HaandBryggeriet Farewell Ale

Formerly brewed at HaandBryggeriet (Norway)
Style: Traditional Ale
Drammen, Norway


on tap


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RATINGS: 183   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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kerolasa (409) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2011
Batch 283, bottled 07.06.10. Black drink, just like stout. Smells also very much stout like. Way too much fizz, too bad first taste went wrong because of it. Very malty and quite sour after taste. Somewhat metallic. I too much smaller second sip and got smoky and sweet aromas a side with previous. This has quite rich aroma going on, but palate really sucks.

anders37 (26657) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2011
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty caramel finish.

maneliquor (3514) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 22, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2011 Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours a deep brown with a small, frothy tan head. Aroma is very mocha-like with a touch of spice and honey. Wood plays a large role in the taste. Add to that some chocolate, raisins, milky kahlua? Was expecting better after some of the reviews. Not very exciting but solid. Upon opening this beer, a coffee coloured, milky substance splashed on the table and it gushed a little bit. May have a had a bottle on it’s way out ? Not sure but it seems the reviews show this beer is better than the one I had so will re-rate at some stage

stewac01 (62) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 21, 2011
Pours dark ruby brown with a creamy tan head. Roasty chocolate aromas with some spice, plenty of licorice and some sherry booze. Flavours are similar - chocolate/carob roast, followed by licorice, raw spruce wood and a hint of spice to finish. Some fairly murky flavours in there too - yeasty meatiness and some woody astringency in the finish. Overall a nice beer, just a little flabby around the edges.

tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - MAR 17, 2011
Draft. Black with a small brown head. Aroma is rum, kahlua, very chocolate milk heavy. Flavor is roughly similar: kahlua, chocolate, licorice, peat. Texture is oily. Better than I expected.

GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 17, 2011
Tap at Paradiso Georgetown. Pours a near black in the glass with a powerful, brown, thick head. Looks like a serious porter. Aroma is heavy tiramisu, melaga gelato, rum soaked lady fingers. Actually a very similar rich, spicy, Kahlua and Baileys aroma that I get from Odin’s Tipple. But this one is even better: mace, cinnamon, maple candies, and smoke comes through. It is just an unbelievably good aroma. Taste is oily chocolate, spices, rum raisin, tiramisu, and just extending the beauty of the aroma. Palate is soft and beautiful: rich and oily, sharp alcohol and pillowy carbonation. Whoa.

Palme (4811) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 2, 2011
0.5l bottle. Pours a dark brown unclear body with a nice red hue and a creamy, lasting fingersized beige head. Some sour aromas, sour berries perhaps, definitely some junipers in there along with some chocolate hints, some spiciness and herbs, vague notes of asparagus and perhaps a bit soapy. Nice nose. Good lively carbonation and medium bodied. Tastes first quite stingy from some herbs - or is it junipers? and a decent amount of licorice. Tastes malty, quite different and original. Slightly dark-sweet and syrup-sticky with a strong bitter, grassy, dry and hoppy finish. Big, different and complex flavors but it works in some strange way.

tmrmwel (2089) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 2, 2011
Bottle, batch 300. This was a real, pleasant surprise. Pours black, with a good head, and an aroma worth dying for (which is quite fitting). There’s a lot going on here with a good roasted malt, coffee, oak, peat and seafront in general, and also a hint of licorice and some cherry to spice things up a bit. The taste lives up to the aroma, with a lot of burned malt and coffee, burned sugar and syrup, and a light smoky taste giving the beer a good and very fitting acidity. Good burned, acidic finish. Very close to a fantastic stout, but maybe a bit more light bodied and thinner, and a bit livelier carbonation. Still this makes it surprisingly easy to drink, despite it’s high complexity.

saxo (18653) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2011
Bottle from Ølbutikken. Huge head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich roast malt, fruits, nuts and hops. Dry finish.

HenrikSoegaard (14176) - Randers, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2011
Bottle. Frothy off-white good mostly lasting head. Dark red-amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Roasted moderate bitter woody flavor. Some medicine notes. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate.

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