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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (8116) - 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 (6136) - 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 (8795) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElManana (1300) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAR 7, 2015
Bottle at ACBF. Dark brown. Coffee, espresso, bitter hoppy, some caramel bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (11704) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2014
bottle from nordiske købmand. dark brown, smooth brown head. full, roasted malty, spicy aroma, notes of licorice and coffee, very flavorful aroma. Flavor is hard roasted malts, bitterness from malts as well as from hops, but without much hoppy flavor, this one is composed very well. stunning taste considering the relatively low alc. percentage.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RickFifty (799) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - NOV 22, 2014
Deep red-brown color, light brown head. Roasted malt nose, coffee, licorice, light sour almost vinous notes. Roasted malt taste, chocolate, licorice, coffee, moderate bitterness. Medium body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (14785) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2014
Bottle 500ml (AIH40, Vinmonopolet)
Dark brown color, medium-sized brown head. Sweetish cocoa and coffee in the nose. Medium-bodied. Coffeish, slightly sweet and then toasted maltyness. Nicely balanced, no off-flavours, perhaps a bit too simple (maybe more hops?) but anyway good brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (23682) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2014
Bottled@AIH40 (from Vinmonopolet Kirkenes). Black colour, mediumsized brown head. Aroma is liquorice, some burnt wet wooden notes, mild spices as well as some slight roasted notes. Flavour is roasted malts, some liquorice, mild roasted notes as well as some ashes. Still a very pleasantly balanced brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CH-303 (1770) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - NOV 11, 2014
Appearance: Very dark brown, clear. Good amount of dark tan head.
Aroma: Dark malt, roasted.
Taste: Very roasted, burnt, dark malt, chocolate. Warming. Nice!
Bought: Vinmonopolet (Norway), 500 ml, NOK 69.70
Info: 8/11-2014, BB: 3/3-2016

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yorker (1859) - Herning, DENMARK - OCT 13, 2014
50 cl bottle @ home. Pours dark brown with a little sediment and an off-white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma and flavour are roasted malt, chocolate, and liquorice - with a dry finish.

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