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

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 414   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
We make x-mas beers beers with the good old traditional flavour from the days when the old farm breweries made dark, hearty, earthy beers with lots of x-masy flavours. We make living beer, not pasteurized nor filtered. 7% alcohol, supplied in 50 cl bottles an d 30 liter kegs.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerBiker (1413) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2008
[Shared with Kjell at the Blood-dinner.] Darkbrown and fast offwhite head. True "old" notes like oak, dried fruits, some coffee and christmas sweetness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palidor19 (3011) - Brandon, Florida, USA - DEC 11, 2008
slightly thin, but it has a nice aroma with cocao and fruit, its has the good malts, little hop flavors but very worth your money.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
nick76 (4292) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 11, 2008
The aroma is sweet and toasty with fruit, hops, and coffee. It reminds me of a porter. Three is also a hint of soap. The appearance is dark brown with a smooth tan head that is very persistent. The flavor is just like the aroma. The palate is thick. Overall a nice beer. I just dont quite like the acidic finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (4640) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 10, 2008
Pours deep black into a snifter. Head quickly recedes to nothing. Soy aromas. Soy upfront turning to licorice and sour earth and a chocolate and pit fruit finish. Similar to a Belgian stout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2008
Courtesy TheCheeseMan. Dark brown, almost black pour, thin broken layer of tan head. Nice sweet and spicy aroma, treacle, raisin. Dark fruit on the taste, light earthy hops, slight roast on the back end. Nice.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nearbeer (3936) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 5, 2008
500 ml. Batch 98, bottled Okt 07, best for Okt 10. Opaque black with a lasting quarter-inch of frothy cappuccino bubbles with a hard pour. Aroma of coffee, funky leather and cherry, light cocoa and charred wood. Flavor is a good blend of the same, with some sweet licorice and cured tobacco, and a smooth roast and oak finish. Medium-heavy body is smooth, lightly carbonated and roasty dry.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
espenra (897) - Kurland, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2008
50cl bottle from Vinmonopolet. Batch 181. It poured a pitch black colour with a big beige creamy head that settled down slowly in the glass. The aroma smells of chocolate, roasted malts, licorice, spices and alcohol. The flavor is spicy and tastes of coffee, dark chocolate and roasted malts. It has a medium long aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cmillward (497) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 30, 2008
Bottle. Pours ruddy brown/black with a wisp of a tan head that leaves some short lived lacing on the side of the glass. Nose of chocolate and brown sugar, figs, candied fruit, orange and some hints of spice. More chocolately goodness in the flavor, spiced fruit, sweet and a little bready. a touch acidic, orange rind and some nice earthy hop bitterness to round it out. Low carbed and drying, very quaffable. Excellent christmas porter with a very restrained spice profile.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 29, 2008
Murky dark brown color with a small lid of light tan bubbles. Lightly roasted malts, dark chocolate syrup, and licorice scents. Hints of alcohol in the background. Strong flavors, with licorice, anise, chocolate extract, burnt raisins and sweet grains. A bit syrupy in feel. Finish is quite quick and uneventful. Linger has some roasted malts and dark caramelized fruits. Things don’t seem to come together in this one. Seems like something I would pour over bread pudding.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djtimeless (222) - Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2008
Pours out dark brown almost black with thin tan head. Taste is roasty and malty. Strong taste of chocolate and coffee. Slighty sweet wiith some spice. Nice porter style brew.


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