Beer Review #164
Dark Horse was their 4 Elf Winter Warmer (review #53) all the way back in October 2015. Today I'm tasting a bottle of their Boffo Brown Ale.
I don't drink many 'brown ales,' or at least I don't drink many beers that the brewer chooses to identify with that moniker. But realistically, beers of this kind seem to fall somewhere between amber and porter. And that's what I see here.
Boffo Brown Ale is a dark enough beer to appear brown in the glass, but even in a relatively low-lit environment the red/amber highlights reveal themselves. All of this sits below a creamy head lazily retreating pale almond foam.
This beer is not particularly aromatic but giving it a good long sniff reveals hits of molasses and roasted coffee.
The flavor is a bit bolder. That roasted element moves forward, but is followed by a smooth Earthiness.