Black Bottle Brewery Reviews




foyle
3.6
Black Bottle There Goes The Neighborhood
Poured in tulip glass from growler. Appearance: pours a 1" white head that falls quickly with decent lacing. Color is cloudy yellow-orange with abundant streaming carbonation. Aroma: brett yeast, bread dough, coriander and a hint of sweet citrus Mouthfeel: light and frothy, with a dry champagne like finish Flavor: banana, clove, biscuit, some citrus Overall: quite enjoyable and easy drinking.
Friday, July 22, 2016

ajnepple
3.3
Black Bottle / Laureate Iím Not Irish
On tap at the brewery. Clear reddish brown appearance with a tan head. Aroma of caramel malt, toffee, dark fruits and light alcohol. Similar flavor, adding medium bitterness and mild sweetness. Medium to full body with a light boozy finish. Not bad, but a little too strong and slightly unbalanced for my liking.
Sunday, June 12, 2016

ajnepple
3.4
Black Bottle Tomís Gout Free Stout
On tap at the brewery. Almost black in appearance with minimal light brown head. Aroma of sour cherries, dark malts, light roast, light oak and light alcohol. Similar flavor, moderately sweet, lightly tart and fruity. Not bad overall.
Sunday, June 12, 2016

ajnepple
3.6
Black Bottle I Wanna Talk to Sampson
On tap at the brewery. Black appearance with a lingering tan head. Aroma of piney hops, chocolate malt and light roasted grain with hints of oak, citrus fruit and smoked malt. Similar flavor, adding medium to heavy bitterness. Medium body with a crisp feel and a dry finish. Good.
Saturday, June 11, 2016

ajnepple
3.2
Black Bottle Melon Hipster
On tap at the brewery. Light orange appearance with a lacy beige head. Aroma of watermelon, tropical hops and light grains. Similar flavor, adding hints of toasted malt, fruity esters and light biscuit with mild hop bitterness. OK.
Saturday, June 11, 2016

ajnepple
3
Black Bottle Nunchuck
On tap at the brewery. Clear yellow appearance with a white head. Aroma of toasted malt, floral notes, light spicy hops, light fruity esters and a hint of caramel/toffee. Mild sweetness with light to mild bitterness and a hint of booze over a medium body. OK.
Saturday, June 11, 2016

Beaver
3.6
Black Bottle Melon Hipster
From growler. Pours slightly hazy orange gold with a big fluffy white head that retains well and leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is bready malts with sweet candy tropical fruit and a little resiny hop in the finish.

The flavor is biscuity crystal malt with fruity resiny ashy hops in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, I like the fruit but donít like the biscuit malt and ashiness.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Beaver
3.5
Black Bottle La Migra
From growler. Pours hazy straw yellow with a medium creamy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is honey malt and some fruit (agave?) and straw.

The flavor is wheat malts with some honey and some fruit. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a nice lightly fruited honey wheat.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

adnielsen
3
Black Bottle London Gentleman
On tap @ Black Bottle Fort Collins. A little hazy reddish orange appearance with a thin tan head. Aroma has caramel, toffee, booze, and herbal hops. High boost. Moderate plus sweetness and moderate bitterness. A little bit of vegetal notes along with caramel and lots of green and herbal notes. Mediocre at best.
Saturday, April 30, 2016

adnielsen
3.4
Black Bottle They Killed Killer Bee
On tap @ Black Bottle Fort Collins. Hazy, dark reddish orange appearance with a tan head. Honey, pears, flowers, and a little bit of spice in the aroma. Medium body. Moderate low sweetness and moderate bitterness. Honey comes through in the mouth though it is not too overpowering. Very herbal. Pretty decent.
Saturday, April 30, 2016

adnielsen
2.7
Black Bottle Ahhh you again
On tap @ Black Bottle Fort Collins. Hazy, dark reddish orange appearance with a big off-white head. Aroma of light fruits (pears and apples), chemicals, perfume, and caramel. Medium body. High carbonation. Moderate high sweetness and bitterness. Bland and mundane IPA with lots of caramel and resiny, piney hops. Well below average IPA.
Saturday, April 30, 2016

adnielsen
2.3
Black Bottle Mr. Miyagi
On tap @ Black Bottle Fort Collins. Clear, very light yellow appearance with a white head. Aromas of perfume, flowers, pears, a hint of butter, and apples. Thin body. Mild flavor though it also has diacetyl. A little oily texture. Medium sweetness and low bitterness. Not overly offensive but for a brewery that has been open several years should know better than to serve a flawed beer.
Saturday, April 30, 2016

adnielsen
3
Black Bottle Jersey Turnpike
On tap @ Black Bottle Fort Collins. Hazy, burnt orange appearance with a thin, light brown head. Aroma is strong dank bud, caramel, black pepper, and clove. Medium body. Moderate sweetness and bitterness. Fairly spicy in the mouth. A little goopy while not being overly sweet. Some esters and phenols present but it otherwise tastes like a hoppy amber ale. Bleh.
Saturday, April 30, 2016

adnielsen
3.3
Black Bottle Death From Above
On tap @ Black Bottle Fort Collins. Clear, dark brown appearance with a thin tan head. Aromas of coffee, roast, chocolate, oatmeal, and light hops. Medium body. Moderate sweetness and moderate low bitterness. A little twangy but the flavor is otherwise OK. Thereís some nutty elements along with a little cola. Decent enough to drink but itís pretty mediocre.
Saturday, April 30, 2016

ajnepple
3.8
Black Bottle Tropical Chicken
On tap at the brewery. Medium gold and clear in appearance with a thin white head. Nice and pleasant aroma, tropical, fruity and sour with hints of funk. Sour, mild fruity sweet flavor with a light puckering feel and hints of citrus zest and vanilla. Light body with a thin feel and a lingering tart finish. Pretty tasty and easy to drink overall. 3.75
Thursday, April 21, 2016

ajnepple
3.1
Black Bottle They Killed Killer Bee
On tap at the brewery. Clear dark orange to amber in appearance with a white head. Piney aroma with light hop resin and honey-like malts. Similar flavor, adding moderate hop bitterness and light sweetness. Medium body. Overall, the hop flavors are a bit raw and leafy with a lingering, light earthy finish. OK.
Thursday, April 21, 2016

ajnepple
3
Black Bottle Mr. Miyagi
On tap at the brewery. Clear golden/blonde appearance with a white head. Grainy aroma of rice and corn-like malts. Similar flavor, adding hints of wine-like, fruity esters and a mild sweet, light bitter finish. Light body with soft carbonation and a light creamy feel. A little boring, but pretty clean and easy to drink overall.
Thursday, April 21, 2016

onceblind
3.4
Black Bottle Wood Chuck
Hazy golden with a thin white cap. Lovely predominant whiskey nose on the aroma with fresh oak and rye and just..whiskey-ness. Nice and smooth flavor thatís more KŲlsch-y than I though it would be, with a lovely oak and gentle malt whiskey essence throughout, with a wee kiss of rye and finishes toasty blonde. Really subdued whiskey presence that still lets it be a kolsch.
Saturday, April 16, 2016

Beaver
3.2
Black Bottle Built to Spill Black Session IPA
From growler. Pours dark brown with a big bubbly off white head that retains well and laces the glass some.

The aroma is roast black patent malts with with a little bubblegum and piney hops.

The flavor is soapy malts with a big bitter roast finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, not as good as when Iíve had before. Lots of bitter roast, but less hop profile with odd gummy soapy Belgian notes.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

onceblind
3.6
Black Bottle Thug Life
Black pour with a thin Lacey tan head. Roasty earthy cocoa nose with a hint of coffee and roasty black malt with mild sweetness. Tasty body thatís a bit over roasty but full of earthy cocoa.
Wednesday, April 06, 2016

onceblind
3.9
Black Bottle Youth Brigade
Very slightly hazy golden with a thin white cap. Lovely floral resin nose with a ton of leafy bitter hops, grapefruit zest and a touch of bitter lemon. Big bitter lemony flavor wth loads of dank resins and earthy bitterness that lasts throughout. Booziness on the start, loads of bitterness then lots of resins.
Wednesday, April 06, 2016

onceblind
3.6
Black Bottle Ahhh you again
Deep hazy copper with a thin and lasting ivory head. Big orange pith and sweet zesty citrus and caramel. Bitter citrus flavor with a stern bit of leafy bitterness and a nice caramel/pale ale malt underneath. Lasting pleasant citrusy bitterness thatís not acidic, just flavorful.
Wednesday, April 06, 2016

onceblind
3.8
Black Bottle Nook
Clear deep copper with a thin light ivory cap. Lovely caramalt and slight citrus nose with a touch of boozy warmth. Medium body with earthy caramalt sweetness and a grassy/leafy hop flavor and bitterness.
Wednesday, April 06, 2016

onceblind
4.3
Black Bottle London Gentleman
Hazy deep copper with a thin ivory foamy top. Lovely English biscuit nose with toffee, boozy caramel, and a touch of red fruity tones. Lovely fruity and toffee/nutty flavor with adequate boozy heat, and a smooth subtle cherry nuance. Really keen and complex.
Wednesday, April 06, 2016

onceblind
4
Black Bottle Bark Twice
Deep dark Amber with a thin ivory head. Big boozy English malt nose with bready tones and a little boozy raisin. Nice nuanced flavor full of date and toast and roasted pale malt, a nice earthy caramel, and a touch of boozy oak.
Wednesday, April 06, 2016

onceblind
4.1
Black Bottle Angry Elf
Deep plummy Amber with a thin rocky ivory head. Dates, plums, raisins and cherries full a boozy nose. Semisweet boozy and cherry/cranberry flavor with some raisin and plum sweetness. Really fruity but English malty and boozy.
Wednesday, April 06, 2016

onceblind
4.3
Black Bottle / Choice City Twelve
Deep plummy amber with a gentle fruity and boozy nose, some red wine barrel, a touch of whiskey, and a touch of date. Boozy flavor with tones of whiskey, oak, and red wine barrel, earthy semisweet fruity undertones, a little bit of date, and a mellow boozy oaked finish with more gentle red wine tones.
Wednesday, April 06, 2016

ajnepple
3.2
Black Bottle Born Not Raised
On tap at the brewery. Cloudy orange appearance with a lingering white head. Aroma of grassy hops, earth, light pine and light hop resin. Similar flavor, light juicy, mild hop bitterness and light sweetness. Light to medium body with a watery feel. OK.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016

ajnepple
3.5
Black Bottle Ahhh you again
On tap at the brewery, listed at 9.5%, 60 IBU. Light reddish amber appearance with a light tan head. The aroma is mostly resinous hops and rye spice with a hint of bread. Similar flavor, adding moderate bitterness and balanced by a Mild caramel malt sweetness. Medium plus body. Not bad.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016

bu11zeye
3.4
Black Bottle Shushen Ze Mouthen
(Draught) Pours a clear copper body with a small white head. Aroma of nuts, grain, grass, and toffee. Flavor of toasted grain, grass, caramel, and toffee.
Tuesday, March 01, 2016

ajnepple
2.8
Black Bottle / Choice City Twelve
On tap at Black Bottle. Deep reddish appearance with a beige head. Aroma of red wine, acetone, dark fruits, light oak and light vanilla. Similar flavor, a chemical, boozy mess. Medium to full body. Scroll past.
Monday, February 29, 2016

ajnepple
2.9
Black Bottle Mt. Hood Hipster
On tap at the brewery. Hazy light amber appearance with a beige/tan head and light lacing. Aroma of pine, grass and resinous hops. Similar flavor, medium bitterness (raw/leafy) and minimal sweetness with a soapy finish. Light to medium body. Pretty rough and tough to drink overall.
Monday, February 29, 2016

Beaver
3.6
Black Bottle Mt. Hood Hipster
From growler. Pours murky amber gold with a medium pillowy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet sugary fruits with some resiny hops and chalky crystal malts.

The flavor is sweet wheaty malts with lots of ripe tropical fruit and a big green leafy hop bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a nice IPA.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

ajnepple
3.7
Black Bottle Built to Spill Black Session IPA
On tap at the brewery. Deep, dark brown appearance with a tan head and light lacing. The nose is roasted grain, cocoa and earthy hops. Similar flavor, adding spruce/pine and chocolate malt with hints of grass and citrus zest. Moderately bitter and lightly sweet with a light body and a smooth, clean finish. Nice.
Tuesday, February 09, 2016

ajnepple
3.3
Black Bottle Blood Orange Floozy
On tap at the brewery. Orange, slightly hazy, unfiltered appearance with a beige head. Aroma of orange peel, light bread, zesty hops, citrus fruit and light spices. Similar flavor, lightly bitter, lightly sweet and easy to drink. Light body, a little watery but otherwise fine. Not bad overall.
Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Ratman197
4.1
Black Bottle London Dungeon
On tap at Colorado Plus poured a clear dark redfish brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of whiskey, dark chocolate, roasted malt and coffee. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of whiskey, dark chocolate, vanilla and light roastiness with a smooth lingering whiskey finish.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

ajnepple
3.7
Black Bottle London Gentleman
On tap at the brewery. Light amber, reddish and pretty clear appearance with a light tan head. Aroma of fruity esters and light alcohol. Nice vanilla forward flavor, with notes of caramel malt, chocolate and toffee with a lingering, light woody oak finish. Moderate malt sweetness balanced by a light hop bitterness. Medium to full body with a smooth, creamy feel. Pretty easy drinking for a barleywine. Nicely done.
Monday, January 25, 2016

ajnepple
3.5
Black Bottle Bark Twice
On tap at the brewery as Bark Twice if Youíre in Milwaukee, 10.4%. Clear brown appearance with a tan head diminishing to a thin veil of foam. The aroma is light alcohol, caramel, cocoa, light wood, vanilla, toffee and chocolate. Similar flavor, adding a moderate hop bitterness (earthy/piney) balanced by a mild, rich malty sweetness. Medium to full body with a touch of booze on the finish. A solid American-style Barleywine overall.
Monday, January 25, 2016

ajnepple
3.6
Black Bottle Angry Elf
On tap at the brewery as Angry Elf 2015. Reddish-brown and pretty clear appearance with a small, diminishing tan head. The aroma is fruity, sweet and malty with a hint of barnyard funk. Similar flavor, adding notes of caramel malt, toffee and vanilla. Moderately sweet, lightly bitter and lightly tart. The alcohol is hidden well. Pretty full body with a smooth, creamy feel and soft carbonation. Complex and interesting overall, Iíd like to know the details of what went into this beer.
Monday, January 25, 2016

ajnepple
3.4
Black Bottle Thug Life
On tap at the brewery. Black appearance with a light brown head and light lacing. Aroma of light alcohol, dark malts and a hint of roast. Similar flavor, adding more roast, bitter chocolate, light coffee and a hint of molasses. Medium to full body. Slightly disappointing for an RIS, a style I usually enjoy.
Monday, January 25, 2016

ajnepple
3.9
Black Bottle Tele-Porter
On tap at the brewery. Deeper brown and clear appearance with a small, lingering tan head. Enticing aroma, huge peanut butter nose with nutty malts, light roast and light coffee. Similar flavor, adding caramel, chocolate, nutella and toffee. Light to medium body, a little thin, with a light dry, mild bittersweet finish. An excellent porter, more peanut butter notes than any beer Iíve had marketed as such.
Monday, January 25, 2016

ajnepple
3.8
Black Bottle Random Hero (Kylie Holub)
On tap at the brewery. Deep, dark brown and clear appearance with a diminishing tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, light roast and nutty malts. Similar flavor, rich, dark, malty and balanced. Light to medium body with a creamy feel, a little thin but pretty nice overall.
Monday, January 25, 2016

ajnepple
3.4
Black Bottle Coffee Chuck
On tap at the brewery. Clear bright golden appearance with a white ring of foam. Aroma of coffee, nutty malts and light floral hops. Similar flavor, a nice blonde coffee ale with a light body. Easy to drink and pretty legit overall.
Monday, January 25, 2016

ajnepple
2.7
Black Bottle Chocolate Chuck
On tap at the brewery. Clear bright golden appearance with a white head. Fairly bland, with hints of cocoa, bread, toasted grain and earth in the nose. Similar flavor, pretty bland and boring overall with a light body. Meh.
Monday, January 25, 2016

ajnepple
3.1
Black Bottle Wood Chuck
On tap at the brewery. Slight hazy, medium yellow appearance with a white ring of foam. Mild aroma, with hints of vanilla, oak, toasted grain, floral hops and bourbon spice. Similar flavor. OK.
Monday, January 25, 2016

Ratman197
3.8
Black Bottle Wood Chuck
On tap at Hops and Pie poured a hazy gold with a small lingering white head. Aromas of straw, citrus, bourbon and light oak. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, citrus, light bourbon and a hint of oak with a crisp dry lingering citrus finish.
Thursday, January 21, 2016

blueshockey24
3.4
Black Bottle Cerealiously
Bottle. Pours Black with brown head. Aroma is chocolate and malt. Taste is chocolate malt with some smokiness with a dark chocolate metallic finish.
Friday, January 01, 2016

daknole
2.6
Black Bottle Friar Chuck
Meh. Typical gold, pale and noting kolsch. Corn, grain, lightly sweet. Iíll pass.
Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Beaver
3.4
Black Bottle Blood Orange Floozy
From growler. Pours hazy orange amber with a small creamy white head that quickly goes to a thin film that leaves little lacing.

The aroma is wheat malts with creamy orange and some Belgian funk.

The flavor is lots of sweet citric orange (kind of orange cream) with wheat malt and some Belgian funk. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, I like what the blood orange adds. A little more like a creamsicle this time rather than fresh citrus.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Beaver
3
Black Bottle Kentucky Waterfall
From growler. Pours hazy straw yellow with a small creamy white head that quickly goes to a light dusting that leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is sweet floral perfumey grains with some fruit and bubblegum.

The flavor is sweet bubblegum malts with some spices (pepper, coriander, chamomile) and a bit of fruit with a dry finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, a decent Belgian blond.

Monday, December 14, 2015