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

bottled
common

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available

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RATINGS: 174   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Smoked India Black Ale.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gorm (1166) - 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 (1337) - 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 (448) - 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 (62) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (8311) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2013
Bottle split at JF’s, from Utobeer, 23/08/13. Opaque light black with a good sized tan head. Nose is smoke, light medicinal angle, dark toffee, tar, Ronseal. Taste comprises roast malt, chocolate notes, dark toffee, molasses, hoppy presence. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, dry roasty finish with light hop bitterness. Nice work but coming across more as a smoked stout than a CDA!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
aleksander9 (398) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 22, 2013
Black appearance With brown head. Smells roasted malts, hops and some smoke. medium body With medium+ carbonation. Bitter, oily and citrus aftertaste. Overall: Okay. Wheres the smoke?

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brenhophead (553) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 20, 2013
1L Squealer. Pours pitch black with a mocha head and a pleasant citrus/molasses aroma. Light chocolate in the flavour with resinous hops and a medium bitterness. Not bad.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (2146) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 16, 2013
What kind of delicious black viking potion is this? It’s a feast for the mouth, thank you, mighty norsemen.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mickash (35) - - JUN 29, 2013
Subtle choc and caramel but just too smokey for me - looks great - interesting palate great with food but not as a session beer!

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gramoit (353) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 17, 2013
Very malt driven Black IPA. Didnt get much on the nose, hints of smokiness and coffee. Flavour is coffee, some dark chocolate, smoked wood and some hop bitterness.


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