Dark Horse Octoberfest
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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arkurzynski (2244) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 21, 2016
My number one want when I started on Ratebeer...Deep reddish orangish brown. Biscuity, toasty, caramel malt. Flavor follows with uber-Special B. Raisin toasted malt, burnt biscuit, caramel, and molasses. Strong ale barley-wine esque. Not expected but good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chucklemation (1424) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - SEP 17, 2016
Pours a dark brown with an off-white foam head. Aroma is caramel, toffee, and bread malts. Flavor is biscuit, roast, sweet caramel, toffee, and bread malts. Has a smooth body with some carbonation. Excellent. Might be my favorite Oktoberfest beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (9295) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 6, 2016
Bottle. Pretty reddish brown color with a thick, bubbly head. Malty nose, fudge, chocolate, cinnamon, caramel. Toasty, crackery malt flavor, charred toast, caramel, chocolate. Big malt is very tasty. This is basically an toasty amber doppelbock. Very nice, but not fair to compete it against other marzens.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
geologyguy (1329) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - SEP 4, 2016
Good smell...tasty is very malty...but not too sweet, hops are also in there 50/50 mix...good roasted flavor, caramellyness,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lutz2jm (270) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 25, 2016
One of the best October fest beers I've had. The pour and look of this beer set it apart from the rest. It is a dark gold murky look that has a nice head. Taste is malty. A lot of toast and bread in this great beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (6555) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 24, 2015
Draught at Beer Trappe. Caramel and toffee to some extent. Mild in taste. Finish is slightly sweet. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (9251) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 9, 2015
Pour on tap at HopCat, slightly hazy reddish pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, toast, biscuit, some bread, hints of earth, spice, some yeasty notes as well. Taste was a mix of grass, bread, biscuit, dough, yeast, some slight toast, cracker, caramel, hints of grass, spice, finishing slightly bitter. Pretty tasty, no sign of the 8% and the flavors are pretty classic for Marzen styles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrownALEx (420) - Portland, Michigan, USA - SEP 12, 2015
On tap at Dark Horse. Very good malt forward beer. Wonderful caramel aroma as well as taste. Maybe the most flavorable Octoberfest I’ve had. We’ll done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Tap @ Dark Horse: Muddled burnt amber with a brown center. Opaque, skimmed with a thin, dark-khaki foam on top. Aroma of toasted CaraMunich malts, lots of semi-residual sweetness, light toffee, toasted bread, faint nuts, & a hint of sweet plum. Flavor is even more sweet up front, hitting heavy with loads of caramel malt, toffee, & plum flavors. Back-end shows more of a toasted breadiness with a light metallic twinge towards the finish. Strong toffee coated bread lingering in the aftertaste. A little heavy on the sweetness overall, but still not a bad O-fest.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wmubronco1992 (700) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - OCT 16, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2016 Draft at Dark Horse taproom. Pours a really murky brown with a small off white head. Mild toasty bread aroma. Flavor of malt, caramel and nuts. Big nutty mouthfeel. Hard to believe its taken me so many years to try this one. Very nice Octoberfest.beer. Big body separates it from most of the other Octoberfest beers I’ve had. Just rated this again, forgetting that I had rated before. Funny that two years later my notes are almost exactly as before. This time I was drinking from a bottle. This really is a nice offering from Dark Horse.

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