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Brewed by Thornbury Beverage Company
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Nobleton, Canada

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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The combination of the finest imported Dark Munich Malts, Noble German Hops and Thornbury Beverage Company’s authentic brewing techniques gives this delicious world renowned dark lager ’true to style’ aroma and flavour. Dark Horse Lager is red-brown in colour, with a thick tan coloured head and a rich, full palate. It delivers a complex yet clean bready taste with a hint of toasted chocolate, and leaves elegant lace lines to the bottom of the glass. Extremely flavourful, balanced and refreshing, Dark Horse Lager can be truly appreciated from the very first taste.
Formerly Thorbnury Dark Horse Lager and King Dark Lager

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3.5
Tranquillity (2534) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 8, 2017
Canned. Brown body with a thick white head. The aroma has licorice, some smoke. The taste is syrupy with lots of licorice. Lovely.

3.2
UXO (1922) - CANADA - SEP 12, 2016
Appearance: clear amber-brown with one finger of loose ivory head diminishing rapidly to a thin ring, no lacing. (3/5) Aroma: brown sugar/molasses, nutty, toasted bread, mild dark fruit. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, mild bitter. (6/10) Medium-light body, moderate carbonation, sweetish and slightly sticky mildly bitter finish. (3/5)

Not a bad little Dunkel. Initially I felt the sweetness was actually pretty good, but it got just a tiny bit saccharine as the pint progressed, particularly in the finish. Otherwise, not bad, with a fairly rich malty, nutty flavour. Just a little better than the sum of its parts, this is a mild and sessionable dark(-ish) amber lager. (13/20)

2.2
GoufCustom (2210) - HONG KONG - SEP 8, 2016


473 ml can bought at All Impact Foods’ booth at HKCEC in Wan Chai during HKTDC Food Expo 2016.



Clear deep copper colour; One finger head with soapy light beige foam which lasts for 1 minute; Poor sticky lacing and very fizzy carbonation; Very fragrant aroma of rich dark malt, with light roastyness, mustiness, dark fruits, strong caramel, toffee, chocolates, Cola, thick molasses, strong dough, thick dark bread and light grass; Close to light sweet taste of dark malt, with light toast, light caramel, Cola, light floral, light molasses, sour dough, dark bread, wood, light lemon, light bitter hoops and light grass; Light body. Watery palate; Mouth feel is fair dark maltyness in a thin Cola background. Some sign of infection maybe with a small amount of sour dough and dry booze, slightly annoying. Otherwise dryish, very dark bready with light toast and caramel, low sweetness with minimal lemon and woody round up. Hmmm… Hoppiness is light grass in nose. Light floral, wood, light lemon, and light grass in taste;
Bitterness is very light for an abrupt, dry booze finish; Quite dry after taste. Doughty and fairly easy to mouth.



Comments: Its aroma is promisingly malty and dark bready, but the taste is undone by some infected sourness which spoiled the otherwise low-sweet, toasty and nice dark bready taste. Maybe my can’s a bad batch, but until I can taste a clean one next time, this one’s a dud.

2.2
___Steve___ (71) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2015
Looks like cola when you pour it and it stays with the same type of lasting head. Filtered, tea water colour. Mild chocolate malty and hay like aromas. First taste is light and sweet, an easy drinking lager, with subtle brown sugar and nut flavours. Underwhelming.

3.3
sudomorph (1192) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 6, 2015
King can from the Beer Store. Pours a deep caramel with a one finger head that thins to a film. Aroma has notes of sweet caramel, slight dark sugar, traditional hops, and a hint of roast, but not the roast bitterness. Taste is balanced. Sweet caramel, a touch of dark fruits, a hint of roast, and almost a woodyness. Medium body with a medium-low carbonation. Clean in the mouth with a medium dry finish. Overall a nice dark lager. Sweet caramel, hints of roast, and dark fruits.

3.2
RhetoricalAns (973) - Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 14, 2014
Draft. Dark brown pour with a medium head. Weak aroma of caramel, toffee, maybe a hint of roast. Taste is more full with some nut and chocolate notes. Medium body, lower carbonation, easy to drink.

3.7
Ferris (16728) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 28, 2014
Draft - Toffee and burnt toast. Deep jet brown with a beige head. Lots of toffee and toasted grains. Easy drinking but robust.

2.5
ILduce (285) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2013
Bottle from holiday pack @LCBO: Brown beer with tan head. Week aromas of toasted malt. Taste is same with a dash of chcolate hazelnut spread. Thin on the palate with a most curious, unpleasant aftertaste.

2.7
Freaky_tiki (1367) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 8, 2013
After work pour with Janice pours coca cola dark with nary a cap to be found. Aroma is shocking: flat cola? Is that possible? Janice says its "sweet but tasteless" and Steven says "it can’t decide what it is" and I say they are both correct.

3.4
UM02 (372) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 16, 2013
Nice roasty malt with a nutty taste. Well done dark lager. Reminds me of some of the better beers from the early days of the microbrewery movement.


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