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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   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.


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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
steview (1037) - Petaluma, California, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Hm. When it comes to San Francisco black IPAs I prefer Back in Black. This is thin and more malt-forward to me. The Back in Black is more lively and hop-oriented yet with a good body as well. This Speakeasy actually kinda reminds me of a porter. I would definitely take an Anchor Porter or Uinta Dubhe Imperial Black IPA over this. To respect the intended style, I prefer Back in Black.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hermod (6254) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAY 14, 2016
Sample from bottle @ CBC 2016 queue. Poured black with a thick off white head. Hoppy, citrusy, some roastedness. Flavor has pine, citrus, roastedness. Pretty nice.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tightslice (848) - Redwood City, California, USA - APR 30, 2016
Bottle from Key Market in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is mild caramel, cocoa, some earth. Taste is creamy salted caramel with mild bitterness on the palate. Very smooth and drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Linnet (1633) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - MAR 20, 2016
roasty, citrus, spruce, floral, coffee, soy sauce, alcohol, Deep Brown colour, big tan head, good amount of lacing. Salty, medium bite, noticably sweet, ABV well integrated. Medium body, soft carbonation, salty finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
UXO (1406) - CANADA - MAR 19, 2016
Appearance: clear brown with one fat finger of light beige head, good retention and lacing. (4/5) Aroma: pine, citrus, chocolate, liquorice, roasty slightly smoky malt, light mint? (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (8/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, off-dry lingering bitter finish. (3/5) Decent Black IPA. The hop character leads the way, but is balanced nicely by roasty malt. A good blend of hoppy IPA aspects and roasty stout character. This seemed to be a bit of a flash in the pan style, but this is a solid example of how it should be done. (15/20

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2538) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 25, 2016
body is not that thick and it is foamy. flavor of malt, vine and a little pine. licorice spice in the flavor that translates into the body. dark black with thoughts of cocoa. more broom straw that anything else.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (17319) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 4, 2016
Draught at Man In The Moon, Stockholm. Black beer with a nice offwhite/beige head. Hoppy chocolate and licorice aroma, perfume, pine, some peach. Roasted chocolate flavor, hay, licorice, pine, citrus. Good but slightly harsh with metallic notes.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (7725) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2016
(Draught at Man in the Moon, Stockholm, 1 Feb 2016) Dark ruby colour, almost black, with frothy beige head. Malty, roasted, hoppy nose with notes of chocolate, coffee, grapefruit and a touch of mint. Malty, roasted, hoppy taste with coffee, cacao, black-currant, mint and a generous piney bitterness. More than medium body, quite dry. Tasty and well made with a generous hop character. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (23007) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 14, 2016
Keg at Man in the Moon, Stockholm. Near black, small head. Aroma of licorice and black currant. Mid sweet with medium-full body and clean mouthfeel. Tarry licorice, grapefruit and black currant. Long bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Turtles (1784) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 14, 2016
Tap @ Bishops Arms, Hornsgatan. Black with a tanned head that is leaving rich lacing. Nice rosted notes in the citrus hoppy aroma. Very smooth and rounded mouthfeel, gentle carbonated. Big roasted malt backbone. Liquorice taste, citrus hoppy, sweet toffee and overall pleasant rosted taste. Ashy, smooth and zesty finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VsXsV (3872) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 4, 2016
Draught. Opaque black liquid with medium light tan head. Aroma of coffee, licorice, citrus, tangerine, ash, pine, tangerine and pumpernickel. Taste is light sweet and medium bitter with notes of tangerine, coffee, caramel, toffee, citrus and licorice. Medium to full bodied with medium carbonation. Nice but malty and roasted. More like a hoppy stout.


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