Sundland Kreosot

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IPA - Black / Cascadian Dark Ale
3.93 | pDev: 8.4%
Retired (no longer brewed)
Very Good
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wordemupg from Canada (AB)

4.11/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into tulip 17/7/13

A murky dark brownish cola with chunks of sediment moving around, thumbs width of mocha foam leaves a thick ring followed by tiny specks of lace

S nearly a year old but I still get some citrus and pine but its quickly overwhelmed by loads of coco and milk chocolate, smoke and licorice

T there's some peat in the smoke and the hops are still strong a year down the road but there's much more smoked chocolate and I'm liking it

M not as thick as I'd guess fro the color but far from thin, enough bubbles to keep it from from feeling flat but it cold use a few more, rind and smokey chocolate linger

O I rather liked this one and would buy it again, still hoppy but the smoked malt works well for it with a nice mix of many things I like

If I see a fresh bottle I'll be buying seconds for sure, even with a year on it I'd drink another, just a little average in the mouth but other then that she's a solid brew

Jul 18, 2013
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biboergosum from Canada (AB)

3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle, 7.7% ABV.

This beer pours a very dark brown, bordering on tinged black, colour, with slight cola highlights, and four fingers of puffy, chunky, solid beige head, which sits in for a lengthy spell, before eventually giving way to some decent webbed lace around the glass as it glacially ebbs away.

It smells of roasted peaty caramel malt - smoke, iodine, and that salty sea air essence - with a muddled citrus and leafy pine hoppiness. The taste is lightly roasted, in the way of the backyard smoker, bready caramel malt, some mild fish flesh notes, and bitter citrus rind, pine needle, and leafy hops.

The carbonation is a tad sharp, a flinty edge pervading througout, the body a solid medium weight, and straining hard to be smooth through the various obvious roadblocks. It finishes off-dry, the smoke-singed malt retaining a fair bit of sweetness, in the face of the persistently bitter hops.

A hefty, full-flavoured version of this nascent style, with the smoke adding another layer of mostly subtle complexity, without messing too much with the pungent New World hoppiness, so lacking in the more recent examples I've tried.

Oct 10, 2012
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lacqueredmouse from Australia

4.3/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml Bottle. Purchased for me by @epiclurk.

Pours a deep black colour, with just a tinge of red at the edged. Head is full and frothy, forming a solid mocha-coloured crest to the beer. Lace is excellent: firm and full, but with interesting wavering patterns at the top. Body is quite fluid. It's a great-looking beer.

Nose is pleasantly balanced between three characters: one, hops, which come forward in a pronounced but generic sweep. Two: darkness, but this is far from a generic roast character. Instead, we get a sweetness that melds with the hop fragrance and releases its own aromatics, that of aniseed and liquorice. And finally, there's the seeming constant in Haand beers: a very slight note of smoke. It's a glorious combination, making this a very heady brew.

Taste is also glorious. Indeed, every sip seems to plumb new depths. On the front, at various times we have liquorice, roasted malt, or the progenitor of hop bitterness. Whatever the start on your particular sip, this always develops into a strong roasted character mid-palate, after which we get a milder and sweeter dark note, suggesting roasted nuts or biscuits. The back has a hay or grassy character as the hops put in their day's work, while the finish has a little more nuttiness and a slight wafty aroma of anise and smoke.

Feel is a little thin, the only drawback that I can really see.

This is great stuff from Haand, who have a reputation to uphold with me. This beer discharges that reputation beautifully, and keeps Haand in my sights as one of the breweries to be truly excited about when I get a new beer of theirs in my hands.

Aug 20, 2012
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dgilks from Australia

3.55/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Clearing dark brown-black color with a smooth tan head. Fairly small head and short lasted.

Lots of roast and coffee. Some earthy hops. Fairly mine rally. Not bad.

Roasts and quite bitter. A little earthy. Some citrus hops. Light smoky notes. A little lacking though for me.

Medium-light body with moderately-high carbonation. Not bad.

I don't mind this but it is exceptionally roasty for this type of beer. More of a stout really than a Black Ale and that is a bit off for me.

Jun 11, 2012
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ADZA from Australia

3.82/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a smoked india black ale and pours a dark kola beer hue which leaves a two finger creamy head that stays and leaves heaps of lacing everywhere,the smell is a touch of peated malts,resinous piney hops,fruit salad,burnt firewood and caramel,the mouthfeel is just above light bodied and has tastes of fruit salad,a nice hint of peated malts,peaches,candy,resinous hops but really covered by the smokiness and the finish is a mix of peaches and smoke and overall its alright and definately a great idea as i like smoked beers and black ales but just a little unbalanced for me cheers.

May 30, 2012
Sundland Kreosot from HaandBryggeriet
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 10 ratings