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Black Horse Ale - Horseheads Brewing Inc.

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very good

40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4
pDev: 12%
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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4.15/5  rDev +3.8%

guzzle211, Thursday at 12:48 AM
Photo of jmdrpi
4/5  rDev 0%

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
Photo of Steeda89
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Steeda89, Aug 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

2Xmd, Jul 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Sammy, Jul 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

tabhill, Apr 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

tviz33, Mar 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

Shawnspl, Feb 19, 2014
Photo of Wortman1998
3.74/5  rDev -6.5%

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
Photo of skmst5
4.56/5  rDev +14%

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.

skmst5, Jan 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Griffith, Jan 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev 0%

tdm168, Jan 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

rmargeson, Dec 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Cooker_stp, Aug 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

doctor_dirk, May 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

KelsoSaaz, May 24, 2013
Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
3.84/5  rDev -4%

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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2/5  rDev -50%

DonFrap, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of brentk56
4.38/5  rDev +9.5%

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.

brentk56, Sep 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev 0%

DrunkinYogi, Sep 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev 0%

orangesol, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of pschul4
4.3/5  rDev +7.5%

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!

pschul4, Jul 10, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

cashmier, Apr 17, 2012
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3.95/5  rDev -1.3%

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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4/5  rDev 0%

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.
88 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.