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

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RATINGS: 290   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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.


thunderhops' rating

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
thunderhops (224) - Vermont, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Pours black with lasting tan head. Aroma is licorice, leather, alcohol. Taste is licorice, bitter chocolate, wood notes, light sweetness, some alcohol warmth. long sticky bitter finish


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
italianjohn (2680) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2016
Bottle as barrel aged Porter with a dragon on the label ... Black pour with a thin beige head and light sticky lacing ... Aroma of smoked malts, coffee, chocolate, berries, roasted malts, oak and herbs .... Taste is of smoke malts, sweet berries, dark fruits, roasted malts, light coffee, herbs and some dry oak ... Has some semi sweet chocolate to it .... Finish is dry and has lingering sweet and roasted flavors .... Mouthfeel is a little oily and soft ... Very well put together

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kosmokrator (760) - ITALY - NOV 22, 2015
Porter nera, ricca e cioccolatosa; intensa al naso e soprattutto al palato con morbide note di cacao e caffè ben amalgamate con il gusto dolce e rotondo. Gustosa!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zakoon (415) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2015
500ml bottle enjoyed @ home. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, cherries, raisins, oak and aquavit. Flavour is sweet and medium bitter. Full bodied, semi-oily texture, almost no carbonation. Finish is sweet, cherries and warming alcohol with a hint of dark fruits.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
PapaVillum (764) - Valby, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2015
50 cl, flaske, ca. 8,2 % ABV (varierer fra batch til batch), Batch 602, BB: 16/05/16, nydt på Svane Pub på Strandvejen på Hellerup/Østerbro, 9. september 2015. Sort ufiltreret norsk Imperial Porter med mindre moccafarvet skumkrone på 1/2 cm. Rolig i glasset. Aroma præget af ristet malt, noter af snaps og egetræslagringen. Lidt fjernere lakridsnoter. Vanvittig dejlig bitterpræget smag med afrundet sødme og majestætisk alkoholpræg. Smagen af den ristede malt er mycket behagelig og man fyldes med indtrykket af godt håndværk. Overordnet: solid bitter med let sødme. Kroppen er rund og fyldig med en fin karbonering på et middel niveau. Konsistensen glat og eftersmagen lang, halvtør og bittersød samt præget af snapselagringen. Den valgte fadlagring kræver, at man kan lide snaps, men kan man det eller er kommet over den hurdle, er vejen banet for skøn nydelse.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TorbenJensen (1408) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GTAEgeek (1663) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, 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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holmen1 (4120) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Turtles (1194) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (7194) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alobar (3286) - 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.


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