Rastacouere (6045) - Montreal, Quebec, - OCT 29, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A bit of a gusher upon opening uncapping. A large beige tower remains atop the dark chesnut pour forever. Tartish, whether voluntarily or not, gently smokey, very nutty, a bit burnt ale with a leafy, iodine touched late palate bearing the softest bitterness for a beer of its magnitude. Going a bit everywhere after its smooth, silky and neat Marris Otter mouth entrance. Brown flavours quickly follow, being pushed around by agressive bubbliness which destroy the winter warmer aspirations. While the carbonation contributes to drying the caramel touches out, the gentle acidity feels a bit out of context without any fruitiness to lie unto. For my money, this was fairly under average for Haandbryggeriet. The uncontrolled carbonation, sludgey bottom and flavors that go in every direction felt a bit chaotic rather than their usual controlled, rational folly.
HogTownHarry (5653) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle shared by jercraigs and mabel with me and blankboy.. Deep, deep but not cloudy black-ruby with a decent mottled tan/light brown almost greenish creamy head. Odd aroma - light porter with mineral bitterness, some alcohol - sort of resin-y too, some molasses. Damn - taste - like a black IPA with a little tart fruit and calcium - I like it, but so weird. Light body, mild carbonation, medium roasty herbal finish, a little tart after-tang. I like it, maybe a little earthy peat in the aftertaste.
Niko100 (1490) - 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 (1097) - 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 (815) - 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 (4088) - 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 (4210) - 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 (3970) - 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