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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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91 Ratings
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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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4/5  rDev +13.3%

ajsdad06, Dec 21, 2011
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2.85/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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.

ehammond1, Apr 11, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

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KevinGordon, Jun 11, 2014
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4.68/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

SeaUrchin, Jan 06, 2012
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3/5  rDev -15%

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4.68/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

camil1mj, Dec 11, 2011
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

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King Of The Forest from Dark Horse Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.