Dark Horse Reserve Special Black Bier
From Dark Horse – Conceived in a dimly lit room on a blistery cold night in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, but born and raised here in Marshall Michigan. The Reserve Special is the oldest of all beers in the Dark Horse family. It has an incredibly “thick” presence and when poured into a glass its color is so dark it’s eerie. The flavors explode onto your taste buds with heavy malt, roast, and chocolate, but stay very balanced. The Reserve Special Black Ale has a hard time being called a stout or porter but it fits nicely into the category of a delicious strong black ale.
Dark Horse Brewing – Dark Horse Reserve Special Black Bier Vintage 2008 Enjoyed July 2010- 12 oz. bottle poured into a goblet. 7.5% abv.
Appearance: Pours a coca cola brown with small dense suds.
Aroma: Chocolate, caramel, coconut, wood and cherry.
Taste: Burnt roasted malt, wood, cherry, vanilla, caramel.
Mouthfeel: Thin, chalky with low carbonation.
Overall: A pretty tasty treat, and my first experience with this beer. I’d like to compare this to a fresh batch. Everything was money except the mouthfeel.