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


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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (2749) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2014
Bottled. Pours black with a small, lacing tan head. Aroma of toasted malt, smoked notes and chocolate. Sweet flavor that ends dry and with a some bitterness. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carb. A very nice porter indeed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrHangover (2761) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 8, 2014
Bottle shared @ Dean’s aged pale lager tasting, courtesy of dEnk. Pours an almost black, brownish beer with a creamy brown head on top. Aroma of molasses, licorice, malts, caramel and roast. Flavor is rather sweet, malty, full on licorice again. Decent body, medium long, sweet finish. Very nice porter!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vaiz (3558) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2014
Bottle at Dean’s aged pale lager tasting. Black pour, thin off- white head. Aroma of roasted malts, some coffee, some chocolate and a bit spicy. Flavor is quite bitter, somewhat roasted and well balanced. Decent body, especially for the low abv.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (5732) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2014
Bottle shared. Pours near black with a moderate beige head. Aroma of roast, light smoke, dark chocolate and some soy. Flavor is moderate sweet and over moderate bitter. Over medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dEnk (4032) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2014
Bottle @ tasting. Aroma is big coffee, roast, liquorice, molasses, smoke. Flavour is smokey roast, molasses, liquorice, coffee etc etc. Awesome LRAB.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (5727) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2014
50cl botle courtesy of and shared with Denk. thick creamy tan head. Clear black pour. A nice porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernest (6343) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 27, 2014
Bottle (Batch 527). Head is initially large, frothy, brown, mostly lasting. Body is black (non-opaque, flashlight tested). Aroma is moderately malty (dark chocolate, roasted grain), lightly hoppy (flowers), with light notes of leather, minerals, juniper, blackberry. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, velvety texture, soft/lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. Delightful nose that’s rather shy, but as with most Haand brews this is probably already quite old and dulled down from its fresh state. No cardboardy oxidation yet though, thankfully. Nice appearance, balance, and mouthfeel, so I certainly drank the whole bottle. It would probably be 4+ if it was fresh, but we’ll never know...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (8228) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 24, 2014
Smoky and savory. Soft malt, fine carbonation, creamy texture. Astringent char and oyster shell and calcium. Semi-sweet approach, medium+ bitterness, drying finish. Cookie batter / chocolate chew malt texture. Brine and salt and earth and wood. Intoxicating aroma. Lengthly finish. Multi-layered. Batch 527.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
StilleStorm (874) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2014
DAA; Pours hazy dark brown with a lasting, lacing tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, licorice, smoked, coffee, dark fruits and chocolate. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter. Body is full, texture is creamy, carbonation is soft

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finn (4402) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2014
Flaske 0,5l på Vertshuset Skarven 28 Apr 13 som Sundvollen Porter. Beksvart. Høyt, litt farget skum som varer lenge. Litt lacing. Behagelig kaffearoma. Smaken lakris & tørr sjokolade. Blir veldig tørr etter hvert.

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