Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 152   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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mtbiker54 (39) - 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 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog (6341) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - DEC 18, 2011
Bottle. Pours like a frothy stout, pitch black and topped with a rocky top of pock-marked off-white foam. The aroma is a bit sweet, and hinty at chalky java. This does indeed drink with a hint of coffee, but the presiding character is of sweet milk chocolate. Good stuff ... would go well with a cookie. (#4411, 12/18/2011)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
bnoel09 (578) - Elk Grove, California, USA - FEB 3, 2012
Poured into my Speakeasy shaker. Color is black with a thick fluffy beige head. Aroma is sweet with resinous and grassy hops. Flavor starts with a touch of sweet maltiness and quickly transitions into some deep roastiness and a nice blend of hops at the finish. Light bodied with a slightly oily mouthfeel and a long finish thanks to the roasty/hoppy combo. This Black IPA is not as complex as others, but it’s a nice example nonetheless!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MunBro (942) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 31, 2015
Amazing black IPA. Big black pour with a tan foam head. Nice flavours of bitter hops, pine, and floral hops. A huge malt backbone holds it up. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (9267) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwyerpg (5640) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Labeled as a brown at the festival but this is a black IPA. Definitely on the mellow side of bitterness. Still a decent hop bite. Mostly this is an okay Johnny come lately black IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrhoppy (1288) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AWISLguy (2535) - 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 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thisis12ptfont (1107) - 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. It’s really well done. I’d give this an A rating.

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