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Butchertown Black Ale - Speakeasy Ales & Lagers

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Butchertown Black AleButchertown Black Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

151 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 151
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.07%
Wants: 4
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Speakeasy Ales & Lagers 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: augustgarage on 10-07-2011)
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Srecko

Serbia

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

11-30-2013 01:09:13 | More by Srecko
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tempest

Pennsylvania

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
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

11-24-2013 03:59:22 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

11-21-2013 22:27:41 | More by ejimhof
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prock180

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

11-17-2013 20:03:58 | More by prock180
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thinwhiteduke

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

11-14-2013 02:19:29 | More by thinwhiteduke
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nygannon

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

11-11-2013 03:00:38 | More by nygannon
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AndrewMichael

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

11-10-2013 02:58:41 | More by AndrewMichael
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rojocorsa

California

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

11-09-2013 05:37:08 | More by rojocorsa
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John_Squires

New York

2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

11-08-2013 02:27:06 | More by John_Squires
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5%

11-03-2013 04:01:50 | More by Knapp85
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chugamugofsud

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

10-27-2013 07:02:09 | More by chugamugofsud
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured a finger and half of tan head on a black body. Looks great.
The aroma is pine, spruce and some caramel candy. Enjoyable.
The taste has nice roasted malt with a big dose of pine bitterness. I like it.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
It's the best of roast malt and bitter.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2013 02:10:56 | More by Fatehunter
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BAsbill

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

10-22-2013 03:57:39 | More by BAsbill
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InfernoBoss

California

4/5  rDev +5%

10-16-2013 07:07:20 | More by InfernoBoss
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a really nice black ale, I wish there were more of these around. my second beer from speakeasy in as many days, both impressive in some fashion. this one pours inky black with a brown tinted soapy white head. looks like a bubble bath on top, almost 3 inches tall and sticking tightly to the edge of my English bubble pint. the nose is dark barley, char, bitter chocolate, and hops. west coast in nature, the hops here are dank and oily, pungent, and offer a fruity element to contrast with the really dark roast on the malts. bitter hints of coffee on the finish of this one, and a round almost oatmeal body on it gives it a silky smooth feel. its a bigger beer, maybe unnecessarily strong in alcohol content, not that you can taste it, but just that I want to drink more of this stuff than my limits will let me before being wasted. a bomber is plenty, but if this were closer to 6%, a sixer would not be too much. overall a nice brew, expertly crafted, and perfect for the fall season. I will continue to explore the speakeasy lineup new to Colorado.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2013 18:58:57 | More by StonedTrippin
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

10-03-2013 16:48:11 | More by Kmlund
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111213forlife

California

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

09-27-2013 02:51:11 | More by 111213forlife
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Onelove

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

09-27-2013 02:21:02 | More by Onelove
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Amalak

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

09-25-2013 02:25:38 | More by Amalak
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

09-23-2013 21:10:08 | More by HuskyinPDX
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Nage37

California

4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

09-21-2013 16:45:09 | More by Nage37
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Jason1337

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -21.3%

09-21-2013 13:51:23 | More by Jason1337
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Arizona

4/5  rDev +5%

09-10-2013 22:46:27 | More by UncleAddie
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Spaz7

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

09-08-2013 23:28:03 | More by Spaz7
Butchertown Black Ale from Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
86 out of 100 based on 151 ratings.