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


on tap

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RATINGS: 185   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Smoked India Black Ale.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thb (735) - Alberta, - JAN 19, 2013
Thick inpenetrable black with inch of foam. Aroma is toast, leather, citrus. Taste is restrained but punchy - itís 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. Iím still happy to drink it though!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scirtes (21) - POLAND - FEB 26, 2015
Bottle, batch 690. Beer is black with beige, long lasting, creamy head. Very nice lacing. Aromas of roasted malts, some dried fruits, raisins, plums, only some hints of smoked malts (?). Sweet with some bitterness. texture somewhat oily. I canít feel hops aromas, but the beer is not a very fresh one (brewed 27.11.13, bb 27.05.2015). Would never say this is black IPA, nevertheless a great beer, worth trying.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rolfarild (39) - NORWAY - FEB 13, 2015
Almost black with a light brown head that ends in an island. Sicky thick lacing. Aroma is dry with a faint smoky apperance and some sourness. Taste burned dark malt, bozze, bread, caramell, cold coffee and a little smoke. Aftertaste of bitter malts, no hops?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Florya (530) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 17, 2015
How: Bottle Appearance: Black, small white head. Aroma: Dark fruits, reisin, smoke Palate: medium body, low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fellebag (1001) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 13, 2015
Bottle 50cl. Off white layer. Clear dark brown color. Aroma is leather, plums, berries, chocolate, hops. Taste is powerful. Aroma times ten. Chocolate explosion and a lot of leather and berries.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Buczer (322) - Pabianice, POLAND - JAN 4, 2015
Bottle, pours black with rocky tan head. In aroma mainly chocolate, bit roasted and some peat. Medium bitterness, bitter chocolate in taste along with peat and a bit roasted background. Bitter aftertaste, medium body, average carbonation bit thick feel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
StilleStorm (938) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 17, 2014
DWG; Bottle 500ml. Batch 690. Pours dark brown with a large, creamy, tan, forever lasting, leaving lacing, beautiful head. Nose fills with smoked, roasted malt, caramel, bacon and dark, dried fruit. Taste is moderate sweet and bitter, umami, spicy and smoking lasting. Body is medium, texture is oily to creamy, carbonation is soft. Enjoyed with dates and bacon. Great beer, disappointing palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopRedHead (397) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 8, 2014
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours pitch black, usual khaki head. Aroma of milk chocolate, bacon, soy, earthiness and some pine. Smells bloody good. Taste is similar, lots of roasted malts, choc milk, smokey bacon. Nice bitterness. Well balanced, not overly hoppy, smoked malts make it interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Burgers (333) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 28, 2014
Batch 476 7.7% abv. Black with voluminous tan head. Strong aromas of malts and hops with some smoke. Taste bitter with trace of salt. Long finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mgajdaczewa (688) - Katowice, POLAND - SEP 12, 2014
W aromacie mleczna czekolada, lekka żywiczna chmielowość i nutka słodu wędzonego torfem. W smaku wędzoność dużo silniejsza, wraz z czekoladą i umiarkowaną goryczką tworzyła zwartą, smaczną kompozycję. Pijalność średnia, bardziej degustacyjne piwo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2014
50 cL bottle courtesy of JB, served in a stem glass. Pours black with a medium tan head that remains and leaves a moderate amount of fine lace. The nose has big smokey, roasty notes, along with soy sauce, espresso, earth, charcoal and medium herbal peppery hops. The flavour is mostly dry, with roasted malts, smoke and a slight sweetness paired with a medium herbal hoppiness that builds towards the finish, which is long, roasty and subtly hopped. On the palate it is medium in body with a milky texture and soft carbonation. Overall, a nice black IPA with big smoke notes. The nose is more complex than the body. 2014-09-09

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