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Black Horse Ale - Horseheads Brewing Inc.

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88
very good

35 Ratings
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 12.56%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Horseheads Brewing Inc. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  7.40% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: generallee on 01-18-2011)
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Reviews by SLeffler27:
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SLeffler27

New York

3.95/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very dark, black in the glass with a half inch creamy chestnut head that leaves a film behind.

Big citrus aromas up front are quickly followed by malted chocolate. This one almost smells syrupy.

Roasted malt is followed by a good dose of hop bitterness. There is some chocolate and grapefruit to be found. The long finish has a modest bitterness.

Black Horse has a medium to light body with a sticky texture and prickly carbonation. While sweet up front, it has a dry finish with alcohol as expected.

A good all-purpose beer. Best while relaxing with food or a ball-game.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2012 21:03:58 | More by SLeffler27
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tabhill

New York

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

04-09-2014 00:26:40 | More by tabhill
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tviz33

New York

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Wortman1998

New York

3.74/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served on tap as a tasting at "Horseheads Brewing". Appears a nice, rich black with a decent tan colored 1/2 inch head with really significant lacing. Smells dark and malty and can pick out the hops in the aroma. Taste is very good. I am a black IPA fan - this is very good - hopped well, but not overly so. I can't pick out the types of hops used... Mouthfeel is full and satisfying. Overall a really good Black IPA - I'll buy it again.

Serving type: on-tap

01-27-2014 17:53:58 | More by Wortman1998
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skmst5

New York

4.56/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Best black IPA I've ever had. Lots if hop, not a lot of coffee/chocolate taste like many of the other black IPAs I've had. For a tiny brewery, these guys really know there stuff and are very knowledgable about their beer. Very friendly staff as well.

Serving type: on-tap

01-24-2014 03:09:26 | More by skmst5
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Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

01-20-2014 20:55:05 | More by Griffith
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.5%

01-05-2014 01:45:57 | More by tdm168
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

12-23-2013 23:41:28 | More by rmargeson
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

08-20-2013 20:07:25 | More by Cooker_stp
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doctor_dirk

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

05-26-2013 14:54:27 | More by doctor_dirk
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KelsoSaaz

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +0.5%

05-24-2013 20:05:57 | More by KelsoSaaz
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BurgeoningBrewhead

Pennsylvania

3.84/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured bomber into 34oz mug. Jet black, showing dark brown through the edges, with a huge thick tan head that sticks around for a good while. The head is gorgeous, incredibly fine bubbles and it stay forever. Smell is grassy hops and a bit of chocolate, not as bitter as something that purports to be an "india-style black ale" would be expected to be. Taste is the same as the smell, grassy hops, a bit of a smoky center and some chocolate/coffee at the finish. Mouthfeel is thick and smooth. An interesting black ale; not sure what to think of it, but it's enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

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Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -49.7%

03-03-2013 21:00:59 | More by DonFrap
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.38/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a coffee color with a thick beige head that displays tremendous retention powers though the lacing was not as plentiful as I would have anticipated

Smell: Black german bread, chocolate and a hint of coffee; piney hops in the background

Taste: Malt-dominant, up front, with the chocolate and black bread laying down an impressive backbone; in the middle, the piney hops take the stage and add a nice bitter flavor that lingers into the finish, where just a touch of coffee makes an appearance

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body; somewhat creamy with moderate carbonation

Overall: A real delight for the style; though it is a bit malt forward compared to others, there is plenty of bitterness for the hopheads, too; it's just that the malt flavors are so interesting that they should not be overlooked

Thanks, RochesterAaron, for the opportunity. Came highly recommended by you and I can see why.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2012 17:23:55 | More by brentk56
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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pschul4

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4.3/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Sweet extra thrown in by RochesterAaron! Thanks a bunch man

A- Pours a cola brown with a big dark tan head that doesnt go away quickly, leaving excellent lacing

S- Lots of pine notes with some roasty malts in the background. Smells more IPA than black ale, not a bad thing at all

T- Just like the nose tons of pine with a little bit of coffee malt towards the middle of the sip. I'm really digging this

M- Decent mouthfeel, could be a little thicker or a little lighter but not a big let down by any means

O- Really enjoyed this one, if everything frmo Horseheads is as good as this I'll be ISO more soon!

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2012 01:22:23 | More by pschul4
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New York

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4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Dark Opaque Hue, Passes No Light at all, Foamy Brown Head, Decent Lacing. Really nice looking beer.

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Black Horse Ale from Horseheads Brewing Inc.
88 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.