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Brewed by HaandBryggeriet (Norway)
Style: Black IPA
Drammen, Norway
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 180   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Smoked India Black Ale.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jookos (2638) - FINLAND - OCT 25, 2013
Bottle@kittys, 7.7. Black, frothy tan head. Perfumy, floral, slight green hoppyness. Roasty body, some smokyness. Quite smooth even if bitter and dry, feels light, like whipped cream. Hoppy citrus greens in finish. Leaves a jerky, burnt bbq steak flavour after the hops mellow.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WheatKing (1309) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 21, 2013
Bottle. Pours very dark brown, opaque, with beige head. Nose of berry, smoky malt, wood. Flavour is berry, citrus, smoke comes in at the finish, along with coffee. This is a really well balanced beer. Feels a bit bigger than 6.7% but I guess that’s just from the smoke. These guys are really solid with the smoke and never go too far; I’m definitely a fan.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Grima (2124) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - SEP 24, 2013
500ml bottle from Bierkompass!
Pours deep black with thick, off-white and creamy head. Smell has lots of smoked malts, coffee and come citrussy hops. Starts with strong roasted malts, bitterish coffee notes and some fruity hops. Overall surprisingly mild! The middle part is more hoppy, with some citrus and grapefruit, paired with roasted coffee and some chocolate. Goes into a coffee’ish and roasty finish with lots of citrussy hops!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chimpgibbon (333) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2013
Out of control head over black pour. Aroma of malt, light choco, little funk. Body is foamy and medium oily, Dry hoppy end. Taste is malty hoppy, liilte dark fruit and some booze. Ok.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
andrewturba (1089) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 31, 2013
Pours a dark brown with some light shining through and a massive light brown head which slowly shrinks but leaves lace all up the glass. Aroma is fruity, roasted malt, sweet maltiness, coffee and chocolate. Flavour is dry roasted malts, chocolate, notes of coffee, dark dried fruits, medium bitterness and a sweet maltiness.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Reimer96 (1348) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 31, 2013
Pours black with a big fluffy brown head and tons of lace. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, sweet dried fruity aromas and smoke. Taste is smoke, roasted malts, chocolate, sweet fruits and bitter coffee. Mouthfeel is dry, moderate carbonation and a balanced bitterness throughout.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gorm (1464) - Sandnes, NORWAY - AUG 28, 2013
Svart farve med lyst beige skum. Lukt av bitter tjære, kaffe og sjokolade. Smak av karamell, lakris, krydder og malt. Vinmonopolet.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nilsas (1729) - Bryne, NORWAY - AUG 28, 2013
En duft av tjære og mald. Dyp sort farge. Kremet gulbrunt skum som dekker. smak av lakris og litt karamell.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garlic_of_Doom (488) - SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2013
Bottle from Vinmonopolet Bergen, thanks to Sis and her fiance for getting me this! Pours black with a thick, small bubbled beige head. Aroma is much like a porter; roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, some sweet notes, faint smoke and leather and that familiar Haandbryggeriet smell. Taste is sweet at first, then bitter and roasted, has some citrus, chocolate and subtle smoke and yeast at the end. Mouth feel is dry, medium body and carbonation. After taste is citrusy and bitter.
Tastes more like a well hopped porter than an CDA/Black IPA but it’s really nice nonetheless.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AgnesBrygghus (65) - Stavern, NORWAY - AUG 27, 2013
Fantastisk røykeøl fra haandbrygeri. Ikke for mye røyksmak men veldig godt balansert. Denne hadde passet bra til en litt kraftig ost. Anbefales


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