Escanaba Black Beer | Upper Hand Brewery

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BA SCORE
3.76/5
Very Good
67 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Upper Hand Brewery
Michigan, United States
upperhandbrewery.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Also known as Eski

Added by whatsleftofyou on 10-31-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#25,448
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
67
pDev:
7.18%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
17
Trade:
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Ratings: 67 |  Reviews: 18
Reviews by Strix:
Photo of Strix
4.28/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark brown, nice tan head and some lacing.

Roasty, coffee in the nose.

Roasty malt and coffee, a bit of a bitter dark chocolate and charcoal kick in the finish.

Substantial mouthfeel.

This is nicely done, a nice brew for cold weather. I've been impressed so far by Upper Hand.

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Photo of DanGeo
3.67/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Grinz12
3.36/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Beaver13
3.55/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a medium creamy light tan head that retains fairly well and leaves some lacing.

The aroma is roasty bitter malts with a little stale coffee.

The flavor is sweet roasty chocolate malts with a lingering bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a nice lower abv roasty bitter dark ale.

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Photo of deebo
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This tastes like most black ales. Like the smoothness that balances the dark almost burnt malt. Smooth and sessionable.

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Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: pours deep dark brown with ruby highlights under a lacy 1" tan cap with moderate retention

S: smells like grain and chocolate with no harsh or burnt roast aromas

T: Slightly tart upfront with traces of fruit and dark grains. The grains have no harsh or burnt roast flavors

F: medium body and medium high carbonation.

O: a flavorful dark ale with the malt profile of a Schwartzbier

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Photo of richkrull
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of LXIXME
3.97/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of EHopkinsi
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Beautiful dark, dark brown color. Multi-hued tan head; not overly thick but not skimpy at all. Head slowly fades out to a film but finger thick lacing remains for the duration. Feel is a little light, but taste has a nice combination of malt and hops. Overall a very nice summer beer.

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Photo of beergorrilla
3.52/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of UPBrewer92
3.54/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jduprey007
3.56/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rostie
4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kunstman
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AleHunter805
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BobJude
3.62/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tommy5
3.23/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of EN27
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bismarksays
3.96/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DoubleMalt
3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of scottr4073
4.01/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of dstc
3.79/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zaphog
3.71/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of giffordw
3.42/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

With 4.5 AVB it is not quite a session ale but very mild and drinkable.

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Photo of mooseisloose
3.71/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From the Brewers of Yooper Ale. Dark brew to be enjoyed in the woods let's give it a whirl. Popping the top I get a very sweet yet biscuity waft of malt. Pours to a an opaque black with a tan head. On the taste this brew has a mild hop bite up front then a moderately roasted maltiness followed by a semi bitter finish and some light cocoa. Mouthfeel is a little on the thin side but the flavor is there. Almost a black IPA in my opinion.

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Escanaba Black Beer from Upper Hand Brewery
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 67 ratings