Brandy Barrel-Aged 4 Elf | Dark Horse Brewing Company

Brandy Barrel-Aged 4 ElfBrandy Barrel-Aged 4 Elf
BA SCORE
79.8%
Liked This Beer
3.93 w/ 119 Ratings
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
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
119
Liked:
95
Avg:
3.93/5
pDev:
8.91%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
25
Trade:
3
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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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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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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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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Brandy Barrel-Aged 4 Elf from Dark Horse Brewing Company
Beer rating: 79.8% out of 100 with 119 ratings
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