Fenrir (18) - Stavanger, - NOV 7, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
2012 edition (brewed 17.02.12)
Highly carbonated (kinda a trademark for my experience with HaandBryggeriet) nice brown head(like thick soap) looking past the stinging carbonation its has a good malt sweetness, dark fruity flavours, a hint of resin and molassis, nutty aftertaste. If this hadent been as overcarbonated as it was it would be a almost perfect traditional Norwegian Juleøl ;)
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Niko100 (1488) - New York, USA - MAY 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown/black color; Medium body; Aroma of toasted malt, chocolate, some dark fruit, & spice; Flavor of slight roasted sweet malt, caramel/toffee, chocolate, dark fruit, spice, and some licorice; Nicely balanced with good carbonation; Pretty decent.
Beerdedone (2343) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown/black with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, caramel and spices. Flavor was quite sweet with caramel, chocolate, dark fruit, coffee, and had some smokiness with a dry and bitter finish.
TET (1095) - FINLAND - APR 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A colabrown beer with a very big, dense and brown head. Aroma interesting and complex, roastiness, lemon, hint of smoke and liquirice. Taste is roasted, lots of salt liquirice, citrusfruits, just right amount of sweetness, earthyness. The aftertaste is long and slightly warming, some smoke. Medium+ bodied, high carbonation, but smooth, quite easy to drink. Again, very interesting and tastefull beer from Haandbryggeriet. Honest earthyness and complexicity.
Lilja (952) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ett smakrikt julöl. Smak och doft av choklad, kaffe,karamell. Välbalanserat mellan syrlighet och sötma.
tcane7 (810) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a deep brown with thick lasting mocha head. Notes of smoked malts, dark fruits, chocolate, molasses, licorice, and some spice.
makromaniak (86) - Tilburg, NETHERLANDS - APR 8, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A dark brown to black pour with a beige head. Great aroma of burned malts, caramel, juniper, liquorice, spices and a bit of chocolate. Taste is amazing...burned malts, caramel, juniper, red fruit, liquorice, many spices, some coffee, lots of yeast and a bit of chocolate. Great beer!
olio (4080) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
50 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20100921.
Pours murky brown color with a medium head. Aroma of caramel, licorice, burnt malts, ripe dark fruits and some toffee. Flavor is the same with some yeast also. Very good.
altonbrownd (4209) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from De Molen online shop. Dark, dark brown body with puffy tan head. Nose is sweet, caramel, roasty. Nice vanilla and plummy flavours. Some chocolate and coffee in the finish. Quite a tasty treat.
jgb9348 (3964) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown coloured body with a thick, luscious dark brown head with tints of violet and ruby when held to a light - very nice. Aroma of roasted malt, tons of sugars, bunches of alcohol, some lighter spices, oak and some juniper berries. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong roasty flavour with coffee, nutmeg and oats noticeable, some deeper caramelised sugars and even some from pit fruits. Aftertaste shows a lot of complexity with some dry oak and grassiness hidden amongst the roastier flavours and dominated really by the alcohol warmth. Overall, a very nice beer that shows the style well and is closest to a Baltic Porter - nice to sample! I sampled this 50 cL bottle purchased from Liqour Outlet in Boonton, New Jersey on 28-May-2012 for US$10.95 sampled at home in Washington on 31-March-2013.
Total Bottles: 2160
bergstaden (699) - Røros, NORWAY - MAR 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a brown head - good malt aroma with some roasted malt notes - good malt body with caramel, coffee notes and some flavours of roasted malt - Lingeirng amlty finish - this was good