Busted Knuckle Ale | Big Woods Brewing Co. / Quaff On! Brewing Company

Busted Knuckle AleBusted Knuckle Ale
BA SCORE
61.1%
Liked This Beer
3.79 w/ 131 ratings
Busted Knuckle AleBusted Knuckle Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Big Woods Brewing Co. / Quaff On! Brewing Company
Indiana, United States
bigwoodsbeer.com

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This is our signature ale. Busted Knuckle is a hybrid ale, most similar to a “light” porter. We say “light” because, while it does have complexity, it is also a very smooth and approachable beer.

Added by robwestcott on 11-07-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,468
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
131
Liked:
80
Avg:
3.79/5
pDev:
12.93%
Alströms:
3.8
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
45
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 131 |  Reviews: 26
Photo of IvoryFoxhole
4.08/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle at Rathskeller in Indianapolis.

Very cool porter/ale mashup. Has a molasses/cinnamon thing going on, but carbonation and pineyness make it very drinkable. Really like.

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Photo of CowboyFromHell666
4.82/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Beerbubby
3.11/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Good beer ... high alcohol content not noticeable in taste ... not highly hopped ... not overly sweet like many strong beers

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice brown body, mostly opaque, dark, with minimal head and lacing, tan in color. Nose is roast, caramel and earthy hops. Solid malt flavors, bread and molasses, with a brisk and spicy close. Decent.

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Photo of EMV
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had on-tap at the Yard House in Indianapolis. Poured into a pint glass.

L: Clear dark mahogany brown pour. Nearly black with 2 fingers of foamy tannish head. Solid lacing.

S: Classic roasted malts and chicory. Dark sugars.

T/F: Toasted malts and sugars.... mild coffee and cocoa. Baked raisin and singed bread. Surprisingly light in body. Well carbonated. Finish is roast and mild hop bitterness.

O: A nice light porter. Complex flavor, tasty and enjoyable.

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Photo of Phoodcritic
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WoodBrew
3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I tried this beer at BW3s in Fishers, IN. It poured an opaque dark with no head and no lace. The scent had hints of earth and chocolate. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink. The mouthfeel medium in body with smooth carbonation. Overall is a decent beer.

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Photo of Nunya
3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ganndoe
3.62/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of xdtfx
2.75/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Chackman151
3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SeanVonMorrison
3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dsauter
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Aisha
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DoctorEvil65
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VaporDome
3.33/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of secondtooth
3.67/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Nearly opaque black in glass. Very little lace at all.

Aroma: Chocolate, roasty coffee. Faithful to style, and appealing for sure.

Taste: Mostly cocoa here, with a trace of coffee around the edges. The body here is fairly light, and this one’s more than drinkable and a great gateway to heavier stouts. Tasty and easy to drink (despite the relatively high ABV).

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Photo of MrDis
3.43/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brittanylicious
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of heysuz
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of icemanexit
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of crownrl28
4.02/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jerrynmidge
4.49/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Busted Knuckle Ale from Big Woods Brewing Co. / Quaff On! Brewing Company
Beer rating: 61.1% out of 100 with 131 ratings
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