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


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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   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
rederic (3213) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 1, 2014
500ml bottle, batch 527, black color, with a big rocky tan head, leaving a veil of lacing, mild chocolate chip cookie dough, cocoa, fruity yeast nose, with some brown sugar, faint coffee mocha,chocolate pudding, burnt fruitcake accents, with a light sweet roasted, black, chocolate, toasted malt, molasses, chocolate ice cream, chocolate pie note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a warmth, sweet roasted, chocolate, black, toasted, caramelized malty, fruity, yeasty character, with some coffee, mint black chocolate, dark bitter chocolate, chocolate chip cookie dough, light dark dried fruit, chocolate pie, faint flowery leafy, grassy hoppy flavours, within a burnt toast, burnt fruitcake undertone, leading towards a warming, dark dried fruit yeastiness, cocoa, brown chocolate , mocha, light coffee, dark bitter chocolate, chocolate, black, toasted maltiness, lingering roasty bitterness finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 6, 2014
500 mL bottle from the Crowfoot Coop liquor store in Calgary, served in a stem glass. Pours black with a moderate tan head that fades to a thin cover and leaves a moderate amount of fine lace. The nose has has big caramel, toffee and toasted malts, along with dirt and smoke. The flavour is mildly sweet up front with caramel, smoke and earth; it picks up a moderate hoppy bitterness through the middle as the caramel picks up. Smoke is present throughout. The finish is long and roasty with smoke, earth and subtle caramel. On the palate it is medium in body with a milky texture and soft carbonation. Overall, a nice porter with smoke and roasted malts paired with earth and caramel. 2014-09-07

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NeuroPliny (226) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 6, 2014
Pours dark brown with thick off-white head. Shared with ML & JB. Aroma is dark malts, caramel, and toffee. Flavour is chocolate milkshake, coffee, and sweet malts balanced by hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rodenbach99 (3619) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 22, 2014
Bouteille de 500ml batch 527, 7,9% alc. Bryg. 10.11.12 best for 10.11.14. Bière noire avec une mousse brune. Un nez rôti avec de chocolat avec une légère acidité. Une bouche de tout en chocolat. La texture est superbe, il y a une amertume de grillé en fin de bouche. Enfin la réconciliation avec cette brasserie.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Majek (502) - Ząbki, POLAND - JUL 12, 2014
Totally black colour with medium and quickly diminishing head. Strong aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, hint of smokiness. Nice composition. Taste is medium sweet and low to medium earthy bitterness. Low carbonation. Medium body. Rich, chocolate porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (3992) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2014
Batch 527. Meilleur avant le 10.11.14. Presque noir avec une mousse brune qui verse dans la démesure. De gros morceaux restent collés sur la paroi de mon verre. Mon nez détecte des malts rôtis, de la fumée, du bon café corsé et quelque chose qui peut bien s’apparenter à de la réglisse. Mes papilles aiment bien la sensation laissée par les malts fumés, terreux, rôtis et torréfiés. En bouche, le corps crémeux est ferme et faiblement touché par les bulles. En finale, tout est bien sec, solidement noirci, long, brûlé et bien amer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (19571) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2014
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty caramel and chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty caramel and chocolate finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (4891) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 2, 2014
500ml bottle pours almost black in color with a generous beige head that leaves some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is dark fruits with some roasted grains and dark chocolate. Taste is a dark pitted fruit and malty sweetness with a light roasted grain and herbal bitterness. A good porter for many different occasions. Recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GRM (3340) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 23, 2014
Brown bottle, 500 ml, batch 527, brewed on 10.11.12, best before 10.11.14, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured on April 23 2014; eye: black, opaque, nice sheet of beige head, light lacing; nose: roasted barley, coffee, smoke, light burnt barley; mouth: roasted barley, smoke, meaty, light coffee, light pleasant acridness, light burnt barley, finale in smoke with acrid presence, medium-full body, average carbonation, lightly bitter, lightly harsh texture; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 500 ml, 7,9 %, lot 527, brassée 10.11.12, meilleure avant 10.11.14, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savourée le 23 avril 2014; œil : noire, opaque, belle couverture de mousse beige, légère dentelle; nez : orge torréfiée, café, fumé, léger orge brûlée; bouche : orge torréfiée, fumé, viandeux, léger café, légère âcreté plaisante, léger orge brûlée, finale en fumée avec présence d’âcreté, corps moyen-corsé, carbonatation moyenne, légèrement amère, texture légèrement rugueuse; en résumé : bien

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (5233) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 21, 2014
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color porter with a large dark brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of dry roasted malt with some strong dry coffee notes is very interesting. Taste is also dominated by dry roasted malt with huge coffee notes which are well balanced and avoid entering into astringency territory. Body is quite full for style with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Enjoyable beer with strong roasted/coffee notes.

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