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Dark Force - HaandBryggeriet

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very good

448 Ratings

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Ratings: 448
Reviews: 304
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.41%
Wants: 27
Gots: 40 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Sigmund on 06-17-2007)
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New York

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
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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

08-13-2014 02:21:15 | More by sjrodriguez
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

07-24-2014 11:42:21 | More by Griffith
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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

07-22-2014 00:01:05 | More by gelasin
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2/5  rDev -49.4%

07-20-2014 14:14:43 | More by Alyssadonahue
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Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.3%

07-20-2014 14:14:16 | More by Howlader
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5/5  rDev +26.6%

07-15-2014 19:58:27 | More by tykechandler
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

07-08-2014 21:58:43 | More by bobv
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

07-07-2014 12:34:38 | More by KAF
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

07-01-2014 01:50:43 | More by bostonryan
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

06-27-2014 19:09:09 | More by sammyg832
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

06-07-2014 23:48:36 | More by Nobcefus
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.3%

05-27-2014 23:39:50 | More by Latarnik
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

05-27-2014 13:39:34 | More by ckeegan04
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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

05-26-2014 21:05:35 | More by ummswimmin
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

05-17-2014 07:55:41 | More by Jordy777
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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
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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
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

04-14-2014 21:48:02 | More by craftbeersweden
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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.09/5  rDev +3.5%

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours pitch black with a half finger light brown head that dissipates to a thin film and thick ring around the glass, leaving light lacing. Aroma of dark, lightly charred toasted malt, chocolate, hints of coffee and a bit of alcohol. Flavor follows aroma, dominated by dark toasted malt with light char, coffee, dark chocolate, finishing with charred dark malt and a substantial hop bitterness. Medium bodied with quite spicy active carbonation. A very interesting take on a stout. The heavy malt that usually supports the intense flavors of a RIS are not as noticeable here with the wheat giving a lighter less intrusive feel to the stout. This is a little disconcerting at first because the body seems thin at first, however the flavors are so robust and interesting that the wheat character is covered, but possibly displays the toastiness of the grain roasting even better than a heavily malted stout. Nicely hopped too. The alcohol in the aroma is not noticeable in the taste. An interesting and flavorful stout that I will be trying again.

03-16-2014 04:49:03 | More by LiquidAmber
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Dark Force from HaandBryggeriet
88 out of 100 based on 448 ratings.