Butchertown Black Ale - Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
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District of Columbia
3.6/5 rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Poured into a Stone Snifter.
Decent look - dark brown/super dark red even. Lots of persistent lacing covering the sides all the way down. Nose has some roasted malts along with pine - basically an IPA and Porter combination. Taste is fairly bitter even with the roastiness present. Tolerable. Certainly glad this wasn't very expensive.
Serving type: bottle
03-14-2014 22:53:49 | More by hops202
3.71/5 rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Serving Type- From a bottle poured into a pint glass
Appearance- Dark black, thick off white head, almost a silky black color
Smell- Pine, roasted malts, chocolate, spruce
Taste- Pine, roasted malts, chocolate, resin, coffee, a bit of an booze taste but goes down pretty smooth for an 8 plus ABV beer
Mouth-feel- Smooth silky taste, foamy head
Overall- An outstanding black ale one of my favorite black ales around and one of the best beers made by Speakeasy..If you have not tried this beer and you can get it...you MUST try it...its pretty great
Serving type: bottle
12-23-2013 05:03:12 | More by Tony49er
4/5 rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Had a glass at Oliver's in Astoria. My big complaint with black ale is that they're usually just hoppy porters—thick and roasted with vague hops buried under the malts. No so here. In fact, I'd call this my favorite Speakeasy beer. There are a clean, clear dark chocolate and roasted grain flavor next to, and complementing, the big citrus hop character. The body is no thicker than a pale ale, making this a little dangerous, but very tasting and pleasing. Give it a shot.
Serving type: on-tap
11-25-2013 14:32:35 | More by tempest
Butchertown Black Ale from Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
86 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.