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


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RATINGS: 337   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.

lefossoyeur's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lefossoyeur (468) - Montreal, Quebec, - JAN 12, 2013
Pours dark brown with a big mocha head, fading into a thin lace. Nice and complex aromas of dark fruits, dried raisins and cassonade. Full body, plummy, oily, very rich malty flavors finishing on a fig note. Really feeling like drinking fig juice! Lively carbonation. Very nice winter beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (5038) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Draft at ChurckKey. Poured a clear brown color with a small tan head. Aroma was some cinnamon, cloves. Flavor was sweet malts, light peat. Light alcohol notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sturmthis (608) - Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2014
On draft. Dark brown color with beige head. Grape and smoke aroma. Taste is a lot like a white wine with that grape and some spices. Very different beer and interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
finol (2251) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle from Systembolaget. Very lively bottle. Smokey ale with chcolate and some red berries.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nisse666 (4490) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle from web SB cons 2014-12-12 Göteborg AR: caramel, smoked sausages, wee nutty AP: dark brown reddish/yellow rim, stouthy cream brown steady head F: round body, wee thai vanilla, wee bubbly carbonation, dark chocolate, coffey - nice brew! Marcus: 3,0

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VT (1666) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 6, 2014
500 ml bottle. Pours an orangeish brown-to-black with a resilient beige head. Aroma is roast, coffeeish, spicy and sweet. Flavor is toasty, coffee, dry, spicy (coriander, pepper, nutmeg). Finish is dark coffee grains, very malty. Lingering smoke, alcohol warmth. Medium to full body, velvety mouthfeel, average to strong carbonation. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rebekka (1) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 2, 2014 does not count
God og fyldig øl med fin farge og skum. Trekk for tynn og kort ettersmak. Anbefales som en øl som kan nytes alene.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (2749) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2014
Bottled. Pours deep brown with an average tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, smoke and some spice. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry, slightly bitter and with alcohol. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. A very nice stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frode (308) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 26, 2014
Bottle 50 cl.
Clear dark brown, tan head. Nose of roasted malt, and a hint of julmust. Light sweet and bitter. Metallic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ozckr (271) - Barcelona, SPAIN - NOV 26, 2014
cereal, citrus, golden, amber, hazy, cloudy, light sweetness, medium bitterness, light body, oily feel, lively,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radiomgb (2363) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 23, 2014
Very muddy brown, long lasting large tan head, good lacing. Aroma is sweet, malty, some chocolate and wood. Flavour is the same as the aroma, some earth. Bitter mouth, med body, moderate carbonation. Finishes malty, dirty, some alcohol. I like this, odd but good.

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