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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
634 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:
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Added by Mitchster on 01-08-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#20,372
Reviews:
204
Ratings:
634
pDev:
10.64%
Bros Score:
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Ratings: 634 |  Reviews: 204
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.56/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tried at Brewberry in Paris. 12oz brown bottle.

Pours a slightly hazed reddish brown with a fine, relatively light body. Head forms a thin layer, fed by some fairly subdued carbonation. Bubbling is fine, in both the body and the head though. Minimal lace. Looks okay.

Nose is fairly subdued as well. There's some mild, but pleasant brown sweetness, a hint of burnt sugar and perhaps a little faded hop presence. Under it is a little savoury, almost salty roast and a touch of vegemite. Not bad, but not superb either.

Taste is fairly similar, but with a slickness and a bit more heft in the body to keep it smooth. Fairly empty entry with more of that brown sugar note coming in after a while. Light fruity tones come through on the mid-palate, with a touch of roast and a suggestion of cherry on the back to clear it up. It's pleasant enough.

Feel is fairly light, and pleasant enough.

It's not bad, but it's not really all that great either. It's solid enough in its own way, and pretty drinkable for its 7% ABV. It doesn't do anything particularly out of the ordinary, but it's certainly far from being uninteresting.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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

Bottled
A dark brown with a beige head. Aroma contains coffee, chocolate, toffee, and nutmeg. The flavor is slightly sweet and dry with some caramel, chocolate, toffee. The finish is nutty like me. Overall a good brown ale.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of superspak
3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 7/5/2017. Pours lightly hazy dark reddish brown color with a 2 finger dense and rocky khaki head with awesome retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big caramel, brown sugar, toffee, brown bread, toasted biscuit, and nuttiness; with lighter notes of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, herbal, pepper, and roast/toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready/light roast malt and light earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big caramel, brown sugar, toffee, brown bread, toasted biscuit, and nuttiness; with lighter notes of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, herbal, pepper, and roast/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/spicy hop and cocoa/roasted bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of caramel, brown sugar, toffee, toasted biscuit, brown bread, brown sugar, nuttiness, light chocolate/cocoa/coffee, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready/light roasted malt and light earthy hop flavors; with a great roast/hop bitter/sweet balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from hop/roast bitterness. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready/grainy, and lightly sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 7%. Overall this is a delicious American brown ale. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready/light roasted malt and light earthy hop flavors; with smooth and easy to drink with the mildly bitter/drying finish. Very rich and complex malts, with nice earthy hop balance. A very enjoyable offering, and spot on style example.

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Dark Horse Boffo Brown Ale from Dark Horse Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 634 ratings
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