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

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RATINGS: 165   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Smoked India Black Ale.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NBird (290) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 8, 2013
pours dark brown black thick and viscous, large head, but a quick settler to small tan layer. smells.. malts, leather, smoke, hops, little coffee. Tastes..toasty & roasty malts, hops, coffee, chocolate all smoked up. really liked it.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rwgould (329) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 3, 2013
0.5l bottle from Liberty Wine Merchants on Commercial. Pours an opaque black with a thick brown head. Lots of visible carbonation. Aroma: Heavy on the grapes. Lots of molasses here too. Hints of coffee, cinnamon, maple syrup, caramel, ginger. Lots of malt here. Taste: Not as sweet as the aroma hints at. Starts with medium sweetness, then quickly switches to slight bitterness, then tails off with hints of faint sweetness. Much more of a roasty hint in the flavour than in the aroma. Palate: Thick bodied, highly carbonated, slightly dry finish. Interesting beer. A bit disappointed with the taste, but it smells wonderfully.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Uhlen (251) - Trondheim, NORWAY - MAR 30, 2013
Deep brown with a offwhite medium head. Aroma of cider and some smoke. Taste is really peated aswell, with some hops towards the finish. Smoke is too dominant in my opinion.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lowenbrau (1729) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - MAR 26, 2013
500ml bottle @Cimmeria, Oviedo. Smoky aromas. Pours very dark, cloudy, with nice tan headm creamy and persistent, some lacing. Medium body, average carbonation, oily texture. Taste is mainly smoky, with some hidden bitter notes, among with coffee and cacao ones. Nice one, but it would be better classified as rauchbier instead of Black IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dexcansino (395) - Andalucía, SPAIN - MAR 24, 2013
Cerveza negra con espuma cremosa como un buen expresso. Al olfato es una ipa por sus tonos florales. En la boca es una stout cremosa, tostada, con sabor a café y chocolate. Una delicia.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnRMurdoch (2960) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 23, 2013
500ml bottle from Cornelius. Very dark brown, almost black, big foamy beige head. Soapy spicy hop aroma. Mild fruity roasted hop aroma. A bit weak & watery for a black IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stew41 (1663) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - MAR 21, 2013
A solid example of the style but lacks a memorable punch. Good balanced and never strays beyond medium weight with mild coffee, dark chocolate and a dry roasty finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vignale (1807) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2013
flaska från Demolen webshop. En ca 1 år gammal flaska. Drucken på norgeprovning. Tydlig doft av rök och tjära. Ganska lätt kropp, smak av rökt korv, liten sötma med en touch vanilj, torkad mörk frukt, liten sötma och en lätt men distinkt beska. Riktigt bra balans och de på pappret spretiga smakerna funkar riktigt bra ihop.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sfhodense (4791) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2013
@BBF12. Pours brown with a beige head. Aroma is roasted caramel, vanilla and sweet fruit. Flavour is roasted caramel, perfume, grass and pine.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
LarsEngen (346) - Sandvika, NORWAY - MAR 4, 2013
50 cl bottle, a gift from Ole R. No batch number or dates on this one :-). Pours blach with a huge light brown head. Strong aroma of smoke, tar, salty dried meat and roasted malts. A very complex brew with taste of fresh hop, smoke, dried meat and some herbes. full bodied, thick texture, average carbonation and a medium bitter finish. Nice stuff


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