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Speakeasy Black Hand

June 23, 2014

Speakeasy is always an interesting brewery to talk about. They work out of an old steam fired brewery in the heart of San Francisco, and do as much work as they can by hand. Plenty of brewers talk about working based on old historical methods, but Speakeasy is one of the proud few who are clearly practice what they preach.

The Black Hand is a beautiful black color and sports a fluffy brown head on top of it. The scent is a strong combination of chocolate and coffee that makes me particularly happy. It has a full body, and a thick creamy mouthfeel that coats your mouth.

The scent is a fair indicator of the beer’s taste. Creamy and milky chocolate flavors are the highlight with a more mellowed coffee flavor. It’s more akin to a milky mocha or coffee milkshake than having a strong bitter coffee flavor. Overall, I definitely enjoyed it and I think any fan of stouts will too. It’s also creamy and mellow enough that people wanting to transition to the dark side should have little problem with the Black Hand.

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