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RATINGS: 126   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
larryLSB (439) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thisis12ptfont (863) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LetsGoState (614) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2012
Appearance is a small brown head with a deep brown. Aroma is a sweet malt. Taste is slightly sweet, but mostly bitter. Overall pretty well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8917) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2012
On tap at The Cannery. Its the way they make the style, a very good aroma of hops and roast Black with a big head and lots of lace. The taste does not deliver, its muted, but it is a smooth mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boFNjackson (4171) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 6, 2012
Bottle... Poured black with a light tan head. Nice roast on the nose that meshed with earthy pine. On par for the style for sure. Bitter hopiness, with resinous black paper earthiness along with toasted grains, roast, dark malts and sweetness. Nicely done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - NOV 1, 2012
Very cool label and this black/brown beer surprised me. Nice hoppy kick up front and then a bit of roast. Aroma is faintly citrus that plays well against the blackness. Almost like a chocolate bar flavored with orange.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HughConway (805) - Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2012
Bomber bottle. Pours black/mahogany, light tan head. Sweet malt aroma with a slight indistinct hint of hops. Taste is chocolate and coffee, bit bitter on the finish. Maybe call it a porter? Not alot going on but itís decent enough. Too high ABV for sessioning really though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrhoppy (1285) - Santa Clara, California, USA - OCT 31, 2012
First of all based on the flavor I think this has hop extracts. Basically a black Pliny. Something phony here. Hops in your face and all over the place.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DYCSoccer17 (3355) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 15, 2012
22 ounce bottle purchased at The Davis Food Co-Op. The aroma on this is fairly sweet with some milk chocolate character present. Light herbal and piney hop notes. Not much else going on here. Not much roast or anything. Mostly transparent mahohany body with a frothy, light tan head that is pretty strong. Starts with a bit of an herbal, bitter hop bitterness, before this becomes a bit roasted and lightly burnt in the middle. Milk chocolate flavors come through in the finish. Medium body...not too dry or astringent. Ho-hum, ho-hum.

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