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

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RATINGS: 350   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.


DYCSoccer17's rating

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DYCSoccer17 (3357) - 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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansalon (1632) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2014
Pours dark brown with a massive mocha head. Aromas of chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, cloves and brown sugar. Taste is chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, brown sugar, cloves. Mouthfeel is smooth yet sprightly with medium carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thomat (2173) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle from SB. Dark brown with a small beige head. Fruity and smokey tones. Fruit, malt, smoke and caramel. Full body with a bitter sweet / smokey finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nogva (19) - NORWAY - DEC 28, 2014
Pours nearly black and forms a thick tan head with lovely lacing. Smoky aroma of roasted malt, licorice, dried fruit and a hint of what seems to be rutabaga. Full body, oily feel, soft carbonation. Taste of burnt wood and dark roasted coffee with a long and vinous finish of red berries and ash.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
McTapps (4606) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle from trade with Meilby- thank you! The beer has got a deep black colour with an steady, beige head and medium body. Aroma of peat, torf and roast. Taste of roasted malt, woods, earth, leaves, spices, light smoke and vanilla. Bitter woody finish with some roasty, smokey hints. Not that easy to drink, yet quite enjoyable and special. Liked it.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
MichaelAwesome (4606) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - DEC 28, 2014
Full of dark chocolate, high drinkability and a really full body with some high abv you may notice towards the ends. Roasted malt and that stuff but the chocolate hits the points here. A bit smoky in the finish but all around a good piwo with that special something in.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leini (925) - SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2014
500ml bottle. Dark brown body with a medium tan head. Spicy and a bit smoky, with flavors of caramel, burnt sugar and roasted malt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beer_est_deus (752) - örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2014
Svart med brunt skum. Doft: Kola, lakrits, choklad likör, rostat, lätt bränt socker. Smak: Lakrits, rostat, kanderat socker, choklad pralin, lite lätt av blandad frukt. Lite för kraftig kolsyrad.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rarbring (1556) - Linköping, SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2014
Overall: Sweet complex. Licorice, coffee.
Note: Bottle 500 ml at home. Reviewed 2014-12-26.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tandembrauer (283) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 25, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours dark brown, almost black with small beige head. Aroma of chocolate, alcohol, ashes. Taste: coffee, smoke, very little spices and fruit; sweet, but not extreme.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gaultier (512) - SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2014
@ Kristoffers väg. Bottle from Systembolaget. Aroma: Chocolate, cacao, some smokiness and spices. Taste: Chocolate, cacao, sweet. Body is medium to light full, chocolate and cacao in the finish.


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