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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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very good

493 Ratings
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Ratings: 493
Reviews: 183
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 14
Gots: 59 | 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:
Beer added by: Mitchster on 01-08-2004

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Photo of emerge077
3.7/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The label reminds me of the walls at the brewpub, filled with random doodles.

Into a tulip glass it pours a dark brown, when backlit its a muddy shade of mahogany with the yeast poured in. Long lasting tan foam, with a speckled halo of lacing that forms inside the glass.

Complex malt aromas, toast and caramel, nuts and grain husks. Slight sweetness at first, tempered by mild bitterness that lasts into the finish. Subtle dried fruit sneaks in and intertwines with nutty walnut notes. Dry and almost chalky aftertaste that lingers for a good while. Medium bodied and very smooth with a light carbonation level. Overall pretty enjoyable, a sleeper in the Dark Horse lineup.

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4.5/5  rDev +20%

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4.5/5  rDev +20%

Photo of JohnK17
2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

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3/5  rDev -20%

Photo of Goldfoot
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of deltatauhobbit
3.55/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark brown color with a decent sized head, reddish color when held up to the light.

Smell has a buttery caramel malt aroma, hints of chocolate.

Taste is primarily caramel malt, hints of toffee, finishes dry as expected for an English style, slightly slick, carbonation is soft with an above normal creaminess, nice roasted aspect with a bit of nuttiness.

Photo of Lukafer
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of grover37
3.87/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle from Vintage Estates for $1.99 poured into a DCBeer.com becker. First time having time beer.

Appearance (4): First impression is that it's dark for a brown ale. A very dark brown with orange-ish brown edges. A pretty clear mahogany when held to the light with some visible floating yeasties. About two fingers of light cream head reduces to a medium thick ring and a thin layer. Some lacing at the top but not much otherwise.

Aroma (4.5): Spot on for what I expect from this style. Rich, slightly sweet, and complex caramel and dark malt notes. A nuttiness dominates a woody and slight chocolate background. Not much in the way of hops; perhaps a slight pine aroma.

Taste (3.5): A bit watery up front with the nutty, caramel and chocolate notes from the nose. More wood and a slight sweetness through the middle accompanied a touch of bitterness, hardly noticeable, and a milk chocolate in the finish. There's also a bit of ethanol with that 6.5% finally showing up once it warms a bit. The malt backbone is complex throughout, but it is not as full as I would like; perhaps a bit over-attenuated.

Mouthfeel (3.5): The typical slick Dark Horse mouthfeel that I have come to know. A bit thin. Light side of medium bodied - not full bodied enough for a 6.5% brown ale imo - and an ample, medium carbonation.

Overall (4): A pretty solid brown ale, but lacking some body and sweetness. I really like the malt notes, but it's just a bit too thin. Will have again, but won't seek it out.

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of RudiNicole
4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of mikesgroove
3.35/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

thick dark brown, almost black with a 1 inch caramel head, quickly fades, with some residual lace. Smell right off is chocolate, spice, and caramel. Taste is almost coffee like, very nice actually, with a good hoppy after taste. This was very smoothe, somewhat thick but not overally so at all. Its seems very drinkable and I was suprised

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3/5  rDev -20%

Photo of ElGallo
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of lnashsig
3.95/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Many thanks to Kzoobrew for the chance to taste this one. Poured from bottle into DFH snifter glass. Pours a very dark brown opaque color, nice thick, chewy looking head recedes and a light tan ring remains and clings to the side of the glass. This looks like a great beer- barely any light gets through. Smell- nutty, toffee, faint brown sugar. Taste- warm, nutty, caramel, contrasted by a bitter roasted malt that hits the back of the throat. Maybe just a slight bit of astringency, but it works well with the balance. Carbonation is a little sharp, and makes it a little difficult to get all the flavors. Overall, I'm a fan. A nice beer from Dark Horse that I would have again.

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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5/5  rDev +33.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Dark Horse Boffo Brown Ale from Dark Horse Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 493 ratings.