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


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RATINGS: 391   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.

DYCSoccer17's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DYCSoccer17 (3637) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 28, 2013
10 ounce sample at The Davis Beer Shoppe (several weeks ago). The aroma has some anise, chocolate, and roastiness. Light smoke, and lightly herbal as well. Almost rubbery with some pool-toys, though. Opaque black body with a creamy yellow-tan head and great head retention. Starts with some sweet cocoa flavors, before some herbal flavors come through in the middle. Juniper berries? Finishes really smooth, chocolatey, and herbal. Good stuff, that is really drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
josanguapo (1154) - SPAIN - OCT 15, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2016 From Zombier. In Teku glass. Watching Los Soprano 4x10-11. Pretty smoky, not so much to make it disgusting but enough to not make it easy to drink. ABV well hidden. Low on foam

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
OminouSC2 (462) - Mora, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2016
Dark brown ale. Herbal armoa, (my wife mentioned shampoo), some chocolate. Starts off with some dark malt and chocolate, some spices and a slight bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rouhlas (2803) - GREECE - JUL 6, 2016
500 ml bottle. Dark brown color with beige head. Malty aroma, caramel, some chocolate notes, dark dried fruits, some smoked notes, spicy too. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alvaro78 (289) - Sevilla, SPAIN - JUN 29, 2016
En aroma domina el ahumado intenso pero agradable Buen aspecto negro con espuma abundante y persistente color beige En boca al principio maltoso que dura muy poco para entrar el ahumado potente pero agradable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lacho (74) - USA - MAY 24, 2016
Dark pour, thick foamy caramel colored head. Aromas of raisin and licorice. First taste is potent, with the alcohol level very subdued. Amazing beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
FunkyF (926) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2016
Flaska från SB. Svart med ljusbrunt skum. Doft av choklad och hasselnötsglass. Kaffe med mjölk och choklad i smaken.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SvanteL (306) - SWEDEN - JAN 6, 2016
Batch 655 från 2013: Svart med brunt skum. Maltig doft med rostade toner, choklad, lakrits, läder, lite mörk torkar frukt och aningen rök. Även i smaken finns en lätt rökighet och stora rostade toner med choklad, kaffe och lakrits och lite pralinsötma. En mycket trevlig julöl, fyllig, smakrik och välbalanserad med den lilla rökigheten. Den har helt klart rundat till sig under lagringen, mums.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
djoeye (3800) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2015
Look; beige bigtop, ultra dark mahogany-cherry body. Aroma; roasted malts, tar, dust, attic, liquorice. Taste; roasted malts, liquorice, orange flavoured dark chocolate, tar, moon anise - finishes salty malty. Palate, good feel, smooth. Overall traditional ale, grandfather’s eve sipper? [50cl brown btl, 9%abv, BB14.10.17 #918, B@Vinmonopolet]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bbertels (351) - NORWAY - DEC 20, 2015
Bottle. Nice brown colour and moderate head. Rich, rich and rich - and some bitterness. A real winterwarmer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jookos (5604) - FINLAND - NOV 7, 2015
Bottle. Dark. Soft roasty, dark fruity, ripe fruity, slight molassy, plummy, some chocolate, madeira-y, dark bready nose. Full bodied, good bitters, sweetness, spicy. Prety nice, stable, xnas ale. Spicy, dark fruity.

-- bb

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