Butchertown Black Ale | Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
California, United States | website
Style: American Black Ale
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%
Notes / Commercial Description:
Butchertown Black Ale celebrates the long forgotten neighborhood of San Francisco, Butchertown, where our brewery stands today. The nearby creek was once the home to over 16 slaughterhouses and was a thriving neighborhood till shipbuilding took over the waterfront in the 1930s run up to WWII.
This beer is a play on the senses: black as night, but with a deceivingly light body and a bold dry-hopping regiment more akin to an IPA. Butchertown pours black/brown with a thick, lasting toasted marshmallow head. It has aromas of pine, orange, tangerine, pink grapefruit, & light coffee. Flavors of grapefruit, pine, currants, and red wine come through before overturning to a malt depth intricacy of dark toasted bread, pumpernickel, subtle notes of dark fruits and hints of dark chocolate, tobacco and leather.
Added by capra12 on 09-04-2009
Reviews: 66 | Ratings: 195
Butchertown Black Ale from Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
85 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.