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
643 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

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Added by Mitchster on 01-08-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#23,281
Reviews:
205
Ratings:
643
pDev:
10.37%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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18
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.63/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On-tap 7/1/13 at Battleship Brewhouse in Fall River, MA, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a medium brown color, with a short dense off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is faint but contains maple, caramelized malts, honey, maple and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of maple and honey. Then a mild but complementary hops presence comes in. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer to drink for a while if you’re in the mood for the style.

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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5/5  rDev +33%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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

Bought a single 12 oz bottle, poured into a pub glass. My baseline for judging browns is Newcastle, which Boffo easily surpasses in flavor and overall quality. This is a nice beer to convert swill drinkers over to the good stuff.
Looks- moderate head, a bit of nice lacing owed to the sugar content. Neat brown hue permeable to light.
Smell- bread, sweet honey,
Taste- obvious mild toasted malty biscuit, low hop presence. Unique honey notes that I haven't found in other browns. Pleasant yeastiness.
Mouthfeel- very drinkable, pleasantly uniform carbonation. Flattens out a bit as it warms.

Overall this is a tasty brown. It has some good subtle qualities that you won't find in the big corporate brands.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.64/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep, unclear brown color beneath a small, bubbly tan head. Creamy, nutty aromas upfront followed by malted milk, toasted grain, and berries. Lightly sweet chocolate and dark bread flavors and a bit of nutty roasted coffee as well. Some earthy hops join in and linger into the finish along with a dark fruitiness. Not as impressive as other malty Dark Horse beers, but this still manages to stand out from the pack.

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Dark Horse Boffo Brown Ale from Dark Horse Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 643 ratings