Black 13 | Boneyard Beer Company

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BA SCORE
66%
Liked This Beer
3.83 w/ 53 ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boneyard Beer Company
Oregon, United States
boneyardbeer.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
13 IBUs

Added by beertunes on 07-01-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,668
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
53
Liked:
35
Avg:
3.83/5
pDev:
9.4%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
3
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 53 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of olradetbalder
3.54/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mdaschaf
3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was poured into a becher pint glass. The appearance was a dark brown close to black color with a cap of a little off white foamy head that fell off at a moderate pace. The aroma had some almonds - sweet and roasty, light coffee bean roast, some dark chocolate bitterness and a little bit of earthy hop bitterness. The flavor leaned into the blend of the sweet and the roastiness. Bitterness played a decent part in the underneath. The aftertaste was somewhat roasty and sweet. The finish was moderately roasty and sweet. The palate was just a touch under medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation and ABV felt good. Overall, I'd have again.

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Photo of flagmantho
3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I had this on-tap in a straight-sided glass at Special Brews in Lynnwood, WA.

Appearance: totally black with a one-finger head of creamy tan foam. Quite attractive.

Smell: light roast malt aroma; quite low in intensity. Well-composed but a bit too subtle.

Taste: classic ashy roast-barley character, plus a very light-intensity dark-color fruitiness toward the end of the palate. Very clean and stylistically accurate; I like it.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of carbonation and a decent creaminess.

Overall: I could quaff quite a bit of this stuff. It's not precisely perfect, but it's pretty darn good.

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Photo of John_M
4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is an American Brown ale? Anyway, on tap at the Belmont Station fringe festival the other day.

The beer pours a blackish brown color with good head retention and lacing. The nose is pretty attractive (for a stout... not sure about a brown ale), showcasing coffee, licorise and burnt toast. The beer has a very prominent roasty malt aroma, but smells as if it will be pretty dry on the palate. In fact the beer is indeed pretty dry, despite the roasty component. Otherwise, the licorise and coffee seem to take top billing in the flavor profile, with the very modest sweetness turning quite dry, even leading to a hint of light sour. Mouthfeel is soft and creamy, with the beer showing a long, dry, slightly bitter finish. Alcohol doesn't seem very high in this one (maybe in the 6% range?), and drinkability isn't bad at all.

This came across to me as combination oatmeal, irish, milk stout (though I wouldn't disagree with Terry's suggestion that it's very reminescent of a schwarzbier as well), and one that I found to be uncomplicated and easy drinking. The (presumed) low alcohol is a bonus.

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Photo of beertunes
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The brewery calls this a "Black Ale", I listed it here as it seems to the closest category. It's actually closest to a Schwarzbier, except for being an Ale instead of a lager.

The beer poured a translucent black with a thin tan head that had OK retention and light lacing. There were some nice roasted scents in the nose, along with a nice hop tang. On the tongue the crisp hops pop across the tongue first, with the roast playing a nice supporting role.

The body was crisp and clean. Drinkability was very good, if this were local for me it would be in my regular rotation. Worth seeking out.

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Photo of barleywinefiend
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured dark brown with a small khaki colored cap, leaving minimal lacing as I drank

S: Nice roastiness with coffee, some cocoa and a blend of light but noticable flowers and pine

T: Nice roastiness upfront with coffee, cocoa, a it dry yet creamy. SOme pine resin can be detected

M: Medium bodies, dry and nice not so bitter finish but the body was a just a wee thin I felt

O: Tasty, good rep for the style and another Boneyard score.

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Photo of kscaldef
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of twelveinches
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of anteater
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pours a finger and half of tan head on a black body.
The aroma is roasted malt, coffee and dark chocolate.
The taste has a mild sweet start, then goes to coffee bitterness. Great profile.
The texture is crisp.
Really enjoyable.

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Photo of Reidrover
3.91/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pint at "b2" Taphouse in Salem. $4.00 Dark brown beer..ruby hints around the edge,small tan head..it goes fast Dark chocolate,semi-bitter coffee aromas,small hint of floral hop very small. Nice. .Taste similar to the aroma but with milky aspects and no hop. Very smooth stuff. Good smooth mouth feel..goes down a treat. Very nice drinkable porter.

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Photo of strongaf
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of KevMo84
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of GilGarp
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of grittybrews
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a deep cola brown/black into a tulip with a finger of light khaki head. Aroma dominated by roasty coffee, cocoa, and hints of smoke.

Moderate carbonation and a creamy, somewhat light mouthfeel. Mild coffee up front followed by unexpected sweet notes of cocoa and caramel. Lingering finish returns to the bitter/smoke character.

Quite a bit of flavor for a relatively low gravity schwarzbier. Good balance of roast/smoke and malty sweetness.

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Photo of vkv822
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Pours black with a creamy, tan head.

Roasty, espresso malt notes, with a creamy body and mild carbonation.

A well done stout. Nothing out of this world, but certainly something I would enjoy having again.

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Photo of Hoptometrist
3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap into a nonic glass.

A- Poured black with off-white soapy head that left quite a bit of splashy lace.

S- Pretty big roasted malt and dark fruit notes, some roasted coffee notes.

T- Pretty dark fruit forward for a stout with lots of roasted malt and some coffee notes. Not really getting any chocolate notes.

M- Medium body, pretty smooth, soft carbonation, and mostly dry finish.

O- A pretty solid stout from Boneyard, not quite as bold as I what I have come to expect from Boneyard.

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Photo of Zaximus
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jdense
3.4/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Belmont Station during Fringe Fest OBF week.

Dark brown/almost black opaque body, no visible carbonation. One finger light tan head, quick dissipation with minimal lacing. Some roasted malts in the nose, balanced with a bit of sweetness and floral hops. The taste is chocolate and coffee with some sweet malts, but not a lot of hoppiness. Mouthfeel is pretty thin, some effervescence leading to a fairly dry finish. Drinkability *may* be pretty good, but not sure about the style, thought I would assert this isn't an American Brown Ale. John's suggestion of a sweet stout makes more sense. A bit too sweet for my taste.

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Photo of leftoverburrito
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Docer
3.72/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On Tap at the BeerMongers.... here in PDX... a keg traveled!

- Rich dark brown... can barely see through the edges... light mocha to light brown head... light lacing....

- Rich grain, oats... roasty... pine hops, w/ a touch of floral notes.... overall smells balanced.

- Smooth malty grain, rich and lightly sweet... little bready.. roasted and nutty.... hops are present to balance this one out... light citrus and pine...

- Medium bodied... not at all chewy or sticky....

- little filling, robust, and quite drinkable... a meal in a bomber! Worth the have, and certainly fantastic for a new brewery!

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Photo of Eighty
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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Black 13 from Boneyard Beer Company
Beer rating: 66% out of 100 with 53 ratings
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