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HaandBryggeriet Norse Porter (2012-)

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


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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (10998) - 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 (532) - 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 (13212) - 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 (21326) - 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 (1529) - 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 (1418) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rederic (3156) - 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 (203) - 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 (3301) - 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.

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