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HaandBryggeriet Norse Porter (2012-)

Brewed by HaandBryggeriet (Norway)
Style: Porter
Drammen, Norway


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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
The old farm breweries of Norway made special beers - dark, hearty, earthy beers like this classic porter - for weddings christenings, funerals or any occasion at all. Haandbryggeriet makes living beer, not pastuerized nor filtered. But re-fermented in the bottle to create a natural carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Derbeth (538) - Kraków, POLAND - NOV 26, 2015
Bottle - brewed in March 2014, expiry date March 2016. Black colour with brown reflexes, small brown head. Aroma is very intensive dark chocolate with cherry, a little bit of ash, wood. No alcohol noticeable. Light bitterness, slightly sour. Full body, slick texture, soft carbonation. I love the smoothness and thickness of the beer, it is absolutely not too heavy. I would even like it more if it had more body - but then it wouldn’t be normal porter ;) So, being as it is - a great, great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AnG_BrgNor (32) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 21, 2015
0,5 l bottle from Vinmonopolet. Aroma is malty, chocolate, roasty and raisin as far as i could find out. Taste is roasted malty caramel and chocolate. Medium bitter and medium sweet. A nice porter. Haandbryggeriet delivers again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (3729) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - NOV 20, 2015
(HaandBryggeriet Norse Porter (2012-)) Bottle 500 ml at home, served into a snifter, ABV 6.5% Black coloured body, tall and thick brown head on top, with very good retention. Aroma has chocolate, nice hoppy notes and a fruity character. Taste has chocolate, coffee, dates, very fruity. More chocolate on the finish. Medium body, good carbonation. Good, very easy to drink.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jamwnukers (110) - Legionowo/Żyrardów, POLAND - OCT 30, 2015
Butelka 0,5 l, data przydatności 05.03.2016r.
Aromat - wiśnia w czekoladzie, likier kawowy, landrynki, czekoladki z alkoholem, palony słód, czekolada, lekka chlebowość, lekki alkohol.
Wygląd - Barwa czarna z rubinowymi refleksami pod światło. Piana beżowa, drobnopęcherzykowa, oblepiająca szkło.
Smak - Chlebowość, lekka kwaskowość, paloność, wiśnia w smaku, wanilia, lekka mleczność. Piwo lekkie jak na 7,5%, zdecydowanie zdradliwe. Pod koniec czuć lekkie rozgrzewanie w krtani. Goryczka niska. Wysycenie niskie do średniego.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
CraftBeerNick (1413) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2015
Bottle at home, 24th October 15. Pours black, aroma is ashy, chocolate, slight earthiness. Taste is ashy, cocoa, bitterness, good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bulldogops (1402) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 24, 2015
Rating #1179 15.07.2014 - Bottle from CBI. Nice deep dark color with a darker foamy tan head. Aroma is espresso, chocolate, plum, raisin. Mouthfeel is creamy, medium alcohol warmth, low carbonation. Taste is complex, lots of toasted malt notes, hints of cocoa, plum, raisin, lingering bitterness. Well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
melush (1611) - SPAIN - OCT 23, 2015
Bottle 50cl / Botella 50cl. @ XXXII, Sevilla, Espańa A: Dark brown / Marron oscuro. T/S: Roasted malt, sweet, chocolate, coffee / Malta tostada, dulce, chocolate, cafe.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mecafilo (159) - Perugia, ITALY - OCT 17, 2015
Bottle @ home. Pours with a dark brown, almost black colour, tan rocky head, beautiful. Aroma is rich in porter aromas: coffee, dark chocolate, some vanilla, wood berries; a little hoppy, but not overwhelming; quite strong aroma, not extremely elegant but good. Taste is medium sweet, medium bitter, slightly sour; a little less good than the aroma. Medium body, watery texture, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
leghorn99 (167) - Livorno, ITALY - OCT 9, 2015
Marrone scurissima, ai confini del nero; schiuma cremosissima, nocciola, fine e molto persistente. Dagli occhi al naso, l’effetto č comunque sempre positivo; aroma forte e pulito di caffč, cioccolato al latte e vaniglia. L’aspetto “imponente”, quasi regale, trova perfetta corrispondenza anche in bocca; teoricamente sarebbe una (robust) porter dall’alcool modesto (6.5%), ma in pratica la birra č quasi “masticabile”. Poco carbonata e morbida, avvolge il palato con una notevole ondata di caffč e di torrefatto. Il percorso avanza senza sconti, con un finale dove emerge anche una nota di liquirizia ed una (inattesa) luppolatura, con resina e pepe che provano a pulire un po’ il palato. L’alcool si sente e riscalda tutta la bevuta, facendosi vedere soprattutto nel retrogusto, etilico e morbido, dove convivono note di mirtillo, caffč ed alcool.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Werckmeister (1303) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - SEP 5, 2015
500ml bottle at home. Bottled 25.10.2013. BB 25.10.2015. black color, small coffee-colored head. smells coffee, cacao, light smoke, spices, berries, caramel, light wood. nice smell. full body, soft carbonation, creamy mouthfeel. tastes ash, light wood, some smoke, after a while some coffee roast, spices, caramel, bitter chocolate, milky, earthy, light berry notes, also has a very light sour touch. finishes with caramel, smoke, light chocolate and licorice. good stuff. nice and complex. leans a bit on the smoky / earthy / sweet side. but again drinks quite nice.

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