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Black Horse Ale - Horseheads Brewing Inc.

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Black Horse AleBlack Horse Ale

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BA SCORE
88
very good

47 Ratings
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | 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:
Beer added by: generallee on 01-18-2011

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4.12/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber: This one pours an inky dark brown color. There was a small dark tan head that lingers a bit and leaves some lacing. The nose is good. chocolate and caramel malts. Earthy, pine and citrus notes also. The taste is good. Bit of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, pine and earthiness. A touch on the bitter side. The flavors are nicely balanced. A definite keeper.

Photo of Chickenhawk9932
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Pours a deep mahogany bordering on black with an ample coffee colored head.

Smells of citrus, malt, and earth. There is a touch of molasses in the background.

Taste is bitter and sweet citrus up front with with bitter dry earth hop punch in the back. The slight malt middle has a hint of molasses and is felt throughout with a creamy mouth feel. this one is pushing the boundaries and subtle, complex, and delicious.

Photo of duceswild
3/5  rDev -24.8%

Photo of rollie_fingers
4.24/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of trxxpaxxs
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of SonictheBeerhog
3.96/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of chalkda01
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of guzzle211
4.15/5  rDev +4%

Photo of jmdrpi
4/5  rDev +0.3%

22 oz bottle, no date

pours black, with brown edges. off-white head that fades. aroma is a bit earthy and piney. taste is a bit roasty, bitter, a little acidic, hoppy aftertaste medium body and carbonation.

Photo of Steeda89
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of 2Xmd
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev -6%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of tviz33
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of Shawnspl
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Wortman1998
3.73/5  rDev -6.5%
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.

Photo of skmst5
4.54/5  rDev +13.8%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
3.84/5  rDev -3.8%
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.

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2/5  rDev -49.9%

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Black Horse Ale from Horseheads Brewing Inc.
88 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.