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Boardwalk Black Rye - Karl Strauss Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

83 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 83
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 14.29%
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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akang

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

11-22-2013 12:35:37 | More by akang
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SocalKicks

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

11-22-2013 06:26:45 | More by SocalKicks
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InfernoBoss

California

4/5  rDev +2%

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

California

4/5  rDev +2%

10-06-2013 03:39:55 | More by GatorCoop
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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

California

4.43/5  rDev +13%

for starters, my bottle says BOARDWALK BLACK RYE IPA. I cannot find anything else like this on BA, and I think they recently changed the label... i'm confused, but here goes (quickly):
black pour with a nice little head that is not very firm; smells nice and roasty. smells very nice. some green hop in there and some espresso, I think, and the taste follows that suit. a little burnt-ness to it, but very easy going down. rye seems to come at the finish with a little bitterness but overall this is pleasantly better than I was expecting. my apologies. I just hadn't had much respect for karl strauss but this is a serious abv with an astonishingly easy drinkability. I want to give it an 87 on appearance and smell but cannot, so I split them.

08-15-2013 00:53:24 | More by pkalix
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funkel81

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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

Georgia

4/5  rDev +2%

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

California

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

07-29-2013 05:32:18 | More by DSkilling
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TheSixthRing

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Appearance - Pours a near pitch black with the faintest of red tinge, while the head peaks out at 2 fingers thick and is a light tan in color. Good retention, resulting in a thin layer of suds across the surface. Lacing is strong with great stick.

Smell - Strong notes of roasted malt and char smokiness. Chocolate. Distant coffee notes. Light floral and citrus hop presence.

Taste - Follows the nose. Predominant roasted malts. Char and peat smokiness. Dark chocolate. Moderate hops give it a touch of citrus zing, but they are nowhere near the star of the show. Where's the rye? Only hints in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Full-bodied with lively carbonation. Creamy, but the carbonation gives it a whipped-like quality. Undoubtedly will thicken up as it loses CO2.

Overall - Drinks much closer to a light, smokey RIS than it does your typical Classic 'Black IPA'. Reminiscent of Mad River Serious Madness and Grand Teton Black Cauldron alike. I don't get much rye flavor, and when rye is in the name of the beer, it should be the featured character; here it is not, thus the lower overall score. If rye weren't in the name, with probably gets a 90 score from me. Still as a beer itself, without taking into consideration the style, this is really good and a definite future buy.

07-18-2013 06:22:03 | More by TheSixthRing
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Zbeetleman

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

07-08-2013 05:22:01 | More by Zbeetleman
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jwalden

California

4/5  rDev +2%

07-05-2013 21:06:53 | More by jwalden
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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

California

2.5/5  rDev -36.2%

05-18-2013 22:21:41 | More by afrokaze
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Fatehunter

Oregon

4.04/5  rDev +3.1%

Poured a finger of tan head on a black body.
The aroma is a rich roasted malt, coffee and molasses. Wonderful.
The taste is rich as well. Roasted malt, rye spice, coffee just a little bit burnt.
The texture is crisp with low to moderate carbonation.
Quite delicious.

05-14-2013 02:45:47 | More by Fatehunter
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2dogbrew

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +2%

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

California

4/5  rDev +2%

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

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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

Saskatchewan (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2%

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

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

02-06-2013 05:31:42 | More by Devinph
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Pugs78

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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

California

4.23/5  rDev +7.9%

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.

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

Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev -0.5%

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.

12-16-2012 06:07:24 | More by Dope
Boardwalk Black Rye from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.