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Boardwalk Black Rye - Karl Strauss Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

88 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 88
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 14.1%
Wants: 15
Gots: 5 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Thorpe429 on 07-19-2011)
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Photo of rand
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

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3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

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Boardwalk Black Rye from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.