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


on tap

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RATINGS: 267   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NBird (341) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (3343) - 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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SudsMcDuff (5792) - .....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’

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (5944) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ration (1923) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 16, 2013
This review is exported from olutopas.info with no comment. Original rating date 11.6.2010

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbudd19 (562) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 22, 2013
Pours pitch black with a coffee tinge for the head. Has a very different smell, hints of coffee and the smell of akevitt. Mellow on the palate at first, followed by coffee a hint of sweetness. Really warms on the aftertaste. A very decent porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dreamflower (566) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 26, 2013
Bottle shared with northropfrye. Pours with a cocoa coloured head. Deep dark brown opaque body. Notes of molasses in the aroma. The aquavit barrels have done this beer no favours in my opinion, but I still liked it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
northropfrye (2144) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 26, 2013
The aquavit in here actually works quite well, it’s subtle, and you still get a robust coffee/dark chocolate porter taste going on here. Dark brown/black colour with brown head, not a tonne of lacing. Aroma is bready. Taste is sweet malts, molasses, brown sugar, dark chocolate, nice bitter aftertaste. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gerbeer (1675) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 23, 2013
500 ml bottle. A gusher - I was wondering if there would be anything left.. Pours and opaque brown with of course a huge head. Aromas of meat, chocolate, and heavily roasted malts. Flavors of light smoke, leather, and burnt malts, with a slick lingering after taste. Full bodied, oily, and hot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (5560) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 19, 2013
50 cl bottle @ Kultainen Apina. Batch #247: brewed 30.09.2009. Rated on 23.04.2010
Aroma has licorice, some roasted notes, coffee and hints of soy sauce. Flavour has licorice, some sourish element, alcohol, woody notes, coffee and hints of red wine. Unique and good!

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