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Dark Horse Boffo Brown Ale - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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Dark Horse Boffo Brown AleDark Horse Boffo Brown Ale

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BA SCORE
85
very good

385 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 385
Reviews: 171
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.7%
Wants: 8
Gots: 16 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Dark Horse Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mitchster on 01-08-2004)
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Reviews by DMarlinJ:
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DMarlinJ

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

08-27-2012 02:43:58 | More by DMarlinJ
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05-30-2014 17:09:15 | More by mrfrancis
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

05-27-2014 06:05:39 | More by KevMo84
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

05-19-2014 21:51:15 | More by Evarigan
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.4%

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New York

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Pennsylvania

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Michigan

3.55/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Light brown, somewhat murky, but almost do a dark golden amber color-small sized head

Smell: Caramel, chocolate, sweet but nutty undertones, earthy

Taste: Mocha/coffee undertones (from the chocolate), nutty, somewhat sweet but not overwhelming

Mouthfeel: low carbonation, light bodied, not heavy by any means

Overall: Decent, nothing outstanding, but not just average--enjoyable flavors, somewhat sweet, somewhat smokey

Serving type: on-tap

04-24-2014 13:57:50 | More by sonnens4
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cjgiant

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3.41/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This beer to me was quite strange. I will say to take this review with this knowledge: it was the first pull from a line that was part of a tap takeover, and I can't tell how much the previous beer might influence the taste (they did clear the line).

The beer was quite cloudy and more tan than I would expect from a brown ale, no lingering head. The smell had a dark bread and nuttiness, but also a weird farmhouse smell (previous review said Vegemite, which I've never had, but that may fit).

The taste hit me first with some coffee bean notes (friend agreed). This I might associate with previous tap, *maybe*. Beyond that press ion, I did get dark bread flavors (maybe with honey), and definitely middle to end very nutty (walnut, Brazil nut). The nutty taste belies the oily mouthfeel I get.

Overall, interesting in many respects, but I'm not sure all are good. Give it a try for yourself.

Serving type: on-tap

04-15-2014 21:20:17 | More by cjgiant
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Dark Horse Boffo Brown Ale from Dark Horse Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 385 ratings.