a bit too much acetic acid at the expense of the base porter. Not something I'd have again.

07-20-2013 06:26:34 | More by Etan
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Zaphog

Michigan

3/5  rDev -15%

12-23-2012 03:53:24 | More by Zaphog
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jbck109

Michigan

4/5  rDev +13.3%

12-11-2011 17:37:18 | More by jbck109
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King Of The Forest from Dark Horse Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.