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Black Horse Ale - Horseheads Brewing Inc.

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very good

45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 12.03%
Wants: 2
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: generallee on 01-18-2011)
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2/5  rDev -49.9%

DonFrap, Mar 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev -24.8%

duceswild, Nov 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -24.8%

greg4579, Jan 07, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

cashmier, Apr 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Griffith, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of Wortman1998
3.74/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

Wortman1998, Jan 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

Sammy, Jul 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

tabhill, Apr 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

doctor_dirk, May 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

Cooker_stp, Aug 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

rmargeson, Dec 23, 2013
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.

BurgeoningBrewhead, Apr 29, 2013
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3.95/5  rDev -1%
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.

SLeffler27, Apr 01, 2012
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3.96/5  rDev -0.8%

SonictheBeerhog, Sep 24, 2014
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3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a bottle at the Horseheads Brewery on a trip from Binghamton to Rochester.

A-Dark black, with a two finger brown creamy head, leaves some lacing.

S-Mainly hops and roasted malts.

T-Starts with roasted malts and some coffee flavors. Ends very bitter. However the beer needs to be a tad sweeter, either with some chocolate notes or citrus/dark fruit flavors. If it had these it would be a 5. So slightly missing the malt but balanced none the less, just an opportunity to improve.

M-Medium bodied and smooth. Not much carbonation

O-A really good beer, a little tweaking on the malt front and this thing would be wonderful. This was my first Horseheads beer but from the taste of things they could be a great local brewery. If you live in the Southern Tier on New York I recommend that you make a trip to visit their extremely humble brewery.

rlee1390, Apr 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

tdm168, Jan 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

buffs9, Jan 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

kuhndog, Dec 13, 2011
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

nh2032, Dec 01, 2011
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Shawnspl, Feb 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

DrunkinYogi, Sep 07, 2012
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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.

jmdrpi, Aug 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

KelsoSaaz, May 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

orangesol, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of LiquidBread219
4/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

S: Mild Roasted Dark Malts, Pecans is about all I pick up from the nose.

T: Again the taste is like the nose you get the toasted malts along with pecans but I did pick up some bread notes as well.

M: Decent Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Hearty, Mildly Bitter they did a good job with this one.

O: Overall, I really enjoyed this beer it was a different type of ale that I haven't had much of and was glad I got to try this one.

LiquidBread219, Mar 28, 2012
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Black Horse Ale from Horseheads Brewing Inc.
89 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.