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Speakeasy Butchertown Black Ale

Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
Butchertown Black Ale celebrates our 14th year by bringing back the long forgotten neighborhood of San Francisco where our brewery stands today. The nearby creek was once the home to over 16 slaughterhouses and was a thriving neighborhood till shipbuilding took over the waterfront in the 1930’s run up to WWII. The beer is a play on the senses: black as night, but with a deceivingly lighter body than the color would indicate and a dry-hopping regiment more akin to an IPA than a stout or porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (15805) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 4, 2016
Draught at Man In The Moon, Stockholm. Black beer with a nice offwhite/beige head. Hoppy chocolate and licorice aroma, perfume, pine, some peach. Roasted chocolate flavor, hay, licorice, pine, citrus. Good but slightly harsh with metallic notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (7502) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2016
(Draught at Man in the Moon, Stockholm, 1 Feb 2016) Dark ruby colour, almost black, with frothy beige head. Malty, roasted, hoppy nose with notes of chocolate, coffee, grapefruit and a touch of mint. Malty, roasted, hoppy taste with coffee, cacao, black-currant, mint and a generous piney bitterness. More than medium body, quite dry. Tasty and well made with a generous hop character. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (22327) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 14, 2016
Keg at Man in the Moon, Stockholm. Near black, small head. Aroma of licorice and black currant. Mid sweet with medium-full body and clean mouthfeel. Tarry licorice, grapefruit and black currant. Long bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Turtles (1207) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 14, 2016
Tap @ Bishops Arms, Hornsgatan. Black with a tanned head that is leaving rich lacing. Nice rosted notes in the citrus hoppy aroma. Very smooth and rounded mouthfeel, gentle carbonated. Big roasted malt backbone. Liquorice taste, citrus hoppy, sweet toffee and overall pleasant rosted taste. Ashy, smooth and zesty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VsXsV (3645) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 4, 2016
Draught. Opaque black liquid with medium light tan head. Aroma of coffee, licorice, citrus, tangerine, ash, pine, tangerine and pumpernickel. Taste is light sweet and medium bitter with notes of tangerine, coffee, caramel, toffee, citrus and licorice. Medium to full bodied with medium carbonation. Nice but malty and roasted. More like a hoppy stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansalon (2213) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JAN 4, 2016
Pours black with a very low tan head. Aromas of peach, apricot, citrus, roasted malts, chocolate, brown sugar. Taste is very fruity with some nice roasted notes. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MunBro (942) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 31, 2015
Amazing black IPA. Big black pour with a tan foam head. Nice flavours of bitter hops, pine, and floral hops. A huge malt backbone holds it up. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (4547) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 27, 2015
Dark brown color, light brown head. Big hoppy floral nose with lots of roasted malt and coffee. Lighter bodied, modest hoppiness with roasted malt. Fairly well made if not a bit simple, but surpringly approachable.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
katrinaez (947) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2015
The aroma is the best part of the beer. High hops and sweet grass. Great bouquet that doesn’t follow in taste. Taste is a bit bitter and watery. Hips are there but not much else with complexity. Color is blackish red and see through. Tap.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (5192) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 18, 2015
650ml bottle pours black in color with a 2 finger light tan head that leaves some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is roasted grains with grapefruit and pine. Taste is a roasted grain, citrus and pine hop bitterness with a chocolate malty sweetness. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, a well crafted brew that suits the style well and must be sampled.

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