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


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RATINGS: 129   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
n00bface (137) - Minneapolis, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Bottle from Vika Vinmonopolet (Oslo, Norway, 18/1/13)
Aroma of roasted malt, sea water, and some coffee in the finish. Pours dark brown with a large beige head. Taste is medium bitterness and slightly tart. Medium bodied, average carbonation, and a nice warming sensation in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Werckmeister (1069) - 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 (308) - 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 (547) - 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 (1167) - 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 (1482) - 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 (1795) - 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 (281) - 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 (6006) - 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 (6651) - 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 (2355) - 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!

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