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


on tap

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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.

dreamflower's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dreamflower (696) - Steinbach, Manitoba, - 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 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TorbenJensen (784) - Valby, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2015
It smells great to wooden barrels, a little coffee, roasted malt and also a little bit of burnt coal. Precisely coal is also a nuance in Line Aquavit, so it is a common feature of the two beverages. The concierge tastes of cold coffee, a little English licorice and has little burnt character. I think it’s a shame that the carbonation is so low, for if they had added a slightly more sugar in the bottle aging it would have developed a carbonation that had quickened it to a degree that I think had lifted it to a substantially higher level.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GTAEgeek (1502) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 20, 2015
500 mL bottle, brought by Freya to Ale Alpharetta. Black color, with a thin, beige head. Nose of chicory, vanilla, cherry, gin, and coffee. Sweet flavor, with a touch of smooth bitterness. Very heavy, creamy, and smooth. This is a nice, sharp, porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holmen1 (3632) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUL 10, 2015
Flaske fra Barleywine, på hytta: købe norske øl i København? Denne er simpelthen verdt hver eneste danske krone. Kulsort med beige skum som varerhele vejen ned. Aroma og smag af lakrids, solbær, kirsebær, kaffe og chokolade. Superlækker.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Turtles (611) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2015
500ml from Den Nordiske Ølhandel, Copenhagen. Black with a tan creamy head. Full aroma, caramel, cherry, oak, coffee, latte, red wine. Mild carbonated, medium body. The taste is well balanced. Roasted malt, sweet cherry, leather, oak, booze, tobacco, sweet coffee flavor. Short bitter chocolate finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (6243) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2015
Bottle during Black Sunday. Pours a dark brown with medium beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong smoke and roast, earthy hop. Thin mouth, strong booze, roast, spice, very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alobar (3124) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Pours tar black with a creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, raisin, fig, and smoke. Very complex. Raisin and fig flavor with roasted malt, coffee, and smoke. Excellent beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
VDuquerroux (644) - 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 (280) - 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 (234) - - NOV 28, 2014
Aroma: lots of chocolate, akkevitt notes, roasty, coffee, very complex. Taste: medium sweet, light bitter, chocolate. Full body, very smooth in texture. Genius beer and it costs only 5 euro!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GRM (3334) - 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

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