Dark Horse Boffo Brown Ale | Dark Horse Brewing Company

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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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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:
131
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 630 |  Reviews: 203
Photo of Azpittil57
3.87/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of selecter70
4.11/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On draught. Another excellent dark ale from these guys. Always a bit of burnt wisp in the nose and taste which seems to be a hallmark (or an imagination on my part?). The pour started an appealing dark blood red to brown with a decent creamy beige head & good lacing. The aroma evoked burnt molasses, raisin, baker's chocolate and oddly a hint of spruce. Medium bodied with a bit of a creamy smooth mouthfeel. The taste likewise was made of molasses, dark chocolate, and coffee but also a cashew quality rounded by some warmth and bite of hops. Very enjoyable

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Photo of tillmac62
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

BOD 12/19/15. Dark brown cola like pour. Slightly below normal head volume, normal lacing and retention.

Outstanding rich nose of nuts, molasses, light roast char and a hint of dark chocolate.

Light medium body with a smooth texture with a few creamy hints and aspects. Superb carbonation with a fairly effervescent middle and a nice finely bubbled prickly finish.

The flavor profile is quite good and rather flavorful for a brown ale. The flavors of the nose all appear with a nutty molasses serving as the base. It begins with a wave of light roast char that hints at chocolate. The middle brings a low bitterness that fades allowing a light sweetness to emerge. Here is where chocolate makes its strongest showing over a growing toasted grain influence. The finish has a hint of dryness and a slow fade of nutty charred grain.

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Photo of Shellynix
3.31/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of shigg85
4.18/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kkazemi
3.76/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LennyBound
3/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TooGood
3.51/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chip26
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chinchill
3.64/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle served in a lager glass.

Pours clear dark brown; translucent. Small, semi-durable head.
Malty aroma with more complexity than evident in the flavor. The flavor is slightly bitter and a touch more dark roasted in flavor than average for style. In fact, there's a faint touch of char that comes out in the aftertaste. Flavorful.

Smooth, medium-full body with medium-light carbonation.

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Photo of Jon_Hendricks
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a deep muddy brown color.

Overall: The aroma is butterscotch, raisins, maple syrup, and cocoa butter. Has a smooth caramelly and lightly nutty maltiness taste, with a chocolatey accent and a bit honey here and there. Finishes with a toasted bitterishness in the end. It is a typical example of its style, very malty but light and sweet at the same time.

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Photo of nwhittin
3.62/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chuckgietzen
3.89/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of therealJAYZ
3.66/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of amckeever
4.19/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Docrock
3.54/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of madelf66
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rice_Nate_25
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ivorycannon
3.82/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of enelson
4.08/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ACon204
4.05/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Dark murky brown with a foamy off white head that dissipated quickly with little retention.

S: Roasted nutty aromas dominate, followed by hints of caramel and chocolate.

T: Typical brown ale flavors of toast, caramel, toffee, and hints of mild chocolate. Slight hop bitterness keeps the sweet roasted malt flavors well balanced.

M: Medium-full bodied and well carbonated. Slightly creamy (almost brown porter-like). but very smooth.

O: This is the second time I've had this beer. The first time I had it, I wasn't impressed at all. I'm not sure if it's the fire that I'm sitting next to, but I seem to be having a better experience this time around. Solid Brown Ale.

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Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.86/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Brown, dirty and cloudy, with a huge off white head.

S - Quiet, but a hint of caramel and grass.

T - Typical English brown, with a moderately bitter element of burnt toast combining with caramel, and a spiky hit of bitterness in the close.

M - Strong carbonation. Mild drying in the close.

O - Decent, but not inspired. I enjoyed this brown, but I wanted a bit more.

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Photo of moodles
3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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