Dark Horse Boffo Brown Ale | Dark Horse Brewing Company

Dark Horse Boffo Brown AleDark Horse Boffo Brown Ale
BA SCORE
3.76/5
631 Ratings
Dark Horse Boffo Brown AleDark Horse Boffo Brown Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Mitchster on 01-08-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#19,794
Reviews:
203
Ratings:
631
pDev:
10.64%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
131
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 631 |  Reviews: 203
Photo of Strigiform_Witness
4.01/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of malprep
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Blackop555
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark brown. Tall, fluffy off white head that lasts shortly.

Smells Caramel malts, craft, nutty and earthy.

Tastes toasted malts, caramel, light nuttiness and light earthy bitterness finish is Semi dry with malty linger. Medium body and fizzy higher carbonation.

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Photo of Commandophile
4.1/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark Horse Brewing Co. "Boffo Brown Ale"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle without freshness dating
$2 @ Weis Market #231, Conshohocken, PA

Look: Hazy deep mahogany brown body. Frothy then creamy tan head. Better than average head retention and lacing.

Smell: Brown ale aroma with notes of chocolate, caramel, cereal grains (are there oats in this?), nuts, a bit of toastiness, and a suggestion of coffee. No hops stand out.

Flavor: As the aroma suggests, but with some added hop character that includes leafy, earthy, and spicy notes. There's also a stronger suggestion of cold black coffee, some breadiness, and more caramel and toffee. Unless that spiciness is actually from alcohol, and I doubt it is, then the alcohol is well cloaked - but at 7% ABV it shouldn't stand out anyway. A stiff bitterness balances it, and despite the sweetish malt that's there it finishes dry. Notes of chocolate, earth, spice, and a touch of yeasty fruitiness that didn't quite make it through before linger in the finish.

Feel: Medium bodied and smooth with a moderate fine-bubbled carbonation that lends a gentle zest upfront but then warms to become creamier.

Overall: Very nicely done. A bit of an amped up brown ale that's satisfying and easy to drink.

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Photo of tpeters
4.02/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Spoild
4.02/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of travelguy
4.12/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of colbster92
3.69/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Timc32
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OldDirty
3.43/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of geodonnokepyo
4.4/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of paulytasker
4.03/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of duvel1979
2.75/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of sokol_1993
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Quite an American type, with more hoppiness than a British one.

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Photo of ultrasrs
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tripledbrew
3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GuyFawkes
3.99/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2014 vintage; drank 1/25/15 @ the Yarchives.

Dark brown appearance.

HUGE khaki head (careful pouring!); a curtain of lace.

Peanut butter & very mild pepper heat in the nose.

Medium, carbonated mouthfeel.

Peanut butter & mild milk chocolate flavors up front; mild pepper heat on the finish. More interesting than most browns, but this doesn't quite come together. Worth a quaff.

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Photo of kbarnes9
3.84/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Tjb14
3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mikeg67
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On Tap. Pours brown with tall, long lasting, fluffy, off-white head. Aroma is of toasted malt, dark fruit, brown sugar and coffee. Body is medium and smooth. Taste is of toasted malt, some coffee, dark fruit, herbal hops, some spices and chocolate. Finish is long and dry. Excellent brew.

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Photo of ela119
4.21/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Dark Horse Boffo Brown Ale from Dark Horse Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 631 ratings
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