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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   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 (22) - 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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (4631) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Bomber from Joe Canals. Poured a pitch black body with a creamy beige head. Aroma of dry chocolate powder, milk, hint of vanilla, medium toast and chocolate malt. Palate is great, smooth and velvety creamy with a nitro feel, soft carbonation. Flavor is better than aroma, chocolate milk, vanilla beans, burnt toast, coffee creamer. Great beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (11100) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 12, 2015
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting creamy tan head. Aromas of roasted malt,milk chocolate, coffee and a hint of vanilla. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of milk chocolate, roasted malt and light coffee with a smooth lingering chocolate finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Phunky1 (2) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 8, 2015 does not count
Solid Stout. Not too sweet. Dusty Chocolate with nice hoppy bitter finish. Tried at 2015 Edmonton Craft Beer Festival.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 30, 2015
Dark beer. Light soft brown head. Dusty chocolate scent. Very hoppy for a stout. Nice dry chocolate and roast malt. Very good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (7836) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 4, 2015
Bottle, shared with my father-in-law. Dark brown, light greyish brown head. Ashy roast and bitter chocolate, dusty undertones. Not too sweet, and not too big on the lactic character-- more of a dry stout in my opinion.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElCapitan22 (256) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2015
Pours a nice black color with some decent lacing and minimal head retention. Smells of peat and oak with nice chocolate notes. Tastes chocolatey and of oak as well. This is a very nice stout!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Goodgrief (1863) - 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 (2027) - 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 (4750) - 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 (792) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - APR 5, 2015
Mmm! Dark roasted malts and chocolates, with nice hints of cocoa throughout. Another good one from Speakeasy!


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