Dark Horse Boffo Brown Ale | Dark Horse Brewing Company

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626 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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Mitchster on 01-08-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
626
Reviews:
202
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
10.55%
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
129
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 626 |  Reviews: 202
Photo of EHopkinsi
4.14/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a pint glass.

A pretty, dark, mahogany color. Head is initially nonexistent, then foams up to one finger, only to fade down quickly. The surface always had a slight covering though. Nice lacing.

Couldn't really detect anything in the sniff test, but allergies may have had something to do with that.

Taste was a very nice malty sweetness forward with an appropriate hops bite quickly catching up. A noticeable, albeit not unpleasant, alcohol bite on the finish.

Feel was fantastic; not at all watery, with good carbonation

A very good and dangerously drinkable beer.

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Photo of Huffs
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bwbetts
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of avalon07
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a medium brown color and a cloudy texture. There was a one inch, foamy, off white head that lasted a below average amount of time. Good lacing.

S: A decent aroma of malt, caramel, a nutty quality, and a sweet, sugary quality.

T: Tasted of a bit of toffee, some caramel, dark malt, that typically brown ale nuttiness (not as pronounced as in some brown ales), and a tinge of chocolate. A solid enough flavor that's very much in line with the typical English brown ale style.

F: A fair amount of carbonation and a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: Generally, this is a drinkable beer, but nothing that's going to wow you. Still, it's sweet, easy to drink and likable.

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Photo of Hopstout
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Spyderglx
4.21/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jmaskell33
3.89/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Charleslorax
4.13/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Raislak
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Starts sharp but has a clean finish

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Photo of hoosier222002
3.67/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of red94tt
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Slatetank
3.96/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I tried this from the bottle purchased at grain + verse, poured chilled in a tulip.

The color is deep brown with thin tan head with fine bead wavy lace sticks. The smell has a sweet malt with dark coffee quality and mild caramel element with herbal hop aroma. The feel is good with mild dry and bitter entry with medium carbonation and low sweetness and alcohol in feel
to be continued

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Photo of Furbato
4.12/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RancidAggro
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 chrishiker1409
3.99/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of chrisroarshack
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dewsby
2.88/5  rDev -24%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Mooslerfitness
3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mscott99855
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Dark Horse Boffo Brown Ale from Dark Horse Brewing Company
3.79 out of 5 based on 626 ratings.
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