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RATINGS: 434   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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A smooth brown ale with a full bodied back bone of malt and other delicous flavors.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MichaelAwesome (6377) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - DEC 18, 2015
Im Vergleich zu anderen Brown Ales durchaus akzeptabel, leicht keksig, angenehm im malzigen Bereich und zudem durchaus erfrischend und spritzig. Mild, süffig, alles ok hier.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
McTapps (6421) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - DEC 16, 2015
Bottle from Rudat in Dortmund. The beer has got a hazy dark brown colour with a steady head and smooth body. Aroma of malt, cake and bread. Taste of malt, dark bread, caramel, leaves and straw. Hints of nuts. Nice one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mister_Li (801) - GERMANY - DEC 7, 2015
Trübes dunkelbraun mit durchschnittlicher Schaumkrone. Röstmalze, Karamell, etwas Kaffee, leicht herb.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (4329) - BELGIUM - OCT 23, 2015
Older bottle bought online. Milky, irregular, coarse, off-white head over a clear, deep brown beer with warm ruby hue. The aroma is a treat for maltheads (as it ought to be in an American brown ale): chocolate paste, hazelnut oil, butterscotch, fresh toast, raisins, maple syrup, cocoa butter, candied orange, tea, marzipan. Soft sweet onset, candied dates, raisins, marmelade, countered by a very subtle berry-like sourishness; soft carbo, thinnish body as expected from the style, lovely smooth caramelly and lightly nutty maltiness with a chocolatey accent, a bit honeyish here and there, with more toasted bitterishness in the end as well as a spicy, herbal hop bitterness of medium duration; juicy caramelly and nutty maltiness persists as well as a subtle lingering candi sugar sweetness sticking just a little bit to the teeth. English brown ales are clearly in decline in their country of origin, but their American offspring is still going strong yet often a bit overlooked; I would recommend this to anyone trying to get acquainted with Anglo-Saxon brown ale in general. It is a typical example of its style, very malty but light and quenching at the same time, elegant, sweet and ’friendly’. It’s the lovely chocolate and marzipan qualities in the nose which make this appealing more so than the actual taste, but in all this is a very enjoyable Dark Horse beer once again.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ron (3506) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 8, 2015
Bottle. Aroma is big caramel, roasted barley, biscuit and rye with a hint of hops. Flavor is big on caramel, malt and roast, hint of liquorice, some winter spices like notes, coffee and more. A nice but thin brown ale!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Douberd (4630) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2015
(Dark Horse Boffo Brown Ale) Bottle 355 ml at home, served into a shaker, ABV 7%’ Deep mahogany brown colour on the body, small and thin nrown head, with average retention. Aroma has light caramel, good hop presence, some chocolate. Taste has chocolate too, toffee, little bit of hops with good, long lasting bitterness, light caramel, faint red fruits. Medium thin body, low carbonation. Good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rjplumer (971) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 18, 2015
The aroma has a mix of nuts and roasted malt. A bold brown body with an enormous light tan head that stays forever. Has a bitter chalky roasted nut taste. Has a dry thick feeling.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wekker84 (2140) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2015
Bottle a dark brown colored beer with a white head aroma malts spices nuts some caramel fruits and hops flavor malts spices citrus coffee and bitter hops

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
tsd08460 (750) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2015
Aroma: cereal, grass, caramel Appearance: tan head, clear amber-brown Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: medium body, soft carbonation, creamy, long finish, lightly sour, Decent

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ogivlado (7098) - Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 24, 2015
Bottled 355ml. -from Za Popen’t Ljubljana. Dark amber coloured, small off-white head, caramel and mild chocolate in the nose. Light roasted malt, caramel, some chocolate and dried fruits with notes of hops in rather dry finish. Ok...but just ok.


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