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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2013
Absolutely solid Cascadian. Almost burnt malt notes, which is unique in my book, with balanced hoppiness. Wouldn't mind a tad more chewiness. A quibble. A- ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DenverLogan (989) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2013
On tap in September at Cedar Creek Pub in Denver. Pours black with small head. Aroma of dark roasted malts. medium carbonation and big mouthfeel. Flavors of dark roasted malts, bitter chocolate, burnt malts. Overall big, bold and tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mtbiker54 (37) - Nancy, FRANCE - NOV 20, 2013
À l’ouverture une odeur resineuse de houblon. Ensuite des touches chocolatées et de café. En bouche une bonne amertume bien présente jusqu’à la fin. Toujours en bouche de belles notes chocolat et malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Barreras (1417) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Pours a deep black color with a robust malt aroma. Taste is initially of soft malt mixed with rich dark malts. Once you swallow this beer, it leaves a bite of hops on the palate. A lingering IPA style in flavor with a stout look. I’m a fan of this black IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvsn (1286) - ISRAEL - NOV 17, 2013
Bottle at the Black IPA tasting in Beer&Beyond shop. Pours brown-black with a medium frothy head. Toasted malts and hoppy aroma. Taste - sweet, fruity, honey, nuts, chocolate, hints of alcohol, low bitterness. Medium-bodied, smooth texture. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AWISLguy (2078) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 13, 2013
Bomber from LaPrimera. Pours an inky black with a tan head leaving a lot of lace. Aroma has black patent malts, coffee, brown sugar and pine. Taste is of bakers chocolate, grass, bitter espresso, grapefruit and pine. Medium to full bodied and chewy. Nice roasty/grassy blend. Finishes nicely bittersweet, leaning a bit to the bitter side with a pinch of salt. This is a surprisingly excellent brew from a more typically mediocre brewer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerFunGuy (870) - California, USA - NOV 3, 2013
This coffee colored beer with a creamy head had a mild inviting aroma. It looks so much like a porter or stout. It tastes like and IPA with very hop heavy flavors. Well done not over powering. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
monk191 (1545) - 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 (1619) - 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 (1948) - 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.

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