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Dark Force - HaandBryggeriet

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BA SCORE
89
very good

450 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 450
Reviews: 304
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 12.37%
Wants: 27
Gots: 40 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
HaandBryggeriet visit their website
Norway

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Sigmund on 06-17-2007)
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bigbadmatt

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

09-05-2013 06:53:27 | More by bigbadmatt
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harpus

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

09-04-2013 18:23:02 | More by harpus
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JWeldon

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

08-28-2013 03:50:11 | More by JWeldon
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beepill

California

4.18/5  rDev +5.6%

Purchased a bottle from WF in Redwood City upon recommendation from the guy stocking the beer shelves. Poured into a whiskey snifter. Reviewed from notes taken last week.

A - Pours almost a pure black with a thin tan head. Simply beautiful.

S - Bourbon whiskey, maple wood, dark chocolate, cacao nibs, and dark-roasted coffee beans. Also got some hints of black licorice. Wonderful complexity on the nose, even before sipping. Maintains its wonder throughout consumption.

T - See above. Tastes like how it smells, add some wheat breadiness and dark chocolate cake to it to make a wonderfully balanced Russian Imperial Stout style.

M - Coats the entire tongue with its creamy feel. Starts off a bit hot, but mellows as it warms. Cabonation is light-medium, which allows the complexities to emerge.

O - Winner. I was hesitant to purchase this, since I never heard of it, but the guy at WF convinced me. Glad he did. I will be seeking this again the next time I drop in. I recommend any fans of imperial stouts to give Dark Force a try. It should make you happy. I don't think there are any other wheat Imperial stouts out there.

08-25-2013 17:02:43 | More by beepill
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hmich176

Pennsylvania

4.39/5  rDev +10.9%

A: Black brew with an almond colored head. Very large head when I poured it straight down the middle. A more proper pour resulted in maybe a two finger head.

S: There's a hint of vanilla, rather wheaty (surprise!), some fruits and coffee notes as well.

T: The alcohol hits at the very end, but it's not very noticeable. Sweet, but bitter...warm and toasty. Nicely balanced. Someone else mentioned tongue-numbing - I agree with that.

M: Carbonation isn't very strong; it goes down smoothly. Full body that's on the edge of being too much. For a stout, it's pretty easy drinking.

Overall, I enjoyed this beer. Not my favorite stout, but it's very good and right up there. I enjoyed the play on the wheat beer, and it's something I'd get again should the opportunity arise.

08-22-2013 01:37:06 | More by hmich176
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

08-21-2013 01:11:58 | More by schnarr84
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FadetoBock

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

08-18-2013 15:42:56 | More by FadetoBock
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CarverMG

California

4.14/5  rDev +4.5%

A: Dark Brown, 1 Finger Brown Head. Settles to top of the beer.

S: Citrus Nodes, Slight bit of coffee, Figs, orange peels and cherries. a hint of vanilla.

T: Espresso, Cherries, Figs, A bit of orange and Vanilla. A slight taste of chocolate. ABV hits at the end toward the back of the palate. Not too Harsh of an ABV.

M: Smooth, Slightly Carbonated, Slides down fine. Can feel the ABV.. Not overpowering.

O: Good Relaxing beer. Would Recommend to Others.

08-16-2013 17:29:14 | More by CarverMG
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Mendicant

Australia

4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

08-09-2013 03:53:21 | More by Mendicant
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stcules

Italy

3.35/5  rDev -15.4%

Black, wih a lot of brown, compact head.
Toaasty smell, not too strong, but good, intense, dusty.
A light soya sauce.
Round, well hideen alcohol, with a soft malty start, light, then the toasted and dusty notes, with some coffee.
Relatively light body, quite short aftertaste, hazelnut and toasted.

08-03-2013 09:32:52 | More by stcules
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nick_asian

Nevada

3.81/5  rDev -3.8%

A: Jet black. Head was an almond skin brown.
S: A good amount of licorice, some dark chocolate, roasted malts, and a bit of residual sugar.
T: Still a bunch of the licorice and some dark chocolate. Definitely some sweetness from the wheat as well. Toasty bready-ness and some wood/smoke going on too. Booze is pretty well hidden, if noticeable at all.
M: Good full body and a lot of carbonation. Almost a little too much. Very smooth, though. Hella crisp because of the carbonations. Kind of leaves your mouth tingling. afterwards.
O: A really good beer. Definitely give it a try at least once.

07-20-2013 04:44:38 | More by nick_asian
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pathman

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

07-14-2013 15:29:30 | More by pathman
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mportnoy

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

07-07-2013 04:53:42 | More by mportnoy
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JohneHoodlum

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

07-07-2013 00:57:23 | More by JohneHoodlum
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jaxon53

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1%

07-04-2013 22:04:54 | More by jaxon53
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maltyb

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

06-27-2013 00:13:41 | More by maltyb
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uturn

Florida

4/5  rDev +1%

06-25-2013 21:48:14 | More by uturn
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dominic4beer

California

4/5  rDev +1%

06-25-2013 06:05:31 | More by dominic4beer
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chippo33

Vermont

3/5  rDev -24.2%

06-23-2013 07:36:12 | More by chippo33
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JMS1512

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

06-18-2013 18:13:53 | More by JMS1512
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +1%

06-18-2013 13:59:03 | More by mrfrancis
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

4/5  rDev +1%

05-22-2013 03:15:56 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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Chegui

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +26.3%

05-14-2013 20:47:23 | More by Chegui
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Phelps

Arizona

3.48/5  rDev -12.1%

Bottle into a tulip.

Black as outer space. Head is about a quarter inch, a silky medium tan.

A little licorice, dark chocolate, alcohol. A touch of vanilla or marshmallow. A little smoke.

Sweeter in the flavor. Chocolate syrup, smoke, a touch of anise. Slight lingering alcohol. Smooth.

Smooth, medium body. Pretty high carbonation and a little too much fizz. Very well-hidden alcohol. Tongue-numbing.

Smooth stuff. Wish there was a little more showing from the wheat. Still very smooth, easy-drinking.

05-12-2013 23:22:47 | More by Phelps
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Jason1337

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -24.2%

04-24-2013 15:51:28 | More by Jason1337
Dark Force from HaandBryggeriet
89 out of 100 based on 450 ratings.