Brewed by HaandBryggeriet (Norway)
Style: Imperial Porter
Drammen, Norway
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 290   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
Norsk: De gamle norske gårdsbryggeriene laget mørke, kraftige og fyldige øl, som denne klassiske porteren, til alle høytidsfeiringer som jul, bryllup, begravelser, dåp og lignende.

English: The old farm breweries of Norway made special beer- dark, hearty, earthy beer like this classic porter - for weddings, christenings, funerals or any occasion at all.

Aged in Akevitt barrels.

Editor’s note: ABV fluctuates. Formerly known as Akevitt Porter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
VDuquerroux (1160) - Airvault, FRANCE - DEC 25, 2014
#400. Bottle, 50cL. Batch 602. 10-12°C. A pitch black beer with a big beige creamy head ; good retention and lacing. Toasty/roasty aroma, smoke, coffee. Very welcoming. Medium sweet, medium dry bitter, warming note. Medium body, silky smooth texture, average carbonation, sweet finish, herbal note, light alcohol. Absolutely not heavy. Classy. Overall, great dark brown beer, delicious, smooth, cheering. Merry christmas !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlazerT (471) - POLAND - DEC 13, 2014
Teku glass. Bottle. Deep, dark brown with beige medium head. Nice lacing. Deep roasted malts aroma - coffee, chocolate, dark dried fruits, some spices, very complex. Medium sweet, full bodied, chocolate. Oily texture, soft carbonation. Aftertaste is sweet. Little alcohol warming. In general very complex and interesting beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sokuzs1 (529) - - NOV 28, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2016 Aroma: lots of chocolate, akkevitt notes, roasty, coffee, very complex.Taste: medium sweet, light bitter, chocolate, roasty, oak .Full body, very smooth texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GRM (3672) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 30, 2014
Brown bottle, 500 ml, batch 602, brewed on 10.05.13, best before 10.05.16, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured on October 30 2014; eye: black, opaque, nice sheet of beige head that remains, light lacing; nose: roasted barley, anise, slight burnt barley; mouth: roasted barley, anise, light burnt barley, pleasant acridness, ink, finale in ink with light presence of burnt barley, full body, below-average carbonation, lightly bitter, lightly oily texture; overall: quite fine FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 500 ml, lot 602, brassée le 10.05.13, meilleure avant le 10.05.16, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savourée le 30 octobre 2014; œil : noire, opaque, belle couverture de mousse beige qui se maintient, légère dentelle; nez : orge torréfiée, anis, très léger orge brûlée; bouche : orge torréfiée, anis, léger orge brûlée, âcreté plaisante, encre, finale en encre avec légère présence d’orge brûlée, corsée, carbonatation sous la moyenne, légèrement amère, texture légèrement huileuse; en résumé : bien bon

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hansen (8333) - Assentoft, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2014
Almost fully black. Has a light brown head. Sweet, roasted aroma, with a note of alcohol, snaps? Flavor has the snaps note too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Yorker (1934) - Herning, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2014
50 cl bottle @ home. Pours dark brown with some sediment and an off-white head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma and flavour are roasted malt, coffee, liquorice, and alcohol - with a slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (9620) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2014
"a nice treat. pours black with a thin tan head. aroma roasted malts, licorice, spices, chocolate, wood, and a touch of alcohol. feel is very smooth. medium to full bodied. flavor roasted and bitter chocolate, and the barreling in aquavit gives it another layer of complexity. tasty, although an odd combo of traditional porter flavors, hot alcohol (as it warms) as well as herbs and spices. good stuff. "

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brnandersen (3203) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2014
50 cl. bottle, batch # 602, poured in to a Tulip. Pitch black with a dense, creamy tanned head. Good looking. Roasted aroma with dark malts, a very distinct aquavit barrel, caramel, chocolate, coffee, bread, vanilla, alcohol and dark, dried fruits. Taste is bitter and roasted. Full body with an oily texture and a soft carbonation. Long lasting bitter and roasted finish with herbal hops, fruits and bitter chocolate. Big, roasted Porter with the aquavit barrel adding extra layers of complexity to the flavour. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RasmusOtt (2177) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2014
Pours black with a brown head. Aroma has a nice coffee smell, liquorice, vanilla, cocoa, caramel, nice smoke and a little spicy woodenness behind. Taste has nice coffee as well along with some roasted malts, caramel, liquorice, vanilla, a little bit of heat and some spicy akvavit leading to a savory end. Really good - I would drink this for a nice danish lunch!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vestergaard (1577) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2014
50cl bottle. Pours Batch 602 from 2013. Pours pitch black with a long lasting, light brown, creamy head. Aroma has a little smoke, vanilla sugar, chocolate, coffee and a lot of licorice. Taste has sweet chocolate, licorice, coffee and vanilla notes at first, but changes completely, and has lots of spices like caraway and myrica, and again a bit of smoke. Lots of taste for its ABV. A treat for sure!

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