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

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RATINGS: 404   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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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
djoeye (4256) - Troms, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2015
Look; beige bigtop, ultra dark mahogany-cherry body. Aroma; roasted malts, tar, dust, attic, liquorice. Taste; roasted malts, liquorice, orange flavoured dark chocolate, tar, moon anise - finishes salty malty. Palate, good feel, smooth. Overall traditional ale, grandfathers eve sipper? [50cl brown btl, 9%abv, BB14.10.17 #918, B@Vinmonopolet]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bbertels (443) - NORWAY - DEC 20, 2015
Bottle. Nice brown colour and moderate head. Rich, rich and rich - and some bitterness. A real winterwarmer!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jookos (5981) - FINLAND - NOV 7, 2015
Bottle. Dark. Soft roasty, dark fruity, ripe fruity, slight molassy, plummy, some chocolate, madeira-y, dark bready nose. Full bodied, good bitters, sweetness, spicy. Prety nice, stable, xnas ale. Spicy, dark fruity.

-- bb

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2015
Poured into a perfect pint. Batch 490. 3.5 A: Black color. Three fingers of foamy tan head. Retention is pretty good, but just a short ring of lacing is left. 3.75 S: Wow, this is surprisingly dry. Its a roasty, nutty dryness. Sprucey, pine sappiness. Chocolate and caramel. Quite pleasant. 3.25 T: Taste isnt quite as good as the nose. Chocolate, an almost tangy caramel, and a light spiciness. Nuts, pine, and molasses. Not nearly as dry as the nose. Indeed it verges on sweet. Its okay, but Im not a huge fan of the tanginess. 3.0 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Light creaminess. The big complaint here is that its quite sticky and causes some amylase balling. 3.25 D: Its okay, but its no Odins Tipple. ★ 739 characters DavoleBomb, Sep 03, 2013

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvikar (5593) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - AUG 17, 2015
Pours brown to black with a beige head, aroma of chocolate, caramel, roasted, flavor is slightly smoked, caramel, cocoa, burnt bread, medium bodied.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mzaar (3081) - Varberg, SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2015
Flaska. Brun l med ett medelstort beigt skum. Dofter av lakrits, hasselnt, rosta malt och choklad. Smakinslag av tr, rda br, rostad malt, rter och choklad. Aningen syrlig i avslutningen. Medelkropp.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sparf (257) - stersund, SWEDEN - MAY 27, 2015
Mycket trevlig, mustig doft med inslag av lder, plommon, pomeransskal och lite rk. Brusande flaska. Brygden r svart och helt ogenomskinlig. Skummet r frvnansvrt lskartat och kort, kanske beroende p ldern (brygd 19 september 2013, batch 655). Ganska st brygd med en hrligt kryddig attack. Drefter en rund karaktr av choklad, lakrits och lite alkohol. Eftersmaken har en ltt rkig touch och en behaglig, mjuk beska. Fyllig kropp och en vl tilltagen men inte omotiverad kolsyra.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
glennmastrange (2763) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - APR 20, 2015
Bottle. Heavy cereal, nutty and chocolate for the malt, light herbs for the hops, moderate dough for the yeast with toffee, alcohol, fig and tobacco in the background. Head is average to large, frothy to fizzy, tan with some slippery lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is dark brown. Flavor starts lightly to moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly sweet, acidic and bitter. Palate is medium to full, oily with a carbonation between lively and fizzy with silky and stick finish. A well balanced and beautifully crafted Traditional Ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
axl (711) - Lund, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2015
2014 version, 500ml bottle, GUSHER! Black with two finger tan head. Aroma of chocolate, slightly sour smoke, leather and some tobacco. Bitter taste with initial smoke, chocolate, some very bitter coffee and alcohol. Kinda hard to put words on... Quite smooth, medium-lively prickly carbonation, warming alcohol.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alteregoo (1191) - POLAND - MAR 31, 2015
Piana średniej wielkości, drobno i średnio pęcherzykowa, szybko opada do kożuszka, ładnie oblepia szkło. Barwa brązowa, nieprzejrzysta z czerwonymi refleksami. W aromacie ciekawe drewniane nuty, wędzony bukiem słd, likier czekoladowy, suszona żurawina. W smaku analogicznie, z tym że wędzonka jest przyjemna, lekko ogniskowo-kiełbaskowa, piwo dość agresywne, na początku słodkie, pełne, ziemiste, po chwili palone i likierowe, następnie dochodzą estry owocowe, wędzona śliwka i ziołowo-alkoholowa goryczka na finiszu. W afterteasie kakao, świeża kawa mielona, prażone ziarno i długi posmak alkoholu, whisky. Gdyby nie ten alkohol... może za kilka miesięcy było by idealne...


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