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Black Hand - Speakeasy Ales & Lagers

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BA SCORE
85
very good

69 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 8.95%
Wants: 3
Gots: 7 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: hikanteki on 01-06-2014)
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4.75/5  rDev +25%

Nage37, Feb 25, 2014
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Photo of hikanteki
4.14/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

hikanteki, Jan 06, 2014
Photo of spark3148857
4.08/5  rDev +7.4%
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.

spark3148857, Mar 20, 2014
Photo of NRo
4.01/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Picked this up cold from the store and poured it into a chilled mug when I got home.

Appearance: Very dark pour with a finger-and-a-half tan head

Smell: An aroma of roasted, sugary sweetness. Not very distinct.

Taste: Delicious when hitting the tongue, with a thick, chocolaty aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Almost chewy. Heavy cocoa notes. Most of the flavor is in the aftertaste.

Overall: Great chocolate milk stout. Light enough that I can drink the whole bottle, while leaving my mouth thinking that I've just savored a box of dark chocolates.

NRo, Jan 17, 2014
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Black Hand from Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
85 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.