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

bottled
common

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unknown

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


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fonefan (36929) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2012

Bottle 500ml.

Clear dark dark brown colour with many medium sized body particles, a large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, burnt, sweet smoke, soot, old railway track sleepers. Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, smoke, soot, railway track sleepers, wood - tar. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120330]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (33244) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2012
From bottle. Pours hazy dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is spiced, roasted and light liqourice. Smoked, light tarish and burned. Toasted dark malty and hardroasted finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (29989) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2012
Bottled. A 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25076) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2012
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of fonefan. Pours an opaque black with a creamy and lacing beige head. Sweet roasty nose with a subtle smoky nose. Medium body, sweet heavy roastiness, a subttle whiff of citrusy hops - and then comes a heavy smokiness. Roasty bitter finish. I certainly hope this wasn’t actually brewed with creosote! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creosote 300312

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (22009) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2012
Bottle at ACBF 2012. Black coloured with a small beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of smoke and hops. Sweet and roasted flavour of smoke, hops and grass. Roasted finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (21366) - 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...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (16552) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2012
28th March 2012
Bottle in our quirky Oslo hotel. Opaque black - brown beer. Decent pale tan head. Fresh minerally dry palate. Dry dark malt, a little roast and a trace of bitter coffee. Smoke is pretty mild. Offset by nice but mild piney hops. Dry finish. Decent.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (15624) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 17, 2012
bottle at home ... deep black ... thin tan head ... smoked malts ... hiding nealy all the hop nose ... little too fizzy ... soft roast malts ... little smoked sausage ... light pine in back ground ... ok but as im not a smoked fan

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (14628) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 30, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2014 Bottle. At Patricks. A very dark brown beer topped by a beige head. The aroma has a smoked touch, with an almost chocolate-ish maltyness. Piney, fruity hops in the background, I think they could get more focus. The flavor is lighlty sweet, with a pleasant hoppyness to deal with it, but mostly it’s bittering hops. Chocolate hints, cold coffee, roasted malts and some almost meaty smoke too. Full-bodied and perhaps a bit too carbonated. Roasted, coffeeish end with a decent bitterness. Another nice and tasteful beer from Haandbryggeriet. Rating: 7-4-7-4-15. 120315

Bottle. A lightly unclear, dark reddish brown beer topped by a dense, finger-thick beige head. The aroma has a dominating chocolate scent, with coffee, roasted notes and a faint bacon-like smoke touch. It lacks a bit on the hops I think, but it works perfectly fine as a porter or something like that. There’s a nice bitterness in the flavor, some piney and citrusy hops, but it’s the chocolatey, bacon-smoked and lightly roasted malts that dominates here as well. It’s full-bodied and faintly warming, sort of sweetish on the palate, and with a nice carbonation level. Lasting roasted and smoked chocolate finish. There’s not much IPA-ishness going on here, but it’s sure a pleasant and tasteful beer. Quality ice cream or mature semi-hard cheese would be a fine pairing I guess. 140506

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (14385) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2012
Botlle @ Fonefan tasting. Nice creamy tan head with good duration. Color is black with floaties. Aroma and taste are smoke, hops, roast malt and wood.


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