FatPhil (13588) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle (Bierfox, Riga)
Lovely rich husky aroma, branny. Reddy brown, persistent tight beige head. Lovely rich malty body, classic US brown ale - rich malty and spicy too. Hint of nettles. Sweetish, but nicely attenuated too. Finish is nice and spicy, even reminds me of rye. Gentle dry leafy hopping. Lovely brew. This is why I like dark horse. This is a simple beer done very well. Totally shits on the boring English traditional brown ale formulations. Would happily drink a full pint and want to go back for another one. 7% - no way.
DocJitsu (1658) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2015
1.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours a barleywine color with a very large caramel colored head. Cow tail candy and cola on the nose. Way over carbonated. Hard to drink. Cola flavor, some chocolate, too bitter for the style. This one’s ready for the drain.
MichaelAwesome (6427) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - DEC 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
McTapps (6448) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - DEC 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Mister_Li (874) - GERMANY - DEC 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Trübes dunkelbraun mit durchschnittlicher Schaumkrone. Röstmalze, Karamell, etwas Kaffee, leicht herb.
Alengrin (4451) - BELGIUM - OCT 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Ron (3550) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 8, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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!
Douberd (4752) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(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.
rjplumer (985) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
wekker84 (2160) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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