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


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RATINGS: 153   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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bulldogops (2250) - 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 (2838) - SPAIN - OCT 23, 2015
Bottle 50cl / Botella 50cl. @ XXXII, Sevilla, España 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 (210) - 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 (233) - Livorno, ITALY - OCT 9, 2015
Marrone scurissima, ai confini del nero; schiuma cremosissima, nocciola, fine e molto persistente. Dagli occhi al naso, l’effetto è comunque sempre positivo; aroma forte e pulito di caffè, 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 è quasi “masticabile”. Poco carbonata e morbida, avvolge il palato con una notevole ondata di caffè 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, caffè ed alcool.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Werckmeister (2221) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlazerT (500) - POLAND - AUG 22, 2015
Bottle. Teku. Deep brown with huge, densed, light brown head. Good head retention, poor lacing. Roasted sweet malts aroma - milk chocolate, toffee. Also caramel and dark fruits. Chocolate and coffee flavour. Taste is light to medium bitter with nice sweet malty flavours. Medium body, velvety and creamy texture, medium carbonation, finish is semi-sweet and chocolate. In overall very nice porter - highly drinkable and not boring like classical English. Once again the proof that Haand. makes great dark beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Taboada (923) - Compostela (Galiza), - JUN 19, 2015
500 mml bottle tasted on the 02/06/2015. Dark clear cola color with a slight brown head. Aroma of chocolate and roasted malts. Taste is bitter and dry with chocolate and coffee. Nice balance. Next one please!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AgentAle (1529) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 3, 2015
Aroma is intense deep rich malts. Licorice, chocolate, mocha, vanilla, raisin, fig an earthiness and light fragrant hops. Taste is a rich malts with an almost chewy mouthfeel. Caramel, toffee, and sweet roasty malts and molasses. Deep until the end with a light subtle bitterness on the tip. Appearance is a very dark amber with a thin light brown head that retains fairly well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (2760) - 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 (2527) - 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.

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