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

bottled
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available

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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (8036) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
StilleStorm (719) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finn (4210) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
IPAgutten79 (517) - Skui, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2014
Svart med lavt brunt skum. Denne lukter ristet malt, sødme, kaffe og noe sjokolade. Litt anonym lukt. Smaken er derimot ikke anonym, med tydelig kaffe og ristet malt, men også noe søt. Jeg liker når porterne har litt kaffe å by på, og det har denne! Nesten toppkarakter på smak dette. Søtlig bitter i munnfølelsen, medium/tykk konsistens. Rett og slett god!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MisoW (1334) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 12, 2014
Bottle, kindly shared by Dohny. Pours dark brown color, beige head. Aroma is roasted, chocolate, rauch, coffee. Taste is medium sweet, roasted malt, chocolate, rauch, coffee. Nice roasted finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Morgentaake (3) - NORWAY - FEB 8, 2014 does not count
A nice porter. A bit too heavy for my taste. But lovely taste and colour. :)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
tfredvik (1126) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 8, 2014
Very dark brown colour, almost black, with a light-brown head that laces the glass well. Strong and quite heavily roasted aroma with much more coffee than chocolate. Also mild notes of sour wood smoke. Light to moderate sweet taste with a moderate bitter long-lasting finish. Also hints of sourness. Strong flavours of dark roasted coffee, gentle wood smoke, hints of fruits and vague spicy traces. Extraordinarily pleasant mouthfeel, the thick and creamy smoothness is elegantly rounded of by a refreshing moderate dryness. Full bodied, soft to moderate carbonation. A lovely beer!
[50 cl bottle, batch 527, enjoyed 15 months after bottling, from Vinmonopolet Online]

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso (4596) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle, kindly shared by Dohny. Dark brown color with medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, prunes, smoke. Taste, dark malt, dark chocolate, prunes, vanilla, earthy notes. Long coffee bitter finish. Tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wolfbass (928) - Firenze, ITALY - FEB 7, 2014
C’è poco da commentare maremma, questi non sbagliano un colpo. Porter fantastica, di una beva incredibile, non stanca anzi viene voglia di berne sempre più...

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gurthnar (1771) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 7, 2014
Bottle shared by Dohny. Aroma rauch, coffee, prune. Very dark brown colour. Taste has pronounced dark grains. Strong chocolate malt and roasted barley. Rauch is discernible. Warming alcohol present, but not disturbing. Light prune. Tannins are clearly present, but again not disturbing. Finish is dry, dark malty. It took me a while, but eventually I realised this is how I would expect a beer to taste if I entered a time machine and went 300 years back. Stellar.


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