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Black 13 - Boneyard Beer Company

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Black 13
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BA SCORE
86
very good

34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 9.04%
Wants: 4
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boneyard Beer Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
13 IBUs

(Beer added by: beertunes on 07-01-2010)
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switzer

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -16%

04-25-2014 03:44:19 | More by switzer
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bifrost17

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -16%

12-20-2012 20:24:19 | More by bifrost17
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jdense

Oregon

3.35/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Belmont Station during Fringe Fest OBF week.

Dark brown/almost black opaque body, no visible carbonation. One finger light tan head, quick dissipation with minimal lacing. Some roasted malts in the nose, balanced with a bit of sweetness and floral hops. The taste is chocolate and coffee with some sweet malts, but not a lot of hoppiness. Mouthfeel is pretty thin, some effervescence leading to a fairly dry finish. Drinkability *may* be pretty good, but not sure about the style, thought I would assert this isn't an American Brown Ale. John's suggestion of a sweet stout makes more sense. A bit too sweet for my taste.

Serving type: on-tap

08-09-2010 00:19:48 | More by jdense
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distantmantra

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

03-10-2014 18:03:54 | More by distantmantra
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Eighty

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

06-05-2014 20:46:15 | More by Eighty
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djbreezy

Washington

3.58/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

appearance - pours a dark brown/black, light white head, not much lacing

smell - roasted malts, some chocolate/coffee notes

taste - dominant roasted malts, some coffee notes, slightly bitter finish

mouthfeel - pretty darn light and probably the biggest downfall of the beer, heavy carbonation...too much

drinkability - the beer was fine, not very complex, too much carbonation and not enough body, could use some evolution

Serving type: on-tap

08-23-2010 02:19:51 | More by djbreezy
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Hoptometrist

Ohio

3.63/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap into a nonic glass.

A- Poured black with off-white soapy head that left quite a bit of splashy lace.

S- Pretty big roasted malt and dark fruit notes, some roasted coffee notes.

T- Pretty dark fruit forward for a stout with lots of roasted malt and some coffee notes. Not really getting any chocolate notes.

M- Medium body, pretty smooth, soft carbonation, and mostly dry finish.

O- A pretty solid stout from Boneyard, not quite as bold as I what I have come to expect from Boneyard.

Serving type: on-tap

12-07-2013 17:58:26 | More by Hoptometrist
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suspect

New York

3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Central Waters snifter. Thanks to mrmarmot for hauling this one back from Idaho Falls.

A: Pours a deep dark brown color. Aggressive pour leads to a thin half finger head that disappears quickly. Ring around the top of the beer sticks for the length of the serving. No lacing.

S: Pretty simple nose, toasted chocolate malts, smoke (like a rauchbier), cocoa and a really nice hop profile round out a nice, basic aroma.

T: Follows the nose, hoppy black ale with nice toasted malts and a touch of smoke.

M: Nice feel, well carbonated, nice crisp finish.

O: A pretty solid beer, easy drinker. Well worth seeking out!

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2012 02:05:08 | More by suspect
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Docer

Washington

3.7/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On Tap at the BeerMongers.... here in PDX... a keg traveled!

- Rich dark brown... can barely see through the edges... light mocha to light brown head... light lacing....

- Rich grain, oats... roasty... pine hops, w/ a touch of floral notes.... overall smells balanced.

- Smooth malty grain, rich and lightly sweet... little bready.. roasted and nutty.... hops are present to balance this one out... light citrus and pine...

- Medium bodied... not at all chewy or sticky....

- little filling, robust, and quite drinkable... a meal in a bomber! Worth the have, and certainly fantastic for a new brewery!

Serving type: on-tap

07-12-2010 23:22:04 | More by Docer
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getbehindthemule

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

09-16-2013 04:06:37 | More by getbehindthemule
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

11-07-2013 22:23:50 | More by HuskyinPDX
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crowbar540

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

12-18-2013 15:14:00 | More by crowbar540
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chugamugofsud

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

02-20-2013 19:35:18 | More by chugamugofsud
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anteater

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

06-11-2013 15:52:08 | More by anteater
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lighthabit

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

10-11-2013 17:03:10 | More by lighthabit
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strongaf

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

04-05-2014 00:22:01 | More by strongaf
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twelveinches

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

06-13-2013 01:53:51 | More by twelveinches
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barleywinefiend

Washington

3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured dark brown with a small khaki colored cap, leaving minimal lacing as I drank

S: Nice roastiness with coffee, some cocoa and a blend of light but noticable flowers and pine

T: Nice roastiness upfront with coffee, cocoa, a it dry yet creamy. SOme pine resin can be detected

M: Medium bodies, dry and nice not so bitter finish but the body was a just a wee thin I felt

O: Tasty, good rep for the style and another Boneyard score.

Serving type: on-tap

05-19-2012 13:54:25 | More by barleywinefiend
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flagmantho

Washington

3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I had this on-tap in a straight-sided glass at Special Brews in Lynnwood, WA.

Appearance: totally black with a one-finger head of creamy tan foam. Quite attractive.

Smell: light roast malt aroma; quite low in intensity. Well-composed but a bit too subtle.

Taste: classic ashy roast-barley character, plus a very light-intensity dark-color fruitiness toward the end of the palate. Very clean and stylistically accurate; I like it.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of carbonation and a decent creaminess.

Overall: I could quaff quite a bit of this stuff. It's not precisely perfect, but it's pretty darn good.

Serving type: on-tap

11-21-2013 19:55:31 | More by flagmantho
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beertunes

Washington

3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The brewery calls this a "Black Ale", I listed it here as it seems to the closest category. It's actually closest to a Schwarzbier, except for being an Ale instead of a lager.

The beer poured a translucent black with a thin tan head that had OK retention and light lacing. There were some nice roasted scents in the nose, along with a nice hop tang. On the tongue the crisp hops pop across the tongue first, with the roast playing a nice supporting role.

The body was crisp and clean. Drinkability was very good, if this were local for me it would be in my regular rotation. Worth seeking out.

Serving type: on-tap

07-01-2010 22:38:28 | More by beertunes
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Reidrover

Oregon

3.91/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pint at "b2" Taphouse in Salem. $4.00 Dark brown beer..ruby hints around the edge,small tan head..it goes fast Dark chocolate,semi-bitter coffee aromas,small hint of floral hop very small. Nice. .Taste similar to the aroma but with milky aspects and no hop. Very smooth stuff. Good smooth mouth feel..goes down a treat. Very nice drinkable porter.

Serving type: on-tap

01-13-2014 04:53:16 | More by Reidrover
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Boozecamel

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.4%

01-03-2014 16:13:33 | More by Boozecamel
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Elimination

Oregon

4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From a growler into standard pint.

Look is a dark blackish brown that is barely visible through the other side, thin white head

smell: cocoa, malt, slight hops.

Taste a bit of chocolate, coffee, very little hop presence and low ibus all together but this is what it is supposed to be. Its not a 'brown ale' its a 'black' if there really was a category. very tasty, very well rounded

mouthfeel, very good carbonation, slight aftertaste of coffee that lingers

Very good beer overall, this is definatly trying to be a style changer. no its not a cda, stout, porter, or even a brown, it is what it is, and its good.

Serving type: growler

08-19-2010 20:09:58 | More by Elimination
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leftoverburrito

Oregon

4/5  rDev +3.4%

04-11-2014 21:55:13 | More by leftoverburrito
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kscaldef

Oregon

4/5  rDev +3.4%

01-06-2014 00:54:36 | More by kscaldef
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Black 13 from Boneyard Beer Company
86 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.