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RATINGS: 412   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
A smooth brown ale with a full bodied back bone of malt and other delicous flavors.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tyunker1 (26) - Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2013
A bit of a flat taste, but not bad flavor. Good dark amber color. Not overly carbonated, which is always a good thing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (3670) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ron (3170) - 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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Douberd (3701) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rjplumer (762) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wekker84 (2004) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
tsd08460 (378) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ogivlado (6634) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2441) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 19, 2015
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mike_77 (4317) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JUL 22, 2015
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
JonnyMadison (84) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 15, 2015
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.

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