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Dark Horse Boffo Brown Ale | Dark Horse Brewing Company

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Dark Horse Boffo Brown AleDark Horse Boffo Brown Ale
BA SCORE
3.76/5
Very Good
636 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:
#20,760
Reviews:
204
Ratings:
636
pDev:
10.64%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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19
Gots:
131
Trade:
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Ratings: 636 |  Reviews: 204
Photo of MrDell
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of cbutova
3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I could have sworn I had this one before but I guess I must have skipped the review. Generally a fan of what Dark Horse does and Browns have been high on my charts lately.

A- 12oz bottle poured into a teku with a deep woody brown body that has some inevitable red round the very edges. Thick, frothy head rises up to over a finger with good retention. Large belt around edges deposits webs of lacing.

S- Straight up Brown malts without leaning too far towards roast or sweet; although both are certainly present. Raisin bread, caramelized sugars, cocoa hints with toasted nuttiness present throughout.

T- Toasted grains, caramelized sugars and nuttiness are the dominant factors in the flavor profile. Yeast brings a bit of dark dried fruits like raisin and fig as well as a bready character. Fairly bitter toast feel, some cocoa and moderately sweet overall.

MF- Medium bodied overall with a slightly creamy and frothy consistency. Medium carbonation level as well as some oily feel. Finishes with toasty dark fruit bitterness.

Smooth for 7% ABV with a balanced profile of nutty, toasted and sweet malt notes. Hints of roast and sweetness but nothing really interrupts the Brown aspects of this one.

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Photo of Bosoxbennie
3.32/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dmdolby
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of obrienc
3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of NEBeerGirl
3/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
3.66/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of J2A2
3.97/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of NWatters
4.06/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Barnoloid
4.16/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A solid all round brown ale. Pours a deep rich brown with a foamy head. Toasted nut on the nose, which really comes through on the palate. Smooth mouthfeel, disguises the 7% well here.

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Photo of RJB66
4.6/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Good But not the best

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

Photo of tmcarter23
3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of PSpitz
4.07/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MaximalC
3.48/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky cola color with a negligible khaki head of coarse bubbles. Patches of carbonation can be seen clinging to the glass before ascending. Aroma smells faintly of brown sugar and not much else.

Similarly mild flavor follows the aroma with a delicate blend of brown sugar and earthy, grassy hops. Some grain husk and roasted malt bitterness emerge on the back end, but this is otherwise a very straighforward brew. Creamy mouthfeel and light body complement the flavor profile well and afford excellent drinkability.

Overall, this beer is mild and sweet without being cloying, and very easy to drink. You would never surmise the 7% ABV.

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Photo of mickmanhattan
3.71/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Raskolnikov
3.67/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of methan
4.4/5  rDev +17%

Photo of jtransel
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Dark Horse Boffo Brown Ale from Dark Horse Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 636 ratings
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