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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   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 (12) - 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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
poisoneddwarf (1710) - 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 Im not crazy about that vegetal note. Maybe its a little old. Still good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (7854) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fcjack1 (146) - Washington, USA - AUG 8, 2014
On tap at the Red Hot. Black, thin tan head. Scent is chocolate malts. Taste is coffee, chocolate, maybe a little alcohol. Pretty good beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
closey22 (888) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Brown with foyamy thick lacy beige head(looks like a brown ale); Flava is nice Malty chocolatey roasty malty; feels medium creamy foamy; finishes dry tangy roasty malty; They should rename this a brown ale It is a very good beer but not a stout.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kramer (4939) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Bottle. Pours a mostly opaque black body under a one finger frothy beige head that had decent retention. The nose is nicely sweet with plenty of lactose and cocoa over a slightly roasty malt backbone. The flavor is fairly solid as well, sweet without being overly cloying, nice chocolate flavor, lingering lactose and roast on the finish. Not the most complex and nuanced beer, but its easy drinking. Medium bodied with just a slight cling to the finish. Soft and gentle fizzy carbonation. Decent beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fritz123 (1001) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle shared by Rob at the Syb Pig. Snifter. Pours a very dark brown with some transparency...not much. Off-white head was very thin and a small ring as well. The nose was chocolate, Milk Duds, cocoa nibs, Nesquick, roasted malts. The taste was not quite as attractive as the nose but not bad. You get the Nesquick cocoa feel to it. Some roasted malts, caramel, vanilla wafer. A little thin. Medium body, mild carbonation. Not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
burleybrew (44) - - JUN 7, 2014
A very roasty & robust stout with a solid malt/lactose backbone which makes for a smooth experience. Good beer, not me favorite, but solid.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brenn79 (1519) - Idaho, USA - JUN 6, 2014
22 oz bottle- Pours black with a two finger tan head. Aroma is vanilla, malt balls chocolate, sweet. The taste is creamy velvety chocolatey goodness, vanilla. Very good milk stout, dessert in a glass.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maxwelldeux (3662) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAY 22, 2014
Bottle. Pours a near-black color with a moderate light brown head on there. Nose definitely has a lot of the roasting youd expect on there, but with just a bit of chocolate to it. Taste is more bitter than I expected given the style, with some nice roasting and a bit of chocolate. Very pleasant drink.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (6881) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 21, 2014
22oz bomber pours with a with a nice deep dark body that supports a full up nearly tight tall mocha head of foam. The aroma offers up the expected chocolaty goodness as well as a lactose milk like smell that sort of gives the chocolate a milk chocolate sensation. Off to the edges of the aromatics I get dark roasted malts and slivers of burnt malts. The taste is similar with a nice load of chocolate and a light spiciness that has almost a black licorice feel to it. To midway this picks up dark roasted malts, faint burnt malts and then it ends with lingering dark roasted coffee notes. Pretty nice.


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