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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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kingmaker

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +2.3%

04-15-2013 02:54:35 | More by kingmaker
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2GOOFY

California

4/5  rDev +2.3%

03-31-2013 02:53:07 | More by 2GOOFY
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somnus

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

03-18-2013 23:19:42 | More by somnus
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YamagamiTravis

Saskatchewan (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.3%

03-07-2013 13:41:27 | More by YamagamiTravis
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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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Pugs78

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

12-19-2012 06:52:33 | More by jmccraney
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BeerManDan

California

4.23/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice dark brown in color with a fair amount of tan foam and an average amount of lace on the sides of the pint glass. The smell of roasted malts, dark roasted coffee and a possible hint of caramel. A real nice aroma of different components with out the over powering smell of alcohol. Dark roasted, slightly burnt, coffee flavor, along with a touch of dark bitter chocolate, roasted malts, with an aftertaste of rye. A very different flavor that is bitter and yet, very pleasant! Don't forget you can also get that alcohol kick after a few minutes.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2012 23:12:34 | More by BeerManDan
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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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sbanacho

California

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

12-09-2012 19:29:38 | More by sbanacho
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silentdonkey

California

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

11-15-2012 17:09:48 | More by silentdonkey
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andidsaywhat


4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

10-19-2012 17:49:07 | More by andidsaywhat
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kevgod

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

10-18-2012 04:34:05 | More by kevgod
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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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tbeq00

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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

California

4/5  rDev +2.3%

10-03-2012 02:23:47 | More by pepelemofo
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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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gleemonger

California

4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

09-07-2012 20:18:47 | More by gleemonger
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wethorseblanket

California

3.58/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Universal City location.

A: Pours black with a thin mocha head which leaves sheets and blobs of lace.

N: Roasted malts with a faint citrus note. As warms more citrus comes along.

T: Roasty almost to the point of char. Pine and spicy from the rye malt.

M: Creamy, full body and semi-moderate carbonation.

O: Perhaps too much roast for me. Served very cold. Allow this to warm up some.

Serving type: on-tap

08-17-2012 02:45:09 | More by wethorseblanket
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99firehawkman

California

3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

08-04-2012 02:42:28 | More by 99firehawkman
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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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shade13


3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

07-25-2012 21:34:23 | More by shade13
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tempest

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a bottle at a Whole Foods. It poured dark brown with a thick tan head and lacing in my mug. It's a thick black ale that first reminds me of an imperial porter for all the cocoa. But as the beer warmed the spicy rye and citrus hops came forward. Still, I'd like less body, there's a lot of vague barley sweetness that's getting in the way of the hops and rye. Not a bad take on the style, but not my favorite either. On the West Coast I'd opt for a Deschutes Hop in the Dark.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2012 00:14:51 | More by tempest
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colforbin73

California

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

05-27-2012 03:24:46 | More by colforbin73
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A very nice american black ale. Carries all of the characteristics you want to see, but delivers it in a very drinkable fashion. Can't really think of any detractors besides a bit too much carbonation. Doesn't matter though. This is still a nice beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2012 04:26:42 | More by RblWthACoz
Boardwalk Black Rye from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.