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

bottled
common

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


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thb (676) - Alberta, - JAN 19, 2013
Thick inpenetrable black with inch of foam. Aroma is toast, leather, citrus. Taste is restrained but punchy - it’s led by the malt, really - with rich toast, espresso. Hops come through primarily in significant bitterness rather than any particular aroma. More stout than CDA. Although perfectly fresh it may be a different story. I’m still happy to drink it though!


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RickFifty (272) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2014
Deep red-brown color, thick beige head. Fruity nose, roasted and smoked malt, chocolate, coffee, hint of cured meat. Sweet taste, roasted malt, fruity, resin, milk chocolate, moderate bitterness. Medium to full body, soft to medium carbonation. I would have liked more aroma hops in this one.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (2061) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 3, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2014 Bottle from Sugaya. Light smoke, dark chocolate nose, with berries, cherries, and yeast. Black, with a huge head that settles into slick waves of foam, good lace. Thick chocolate initial, berries, dark deep hops -- but overall gentle. Medium-thick body. Very tasty, mild flavors but at the same time quite rich. Well made.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (6299) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle. Black with an enormous head. Nose is smoke, with umami, berries, chocolate. Dry, smoky, bitter flavors. Fruity,with berries, cherry, smoke, umami, soy. Quite bitter. Original and just a bit strange. interesting.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
EvilCat (80) - FRANCE - JUL 15, 2014
Bouteille (Batch501). Moustache Blanche. Robe noire surplombée d’une mousse café épaisse. Nez léger de chocolat et de caramel dominé par le fumé. La bouche est crémeuse. Attaque plutôt douce et sucrée, légère sur le chocolat et le malt fumé. Finale longue et complexe sur la réglisse, le coté floral du houblon où le bois fumé domine. Une bière gentille, qui peine à m’enthousiasmer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Majek (319) - Ząbki, POLAND - JUL 10, 2014
Very dark brown colour with over medium beige head. Some lacing. Moderate aroma of liquorice, chocolate cake, roasted malts. Hoppy is minimal on background. Taste is medium to heavy bitterness with under medium bitterness on the finish. Slighlty alcohol note appears after warming. Medium body and medium carbonation. It’s not bad beer, but black IPA should has more intensive and stronger hoppy side. It’s rather dry stout than black IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
miquelcrush (1362) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUL 8, 2014
Bona cervesa, és bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, es bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (10476) - Randers, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2014
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown excellent fully lasting head. Brown colour. Heavy malty and hoppy nice roasted aroma. JHeavy bitter powerfull smoked flavor. Hops and roast too. Nice. Long finish. Creamy palate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmacklin (252) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 6, 2014
500 ml bottle. Pours a dark brown with a large, long lasting, frothy, light brown head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, bacon, smoke and caramel. Sweet flavour with roasted malt, caramel and alcohol leading to a dry, bitter, smokey finish. Medium body with oily texture and soft carbonation. Pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12352) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 20, 2014
Dark brown...foamed up and fell down. The aroma is intense with rich molasses malts, smoke and definitely kreosote down by the pier. Very rich with a deep smokey molasses character. Not too rich to be drinkable, I like the balance here...taking black Ipa towards impy-land.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
melush (560) - SPAIN - APR 18, 2014
Botella de 50 cl, adquirida en tienda XXXII. Color marron. Sabor a lupulo, malta tostada, ligeramente a cafe y chocolate.


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