Dark Horse Boffo Brown Ale | Dark Horse Brewing Company

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630 Ratings
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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

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Added by Mitchster on 01-08-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
630
Reviews:
203
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
10.55%
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
130
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 630 |  Reviews: 203
Photo of KarlHungus
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a dark brown color. The head is one inch in height, and recedes slowly into a thin cap of lacing. The aroma is of lots of caramel, some toffee, and a hint of chocolate. The taste is similar to the aroma. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation, and a smooth texture. Overall, this is a good beer that I would happily drink again.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark Horse : Boffo

Pours a very dark amber, small off white head. Aroma of caramel and earthy hops. In the taste, mellow, burnt caramel, toasted malt, even bitterness with tea like hops. Nutty, with light coffee flavor in the finish with some residual, chalky yeast. Medium bodied brew. Nice full, rich malty body. Hop presence is mild. A very nice brown ale overall, quite impressive.

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Photo of elec
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of cosmicevan
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

thanks to cam for muling this my way a long time ago (last one from the bunch). enjoyed from my urthel monster tulip.

a - brew poured a stunnign brown with a huge head of offwhite foam. as the head vanished, it left chunky lacing all over the glass.

s - has some tartness, but mostly nuts and figs and malts. kind of applejuice like...very appetizing.

t - wonderful brown ale with a hint of applejuice. nuts and berries. just a hint of tart.

m - medium, soft carbonation. pleasant.

o - overall, not my favorite brown ale, but it brings a good amount of fruitiness that is really pleasant and different. i checked some of the other reviews and no one seems to be getting the fruitiness i noticed. wonder if i have a semi-infection going? this is a bit old, but damn if that fruitiness isn't a pleasant addition to the beer. really nice apple flavoring with the nuttiness and brown sugar you'd expect.

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Photo of albern
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a good, solid, traditional Brown Ale that is worth seeking out. It pours a dark mahogany with some light able to peek through. The head is very good, nice and creamy, light tan, lots of good lacing going on. The nose is delightful. There are loads of roasted dark malts, some coffee and chocolate notes, just lots of malty sweetness.

The beer is very creamy and very smooth. This is a medium to full bodied beer. The taste has all the great characteristics for the style, but there is a hoppy bite in the finish that may be warranted, perhaps no. I'm just really enjoying the creamy, roasted notes, and the bittering cooking chocolates, and then bam, this really leafy bittering hop and drying punch hits you in the finish. It's okay, but I'm marking it down as a flaw in the beer, although some folks may like it. The punch lasts well into the finish and is just more than i wanted. The beer is quite good, I just wish the finish were lest impactful.

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Photo of BearsDitkaBears
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of T-34-85
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of thebouch01
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of MichiganBrews
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of hopnado
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of gwiedman1
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of punisher1
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Lukafer
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of pohldogg356
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Tom_Gilman
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Jiveturkey75
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of squack
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of HarmonMW
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of wingedeel
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of ShaKeyJ
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of PA-Michigander
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of chefhatt
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a really good brown ale, nice flavor,

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Photo of RudiNicole
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of MattXT
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of jtd1969
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - dark brown with slight lacing

S - dark fruit, slight chocolate, sweet malt

T - Roasty, coffee, caramel, slight chocolate, not overly sweet malts with pleasant hops.

M - medium body, light carbonation

O - Really good brown ale, very well balanced. I recommend it

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Dark Horse Boffo Brown Ale from Dark Horse Brewing Company
3.79 out of 5 based on 630 ratings.
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