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Dark Horse Dark Corner Ale (2011+)

Dark Horse Dark Corner Ale (2011+)
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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
koleminer20 (2591) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 30, 2016
From notes. Had this one at Danís in Saline. Jacob pulled this one out of Danís basement stash for us. 12 oz bottle. The one pours a very thin and watery brown with a light tan collar of head. There is no lace with this one at all. The aroma on this is incredibly sweet. There is a little caramel, some dark fruits, maybe some chocolate and a hint of nuttiness. Itís hard to pick them apart because itís just too damn sweet. There is a decently oxidized cardboard happening as well, so this one might be long gone. The flavor is all malts. Amazingly sweet, not in a good way. This one almost borders on the verge of cloying. I find it hard to believe that they make this stuff every year. The mouth feel is thin and watery with a lack of much carbonation and a lingeringly sweet, malty finish. Iím not a fan of this at all. I think Dark Horse needs to re-visit their agreement with Arbor on this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
blackflag321 (643) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Interesting concept: two brewers using the same recipe. Unfortunately, it resulted in a confused outcome: syrupy, heavy on the palate and pretty boring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ICEatALAMO (1305) - Troy, Michigan, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Bottle. Pour is a light brown. The aroma has mostly roasted nuts, and some sweetness. The taste is interestingly sweet. Better than I was thinking, but far from a normal "strong ale".

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikem409 (1986) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - FEB 6, 2013
bottle. pours brown thin head. aroma of old maple and stale nuts. taste is thin like a brown ale with syrup, think its past its prime

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (22535) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2013
18th July 2011
Hazy red - amber beer, small pale tan head. Semi soft dry palate. A little toffee malt. Fruity coca cola. The fruit is complex and sweet. Minerally dry finish. Comes over quite Belgian - lacks a bit of body but a nice beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (11669) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2012
12oz bottle. Poured a brown color with a small sized off white head. Caramel, roast, and dark fruits. Chocolate in the tastes too. Sweeter than the Arbor version (side x side comparison).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Damico (3144) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2012
Pours bubbly amber in color with a beige head that dissipates quickly. The aroma is light sweet malts again like the arbor. The flavor brings some sweet and almost a bit of tang on the malts with a light bitter hoppy dry ending, not so pleasant on my palate though.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
libertine (416) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - AUG 9, 2012
pours a murky brown with a tan head.aroma is sweet and malty.actually smells a lot higher in abv than it is.taste is malt,dried dark fruits and burnt sugars.has a fully body and a thin syrup mouthfeel and a very long bitter finish.this is one of those beers where you just dont know what to say about it.its not horrible,but in the same token its not good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
seymour (1903) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JUL 18, 2012
Shared at the Royale gathering last night, thanks Blake! Imperial Brown Ale? Old Ale? I dunno, I guess it doesnít matter because whatever it was supposed to be, it was only so-so. Mushy, residual, oxidized malt sweetness with little or no hops presence. Somewhat sour and harsh. Full-bodied, low carbonation, sticky aftertaste. Eh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
phaleslu (9427) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2012
12 oz. bottle shared by bsuedekum- thanks, Blake! Dark Horse version, 2011 release, black cap. Pours a somewhat murky brownish-amber with a small beige head. The aroma is pretty faint, with caramel malts, nuts, raisins, and brown sugar. The flavor is pretty much the same- dark dried fruits, nuts, caramel malts, and brown sugar. Not a whole lot going on here. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and a smooth mouthfeel with some grit late. We couldnít figure out what this was supposed to be; a little research reveals íimperial brown aleí.

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