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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

412 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 412
Reviews: 172
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 11.73%
Wants: 9
Gots: 29 | 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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Falcone

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

05-05-2013 17:54:30 | More by Falcone
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sjones5045

New Jersey

4.01/5  rDev +6.9%

Pours pretty dark brown, I'd say darker than most other Brown Ales. THe head is pretty nice and fads quick.

The smell is very sweet and nutty. Pick up a bit of caramel type smell. Definitely like the smell of this.

The taste isn't as sweet as I was expecting from the smell but there definitely is some sweetness that goes along with a nutty taste. Kind of a toffee finish that is pretty decent. IT's a pretty smooth finish with minimal aftertaste.

Overall, its a pretty good brown ale. The only complaint would be that none of the taste, such as the toffee or nutty upfront are gig enough. Seems like you get some nice small tastes then they fad quickly. I would pick this beer up again if it were in my area.

04-28-2013 22:20:22 | More by sjones5045
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.81/5  rDev +1.6%

A: Pours a clear very dark brown in color with some moderate amounts of visible carbonation and dark amber + garnet red highlights. The beer has a two finger tall foamy light tan head that slowly reduces to a mottled thin film covering the entire surface of the beer with a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of toasted and caramel malts with a moderate amount of nuttiness.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of toasted and caramel malts with just a touch of brown sugar sweetness. This is followed by a light to moderate flavor of nuts with just a light amount of earthy hops. Light to moderate amounts of bitterness in the finish which linger slightly.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth.

O: Just a touch too strong to be sessionable but this is an easy drinking and enjoyable beer. I could see myself going to this one more regularly if it was more easily acquired (available across the river in NYC but not super easy to find).

04-28-2013 02:46:43 | More by dbrauneis
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.66/5  rDev -2.4%

Poured on-tap and served in a shaker pint, the beer is a dark brown coloring with chestnut highlights and a creamy, dense, low profile head that clings to everything. Aromas of cream and nut sweet, with a touch of roast. Flavors are heavily roasted, with a hazelnut sweetness and a bitter roast undertone. Bitterness helps to balance the brew. Smooth, creamy body with a light, sweet nut aftertaste. Slightly lingering, filmy finish, but pleasant.

04-18-2013 21:06:12 | More by GarthDanielson
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blackie

California

4.43/5  rDev +18.1%

12oz bottle from Chuck's in Chagrin Falls

a: bottle into my tyranena nonic, deep mahogany brown in color with a tan head that all but disappears quickly after pouring

s: lots of nutty brown malt aromatics, toasted grain, earth, a balance of dark sugars, molasses cookies, suggestions of carob or chocolate, simple hop profile

m: the carbonation greets the palate prickly but lighter, with a light to moderate body

t: a really great brown ale flavor with lots of varying character from sip to finish, the taste opens with sweet nuts and brown sugars, moves through chocolate and molasses coated fruits, and finishes with a clean, dry nuttiness, roasted barley, cocoa, and a moderate earthy hop bitterness with a mild roast astringency, toasted nutshell from start to finish

o: a top notch brown ale loaded with character and well balanced between nutty sweetness, dry roast, and earthy hops - carries an ethereal “bigness” that belies a relatively low abv

04-11-2013 02:43:23 | More by blackie
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sirsteve42

New York

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

04-09-2013 03:52:48 | More by sirsteve42
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billab914

Virginia

4/5  rDev +6.7%

04-04-2013 23:26:04 | More by billab914
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MichiganBrews

Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.7%

04-02-2013 03:10:19 | More by MichiganBrews
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DudMan

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

03-31-2013 20:26:38 | More by DudMan
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ChrisKayler

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev 0%

03-30-2013 03:15:01 | More by ChrisKayler
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hollywood_15063

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

03-26-2013 21:05:18 | More by hollywood_15063
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2dogbrew

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

03-24-2013 22:00:00 | More by 2dogbrew
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WDJersey

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

03-17-2013 06:22:10 | More by WDJersey
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gwiedman1

New York

4/5  rDev +6.7%

03-16-2013 20:04:58 | More by gwiedman1
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match1112

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

03-15-2013 11:03:12 | More by match1112
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gdornfeld

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

03-12-2013 02:48:38 | More by gdornfeld
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zonker17

Texas

3.75/5  rDev 0%

03-10-2013 02:01:48 | More by zonker17
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SkinniePost

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev 0%

03-06-2013 17:50:32 | More by SkinniePost
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mzeld

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

03-06-2013 02:10:30 | More by mzeld
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sixerofelixir

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

02-28-2013 00:56:34 | More by sixerofelixir
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speedvagen

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev 0%

02-24-2013 22:46:02 | More by speedvagen
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Blanco

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.7%

02-19-2013 04:21:11 | More by Blanco
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tdm168

North Carolina

4.09/5  rDev +9.1%

A - dark brownish amber with a soft, brownish head

S - huge aroma of bread and caramel

T - nutty, caramel, bread; incredibly malty

M - medium bodied, well carbonated

This is a malt-bomb...and I like it. This a simple beer in the sense that it doesn't offer layers of flavor, but what it does offer is really good. I'm not a huge brown ale fan, but this is one I could definitely drink.

02-17-2013 00:31:00 | More by tdm168
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pearljam118

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.7%

02-16-2013 21:04:54 | More by pearljam118
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mkennedy119

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev 0%

02-14-2013 07:33:31 | More by mkennedy119
Dark Horse Boffo Brown Ale from Dark Horse Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 412 ratings.