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Bootleg Black Market Ale | Bootleg Brewery

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Bootleg Black Market AleBootleg Black Market Ale
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Bootleg Black Market AleBootleg Black Market Ale

Brewed by:
Bootleg Brewery

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by eric5bellies on 07-09-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of stevoj
2.96/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Draft at brewery. Initially hard to tell if this was trying to be a schwarzbier or dunkel, as IPA hoppiness fell short of the mark. Not much of a head on this, looks like motor oil in the glass, but nice roast malt in the taste saved the day

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Photo of heygeebee
4.14/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From Cellerbrations Carlisle, no BB.

Pours black 'n' tan.... Two fingers of coarse bubbles. Lace excellent, sheets and clumps.

Aromas are moderate, mainly of roasts.

Taste is better, with citrus hops in the mix, following on from a full and firm roast malt mid palate. Hint of Vanilla, oddly. Definitely hops beat malts, to answer the question, Black IPA or Hoppy stout?

Mouthfeel is well balanced, medium weight, and moderately carbonated.

This is not the best Black IPA I have had, but its also not the worst. Solid.

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Photo of KalanM
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of MrKennedy
3.62/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle into a Mikkeller wine glass. Thanks to ADZA for this as part of a birthday box!

Appearance is matt black with a touch of cola about it when held up to the light. Big 3 fingers of tan foam on top. The head recedes slowly to film.

Smells of pine & pineapple with only a touch of cocoa & chocolate to give some idea of what is next. Very nice and pretty well on the mark.

Taste starts with roast & chocolate plus some cocoa and takes a while for pine to come out. When it does it helps keep the darker style flavours at bay.

Some roast astringency to start with, then it balances out a bit with hop bitterness. Very good body to it. Seems bigger than 5.6%.

A bit if disconnect between all the elements early on but it opens up into a good Black IPA. Been keen to try this for a while and expectations were met. Nice seasonal from a sometimes forgotten good WA brewery.

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Photo of CrazyDavros
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours black with an annoyingly huge, growing tan head.
Nose shows tropical fruit and piny hops along with some resinous notes, caramel and light roasted malt.
Flavours include a fair whack of tropical, piny and grapefruit hops with aggressive roasted malt showing up after, contributing some coffee notes.
Carbonation is a bit too high.

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Photo of mulder1010
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

1 Liter growler poured into a Great Divide glass
Thanks to ADZA for the growler

A-- Poured a dark cola color, settled black with just a couple hints of ruby. Two finger light mocha colored head, finally fell to a thick foam and collar. Good head retention and body to this.

S-- Reasonable amount of coffee and roast but once warmed up the galaxy hops ( am assuming) blew up. Pineapple, passion fruit, pavlova and backed with notes of roast, chocolate and coffee. Not bad.

T-- Pineapple and passion fruit followed by slight notes of roast, chocolate, and acidic coffee. Good amount of hop bitterness breaks through the body and acid.

M-- Light bodied, medium high carbonation, and creamy. Little bit of a harsh metallic pine, lemon and pineapple bitterness that distracts. Could use a bit more chocolate and roast to mask or soften the galaxy hops.

O-- Hits every note of what a Black IPA should be. Ticks every box well. Quite drinkable but think this needs more of a roast and chocolate character. Otherwise a good beer. Easy to have a couple.

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Photo of ADZA
3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark kola hue with beautiful carbonation that leaves behind a creamy frothy two finger head that stays and also heaps of lacing,the smell is piney hops,vanilla,grapefruit and some stonefruit,the mouthfeel is medium bodied and has tastes of piney resinous hops,grapefruit,vanilla,lychee and finished with a another hit of piney hops and overall this smacks of hops it really is hop dominated and the malt only makes a brief cameo and overall if you dont like lots of hops this brew wont be up your alley but is very drinkable for me just wish it was abit more balanced.

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Photo of eric5bellies
3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Drank from my Stella Tulip

A - Pours a nice deep deep Mahogany colour with a two fingered tanned head, that reduces reluctantly. Nice

S - From the bottle has all the right aromas Grapefruit, citrus and pineapple. One poured the aroams are more pronounced. Very Nice

T - Up front its a little creamy before pronounced hop kick in and give flavours of Grapefruit and bitter citrus. The finish is a long bitterness with adn nice creamy end.

M - Medium body and medium to full carbonation. Maybe a little thin.

O - The best beer from this brewery that I have tried. A big step in the right direction
from their core range, which is bland.

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Bootleg Black Market Ale from Bootleg Brewery
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 8 ratings
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