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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

428 Ratings
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Ratings: 428
Reviews: 173
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 11.47%
Wants: 9
Gots: 31 | 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%

Viperman1316, Jun 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

bcsbeer, Jun 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20%

mrfrancis, May 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

KevMo84, May 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Evarigan, May 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

kvgomps, May 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Drk93TT, May 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

thinwhiteduke, May 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

thickgirth, May 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

civicm87, May 05, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

LJWalker, May 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

BigJim5021, Apr 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20%

NonicPanic, Apr 26, 2014
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3.55/5  rDev -5.3%

Appearance: Light brown, somewhat murky, but almost do a dark golden amber color-small sized head

Smell: Caramel, chocolate, sweet but nutty undertones, earthy

Taste: Mocha/coffee undertones (from the chocolate), nutty, somewhat sweet but not overwhelming

Mouthfeel: low carbonation, light bodied, not heavy by any means

Overall: Decent, nothing outstanding, but not just average--enjoyable flavors, somewhat sweet, somewhat smokey

sonnens4, Apr 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

braican, Apr 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Sparty55, Apr 15, 2014
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3.41/5  rDev -9.1%

This beer to me was quite strange. I will say to take this review with this knowledge: it was the first pull from a line that was part of a tap takeover, and I can't tell how much the previous beer might influence the taste (they did clear the line).

The beer was quite cloudy and more tan than I would expect from a brown ale, no lingering head. The smell had a dark bread and nuttiness, but also a weird farmhouse smell (previous review said Vegemite, which I've never had, but that may fit).

The taste hit me first with some coffee bean notes (friend agreed). This I might associate with previous tap, *maybe*. Beyond that press ion, I did get dark bread flavors (maybe with honey), and definitely middle to end very nutty (walnut, Brazil nut). The nutty taste belies the oily mouthfeel I get.

Overall, interesting in many respects, but I'm not sure all are good. Give it a try for yourself.

cjgiant, Apr 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

CraigTravor, Apr 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Syraquse, Apr 01, 2014
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3.56/5  rDev -5.1%

Tried at Brewberry in Paris. 12oz brown bottle.

Pours a slightly hazed reddish brown with a fine, relatively light body. Head forms a thin layer, fed by some fairly subdued carbonation. Bubbling is fine, in both the body and the head though. Minimal lace. Looks okay.

Nose is fairly subdued as well. There's some mild, but pleasant brown sweetness, a hint of burnt sugar and perhaps a little faded hop presence. Under it is a little savoury, almost salty roast and a touch of vegemite. Not bad, but not superb either.

Taste is fairly similar, but with a slickness and a bit more heft in the body to keep it smooth. Fairly empty entry with more of that brown sugar note coming in after a while. Light fruity tones come through on the mid-palate, with a touch of roast and a suggestion of cherry on the back to clear it up. It's pleasant enough.

Feel is fairly light, and pleasant enough.

It's not bad, but it's not really all that great either. It's solid enough in its own way, and pretty drinkable for its 7% ABV. It doesn't do anything particularly out of the ordinary, but it's certainly far from being uninteresting.

lacqueredmouse, Mar 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

paresis, Mar 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Tom_Gilman, Mar 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +20%

Josh24, Mar 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

mcrawford, Mar 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

VeganUndead, Mar 07, 2014
Dark Horse Boffo Brown Ale from Dark Horse Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 428 ratings.