Black Horse Ale - Horseheads Brewing Inc.

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Black Horse AleBlack Horse Ale

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BA SCORE
88
very good

46 Ratings
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.78%
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:
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(Beer added by: generallee on 01-18-2011)
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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%

Photo of tabhill
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
3.74/5  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.

Photo of skmst5
4.56/5  rDev +14.3%
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.

Photo of Griffith
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of tdm168
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of rmargeson
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of Cooker_stp
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of doctor_dirk
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of KelsoSaaz
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.

Photo of DonFrap
2/5  rDev -49.9%

Photo of brentk56
4.38/5  rDev +9.8%
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.

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Black Horse Ale from Horseheads Brewing Inc.
88 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.