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Speakeasy Black Hand Chocolate Milk Stout

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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Part of the Speakeasy Limited Series
Stout brewed with cacao nibs

The Black Hand lures you in with its dark, smooth character, taking you prisoner with its creamy sweetness. Without warning, this milk stout seizes your senses with aromas of rich chocolate malts and roasted cacao nibs and holds on for a lingering finish.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Goodgrief (1838) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - APR 20, 2015
On tap, sampled at Pinocchio’s from Dads beer. Dark pour, some head. No aroma. I mean, I sniffed hard. Nothing. Milky, lactic, normally I don’t like it. Okay. Chocolate, a lot. Pretty good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
patricks110 (1920) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 10, 2015
Pours a beautiful, luxurious completely black body with a thick beige head. The head dissipates and leaves lacing all over. The nose is rich and roasted well with chocolate and light coffee notes. Rich and sweet with heavy dessert like malts up front. Heavy roasted notes, espresso beans, milk coffee. Sweet and smooth with a heavy, syrupy body. The finish is robsut and mildly bitter with a lingering aftertaste. Overall, a nice heavy brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reebtogi (4573) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 6, 2015
650ml bottle pours black in color with a finger and a half of light tan head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is chocolate with some roasted grain notes. Taste is a chocolate malty sweetness with a roasted grain bitterness. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, this is a smooth and tasty stout that hides the alcohol really well. Recommended for a good tasting experience.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MunBro (685) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - APR 5, 2015
Mmm! Dark roasted malts and chocolates, with nice hints of cocoa throughout. Another good one from Speakeasy!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2726) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 5, 2015
Bottle from Taniguchi, served in a snifter. Pitch black with an earthy brown head. The nose is meaty dark chocolate & a bit roasty. Med-light bodied with a round carbonation. The taste is solid, roasty, burnt chocolate & savory. Nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mrnoluv (199) - long beach, California, USA - JAN 23, 2015
The problem with Milk Stouts is that most miss the boat! Milk Stout shouldn’t be a chocolate stout which this is, a milk stout is sweet and this isn’t a sweet stout it is more of a chocolate stout. There is some sweetness but that the bitter/sweet chocolate taste is overpowering.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UncleKorm (1005) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 2, 2015
On tap poured a dark brown to black hue w/ a medium tan head. Moderate roasty aroma. Initial flavor is light sweet w/ a moderate roasted bitter finish. Tastes are dark roasted malt, cocoa nibs, dark chocolate and vanilla bean. Full bodied with some tannin in the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ron (2879) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Bottle had during Cowboy victory over Texans. Pours a dark brown/black color with a fluffy tan head. Chocolate, caramel, toffee, coffee and roasted malt aroma. Creamy chocolate, caramel, roasted malt and toffee flavors. Medium full body and moderate carbonation. Creamy body and a sweet taste. Creamy chocolate finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
poisoneddwarf (1863) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Bomber shared with brenn79, thanks. Aroma is super chocolaty, wood, raisins, grain. Pours black with a medium beige head with good retention. Taste is bittersweet, roasty, licorice, soy sauce, vegetal. Palate is perfectly creamy, full body. Good beer, but I’m not crazy about that vegetal note. Maybe it’s a little old. Still good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (8331) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Bomber from Whole Foods Plymouth. Pours hazy dark brownish black with 1-finger tan head. Nose is dark malt, cacao, coffee. Tastes creamy, smooth, with roasty black malts, cacao, lactosy and mild mineral notes, and a very smooth finish.


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