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


on tap

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RATINGS: 166   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 (3838) - 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (11866) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
melush (273) - SPAIN - APR 18, 2014
Botella de 50 cl, adquirida en tienda XXXII. Color marron. Sabor a lupulo, malta tostada, ligeramente a cafe y chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjs (4277) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 17, 2014
(Bottle, 0.5 l - ABV 7.7% - Brygget 21/05/12 - BB 21/05/14 - Batch 476, at Ølhuset Stockholm, Helsinki, 20140417) A gusher. The beer poured clear and almost black. Its head was large, lightly brown and it lasted long. Aroma had liquorice, burnt malts and hops. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were burnt malts, liquorice, hops, sweetness and bitterness. Aftertaste was burnt, smoky and bitter. If they call a beer an IPA I’d excpect the hops to be the most dominating component but here the burnt flavours and scents were overwhelming. A thin Imperial Stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bygers (590) - 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 (8632) - 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 (2205) - 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 (5660) - 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 (425) - 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 (12722) - 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 (2042) - 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.

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