Dark Force - HaandBryggeriet
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3.95/5 rDev 0%
Bottle purchased at Oliver’s in Albany, NY.
Pours out a very dark black, with a foamy, creamy looking 1.5 inch head, and no lacing.
Smells like chocolate, wheat, grassy hops, roasted malt, and vanilla cream.
Tastes similar. The wheat used provides an actual grainy wheat flavor, as well as a super silky feel to this one. There’s a ton of chocolate milk flavor, vanilla cream, and some grassy hop bitterness and dark fruits. Kind of feels like a Baltic porter more so than an imperial stout- which is fine. I love Baltic porters!
This one has a medium body which feels much lighter than it actually is, probably due to the use of wheat malt. A super silky and smooth mouthfeel is the clear highlight of this one. There is a very low amount of carbonation.
I wish it was a little more boldly flavored, but it really does have an excellent mouthfeel and goes down really well. A very good effort here.
08-20-2014 20:38:00 | More by GreesyFizeek
3.89/5 rDev -1.5%
HaandBryggeriet's 'dark force', Double Extreme Imperial Wheat Stout (overdoing the adjectives a little, perhaps). 9% ABV.
A: Pours a VERY dark brown. Pure black in the glass, with just a slim line of deep, bright brown in the dimple. Almost no head (brown, when it does show up). No lacing.
S: Interesting smells. Lots of caramels going on. Dark caramel, a little burnt. Dark coffee. Malt powder. Very faint dark powdered cocoa. Coffee creamer-like sweetness. Blackened toast. Hint of licorice. Just the faintest fruitiness. Raisin, perhaps.
T/MF: Pretty sweet! Dark roasted coffee. Blackened caramel. Light char, as it settles.
Not bad! The nose is the star, but the whole package is pretty good. I definitely recommend this, if you can find it!
Poured from a 16.9 oz bottle, into a Belgian tulip glass.
04-23-2014 07:47:34 | More by TruePerception
3.8/5 rDev -3.8%
Found this bottle aged on the store shelf. Brewed on 9/2007, opened on 4/2014. This beer had a 'best by' date of 9/2011
A: Pours a dark black with a strong tan head. Still plenty of carbonation.
S: The smell was very strange for stout. A wet bread smell was so strong it was hard to detect anything else. I guess I could detect some malt and roast aromas.
T: The roast flavor really shined through in the taste. There were some interesting and strange but somewhat enjoyable off flavors. At least they were off for the style. Lots of hay , yeast and earthy flavors that I would expect to find in a funky belgian, not a stout.
As this beer warmed the flavor improved greatly and the roast and the bitterness of the finish became more forward. This was actually an easy drinker, the alcohol was hard to detect. I would recommend drinking this beer at room temperature.
M: A little thinner than some stouts, but not to distraction. Actually had a surprisingly creamy mouth feel. Properly carbonated.
O: An interesting brew. Even though it was past its 'best by' date it was still enjoyable. I would not overpay for this but I would enjoy it at the right price point. Not your typical stout.
04-18-2014 13:43:35 | More by imscotty
Dark Force from HaandBryggeriet
88 out of 100 based on 449 ratings.