Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Boffo Brown Ale

Beer Review #164

When it comes to my beer reviews I've got a memory like Rain Man. My first and only previous review of a brew from 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.

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