Hooligan Black Ale | Boston Beer Works - Canal Street

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Brewed by:
Boston Beer Works - Canal Street
Massachusetts, United States
beerworks.net

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by GarthDanielson on 05-06-2012

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Ratings:
6
Reviews:
3
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
7.92%
 
 
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of Bierman9
4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Stopped into Lowell Beer Works on 21SEP13 with Alewife and Caitlin for lunch, enroute to BOS for my flight to Germany. Started with a pint of this, for $5.75.

Poured a deep, dark, opaque chestnut brown. Had a creamy, frothy mocha head, with excellent stick on the glass. Aroma was nice and roasty, with lots of rindy citrus. It was fairly smooth, and about a medium for body.

Had a solid roastiness, with some sweetness at the outset. Mocha-choco notes are present, with lots of citrus. It was quite rindy, resiny and pithy. A real nice offering to start off with. Prosit!!

4.23/5 rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Photo of kaelingirl
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of smcolw
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Near black color. A minimum of light passes through the edge. Small but lasting head; leaves ring lace with some lasting streaks.

Excellent hop nose with a solid deeply toasted malt. Very nice.

Starts with a nearly burnt malt. There's a slow introduction of hop bitterness. The swallow is spicy and the aftertaste is like sucking a hop pellet. Very nice taste voyage. Interestingly complex. Body--above average; carbonation-- also elevated.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
4.12/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on-tap and served in a tumbler, the beer is a dark brown coloring with some ruby highlighting and a smooth, creamy, clingy beige head. Aromas of roasted grains and a subtle, deeo, resiny hops nose. Flavors are roasted overall, with a smooth coffee and cream backbone giving rise to a bitter, resiny, wet hops presence. Very smooth and very well balanced. The aftertaste is a blending of the sweet and bitter characters, leaving a slightly drying bitter finish. Good, solid beer.

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Hooligan Black Ale from Boston Beer Works - Canal Street
4.04 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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