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Black Hand - Speakeasy Ales & Lagers

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BA SCORE
85
very good

87 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 87
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.14%
Wants: 3
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Speakeasy Ales & Lagers visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: hikanteki on 01-06-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Poured into a pint glass from tap at Speakeasy Brewery during their release party.

A: Dark, almost black. Very minimal lacing quickly dissolving.

S: Whoa! A sweet smell with definite whiffs of cocoa, even something a little roasty and earthy like branches.

T: Cocoa nibs come through. Not as sweet as it smells.

M: Kind of crisp, melts in your mouth, but I would have liked it a bit thicker.

O: Another very drinkable limited edition from Speakeasy.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle poured into Speakeasy goblet:

Pours pitch black with a khaki/mocha head. Good lacing and head retention. Aroma is heavy on the lactose with some roasted and milk chocolate notes. Big sweet milky chocolate gives way to smooth roasty dark chocolate notes on the back end of the palate. Big and rich with a full mouthfeel for a 6.9 stout. Very enjoyable.

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Black Hand from Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
85 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.