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Boardwalk Black Rye - Karl Strauss Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

82 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 82
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 14.32%
Wants: 16
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Karl Strauss Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Thorpe429 on 07-19-2011)
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Pugs78

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

01-27-2013 05:00:19 | More by Pugs78
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Zaphog

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

12-13-2013 20:18:02 | More by Zaphog
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2dogbrew

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

05-14-2013 02:40:37 | More by 2dogbrew
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funkel81

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

08-11-2013 19:16:43 | More by funkel81
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

06-22-2013 00:34:43 | More by Texasfan549
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tbeq00

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

10-05-2012 03:42:29 | More by tbeq00
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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

10-17-2012 02:46:31 | More by t0rin0
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Devinph

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

02-06-2013 05:31:42 | More by Devinph
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

08-28-2013 16:27:02 | More by GraduatedCashew
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to a generous soul for sending this bottle my way. Served in a tulip.

Pours near black with a good off-white head that sticks around for a bit. Very thin cap and a good-sized collar hang around throughout. Lots of spotty lacing. The nose brings some earthy and piney hops along with a good dosing of roast and some slight chocolate character. The flavor doesn't have quite as much hop character, but there's a nice bitterness to round everything out. There's a touch of rye, though I'm not sure I could have picked it out had I not known it was there. Medium body with good carbonation. Roasty bitterness through the finish. Solid brew.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2011 00:20:25 | More by Thorpe429
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Philousa

California

3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Completely black, even up against the light, with a one finger dense tan head. Even, steady lacing clings to the glass. This smells like a brownie. Thick, dark milk chocolate with a good amount of caramel and a little cracked oat or flour with sugar giving it a bit of a cookie aroma as well. The spicy rye really comes out as it warms, out of the darkness, it seems. Dark, bitter bakers chocolate starts the taste out, followed by burnt toast and dark roasted coffee. Burnt is a pretty good overall description of this one. The rye comes out as it warms, like the aroma, but it's mild and unabrasive. It's bitter, but it seems like it's from the malt, not hops. A metallic copper-ish taste and feel sticks in the throat a bit. The feel tends toward viscous, but only slightly. Finish is dry, similar to a dry stout.

I'm intrigued by this beer. It reminds me of a stout, but it has more flavor. With the amount of grains going into this thing, I would expect it to be a bit more complex. If this had a lower ABV, it would be damn good.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2012 04:58:43 | More by Philousa
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Dope

Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No bottle date on this one. Hopefully not too old.

A: Pours dark brown with a good sized thick light brown head. Head fades quite slowly. Top notch head retention. Mid-range fluffy smears of lacing here and there.

S: Some floral character and citrus. Some raisin/dark fruit? A bit of roasted malt, mostly char. I get just a hint of anise too.

T: A little bit of hoppiness initially, mainly citrus. Get some caramel, char, spices and chocolate in the middle. Caramel fades leaving a much more bitter baker's chocolate and char remaining behind. Touch of citrus and caramel and chocolate lingers in the aftertaste.

M: Medium bodied, a touch chalky in the aftertaste (char).

O: Decent black IPA. Hoppiness is very subdued, though it might be an old bottle (who knows). Roasted malt and caramel is nice though. Didn't get much rye either, maybe there's some in the middle that I couldn't quite identify. Decent but nothing special overall. Might have been really good fresh with some strong hoppiness.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2012 06:07:24 | More by Dope
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rand

California

3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From bomber to Mikasa pint glass

A: Black in color, coffee-tan 2-inch fluffy head that slow to recede. Ample lacing all over the glass

M: The nose is malt-forward, with scents of chocolate, toasted caramelly malts and sweet, multigrain bread. Fresh citrusy hops are right behind, joined by a nice whiff of alcohol.

T: Congruent with the nose, the malty aspects are noticed first, but the hops are more prominent on the palate. Toasty, bready mid-sip as West Coast-style resiny hops more than balance out the chocolate/coffee tones. The sip finishes on the bitter side of the profile.

M: Medium-to-light bodied, ample carbonation. Just about the perfect complexion for the style.

Another tasty brew in Karl Strauss' revamped line up. I just notice "Red Trolley, Off the Rails", which cracked me up because Red Trolley was one of teh reasons I dismissed Karl Strauss for so long. Well, no longer, and although this isn't the best of some the black IPA's to recently pop up around here, it's damn good.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2011 07:39:50 | More by rand
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Jason

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz brown bomber w/ a freshness date.

LOOK: Pitch black, huge head.

SMELL: Spicy rye, thick resin hoppiness, roasty edge, dark fruit, dark bread.

TASTE: Roasty, spicy, hop oil, resin, pipe tobacco, charcoal, alcohol, burnt currants, semi-dry, semi-burnt biscuits.

A beer to seek out ... Rye, hops & roasted character all work great together. Rye is a great twist on the Black IPA.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2011 04:05:07 | More by Jason
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virinow

New York

4/5  rDev +2.3%

07-28-2012 19:45:56 | More by virinow
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InfernoBoss

California

4/5  rDev +2.3%

10-25-2013 03:55:24 | More by InfernoBoss
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jheezee

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.3%

12-08-2011 05:59:03 | More by jheezee
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javiernano

California

4/5  rDev +2.3%

03-06-2012 01:35:33 | More by javiernano
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jwalden

California

4/5  rDev +2.3%

07-05-2013 21:06:53 | More by jwalden
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betterbitter

Georgia

4/5  rDev +2.3%

07-29-2013 18:01:14 | More by betterbitter
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vma

California

4/5  rDev +2.3%

03-24-2014 06:42:45 | More by vma
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laituegonflable

Australia

4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark brown with mahogany edge up to the light. Head is nice and generous at first, dissipates to a sparse film but lovely lace left behind. Sensing a good body here, but yeah, looks nice.

Smells very boozey, but it's a nice character. Lots of coconut, sweet vanilla and marzipan nuttiness. Touch of honey, and a hint of bourbon at the back. Yeah, very pleasant though; nutty and sweet. Good use of rye.

Taste is also very nutty. A bit dry, really, with lots of slightly sour notes of roasted peanuts, macadamias and dark chocolate on the back. Plenty of nutty notes from the rye turns it almost savoury with a slight saltiness, marzipan and hint of brown sugar. Not as big or as boozey as I'd expected but a nice blend of lighter and darker grains for an interesting sweet palate.

Full, smooth, slightly hot from the booze but pretty nice anyway.

Nice beer with good characters. Quite intriguing, could use a little less booziness on the nose and feel.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2011 07:10:31 | More by laituegonflable
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Talisker

California

4/5  rDev +2.3%

01-28-2012 17:23:16 | More by Talisker
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the_encinitan

California

4/5  rDev +2.3%

07-10-2014 02:26:31 | More by the_encinitan
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BreweryRun

California

4/5  rDev +2.3%

07-10-2014 15:43:26 | More by BreweryRun
Boardwalk Black Rye from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.