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


on tap

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RATINGS: 145   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 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (1965) - GREECE - APR 27, 2015
500ml bottle at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki. Almost black color with dark beige head. Roasted malty and fruity aroma. Bready, coffee, dark chockolate, berries. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma with smoked notes and some metallic notes. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VT (2233) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - APR 26, 2015
500 ml bottle. Pours an orange tinted black with a resilient beige head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate and fruits. Flavor is chocolate, coffee, fruits, ash, smoke, meat. Finish is oldish, smoke and meat. Medium to full body, soft, velvety mouthfeel and weak carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nudiebear (292) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 24, 2015
Bottle at home. Poured a dark clear cola color with a slight brown head. Sour malt on the nose with fair roast chocolate and coffee. Tastes bitter like coffee. Good, but don’t use it for a sauce, will be too bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (6551) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 17, 2015
pours unclear dark brown, magogany tint, with a creamy reviving light beige head leaving some lacing. raisins, chicolate-coated figs, smoky and almost burnt caramel, smooth coffee, licorice, resin, salt. light carbonation, light to medium body - oily; smooth and balanced earthy-coffee finish. very solid scandinavian porter. much enjoyed!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (7253) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 3, 2015
7/III/15 - 50cl bottle @ ACBF 2015 (Vichte) - BB: n/a (2015-318) Thanks to all for sharing today’s beers!

Clear dark brown to purple beer, small creamy beige head, little stable, non adhesive. Aroma: very sweet, lots of caramel, overripe banana, dried fruits, some mocha. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: roasted, bitter, mocha, bit fruity, bitter, coffee. Aftertaste: bitter, cocoa powder, dark chocolate, mocha, overripe banana, hoppy finish. Nice stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mathieuc (2655) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 31, 2015
Pours a dark brown with a thin yellow-ish head that leaves good lacing. Nose carries a healthy dose of roasted malt and smells of dark chocolate and coffee. Some really light green pepper, so light that they might not be worth mentioning. Taste is lightly sweet and moderately bitter. Again a lot of roasted malt but all in a good way, not acrid at all. No ash, too. Flavor is of chocolate, coffee with a slightly fruitiness. Really well balanced. Body is medium and carbonation moderate, mouthfeel is rich and sticky. Overall a really nice porter, I enjoyed it quite a bit!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 28, 2015
At Alvinne 2015. Poured deep dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma of sweet berries, nuts and soft roast malt. Medium body, flavour is moderately sweet, medium bitter with a sweet, dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (8269) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAR 8, 2015
Draft sample @ ACBF 15. Brune foncée, col fin blanc-cassé. Arôme est malté, sur un fini fruité rappelant les baies scandinaves avec une petite note levure en rétro. Palais est malté, caramel, léger chocolat avec une once de torréfie. Le tout est balancé par une fine pellicule fruité aigrelette de baies rouges. Retrouve une levure assez scandinave et que je semble retrouver de la Suède, sauf si c’est le cas de ce malt caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
77ships (6539) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 8, 2015
Sampled bottled @ ACBF 2015. Dark brown, little bubbles. Nose is oily, soy, lots of leaves. Taste is oily, soy, leaves, lots of umami, herbal. Touch oily body. A bit so-so. (Thanks for sharing people!!!)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (8915) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAR 8, 2015
Cream-coloured rim over nearly black beer. Liquorice and Bourbon (?) nose, nuts. Sweet, slightly ashy, no bitterness whatsoever. Stout sourness is there a bit, and a flavour as from Oolong tea, and a bit of cola. Medium bodied, very slick-oily, warming. Strange - but good!

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