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


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RATINGS: 344   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29850) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2014
Bottled. A brown beer with a brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, liquorice, and chocolate. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, and liquorice, leading to a dry roasted finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sir__v (726) - Lille, FRANCE - JUN 24, 2014
Bottle @ Six Roses, Lille - FR. Color: dark black beer with no carbonation and small brown head. Smell: roasted malt, red fruit notes, caramel and sour notes. Taste: strange taste complexe notes of sour and roasted malt. Not easy drinkable but interesting. Aftertaste: roasted malt with rye bread and fruity notes. Interesting beer but a 50cl is too many...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wvhoran (372) - Tasmania, - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle with Patrick at The Winston. A deep brown beer with a ruby red tinge. Roast malt aroma with a lot of sweet dried fruit, some cinnamon, smoke. Taste is rather sweet, good complex malts, some spice, smoky caramel. Warming alcohol. Dad would declare this "a great after dinner beer".

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (6820) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 26, 2014
[5373-20130524] 1pt9.4floz bottle. Tree bark and toasted plastic malt aroma. Hazy, dark brown body with a long-lasting creamy tan head. Roasted bark and grainy malt flavour has a nice sour roasted fruit aftertaste. Full body. Strange but quite good. (8/4/9/4/16) 4.1

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
hman43 (414) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - MAY 16, 2014
It has an aroma of cherry, coffee, wood, and tart aromas. It is black with light carbonation bubbles. There is little lacing on the sides. The head is medium brown. It has a wood taste with coffee, sweet with a bitter after taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wchesser (1245) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 29, 2014
Batch 490. Bit of a gusher, maybe from the ride home. Dark brownish black. Light smoke, sour wood, tart fruit on the nose. Tart cherry, light coffee, chickory, smoke, lightly warming on the way down. Complex winter warmer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jdavidh (154) - California, USA - APR 18, 2014
Great jet black color, nice dark creamy head. Strong malt nose of dark chocolate and wood. Taste was quite sweet, raisins and currants, with a slightly piney finish. Nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andriesradu (514) - ROMANIA - APR 17, 2014
From tap @ BBF 2014. Pours dark red/brown with a small beige head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, caramel, olives, reminds me more of a foreign stout than a traditional ale. Flavor is moderate bitter, roasted malt, light chocolate, olives. Bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrepintado (1578) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - APR 14, 2014
On tap at Barcelona Beer Festival 2014. Dark dark brown and red color. Thin beige head. Low carbonation. High bitterness and sweetness. Rye, cereal, wine, wood.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Doghair (264) - Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2014
Smoky malty aroma. Almost black in color. At first it was a little sour but then you get more roasted malt. Deep roasted malt is the star here. The absence of sweetness is unique. Different but really good. Wish I had another.

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