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RATINGS: 123   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 1930ís 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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (2712) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Dark black pour from bomber to glass. Hoppy and malty. Chocolate smell and taste more of a stout than IPA. Very good beer

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Majin (256) - West Des Moines, Iowa, USA - DEC 20, 2012
Dark pour, hoppy ale taste, crazy cow head on the bottle. Soft body and good tasting. Would have this again ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
boozedude (1799) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - DEC 20, 2012
bomber into glass.., light pitch black, pine, grapefruit, small cofffe hints, just overall a bad ass black ipa, becoming one of my choice styles

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewBoxer (2014) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Draft. Deep black. Thick lacing smells hopped with malt. Taste is very smooth without being too boozy ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cooperii (61) - California, USA - DEC 14, 2012
Bottled poured a deep amber with a tan head and fair lacing. Aromas are hoppy with subtle chocolate and vanilla notes. Flavors are hoppy...citrus, pine with subtle bitter cherry notes. The Finish - very light across the tung...fizzy! Bitter and dry with a trailing fruityness that lingers pleasantly.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cpetrone84 (1381) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2012
pour is black with red hues, creamy light brown head with some larger bubbles. Nose is milk chocolate, tobacco, butterscotch, and faint herbal hop. Thick and creamy with roasted malts, faint chocolate and vanilla with a fair amount of butterscotch. Tinge of herbal hop and bitterness, very creamy but flavors are surprisingly light. Assertive carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (3169) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Tapped the keg on this pour. Pours clear ruby black with a medium tan creamy head and awesome lacing. Aroma is coffee and dark roasted malts balanced by grapefruit and pine. Not strong by any means. Flavor is about the same with strong citrus notes balanced by coffee and caramel. Lightly sweet, medium bitter. Full bodied and creamy in the mouth. Quite nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
larryLSB (422) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Poured from bomber, not sure why I have not tried this yet as it was a decent price at my local Market. Dark brown/black with a medium dark tan head. Big nose, malty, bitter chocolate, very nice. Taste is nicely balanced, with a creamy texture. This one gives Wookey Jack some competition.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pwn3d (1961) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2012
On tap at Rattle n Hum with DNocks and Jredmond. Nice fresh hop aroma, pours black with thin off white head. Taste isnít as fresh as aroma but still nice a crisp well balanced black ipa... one of the best iíve had.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thisis12ptfont (838) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - NOV 14, 2012
Strong earthy aroma with subtle molasses and roasted barley. Deep black with nice lacing against the glass. Big bitter hops upfront with a strong, earthy malt behind it. Pleasant notes of cocoa, molasses, strong resin, and roasted nuts greet the palate. All topped off with just the right amount of booze on the finish. Overall, full bodied with a great, complex flavor and strong bitterness. Itís really well done. Iíd give this an A rating.


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