Haandbryggeriet Dark Force Reserva

4.4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20

adamjackson (638) – Canaan, New Hampshire, USA – SEP 7, 2012

Acquired in a trade from a buddy. Happy to try this. Enjoyed in a Ridel Sommeliers glass just above fridge temp around 50 Degrees F. 

A – Poured a viscous midnight black with a 1 finger head that was coffee coloured. It’s extremely black and very thick. 

S – Big coffee and espresso bean nose. Chocolate and vanilla scents. Hints of dark fruits and some licorice. 

T – Wow okay. I’m not sure where to start. This starts very bittersweet chocolate taste. The sides of my tongue get a big sweet mocha taste. The middle tongue starts to get a big chocolate and espresso bean taste. Dark cheap candies at the finish with some oak and vanilla bean finish. 

M – Mild carbonation, heavy body but mostly medium body. It’s not as thick as expected. Sweet raisin chocolate finish. 

O – Wow. I’m very impressed. This is not an overpowering stout. It’s a very well balanced stout.

Haandbryggeriet Dark Force Reserva