Dark Horse 4 Elf Winter Warmer
By Bryan Esler on February 25, 2013 :: posted in Reviews, Beer of the Day
8.75% ABV, Bottle
Appearance: Dark brown with a small head.
Aroma: Cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg.
Taste: A bit spicy, but more earthy flavors than anything else. Some ginger and roasted qualities.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied; a bit watery.
Dark Horse’s 4 Elf Winter Warmer is a unique, spice beer that does just what you’d expect — warms you up during those cold temperatures. It’s a relatively easy-drinking beer, as it’s a bit watery than what I’m used to, but the spice and earthy, roasted qualities help balance it out a bit. Overall a solid offering, but one that I feel could use a bit more uniqueness in terms of flavor.