Brewed by HaandBryggeriet (Norway)
Style: Traditional Ale
Drammen, Norway


on tap

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RATINGS: 318   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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This is a strong hearty festival beer for those good relaxing moments when you are cuddling up in front of a roaring fire feeling the warmth from both beer and flames.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (10233) - Søborg, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2011
Bottled. Black coloured. Dense brown head. Aroma is medical and spiced. Has a flavour of spice, light roast sweetness and medicin. Medium bodied. Dry spiced and vague smoked end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2011
Botte 50 cl. Courtesy of yngwie. Pours a pitch black with a dense light brown head. Hard roast malt aroma with some ginger and spice. Solid body, sweet roast malts, again ginger and spice with some roast and vanilla in the finish. 130211

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (10955) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 8, 2011
A: Pours a very dark brown color with a finger of tan head forming. S: There’s a huge herbal aroma coming from this. Seems like a ton of sage. Quite a lot of pine and spruce to the nose, as well. Some definite roast and maybe a bit of chocolate. T: A weird combination of floral and herbal flavors. The same intense sage flavor is there along with spruce and some tart berries. Dark chocolate and roasted malt character is present too. M: The body is medium with a moderate level of carbonation. D: A little too funky for me. I wanted this to be good, but I couldn’t really get into it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5144) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 29, 2011
Dark brown, almost black. Big, dense spongey head. Smells like chocolate and molasses, with some spicy (cinnamon?) and red wine notes. Flavor is a lot of chocolate and coffee, with odd spicy notes in the background. Very heavy palate. Definitely a sipper...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ROGUE (2099) - Newark, Delaware, USA - JAN 26, 2011
State Line Liquors tasting. Pours a very dark opaque brown color with a one finger tan head that has good retention and nice lacing. Aroma of fresh cut spruce needles with some chocolate and roasted hints. Big hit of piney bitterness and roast upfront followed by a mix of sage, ginger, nutmeg, chocolate and asmoked fruitiness. A well carbonated beer with a dry finish. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11184) - Kolding, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2011
Bottle, bought @ Barley Wine, Cph.
Pours black with a giant, creamy, light-beige head. Fizzes slightly. Very complex aroma, lots of chocolate, nuts, milky, coriander, holly, mildly vinious, a bit of cinnamon. Medium, prickly carbonation, fairly light and well creamy palate. Flavour is mildly roasted, good chocolate, mild cinnamon dryness, some herbal touches, nuts, nutmeg, bog myrtle, light ashy, some tobacco. Fairly sweet, but also with some good dryness. Quite the elegant beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhops (428) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2011
Bottle; Pours dark black/brown, tan head. Aroma of malt, yeast, coffee/chocolate. Flavor is burned malts, chocolate. Thinnish. Good beer. Alcohol is present but not overpowering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kavu (2236) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 18, 2011
Pours very dark with a high brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, spices, and coffee. Flavor is malts, alcohol, spices, and various other flavors I can’t recognize. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2011
500ml Bottle: Complex aroma of malt, yeast, chocolate, light spice, light roasting, dark fruit, chocolate-covered fruit, and cardamom. Poured pitch black in color with a huge, creamy, dense, tan/brown head that diminished slowly but lasted throughout. Opaque. Complex flavor is medium sweet. Tastes of malt, spice, chocolate, juniper, chocolate-covered fruit, light yeast, and a hint of nuts. Medium body. Slightly thin, then slightly chalky texture. Average carbonation. Malt, chocolate, spice, light yeast finish is slightly chalky. 9%ABV is completely hidden throughout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (6838) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 13, 2011
500 ml bottle. Batch #312. Finland.
Dark reddish brown colour with huge tan head. Roasted malt, cardemon and some xmas spices in aroma. Roasted malt, coffee, smoke, dark fruits, caramel and ripe banana in flavour. Warming.

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