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

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

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RATINGS: 186   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Smoked India Black Ale.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
al53 (85) - FINLAND - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle. Brygget 21/5/12. Hazy dark brown/black. HUGE lasting and lacing foam. Aroma is sour, roasted malt,smoke,ash, dark fruits and hint of liquorice. Taste is dry roasted malts, coffee beans, hops, dark chocolate, dark fruits Medium, creamy bodied. Espresso like roasted, very dry, ashy and bitter finish. Suprisingly smoky and dry.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (21858) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 26, 2013
Bottled@Beer Hunters, Pori. Quite much black colour with a huge beigeish brown head. Aroma is sour wood, mild roasted and toasted notes along with some floral hops. Flavour is ashes, fruits, some tart wood along with mild bitterness to it. Wellbalanced and surprisingly nice for a India Black...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (7540) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 17, 2013
Bottle, shared with Parksy. Medium brown pour, not too dark, with a lively light brown head. Aroma is sweet and fruity, and a little brothy, a surprise to me that there is little smokiness in the aroma. Dark fruits are the initial flavour that greets you on the palate, then some caramel with just a hint of campfire smoke. Medium bitterness in the finish. Restrained smokiness actually makes this a more interesting brew than I had anticipated. Probably won’t win over any hopheads though, as the hops are equally restrained. Still a nice brew.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (13637) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 16, 2013
Bottle 500ml batch #476 @Beer Hunters
Opaque black color, big foamy brownish head. Smokey nose with some tart notes and wood. Medium-bodied, active carbonation. Licorice, caramel maltyness, smoke, a bit tarry. Nose didn’t promise much but flavor is very good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mjollnir (391) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - NOV 7, 2013
500mL bottle, batch 389. Pours opaque black with a huge light brown head. Aroma of plums, biscuity malt and a little hops. Fairly subdued flavours, some hops and roasted malt, only mild bitterness. Medium bodied, soft carbonation and a short creamy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fspirit (49) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 5, 2013
Small and pretty white head. Fruit and burned wood in the aroma. Taste is roasty malts, dried fruits and like that burned porkchops kind of taste. A little bitternes in the end. I would call this a smoked black ipa.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jookos (3158) - 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 (1319) - 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 (2172) - 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 (404) - 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.


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