Butchertown Black Ale - Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
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4.73/5 rDev +24.1%
poured into cold pint glass...
A- real dark appearance, looks like a pepsi, it is a black ale so kind of expected...2 fingers of head which is dark colored as well
S- definitely some roasted notes, also picking up some fruit/citrus possibly
T- geez thats some tasty craft brew...super refreshing and a great light roasted aftertaste definitely worth TRYING
M - light carbonation, full body flavor
O-really one of my favorites, this beer has it all, dark bodied appearance w/ full flavor that leaves a pleasant aftertaste, and at the same time really easy to drink, could slam 3-4 of these real quick and at 8% that's a good thing..
12-11-2012 01:50:34 | More by austincsuf
4.3/5 rDev +12.9%
Pours very dark brown that borders on black, with the brown color only showing around the edges when the light hits it. The tan head was 2 fingers, very thick and foamy, leaving excellent foam lacing coating the sides and rings as it went down; an outstanding looking beer.
Smells of sweet malt, coffee, caramel, toffee, roasted grains, bakers chocolate, grapefruit, floral hops, herbs and cocoa powder; the sweet chocolate notes stand out the most and the ending citrus and floral hop aroma mix well with the malts and roasted grains, which smell like charcoal or burnt wood. A great smelling nose that is very complex and full of everything that makes beer enjoyable.
Tastes like it smells, but more rich and full of flavor, with sweet malt, coffee, caramel, toffee, cocoa powder, roasted grains, bakers chocolate, grapefruit, citrus hops, lemon zest, floral hops, flowers, herbs, pine cone/piney hops, brown sugar and spruce tips or some other spice like tea leaf or pepper; the sweet chocolate notes start things off, followed by herbs and floral hops and then some more sweetness like caramel, vanilla or a Frappuccino. The hops let this brew end bitter and still sweet, completely hiding the ABV.
Mouthfeel is creamy and very smooth, with a medium chewy body, mild carbonation and a nice sweet bitter finish.
This is what a craft beer is all about: the total beer experience that smells good, looks good and tastes great. Factor in that the price ($8 for a 25 oz bottle) was reasonable and I will seek out the beer again and suggest everyone tries it.
11-07-2012 03:01:38 | More by CHickman
4.23/5 rDev +11%
A - Pours a dark brown-black color with a finger of frothy khaki colored head. The head fades down fairly slowly leaving behind some nice lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of roasted chocolate malts with some pine hops and a bit of citrus, and some coffee and bready smells.
T - Starts off with a mix of roasted chocolate malts and grapefruit and citrus hops with a bit of bitterness. Through the middle, some pine hops and a bit more bitterness comes through with some coffee and a bit of bready malts. The finish is a mix of chocolate malts, pine hops, citrus zest, and some roasted coffee.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet and bready finish.
D - Very drinkable. Nicely balanced Black IPA with good malty flavors and just enough hops.
08-17-2012 03:36:35 | More by ngeunit1
4.22/5 rDev +10.8%
A: Pours a very dark brown, nearing black. Creamy off-white head.
S: Lots of resinous piney hops and some roasted malts in the background.
T: Pine galore. The pine aroma leads into a quite strong bitterness with not much else making its way out. A good representation of a growing style.
M: Medium bodied and well-carbonated. Somewhat dry.
D: Quite drinkable--had no idea the abv was so high until I looked this one up on BA this morning.
10-03-2009 12:49:32 | More by Thorpe429
Butchertown Black Ale from Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
86 out of 100 based on 154 ratings.