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

bottled
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RATINGS: 401   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.3
Mjollnir (405) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAR 7, 2012
500mL bottle. Pours opaque dark brown with a thick but shortlived tan head. Woody and alcoholic aroma, berries and coffee. Lots of roast in the flavour with some biscuity malt and warmth from the alcohol. Medium-full body, lively carbonation with a warming and mildly acidic finish.

3.9
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2012
16.9 oz bottle. Deep brown with tan froth turning to crema. Nose is chocolate, raisin, hay and wood. Thick and fudgy with a velvety mouthfeel. Lively carb tickles the tongue. Taste is dark chocolate, black licorice, burnt caramel, bark and tart elderberry. Finishes with hints of smoke and spice. Unusual but compelling and fun to drink.

3.6
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 15, 2012
On keg at the Craft Beer Co. Pours a dark brown colour with a lacy beige head. A smoky aroma with a little balsamic vinegar, caramel and alcohol. Similar flavours. Very low carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Alcohol is fairly present with a dry finish. Not bad.

3.6
shoulderbroken (4255) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 13, 2012
Keg at Craft. Dark brown, almost black. Aroma is chocolate, bit of smoke, dark fruit (blackberry maybe), touch of spice, bit milky coffee. Taste is very fruity, with a whiff of smoke. Bit sweet too.

3.9
sonnycheeba (6126) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 8, 2012
Tap. Pours deep, dark brown with a trace of tan head; short retention and no lacing. Aroma is brown sugar, licorice, dark fruit, and light roasted malt. Flavor is heavy sweet malt, light earthy hops, and heavy dark fruit esters; sweet finish. Full body, low carbonation, and high warmth.

3.5
Sammy (12350) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2012 Big roasted malt aroma. Very dark brown pour, with a small white head surviving. Richer sipping taste as warmed, easier drinking before room temperature reachedGood drinkability. Bottled August 2010 and aged well, with appropriate carbonation right there.

4
DeliriumT (541) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 26, 2012
This beer pours the way a good Norwegian ale should, jet black with a chocolate brown head. It smells of dark malt, coffee and smoke. It tastes sour and has hints of coffee bitterness at the back of the palate. Extremely tasty Norwegian. Keep em coming haand bryggeriet!

4
tmongoose (2504) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 23, 2012
Bottle poured almost black with brown frothy head. The aroma of roasted malts. Bourbon barrel aged. Flavors of chocolate and coffee and spices. Very good beer. Wanted more but sharing. For me also had a mild smokey flavor to it could have been the malts though

3.6
Mortlach (2350) - Rome, ITALY - JAN 21, 2012
21/01/2011 Brasserie 4:20 (tap). Bruna, riflessi mogano, schiuma biancastra sporca, non molto abbondante e poco persistente. Aroma di malto, note di tostato e cioccolato, erbaceo e spezie. In bocca è complessa, calda, suggestiva, ma un po’ troppo complicata. Note di malto, dolce, leggero tostato, spezie, erbaceo, luppoli, leggerissimo affumicato. Corpo medio-pieno, consistenza oleosa, carbonazione soft. Un po’ sgraziata, ma buona. Da sorseggiare davanti al camino.

3.8
RobertDale (6570) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 18, 2012
Bottle. Batch # 384. Pours a very dark brown with a nice tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, and spices. Taste is dark chocolate, coffee, dark fruit, and spices. Rich and creamy. Nice.


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