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


on tap

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 286   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hansen (7684) - 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 (1676) - 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 (7280) - 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 (2599) - 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 (1599) - 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 (958) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rodenbach99 (3614) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 9, 2014
Batch 602. 9%. Liquide embouteillé le 10.05.13 et meilleur avant le 10.05.16. Je n’ai pas été aussi impressionné par cette bière que mon ami. Elle est foncée presque noire. Un nez de chocolat mélangé à un alcool norvégien qui a probablement fait le tour du monde,Une bouche puissante avec des traces d’alcool, de chocolat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
EvilCat (106) - FRANCE - AUG 7, 2014
Bouteille 50cl. Moustache Blanche. Robe huileuse noire, mousse beige crémeuse. Nez marqué par le grain de café grillé et torréfié, aux accents de cendre et de bois mouillé. Bouche amère et explosive de café ristretto enrichie par des touches cacaotées légèrement boisées. Note chaude d'aquavit, sur une finale âpre aux parfums de distillat épicé et herbacé. Le corps est suave et crémeux avec une petite carbonation. De quoi réchauffer un hiver rigoureux. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (3986) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 27, 2014
Batch 602. 9%. Liquide embouteillé le 10.05.13 et meilleur avant le 10.05.16. Robe noire et col de mousse brun. Un nez construit par des grains rôtis, de la douce fumée, du cèdre ou de la pruche et du chocolat. Unique ou singulier. Une bouche bien portante avec ses malts arrondis et tranchante avec ses notes boisées imbibées par un alcool pacifique et épicé. Un corps juste. Des bulles présentables. Une texture soyeuse. Une finale chocolatée, piquante de bois vert et tiède d’aromates macérées dans un alcool de qualité.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Majek (500) - Ząbki, POLAND - JUL 14, 2014
Pitch black colour. Quite big and dense beige head. Intensive aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, liquorice, burnt wood and minimal warming alcohol (similar to hooch note) on background. Taste is complex too. Full of roasted note, chocolate flavour, peaty and woody (beer is aged in barrel). Over the medium sweetness with minimal bitterness and medium sourness. Low to medium carbonation. Full body. Rich, well brewed beer. Fantastic one for tasting.

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