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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

394 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 394
Reviews: 172
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 9
Gots: 21 | 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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Ratings: 394 | Reviews: 172 | Display Reviews Only:
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Lehighace06

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

01-24-2014 05:50:54 | More by Lehighace06
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RyanAU

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

01-22-2014 01:16:24 | More by RyanAU
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squack

New York

4/5  rDev +6.4%

01-15-2014 22:07:17 | More by squack
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superspak

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 3/19/2013. Pours moderately cloudy deep ruby brown color with a 2 finger dense and rocky khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of big caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, molasses, brown bread, brown sugar, nuttiness, light chocolate, light raisin, herbal, and toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, brown sugar, brown bread, nuttiness, light chocolate, herbal, light raisin, and toasted earthiness. Minimal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, brown bread, nuttiness, herbal, light chocolate, and light raisin on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of dark malt flavors; with great robustness and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a moderately creamy and lightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice brown ale. All around good balance, complexity, and robustness of dark malt flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2014 00:27:04 | More by superspak
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PA-Michigander

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-24-2013 03:28:57 | More by PA-Michigander
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lockewoodfin

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

12-21-2013 02:16:34 | More by lockewoodfin
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dalepryor

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

12-15-2013 11:33:29 | More by dalepryor
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Mrbseward

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

12-12-2013 02:18:49 | More by Mrbseward
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chefduff2

New York

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

12-06-2013 04:49:55 | More by chefduff2
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NooseJustice

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

12-01-2013 19:00:49 | More by NooseJustice
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Lukass

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +13%

11-28-2013 02:39:14 | More by Lukass
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

11-24-2013 23:44:50 | More by XmnwildX12
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mmulebarn

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

11-21-2013 23:09:01 | More by mmulebarn
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Morakaton

Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.4%

11-19-2013 05:24:44 | More by Morakaton
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andrewjraab

Michigan

3.81/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Dark cloudy brown with a fluffy brown egg shell lace.

S - Heavy on the malts, chocolate, coffee, vanilla.

T - Malt forward - chocolate milk balls, semi dry bitter finish. Medium bodied with a velvet smooth mouth feel.

O - Solid brown ale - Worth a shot.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2013 00:39:48 | More by andrewjraab
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punisher1

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +6.4%

11-12-2013 03:30:22 | More by punisher1
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1FatJ

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +6.4%

11-04-2013 23:47:40 | More by 1FatJ
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Gmann

New York

3.69/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a solid brown color with some honey highlights. The cream colored head is short and dense. It quickly settles into a light ring.

The aroma is quite malty. A pumpernickle base, slightly toasted. Caramel and honey provide some sweetness. Some raisin or other dark fruit give this brown ale depth. Fairly sweet aroma.

The taste is quite bready. Nice toasted brown bread flavor. Has an undercurrent of caramel/toffee sweetness. Nutty flavors follow and give the beer some earthiness. A hint of oxidation or a raisony dark fruit note. Subtle buttery notes. Grassy hop in the finish. A complex brown that has characteristics of an English brown.

Moderate body with semi-soft carbonation. Sits sweet on the palate with a light toasty bitter offset. Nutty finish.

A flavorful brown ale. I pick up both American and English brown ale flavor profiles. A hearty breakfast beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2013 06:45:30 | More by Gmann
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AnthemOfTheSun

South Dakota

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

10-28-2013 03:41:37 | More by AnthemOfTheSun
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Lightman

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

10-27-2013 20:48:27 | More by Lightman
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Irish57

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +6.4%

10-27-2013 02:34:55 | More by Irish57
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marcb105

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

10-26-2013 21:25:19 | More by marcb105
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Chucker17

South Dakota

4/5  rDev +6.4%

10-21-2013 23:52:05 | More by Chucker17
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Fargrow

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +13%

10-19-2013 03:01:44 | More by Fargrow
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mpalestino

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +13%

10-12-2013 23:24:52 | More by mpalestino
Dark Horse Boffo Brown Ale from Dark Horse Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 394 ratings.