Brandy Barrel-Aged 4 Elf | Dark Horse Brewing Company

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119 Ratings
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Brandy Barrel-Aged 4 ElfBrandy Barrel-Aged 4 Elf
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dark Horse Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
darkhorsebrewery.com

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Stevedore on 12-15-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
119
Reviews:
4
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
9.51%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
25
For Trade:
3
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Photo of GuyFawkes
4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 3/15/14; drank 12/28/14 @ the Yarchives.

Brown/black hue with an orange tint.

Dark tan head; strong lace.

Brown sugar, cinnamon & root beer nose.

Medium thick, creamy mouthfeel.

Clove, sarsaparilla & all-spice flavors up front; cinnamon & brandy notes emerged as this warmed. A nicely spiced winter warmer.

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Photo of mklisz
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.58/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bilco
4.31/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hilgart1
3.6/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Stillmakingnoise
4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tertullian007
3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of closisinthehouse
3.76/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.6/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of jfstilling
3.96/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Wayne17
3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.6/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep amber. Medium off-white head. Thin collar.

Smell - Brandy. Kinda fruity. Molasses.

Taste - Molasses is still strong. Oak dominates more than the brandy flavor, but it has a bit of a fruity flavor. Wood and molasses in the back end.

Mouthfeel - Medium body, maybe medium heavy. Medium low carbonation.

Overall - Pretty good. I don't remember regular 4Elf. The molasses is a nice flavor.

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3.68/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.92/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.93/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.14/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.3/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.81/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.58/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of masterofsparks
3.19/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of FlandersNed
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of M1A2
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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Brandy Barrel-Aged 4 Elf from Dark Horse Brewing Company
4.1 out of 5 based on 119 ratings.
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