Black Betty | Beavertown Brewery

Black BettyBlack Betty
BA SCORE
88.8%
Liked This Beer
4.05 w/ 161 ratings
Black BettyBlack Betty
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Beavertown Brewery
England, United Kingdom
beavertownbrewery.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Malt: Pale, Caragold, Caramalt, Wheat, Carafa II, Carafa III
Hops: Magnum, Columbus, Chinook, Citra

Added by Jason on 02-18-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,848
Reviews:
36
Ratings:
161
Liked:
143
Avg:
4.05/5
pDev:
7.9%
Alströms:
3.92
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
30
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 161 |  Reviews: 36
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2.75/5  rDev -32.1%

Photo of Cramshawbar
3.25/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This is a nice, dark IPA, although it is a bit too bitter for my taste. Thus my score is probably too low for those who like this style. Still, I can taste the craft.

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Photo of HookemHoos
3.32/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of byronic
3.33/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MikeKSmith
3.48/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pin
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheMissingDrink
3.55/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Visual: Pitch black. Creamy, tight tan head. Clinging strings of lacing.

Nose: Dandelion and Burdock sweetness. Fruit Salad sweets. Slightly smoky. Very roasted backbone.

Taste: Burnt toast, caramel sweetness. Dark chocolate. Sweet, refreshing hops. Hugely bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Syrupy but not heavy. Plenty of tiny bubbles. Drying.

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Photo of kamikazeokami
3.58/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HurrahBeer
3.58/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bylerteck
3.59/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Nicely balanced and drinkable. Well crafted, but doesn't do anything new. Decent.

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Photo of MayonakaStout
3.6/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rbloomberg3
3.61/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chinchill
3.63/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From a cask at the 2015 Atlanta Cask Ale Tasting.

This is basically an American Black IPA made in the U.K. It has a robust contribution from a mix of Western (USA) hops. Better balanced than most ales of this style, the hops and dark malts blend more than clash.

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3.65/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Halfbrother83
3.67/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GONZALOYANNA
3.68/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap. Nonic glass. Enjoyed @ Cerveceria Freiburg (Barcelona). Pours very dark amber in color showing reddish brown lights. Tan head & some lacing on sides are made of creamy & lasting foam. Roasted aroma, hints of licorice & resins, delicate citric & cumin notes as well as subtle caramel on the back side. Sweet roasted & caramelish flavors at first sip then rising citric, earthy & resinous hoppiness flood all over. Medium body. Soft carbonation. Oily texture. Wet unleavened bread in the middle. Flavorful bitter finish on a solid toasted malty bed. Citric & resiny aftertaste. Refreshing & easy drinkable.

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Photo of flyingpig
3.69/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle from Good Spirits Co, Glasgow (£3.20):
Black with a tall head that is a medium brown and creamy looking with great retention and very little in the way of reduction initially.

Hoppy & bitter with tropical fruits aroma that consists of some peach, lemon and mild grapefruit with plenty of juices coming through too. There is some darker notes as well with a hint of chocolate and some roasted, sweet malts making an appearance too, as well as some sugar, liquorice and floral notes.

Mild bitterness with some grapefruit to kick things off with. There is some tropical fruits coming through too and definite caramel malts that give the beer some sweetness. Again more liquorice and hops with a further bitter kick plus sugar, citrus and strong fruits.

Medium bodied and quite bitter with a very juicy and fruity feel to the drink. There is moderate carbonation and the beer has a solid citrus tang to it throughout.

A pleasant taste with plenty of fruit and juices coupled with some darker flavours that made for a nice twist on the usual but it felt slightly over done with in some areas. Nice but probably not one I'll drink regularly.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bpierre
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brbrocc
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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Black Betty from Beavertown Brewery
Beer rating: 88.8% out of 100 with 161 ratings
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