Brandy Barrel-Aged 4 Elf | Dark Horse Brewing Company

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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
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
119
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
9.51%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
25
For Trade:
3
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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 119
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 GreesyFizeek
4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the Tap and Mallet in Rochester, NY.

Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with a small quarter inch head and no lacing.

Smells like cinnamon, clove, brandy, nutmeg, and allspice. Very Christmasy!

The taste is similar. The spicing on this is done very well. Cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, pine, nutmeg, and allspice, with some caramel and toffee malts, all buttressed by some warming and delicious brandy. Not much barrel character beyond the brandy flavor, but it integrates really well into the base beer.

Medium bodied, but slightly thin for a BA Winter Warmer. Nonetheless, this goes down very easily, and is quite drinkable. Low carbonation.

The more I've had from them lately, the more Dark Horse is becoming one of my favorite breweries.

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Photo of gueuzedreg
4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- Dark nut brown, minimal lacing no legs. Transparent around the edge.

S- Smells of winter spices, nutmeg, cinnamon etc. Not a lot of barrel

T- Follows the nose with the winter seasonal. Nutmeg and cinnamon. Not much barrel.

M- Very smooth, little carb. Leaves a light sting in the mouth and belly.

O- A well done barrel aged winter seasonal

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