Boffo Trace | Dark Horse Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Dark Horse Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
darkhorsebrewery.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by TMoney2591 on 12-31-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings:
12
Avg:
3.31
pDev:
13.6%
 
 
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a snifter at Fountainhead.

This stuff is DH's Boffo Brown aged in Buffalo Trace bourbon barrels. It pours a brackishly bleak black-brown topped by a half-finger of tan foam. The nose comprises double-chocolate cake, bourbon, light roasted malts, light port, and a hint of maple syrup. The taste holds notes of tobacco, walnut, light bourbon, oak, light cedar, and light toffee. In short, it tastes like a substantially watered-down version of the smell, sadly. The body is a light medium, with a very light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel (which makes things come across as too thin for their own good (in my eyes, anyway)). Overall, a decent little beer, but one that seems to illustrate the point that certain beers just can't handle barrel-aging as well as others.

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Boffo Trace from Dark Horse Brewing Company
3.31 out of 5 based on 12 ratings.
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