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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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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 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
monk191 (1222) - California, USA - OCT 28, 2013
A not so great black. Pours a nice black with a thick tan head. Smells good, like coffee and maybe a bit of cherries. Taste however is kind of boring, with a quite bitter aftertaste. Had in the bottle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Foxbush (1444) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 25, 2013
Draft at Cannery Row Brewing Company in Monterey This was recommended by our waitress Alice. She knows her beer and ales. The ale poured a deep black like a porter with a creamy tan head. The aroma was of pine and chocolate. This is clearly one the more complex IPAs I had lately. The combination of roated malt ahd hops are blended well. The solid mediun body had average carbonaion. The pine resin and roasted malts mix well for the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fatehunter (1537) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - OCT 24, 2013
Poured a finger and half of tan head on a black body. Looks great. The aroma is pine, spruce and some caramel candy. Enjoyable. The taste has nice roasted malt with a big dose of pine bitterness. I like it. The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation. It’s the best of roast malt and bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - OCT 23, 2013
A smooth ipa with a crisp roasted flavor. A really nice brew that is good served both cold or at room temperature.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
luttonm (2906) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 23, 2013
Draft at Blind Tiger, NYC. Coffee and dark chocolate, some fresh mintiness from the hops. Refreshing IPA backbone. Roasty coffee with crisp oily hops as well. Tricked me at first when I smelled it, I thought for sure it was a strong stout, very cool. Nicely put together beer with solid stout and IPA components. Great black ipa.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (8528) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 15, 2013
On tap at Bailey’s, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma brings out buttery notes, lightly roasted malt, and light hops. Flavour brings out roast upfront, followed by a considerably harsh hop punch. Buttery palate, finishing on harsh woody, hoppy notes. Decent stuff, but a little off the mark.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
beertholomeus (1075) - California, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Pours black with a khaki head. Hop, roasted malt, chocolate and caramel aroma. Roasted malt, hops, chocolate and coffee flavors. Full body and moderate carbonation. Roasted bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6513) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Draft at sb. Pours a grainy dark ebony with a dense and creamy tan head with plenty of lace, and they stick around. Sweet roasty piney nose, nice combination. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Roasty piney mid palate with a lingering sweet finish. Nice stuff--clean and drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (2866) - Salida, Colorado, USA - SEP 23, 2013
651 ml. bottle. Pours a thick, well retained, ivory head, with extensive lacing, over a clear, dark brown (SRM 30) body.......nose is chocolate, cocoa from the malts, pine, resin, grapefruit from the hops, esters minimal....taste is rich chocolate, cocoa, slight caramel/toffee, hints of coffee, from the malts, balancing pine,resin, citrus peel from the hops, finishing with a heavy, lingering bitterness......mouth feel medium, minimally sticky, no astringency, alcohol warmth present, carbonation adds a clean light acid finish. This is a typical example of the style, with high hop aromatics leaping out, only to have the flavors to be balanced out by the roasted, but not overly much, malts. The clean finish is wonderful and makes this rich confection refreshing. I do not care for dominant resin nose nor the coffee notes in the taste. BJCP 9/3/14/5/7

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (10787) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2013
A deep dark IPA with a thick collapsing frothy brown head. In aroma, good floral hops with light chocolate notes, pungent and resinous. In mouth, a nice bitter chocolate with good floral and resinous hops, citrus pulp, well done. On tap at Downtown Brew fest LV 2013.

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