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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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Philousa

California

3.78/5  rDev -3.6%

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.

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

California

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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

California

4/5  rDev +2%

07-10-2014 15:43:26 | More by BreweryRun
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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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vma

California

4/5  rDev +2%

03-24-2014 06:42:45 | More by vma
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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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jaredkc889

California

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

08-05-2014 14:14:22 | More by jaredkc889
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the_encinitan

California

4/5  rDev +2%

07-10-2014 02:26:31 | More by the_encinitan
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colforbin73

California

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

05-27-2012 03:24:46 | More by colforbin73
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shade13


3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

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

California

4/5  rDev +2%

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

California

4/5  rDev +2%

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

California

4/5  rDev +2%

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

Arizona

3/5  rDev -23.5%

03-01-2014 15:51:04 | More by thebeeler
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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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jdougherty

California

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

01-30-2012 07:23:20 | More by jdougherty
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jwalden

California

4/5  rDev +2%

07-05-2013 21:06:53 | More by jwalden
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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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kimbo33

Pennsylvania

4.8/5  rDev +22.4%

What a crazy idea! A black rye...and I love it! Shared this with a friend. Rye and smoky malts are obviously a perfect match. Nice bubbly mouthfeel...smooth aftertaste. Goes down very easy for a beer with that much roasted flavor up front. Rye adds nice complexity to it. Almost no hop flavor, all malt. WOuld seek this out.

02-18-2012 01:35:40 | More by kimbo33
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FlandersNed

Indiana

5/5  rDev +27.6%

11-30-2011 04:14:18 | More by FlandersNed
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99firehawkman

California

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

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

California

4/5  rDev +2%

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

Georgia

4/5  rDev +2%

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

California

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

11-15-2012 17:09:48 | More by silentdonkey
Boardwalk Black Rye from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.