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


on tap

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RATINGS: 163   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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (3828) - Edmonton, Alberta, - OCT 5, 2012
500ml bottle pours almost black in color with a 2 finger light brown head that retains well and leaves some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is quite smoky with not much else. Taste is also smoky with some piney hop bitterness and a dark chocolatey sweetness. Medium bodied with some light carbonation. A very strong flavored beer which is a little harsh on the palate, but interesting enough to get a must try at least once.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bygers (584) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 14, 2014
Bottle 0,5l. Pours a black colour with a big fluffy brown head and tons of lace. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, sweet dried fruity aromas and smoke. Taste is smoke, roasted malts, chocolate, sweet fruits and bitter coffee. Mouthfeel is dry, moderate carbonation and a balanced bitterness throughout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (8548) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 12, 2014
500ml bottle (0lhus Stockholm, Helsinki)
Nice smokey aroma. Dry and tarry. Nice dark colour, large tight persistent tan head. Nice drinkable palate, gentle carbonation, softness almost like a real ale stout. Nice smoked malts. Hops slightly metallic after that rich body, but nice. Fortunately not too agressive, even though it’s potent in every aspect.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (2174) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 12, 2014
Bottle 0.5l at Ölhus Stockholm, Helsinki. Batch nr: 476. Brygget 21/05/12. Best Before: 21/05/14. Colour is almost black with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Smoke, chocolate, some coffee, some hops and roasted malts. Could be softer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (5300) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 25, 2014
Sehr dunkelbraunes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, Kaffee, Schokolade, fruchtig hopig. Geschmack röstmalzig, schokoladig, Kaffee, fruchtig bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentAle (398) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 6, 2014
Aroma is a rich maltiness with some slight bitter notes. There is some smokimess aswell. Taste a rich maltiness off the bat that finishes richly. Tje smokiness is there and it finishes with a nice bitterness. Dark body with a creamy head that retains well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (12605) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 30, 2013
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. 120315

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ferris (2000) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle - Dark fruit, roast malts, smoke and aromatic pine hops. Jet black with a rich brown head. Sweet dark malts, piney hops with a nice smokey finish. As a smoked beer lover who loves IPA’s this is fantastic. It just ticks all the boxes. Great aromatics, sweet malty goodness, a dash of hops and smoke. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
al53 (59) - FINLAND - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle. Brygget 21/5/12. Hazy dark brown/black. HUGE lasting and lacing foam. Aroma is sour, roasted malt,smoke,ash, dark fruits and hint of liquorice. Taste is dry roasted malts, coffee beans, hops, dark chocolate, dark fruits Medium, creamy bodied. Espresso like roasted, very dry, ashy and bitter finish. Suprisingly smoky and dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (19991) - 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...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6146) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 17, 2013
Bottle, shared with Parksy. Medium brown pour, not too dark, with a lively light brown head. Aroma is sweet and fruity, and a little brothy, a surprise to me that there is little smokiness in the aroma. Dark fruits are the initial flavour that greets you on the palate, then some caramel with just a hint of campfire smoke. Medium bitterness in the finish. Restrained smokiness actually makes this a more interesting brew than I had anticipated. Probably won’t win over any hopheads though, as the hops are equally restrained. Still a nice brew.

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