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

bottled
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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (9725) - 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 (501) - 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 (582) - 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 (2341) - 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 (358) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Inbreak (2333) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUN 9, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 Old rating, 0,5l bottle @ home:
Fyldig sødmerik lukt med preg av mørk malt, frisk humle, gammal tjære, lakris, mørkt sukker, kaffi, mørk sjokolade, karamell. Lett fyldig tørr sødmerik smak med preg av mørk malt, humle, brent tre, tjære, lakris, svidd gummi, kaffi, gras, mørkt sukker, karamell. Middels bitterhet som set litt. God.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HoppyBudgie (756) - SOLA, NORWAY - MAY 28, 2013
A tap Cardinal. Brown color with thin brown head. Nose is alcohol, some smokeypork, woody, malt and a thouch of caramell. Sweet flavour with more smokeyness, almost bacony, caramelmalt and a smokey alcoholic finish, dark brown beer with a thin brown head. The aroma has notes of alcohol, bacon, beach wood smoke, malt, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of beach wood smoke, caramel, alcohol, and malt, leading to a dry smokey finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ABS (530) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 24, 2013
Dark brown, lots of tan head which stays almost forever. Coffee, malt, dark chocolate, wood, slight hint of tonic aroma. Bitter, some sweetness. Good mouth feel. Moee similar to a well hopped brown ale than a black ipa to me. Good beer though.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoringBard (139) - NORWAY - APR 30, 2013
Aroma of smoke, caramel and hops. Dark brown with offwhite head. Taste peated and hops. Thin mouthfeel and well carbonated.


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