Boffo Trace - Dark Horse Brewing Company
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Ratings: 10 | Reviews: 1 | Display Reviews Only:
3.28/5 rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Served in a snifter at Fountainhead.
This stuff is DH's Boffo Brown aged in Buffalo Trace bourbon barrels. It pours a brackishly bleak black-brown topped by a half-finger of tan foam. The nose comprises double-chocolate cake, bourbon, light roasted malts, light port, and a hint of maple syrup. The taste holds notes of tobacco, walnut, light bourbon, oak, light cedar, and light toffee. In short, it tastes like a substantially watered-down version of the smell, sadly. The body is a light medium, with a very light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel (which makes things come across as too thin for their own good (in my eyes, anyway)). Overall, a decent little beer, but one that seems to illustrate the point that certain beers just can't handle barrel-aging as well as others.
Serving type: on-tap
12-31-2012 19:13:45 | More by TMoney2591
Boffo Trace from Dark Horse Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.