Dark Horse 4 Elf
Dark Horse 4 Elf is a Winter Warmer.
This beer pours a dark brown with reddish hues, white chunks of beer food suspended towards the bottom of the glass. The aroma is malty and sweet, smelling some root beer and mild spices. I’m really enjoying the taste of this beer, getting that same root beer note, along with some Belgian style Dubbel/Quad dark fruitiness. This isn’t overly spiced in the taste, which for me is great. The 8.75% ABV is also very mild in the taste which is another plus, and there is a surprising hop bitterness on the finish.
I really like how this beer kind of crosses over the style map. A little Winter Warmer here, a little Belgian Dubbel there, and a dash of Barleywine for good measure.