Butchertown Black AleAugust 6, 2013
Speakeasy Ales and Lagers San Francisco Style: Black IPA ABV: 8.2 Staff Review: Starts off with a pine in the nose, and the smell of malt. Staff picked up a slight hit of dark chocolate on the nose. The hops are very evident in the nose, although upon tasting the beer you realize it smells hoppier than it tastes. Tastes chocolately, and also has a roasted flavor. As the beer warms, even more of the chocolate leather becomes apparent. Be careful, this beer does not taste as strong as it is, you will not feel the heat from the 8.2%. Finished very dry and bitter with a malt dryness in the flavor. Staff recommends enjoying with BBQ, roasted duck, ribs or s’mores, if you’d rather have dessert.