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RATINGS: 121   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14496) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2014
20th February 2014
Fare thee well Josh tasting at Bruce’s. Almost clear dark brown beer. Small pale tan head. Smooth light palate, slightly soft. Mild fine carbonation. Smooth mellow dark malts, no roast or bitterness. Light piney hops backed with an unusual (for a cda) mild tropical fruits. Finishes smooth and light. Tasty easy drinking bipa.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2012
(Draught) Pours a dark brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, toasted bread, pine, and grass. Flavor of roasted malt, citrus, pine, grain, and caramel with a dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 15, 2012
22oz bottle. Rocky large beige head atop cola-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange/grapefruit, some caramel, roast, light bittersweet chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit/orange, some caramel, roast, light milk chocolate, alcohol. Medium body, some resin, stickiness.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10805) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 21, 2011
Bottle from The Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours dark brown with a creamy tan head, but strong light comes through with a deep garnet color. Aroma is firmly pine. Med plus body. Flavor is lots of pine with some bready dark malt. Finish is pine. This is nicely executed. A new thing in the world.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (10645) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 26, 2011
Nearly black in color with a tan head. Herbal and piney hops with a bit of roast and maybe licorice. A little bit of grapefruit peel and pineapple. Slightly sweet, only a moderate hop flavor. Some herbal and pine notes, not super hoppy, though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10540) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2014
Bottle shared in London for Josh’s farewell tasting. Pours clear, rich brown with a frothy beige head. The nose has toasted bread, a bit of pine, ripening orange. Medium sweet flavor with a good deal of earthy-ashy bitterness, soft roast, baking cocoa, charred malts, burnt pine. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly resinous to finish, more bitter dark chocolate, earth, ash, some dried citrus, decent roasted malts, well toasted bread. Not bad.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (9789) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9542) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 26, 2012
Bomber poured a clear dark brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of grapefruit, roastiness, light charcoal, orange zest, light pine and light cocoa. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of roastiness, grapefruit, charcoal, light pine and light cocoa with a crisp dry bitter lingering roasty grapefruit finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8406) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (8314) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2011
22 oz bottle. Deep black pour with a tight tan head. The aroma is quite roasty with a lot of resiny/spicy hoppiness. A nice roast and dark malt character. It’s got a little bit of dank resinous hoppiness over a fairly roasty base. Sweet and a little bit earthy with a touch of light licorice and some fairly herbal hoppiness. Warming brings up some aromatic citrus hoppiness and the roasted malt character. A damn tasty Black IPA. Lean and hoppy with the dark malt integrating nicely.


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