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Dark Horse Boffo Brown Ale - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

445 Ratings
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Ratings: 445
Reviews: 175
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 11.47%
Wants: 11
Gots: 32 | FT: 2
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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3.75/5  rDev 0%

My go-to bottle shop is The Friendly Greek, where they will put almost anything in the cooler as a single just so that I can try it and report out and back. This is yet another such beer.

I was interested by the layer of lees that sat in the bottom of the bottle, so when I Pop!ped the cap, my pour was rather light so as not to stir them up. There was nothing but wisps as a result, so I employed a bartender’s trick and stirred it up, creating just under two fingers of dense, dark-tan/light-brown head with good retention. Color was Dark Brown to Very Dark Brown (SRM = > 27, < 34) with NE-quality clarity and ruby/garnet highlights. Nose had an earthy sweetness, like carob or molasses with a slight medicinal quality like Geritol. Interesting for a Brown Ale and even more so when taking its 7% ABV into account. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was chocolaty with a light smokiness and a slight earthy, medicinal tang. In looking at the BJCP style guidelines, these are solid qualities for an American Brown Ale with the exception of the ABV. I was a little surprised by all of this, but in a pleasant way. I tend to get hung up in drinking AIPAs and I tend to forget about other styles. Finish was semi-sweet, approaching dryness, but with a lingering smokiness that left me licking my lips. I have not been too impressed by “Dark Horse Nation”, but their beers are quite good.

woodychandler, Oct 07, 2014
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Opaque dark brown with a 1/2-finger head
S: Malt, nuts, brown sugar, a hint of chocolate
T: Matches the nose note for note
F: Medium-bodied
O: Good. No flaws but nothing unique stands out

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Dark Horse Boffo Brown Ale from Dark Horse Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 445 ratings.