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

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RATINGS: 180   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Smoked India Black Ale.


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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
LarsEngen (366) - Sandvika, - MAR 4, 2013
50 cl bottle, a gift from Ole R. No batch number or dates on this one :-). Pours blach with a huge light brown head. Strong aroma of smoke, tar, salty dried meat and roasted malts. A very complex brew with taste of fresh hop, smoke, dried meat and some herbes. full bodied, thick texture, average carbonation and a medium bitter finish. Nice stuff


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
StilleStorm (899) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopRedHead (393) - 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.

3.3
   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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mgajdaczewa (607) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
neuromatt (1169) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rikstar (923) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RickFifty (441) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (2300) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (6739) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
EvilCat (87) - 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.


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