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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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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.


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4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
boyntonliquors (24) - San Jose, California, USA - FEB 4, 2014
Love this beer! It has very creamy and a wonderful chocolate note not overpowering, and brash. ICHO chocolatier in the Embarcadero of San Francisco collaborated on bringing this wonderful stout to fruition. Speakeasy makes strong American ales and it is a testimony to the brewers can make a stout that is wonderfully subtlely hopped and malted. I would whole heartedly recommend this to others.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (10204) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2016
22 oz bottle. Thanks Timo A! Clear dark reddish brown color with a tiny tan head. Bread, dark malt, sweetness, brown sugar and mild hops in the aroma. The flavor is dark malt, sweetness, mild hops, coffee and some ash. Not bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (9204) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2016
65 cl bottle. @ Timo A.
Pours deep dark red color with a small head. Aroma is sweet malty and caramel, ripe fruits, bread. Flavor is malty, roasty somewhat chocolaty, faint coffee bitterness. Quite good for this abv.
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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skarecrow (160) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 8, 2016
From tap via 1.25L PET. Roasted malt aroma. Pours black with thin head. Mild bitterness with smooth roasted malt finish with coffee, vanilla and coconut notes. Quite nice really.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnstone (2601) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 26, 2016
Sweet, chocolatey, creamy milk stout aroma. Pours black in color with a tan head. Nice smooth milk stout with chocolate notes. Notes: GABF ’15

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Samtzu (164) - Palmerston North, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 24, 2016
650ml bottle. Pours a deep black with a light brown head. Considering its a stout it’s a rather light bodied beer. The milkeness comes through fantastically. Enjoyable to have in place of a bailey’s.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlackHaddock (6211) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2016
On tap in the Churchill Cigar Lounge, 7th May 2016. Really liked this, black with a creamy head. Smooth and chocolatey with a rich body feel, vanilla and coffee esters vie with the chocolate flavours within the taste to give the beer extra interest and complexity.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (22692) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2016
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty milk chocolate aroma. Roasted malty milk chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty milk chocolate finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Biroholik (821) - Sosnowiec, Poland, POLAND - APR 26, 2016
On Tap @ Bay Area Craft Beer Festival, Martinez, California (16.04.2016)
Czekoladowy, Mleczny Stout 6,9% alk. Czarny, prawie bez piany jedynie z centymetrową otoczką. Kawa i mleczne cukierki w smaku i aromacie. Poza tym laktoa i mleczna czekolada z orzechami. Aromat średnio intensywny. Smak natomiast wyrazisty i przyjemny. Gęsty kremowy Stout, umiarkowanie słodki. Dobra robota.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2873) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2016
Black pour with a ruby hue and thin off white head .... Aroma of coffee, dark roasted malts, dark cocoa, lactose sugar, vanilla and caramel malts .... Taste is of sweet lactose, light vanilla, dark cocoa, coffee, deep roasted malts and caramel malts ..... Bitter dark cocoa dominates ..... Finish is sweet with a lingering lightly bitter roasted malt/coffee ..... Solid milk stout

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fatehunter (2208) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - FEB 26, 2016
Pours a half finger of tan head on a black body. The aroma is chocolate, roasted malt and milk. The taste is dark chocolate and coffee bitterness, milk and malt sweet, really great. The texture is smooth and soft. Wonderful.


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