BrownALEx (193) - Portland, Michigan, USA - APR 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: nice caramel smell with a mix of bread and roasty goodness. A: pours a dark maroon with a one finger head that disappears quickly. T: caramel and a small hint of chocolate mix well together, not over the top malty either. Nice balance. P: average carbonation with a long finish, a light bittering stays on the tongue. O: very great brown, true to the style. Will pick up again.
crajun (803) - , Texas, USA - APR 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
dark brown pour. nice aroma of roasted malts. Palate was thinner than expected. taste was of roasted malts and maybe coffee with light bitter finish. this didnít work as well as it could/should.
matthewjk (800) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle - Of course Dark Horse comes through big time on this delicious, full-bodied ale. Lots of flavor packed in there: chocolate, coffee, roast, and caramel. Fantastic offering.
jsquire (3227) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep amber color with a thin khaki colored head. Sweet malty nose. Brown sugar sweetness with some burnt toast, roasted grains and a subtle green hop bitterness in the finish. I tend to find this style dull, but this is a very nice example.
tmongoose (927) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle poured medium brown with light brown head that disappears quickly. Kind of a sweet roasty malt aroma. The flavor is light and refreshing, medium bodied beer.you get the same roasty sweetness. Solid malt backbone. Very enjoyable brown ale.
Alextricity (362) - Chesterfield Twp., Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Pours a very dark brown color -- ruby black if up to light. Particles can be seen floating throughout the beer. The head dies down quickly, and thereís pretty much no lacing to speak of.
Smell: Not much of an aroma to speak of, but itís pleasant nonetheless. Very faint roasted malt aroma, and also an essence of chocolate or coffee. Quite stout-y.
Taste/feel: A somewhat mild taste up front, which I wasnít expecting. The finish is when all the malts and bits of coffee really run out on the taste buds. The feel when taking a drink is super smooth and creamy. Quite mildly carbonated. Honestly, carbonated appropriately. Bubbles are tiny and makes me wonder if this oneís nitroíd...
One of the better brown ales Iíve stumbled upon, but what else could someone expect from Dark Horse? A tasty brown ale. Iíd love a head and some lacing on this beer, but you canít have it all. Would love to have this one again. Smooth, easy drinking, solid ABV, and most importantly -- tastes good.
Holmen1 (1670) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fra flaske pŚ Cardinaltreff jan-11: godt at jeg brukte kamera flittig, og har gode venner med gode ratingvaner. Her er hva Sigmund sa: Very dark brown colour, nearly black. Big to moderate tan head. Nice malty aroma with notes of caramel and brown bread. The flavour is distinctly malty with notes of caramel and brown bread again, without becoming too sweet. Low bitterness. Nutty finish.
AndyW68 (701) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Good. Brown pour with off white head. Aroma is caramel and dirt. Taste is similar with a fruity sweetness. Ok, just not great.
RespertFTW (340) - Michigan, USA - FEB 27, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On draught at taps 25. Sour finish but nice color. Not much of an aroma. Not my favorite brown.
Mittenator (866) - Michigan, USA - FEB 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at taps 25. Deep chestnut with small head. Sour and caramel aromas. Carmel and malt in taste.