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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Johnsense (1120) - - JAN 24, 2016
Deep brown pour with a mocha head. Milk chocolate and coffee aroma and taste, nice toasted malt note. Medium body. Very drinkable

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (10327) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2016
This grew on me, and much better once it hit room temperature. Smooth, creamy, good drinkability. Black with retained head. Good for a milk stout.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (10416) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 5, 2015
Sample at GABF 09/26/2015, thanks to my sis for assistance with note-taking. Brownish-black color with a medium thick foamy khaki head that diminishes gradually. Patchy lacing. Aroma of chocolate, malt and coffee. Medium body with flavors of roasted malt, cocoa and mild coffee. The finish is roasty with a chocolate malt aftertaste. Pretty good all around.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bkcaldwell (42) - - OCT 4, 2015
Very good stout. Chocolate milk is the correct deScription. Smooth with a pleasant flavour. Not much pep but very drinkable. Definitely worth a revisit.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Reimer96 (1731) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 4, 2015
Pours an opaque black with a ring of brown lace and some spotty lacing on the glass and some sticky legs. Aroma of sweet chocolate, roasted malts, dark cocoa, black nibs and a coffee latte. Taste is dark chocolate, light bitter cocoa, roasted malts, creamy coffee and a light bitterness on the finish with a creamy mouthfeel. Great beer!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UXO (1128) - CANADA - AUG 30, 2015
Appearance: nearly opaque black with one finger of light tan head diminishing gradually to a thin cap, patchy lacing. (4/5) Aroma: milk chocolate, coffee, vanilla. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (7/10) Full smooth body, moderate-low carbonation, lingering bitter finish. (4/5) Smooth and creamy milk stout with elements of chocolate and coffee. A bit of a challenge to work through a full bottle, but pleasant enough despite its weight. (15/20)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanhunter_4 (178) - La Crete, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 11, 2015
650 ml bottle poured at home. Pours black with a beige head and minimal lacing. Smells like chocolate and smoke. First taste had some chocolate, coffee and alcohol. As it warmed up, the chocolate became more pronounced. Slightly bitter finish. Very drinkable beer!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (5087) - 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 (12148) - 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.


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