Inbreak (1394) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 Old rating rerated 03.01.2014, 0,5l bottle (2012) @ home:
Slow gusher, as it allways has been the few times I’ve had it. Big fizzy longlasting head. Aroma is co2, dark malts, burnt coffee, yeast, banana, something undescribable fruityness in the direction of Amarula liqueur maybe. Taste is dark malts, sour coffee, caramel, wet roasted grain, soil, grass, hay. Medium bitterness, watery mouthfeel, high carbonation as usual. Never been a very big fan of this one, as it’s always been overcarbonated every year.
Torrefacto (339) - SPAIN - JAN 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Color caoba oscuro con espuma beige. Aromas tostados, masa fresca, levadura y ligero licor. En boca muestra un dulzor tostado de inicio con notas de frutas confitadas y acaba con un armagor equilibrado e igualmente tostado al que acompaña una agradable calidez. Muy rica.
PhillyCraft (2771) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, black color with beige medium head. Aromas and taste are charred barrel, chocolate, roasted almond, light peat, spice and big malt. Chewy mouthfeel. Really warms up your whole body and butthole. Tasty meh, try dis.
RickFifty (137) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - DEC 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown color, beige head. Sweet, spicy nose, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, burnt sugar. Rich malty taste, nuts, hint of alcohol. Overall well balanced. Medium body.
Gorm (758) - Sandnes, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mørk brun farve med beige skum. Lukt av mye malt, karamell og bær. Smak av malt, sjokolade, karamell og lakris. Vinmonopolet.
terjped (9) - - DEC 26, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rich Malty character, haandbryggeriet is starting to become my definite favourite brewery. This one has a heavy ABV, so watch out. A lot better the it's less ABV companion called nissefar
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Chuckaduck (602) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - DEC 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Batch 490. 12/25/13. Pours deep brown-black with a very active, light-brown head. Aroma is earthy, grass, caramel, leather, toffee, berries; smells very nice. Taste is roasty, dark chocolate, toast, caramel, toffee, wood, char, leather, mild sweetness, licorice; finish is roast malt and bitter dark chocolate. Some nice lacing. Carbonation is delicate but very active. Mouth feel is full, chewy, not coating. A really delightful Christmas beer and another fantastic beer from a fantastic brewery.
StilleStorm (405) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
DWG; Pours black/dark brown with a lacing creamy, still fading head. Aroma is roasted, smokey malt, dark fruits, coffee, chocolate, with hints of vanilla, spice and liqourise. Taste adds roasted, sweet malty and salty. Medium to full body, creamy texture, medium carbonation. Lasting bitter, sweet chocolate finish. I love Christmas.
tony_gorilla (110) - Fiskum, NORWAY - DEC 24, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with nice head.
Smells liqorice, coffee and ashes. Taste is much the same but add som chocolate.
CanIHave4Beers (2880) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - DEC 23, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a very dark brown with a small, but well retained, tan colored head.
The aroma offers rye bread & cocoa powder, it’s lightly earthy & lightly spicy with some pine.
The flavor is nicely tart, even lightly hoppy but very pleasantly so. It’s got notes of spruce and caraway spiciness. It’s lightly roasty, and satisfying on all levels.
cool label too, geeze.