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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 262   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bif (1300) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 7, 2013
500ml Bottle. Pours a deep brown/black color with a small head that fades to bits of lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, dark fruit, chocolate, spice and a bit earthy. Taste is a blend of roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruits, some spice and bit of wood from the barrel aging. Has a subtle bitterness and the finish is quite dry. The body is quite full with a rich velvety texture. The 10% ABV very well hidden. The flavor becomes more robust as it warms. Very good beer for the style. great way to end the day.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
shigadeyo (2964) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013

Batch 225 / Bottled 15.09.09 / Bottle 2160

5/04/2011: Hand bryggeriet Barrel-Aged Porter (Norwegian Porter Aged in Aquavit Barrels)... Aroma: German chocolate diluted with coconut water with a splash of Kisrchwasser. Appearance: Black color, frothy broth head. Flavor: Dark chocolate cocoa, smooth alcohol, barrel char, plenty of alcohol that adds a nice strength and warmth without becoming burning or stringent, milky sake notes, cigar in the finish. Drinks like a cigar. Palate: Medium, strong, but smooth. Overall: Excellent brew! Delicious!

50 cl bottle (10% Alc/Vol) shared by alexsdad06. Thanks Brad! Rating #241 for this beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (7895) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JUL 22, 2013
500mL from Vendome Liquor Beverly Hills. Inky pour with larger, complete tan foam. Excellent retention and big swathes of lacing. Nose is volatile detergent, smoke, steak, orange perfume, tar. Taste is quite dusty and acidic, raw bitter cocoa but also paper and water. Not the greatest.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Imaena (1703) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Bottle. stunning porter. Really well crafted and balanced. This is one of the greats.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcr (2112) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Bottle. Deep brown/black body. Creamy, tan head. Aroma of wood, smoke tobacco, roasted malts, chocolate, moss. The flavor is moderately to heavily sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet, moderately bitter and lightly to moderately acidic. Medium to full body, velvety texture, lively carbonation. Green wood, tart taste along with chocolate, raspberry and citrus. Fairly boozy in the finish. Different and interesting and I enjoyed the first six ounces, but it got tiring after that.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NBird (290) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 17, 2013
Pours black, coffee sml-med head. Smells.. Dark fruit, rich choc, licorice, roasty and malty. Tastes..dark fruits, very roasty malts, choc coffee and some booze ... bitter and some sour hints. Never tasted akevitt, though get that at the end. Real good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (2927) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 10, 2013
500 ml. bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a nice tan head. Aroma of chocolate, dark fruit, malt, and a bit of smoke. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, dark fruits, coffee, and some alcohol. Very good!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SudsMcDuff (5660) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2013
The first thing I seen is O.J. Simpson, and I remember thinking to myself ’wow, that’s O.J. Simpson, he has a big fucking head, man’

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (5281) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 18, 2013
50 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20100426.
Pours pitch black color with a small off-white head. Aroma of coffee, dark roasted malts, licorice, some dark chocolate and tar. Flavor of cocoa, coffee, licorice, dark chocolate, roasted malts and tar. Thick and malty palate. Excellent.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ration (1900) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 16, 2013
This review is exported from olutopas.info with no comment. Original rating date 11.6.2010


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