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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

445 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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2/5  rDev -46.7%

mwbrady12, Jul 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

jman005, Jul 09, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

beergorrilla, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.65/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On-tap 7/1/13 at Battleship Brewhouse in Fall River, MA, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a medium brown color, with a short dense off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is faint but contains maple, caramelized malts, honey, maple and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of maple and honey. Then a mild but complementary hops presence comes in. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer to drink for a while if you’re in the mood for the style.

TheManiacalOne, Jul 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

salinasa, Jul 02, 2013
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5/5  rDev +33.3%

rypkr, Jun 30, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20%

Kempski, Jun 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20%

gashmoney, Jun 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

BeerMeInStl, Jun 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Kegatron, Jun 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Lee_Hancock, Jun 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Evan, Jun 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

bobbyr5, Jun 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

savagepm, Jun 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Paul_Apsley, Jun 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

MatterOfOpinion, Jun 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

DanGeo, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of PincheNorteno
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought a single 12 oz bottle, poured into a pub glass. My baseline for judging browns is Newcastle, which Boffo easily surpasses in flavor and overall quality. This is a nice beer to convert swill drinkers over to the good stuff.
Looks- moderate head, a bit of nice lacing owed to the sugar content. Neat brown hue permeable to light.
Smell- bread, sweet honey,
Taste- obvious mild toasted malty biscuit, low hop presence. Unique honey notes that I haven't found in other browns. Pleasant yeastiness.
Mouthfeel- very drinkable, pleasantly uniform carbonation. Flattens out a bit as it warms.

Overall this is a tasty brown. It has some good subtle qualities that you won't find in the big corporate brands.

PincheNorteno, Jun 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Jas45678, Jun 01, 2013
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3.65/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep, unclear brown color beneath a small, bubbly tan head. Creamy, nutty aromas upfront followed by malted milk, toasted grain, and berries. Lightly sweet chocolate and dark bread flavors and a bit of nutty roasted coffee as well. Some earthy hops join in and linger into the finish along with a dark fruitiness. Not as impressive as other malty Dark Horse beers, but this still manages to stand out from the pack.

wedge, May 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

fredmugs, May 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

linnymtu, May 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

NJB145, May 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

breakingbland, May 19, 2013
Dark Horse Boffo Brown Ale from Dark Horse Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 445 ratings.