RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
boyntonliquors (753) - 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.

beer-yum (1950) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 30, 2017
Alluring chocolate aroma in a jet black pour. Hop forward balance with spot on hints of cocoa, coffee and vanilla in a milky body and sustained finish.

fonefan (52351) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2017

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ [ pre-TTOD(U)RBSG17 - The Tenth Official Danish (Ulfborg) Ratebeer Summer Gathering 2017 ] @ fonefan - Brugmansia house, Denmark.

[ As Speakeasy Black Hand Chocolate Milk Stout ].
Clear dark red brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light light heavy malty, dark malt, breadm chocolate, cacao, light milk chocolate. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet with a long duration, sweet malt, chocolate, milk chocolate, bread, cacao. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20170818]

Benzai (16918) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2017
Sampled @ 10th Danish Ratebeer Gathering, Ulfborg, Day 1. Red brown color, red glare coming through, average to decent sized beige head. Aroma is malts, milk chocolate, sweetish, chocolate malts. Taste malts, some roast, malt bitter, milk chocolate, caramel, bitter. More bitter than I had expected. Hmm, decent.

kermis (14957) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2017
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Bottle shared at Danish Ratebeer Summer Gathering ’17. Brown with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, lactose, toffee and cacao. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter. Above medium bodied with soft carbonation.

Beerhunter111 (23265) - Beerland, GERMANY - AUG 18, 2017
Sampled @ The Tenth Official Danish Ratebeer Summer Gathering 2017, Day 1.
A clear reddish brown beer with a small off-white head. Aroma of nuts, chocolate and sweet malt. Taste of sweet chocolate with nuts, caramel, lactose.

saxo (19569) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2017
Bottle @ Danish Ratebeer Summer Gathering. Nice head with good duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are roast malt, chocolate, cocoa, lactose sugar and hops. Sweet finish.

martin00sr (4510) - Haderslev, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2017
Bottle, TTOD(U)RBSG17. Clear, very dark red brown. light beige froth. Good roasted and choc’y aroma. Milk chocolate, cocoa flavour. A little too light, a little too sweet.

chrisv10 (18707) - DENMARK - AUG 18, 2017
Bottle, 6.9%. Very dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, lacto and milk chocolate. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, caramel, little liquorice, little milk chocolate, medium sweet, notes of bread and a little bitter.

Rasmus40 (22130) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2017
Bottle @ Fonefan Summer Gathering. Clear dark brown with a light brown head. Aroma is sweet, malty, roasted malt, chocolate and cocoa. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and moderate bitter finish. 180817

robertjm (902) - Albany, California, USA - MAR 22, 2017
(22oz. bottle) - Pours no head going into the glass. But, foams up a little. Black opaque body. Light non-descript aroma. Clean, but nothing to write home about. Thick mouth feel. Lots of sweetness. First flavor that comes out is milk chocolate, which morphs towards bitter chocolate after you’ve swallowed it. Some bready flavors like whole wheat bread. Honestly, I could drink this again and again, though that’s going to be pretty hard since they shut their doors abruptly last week. Sad....

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