Boardwalk Black Rye | Karl Strauss Brewing Company

Boardwalk Black RyeBoardwalk Black Rye
BA SCORE
76.1%
Liked This Beer
3.89 w/ 88 ratings
Boardwalk Black RyeBoardwalk Black Rye
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Karl Strauss Brewing Company
California, United States
karlstrauss.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Thorpe429 on 07-19-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
88
Liked:
67
Avg:
3.89/5
pDev:
14.14%
Alströms:
4
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
5
Trade:
0
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pitch black with no light penetrating. Solid, dense foamy khaki head with nice retention and lacing.

Dark malt, chocolate, woody oakiness, and faint hop notes like pine bark on the nose.

Flavor is a little different than other cascadian dark ales due to the rye ( I assume). It has a spicy earthiness that others don't have. Flavors include notes of bitter chocolate, piney bark like hops and a very nice coffee character especially on the back end.

Full bodied, rich yet crisp mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Fairly dry.

Overall this is a damn good beer. I like it because it's different. Great overall character and flavor. I definitely recommend a try with an understanding of something different here.

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Completely black, even up against the light, with a one finger dense tan head. Even, steady lacing clings to the glass. This smells like a brownie. Thick, dark milk chocolate with a good amount of caramel and a little cracked oat or flour with sugar giving it a bit of a cookie aroma as well. The spicy rye really comes out as it warms, out of the darkness, it seems. Dark, bitter bakers chocolate starts the taste out, followed by burnt toast and dark roasted coffee. Burnt is a pretty good overall description of this one. The rye comes out as it warms, like the aroma, but it's mild and unabrasive. It's bitter, but it seems like it's from the malt, not hops. A metallic copper-ish taste and feel sticks in the throat a bit. The feel tends toward viscous, but only slightly. Finish is dry, similar to a dry stout.

I'm intrigued by this beer. It reminds me of a stout, but it has more flavor. With the amount of grains going into this thing, I would expect it to be a bit more complex. If this had a lower ABV, it would be damn good.

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Boardwalk Black Rye from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
Beer rating: 76.1% out of 100 with 88 ratings
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