Nice sweet aroma of dark malt and bourbon barrel in the background. Slightly sweet taste at first, then seems to have a brief hop bite that quickly fades, then a mild roast coffee flavor enters in and lingers. Wow, amazing assortment of flavors, all very nicely done. The beer seems to have zero carbonation, but maybe that help makes it so smooth on the palate.
Sweet aroma of apricots/peaches. Taste is fairly smooth but has a little bitter edge just staying slightly in the background. Overall full palate of flavor that leaves mid fruit sweetness lingering. So delicious.
It’s been years since I had this. I haven’t seen much from Dark Horse since they were bought by Roak, so I was excited to see a throwback. This was canned on 03/25/23, drank on 04/29/23.
Aroma has faint caramel malts with some sticky hop aroma. Taste starts clean with a slightly sharp hop bite, then slowly builds a thick hop bitterness mixed with some caramel malts. Finally finishes clean as all the flavors somehow disappear.
If you’re in the mood for a caramel-y IPA, this hits the spot.
Dark roast malt aroma. Smooth initial taste with a sharp afterbite of malt darkness that’s a mix of dark chocolate and almost coffee (but not really ’cause I don’t like coffee). There is a strong hop flavor that then comes in, blended in with the malt darkness, and the whole thing finished very cleanly and dry. No real lingering aftertaste other than a mild smooth black malt flavor.
Faint raspberry aroma. Clean wheat taste with mild raspberry sweetness in the background. Very well balanced taste with wheat and raspberries balancing each other nicely. No artificial raspberry taste at all.
Slightly sweet hop aroma. Fresh flavor bite with some harshness. Leaves the mouth with a crisp flavor with hoppy hints around the edges. Further drinks have much more floral hop aroma, as it warms slightly. Bottled on 5/13/2014, drank on 5/28/2014, so it’s very fresh.
Sweet aroma, almost a combination between a light lager aroma and hops. Sweet bite with a slight hop harshness. Leaves a moderately sweet aftertaste. A bit too much edgy hop bitterness. Label says it’s an unfiltered IPA with falconers flight hops.
3 out of 5 Stars.
Craft beer and homebrew from a Michigan perspective.