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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

393 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 393
Reviews: 172
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 11.47%
Wants: 8
Gots: 19 | 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: 393 | Reviews: 172 | Display Reviews Only:
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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%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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
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vipguy814

Illinois

3/5  rDev -20%

02-08-2013 03:08:53 | More by vipguy814
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PattyMelt

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

02-06-2013 09:07:25 | More by PattyMelt
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dmorgan310

Panama

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

02-03-2013 02:32:17 | More by dmorgan310
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jibjib513

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

01-30-2013 00:46:43 | More by jibjib513
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KillaB

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev 0%

01-29-2013 07:00:46 | More by KillaB
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BlissJunkie

Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.7%

01-14-2013 17:51:17 | More by BlissJunkie
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ROBSTARR

Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.7%

01-13-2013 15:29:12 | More by ROBSTARR
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yaksurf

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -20%

01-12-2013 18:44:39 | More by yaksurf
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MacStinson

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

01-08-2013 20:00:03 | More by MacStinson
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DCav


3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

01-06-2013 04:07:56 | More by DCav
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Alextricity

Michigan

3.93/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a very dark brown color -- ruby black if up to light. Particles can be seen floating throughout the beer. The head dies down quickly, and there's pretty much no lacing to speak of.

Smell: Not much of an aroma to speak of, but it's pleasant nonetheless. Very faint roasted malt aroma, and also an essence of chocolate or coffee. Quite stout-y.

Taste/feel: A somewhat mild taste up front, which I wasn't expecting. The finish is when all the malts and bits of coffee really run out on the taste buds. The feel when taking a drink is super smooth and creamy. Quite mildly carbonated. Honestly, carbonated appropriately. Bubbles are tiny and makes me wonder if this one's nitro'd...

One of the better brown ales I've stumbled upon, but what else could someone expect from Dark Horse? A tasty brown ale. I'd love a head and some lacing on this beer, but you can't have it all. Would love to have this one again. Smooth, easy drinking, solid ABV, and most importantly -- tastes good.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2013 17:07:05 | More by Alextricity
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KFrank729

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

01-02-2013 22:17:53 | More by KFrank729
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jsisko01

Michigan

2.73/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - Pours a very dark brown color with a thin tan head that lingers for a minute. Leaves a nice, creamy lacing.

Smell - Chocolate and toffee are most dominant. Toasted malts proceed after, but very light.

Taste - Overly sweet (in my opinion). Has a strong bitterness that dulls all other flavors present. What I can pick out is some coffee and chocolate flavors, with caramel and hazelnut in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with medium-high carbonation.

Overall - It must be because it follows the style of an English brown ale that I don't like this. It is the worst brown ale I've ever tried, but I'm used to mostly drinking American browns.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2012 22:49:08 | More by jsisko01
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Scotthuller

Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.7%

12-30-2012 02:07:48 | More by Scotthuller
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20%

12-25-2012 19:06:02 | More by ejimhof
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured out as a deep brown color with some red highlights. The head is cream colored and thin just a bit of lacing on the glass and not much retention. The smell of the beer has some sweet malt aromas and hints of fresh wood. The smell is decent I just wishing it had a little more of something. The taste of the beer has a decent toasted flavor with a subtle coffee note. The mouthfeel is smooth, decent carbonation very drinkable. Overall it's a good brown ale.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2012 04:17:09 | More by Knapp85
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socon67

New York

3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Brown pour with a biege foam that lingers a half inch thick. Slight rings of lacing. No carbonation of note.

S - Smells of caramel and toffee. Some light grain is noted as well.

T - Really just asolid american brown. Relatively light malt base with some sweetness of caramel candy and some vanilla and toffe.

M - Easy to drink a few of these, and feel light depsite being one of the more robust brown ales.

O - I'd have this again. Not a standout but yet another good beer made in Michigan.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2012 18:44:42 | More by socon67
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TastingRoomCharNtony


3.75/5  rDev 0%

12-01-2012 02:04:41 | More by TastingRoomCharNtony
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americanjones

New York

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

11-28-2012 23:09:47 | More by americanjones
Dark Horse Boffo Brown Ale from Dark Horse Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 393 ratings.