DutchHillbilly (62) - Mattawan, Michigan, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells wonderful. Not much of a head. kind of bitter. texture is on the thin side. Good beer. Definaely does not leave a nasty aftertaste.
Alengrin (3670) - 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 (3171) - 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 (3710) - 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 (763) - 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 (2004) - 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
tsd08460 (381) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
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,
ogivlado (6646) - Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 24, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
BREWMUSKCLES (2441) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
caramel and smooth some sweetness and some malt the brew is full in body with flavor and substance. there is a saucy,gravy like character that is just noticeable at first but would seem better absent. yet it is demonstrative and that flavor pattern would be desired at certain times.
mike_77 (4317) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JUL 22, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown with thick, lasting head. Some grassiness in the aroma. Seems very overcarbonated which seems to limit the chance for the flavours to develop well. There’s some malts, dried fruit and a bit of caramel before a fairly bitter finish.
JonnyMadison (84) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 15, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Flight at HopCat in Madison. Was very dark in appearance. Flavor was malty and rich, but tasted a little thin and watery -- could have used a bit more body to go with the maltiness.