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

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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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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
LarsEngen (346) - 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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (11831) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
melush (269) - SPAIN - APR 18, 2014
Botella de 50 cl, adquirida en tienda XXXII. Color marron. Sabor a lupulo, malta tostada, ligeramente a cafe y chocolate.

3.3
   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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bygers (588) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (8604) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (2201) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (5581) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 25, 2014
Sehr dunkelbraunes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, Kaffee, Schokolade, fruchtig hopig. Geschmack röstmalzig, schokoladig, Kaffee, fruchtig bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentAle (416) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (12721) - 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

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ferris (2035) - 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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