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


on tap

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RATINGS: 177   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Smoked India Black Ale.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hcalsos (205) - Rælingen, - JAN 4, 2013
0.5 l bottle. Dark brown, offwhite thick head. Smoked roasted malts, hoppy aroma. Smoked bacon, roasted, coffee. Medium body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mgajdaczewa (500) - 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 (1154) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rikstar (759) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 30, 2014
0,5l fles gedeeld met nikos. Zwart met een bruine schuimkraag vol bezinksel geur en smaak gerookt, koffie en pure chocolade. Body is medium met één bittertje in de afdronk. Heeft meer van een stout of porter weg DNA van een Black ipa

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RickFifty (305) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (2134) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (6450) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Majek (333) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
miquelcrush (1384) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUL 8, 2014
Bona cervesa, és bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, es bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (10530) - 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.

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