Brewed by HaandBryggeriet (Norway)
Style: Imperial Porter
Drammen, Norway
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 295   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
Norsk: De gamle norske grdsbryggeriene laget mrke, kraftige og fyldige l, som denne klassiske porteren, til alle hytidsfeiringer som jul, bryllup, begravelser, dp og lignende.

English: The old farm breweries of Norway made special beer- dark, hearty, earthy beer like this classic porter - for weddings, christenings, funerals or any occasion at all.

Aged in Akevitt barrels.

Editors note: ABV fluctuates. Formerly known as Akevitt Porter.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GTAEgeek (2092) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 20, 2015
500 mL bottle, brought by Freya to Ale Alpharetta. Black color, with a thin, beige head. Nose of chicory, vanilla, cherry, gin, and coffee. Sweet flavor, with a touch of smooth bitterness. Very heavy, creamy, and smooth. This is a nice, sharp, porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holmen1 (5361) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUL 10, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2016 Flaske fra Barleywine, p hytta: kbe norske l i Kbenhavn? Denne er simpelthen verdt hver eneste danske krone. Kulsort med beige skum som varer hele vejen ned. Aroma og smag af lakrids, solbr, kirsebr, kaffe og chokolade. Superlkker (juli-15). Fra fat p Mi2 Cardinal, nov-16: fortsatt en av de beste norske fatlagrede l. N er det bare blide fjes rundt bordet!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Turtles (2348) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2015
500ml from Den Nordiske lhandel, Copenhagen. Black with a tan creamy head. Full aroma, caramel, cherry, oak, coffee, latte, red wine. Mild carbonated, medium body. The taste is well balanced. Roasted malt, sweet cherry, leather, oak, booze, tobacco, sweet coffee flavor. Short bitter chocolate finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (13187) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2015
Bottle during Black Sunday. Pours a dark brown with medium beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong smoke and roast, earthy hop. Thin mouth, strong booze, roast, spice, very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alobar (3659) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Pours tar black with a creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, raisin, fig, and smoke. Very complex. Raisin and fig flavor with roasted malt, coffee, and smoke. Excellent beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
VDuquerroux (1450) - Airvault, Haut-Poitou, FRANCE - DEC 25, 2014
#400. Bottle, 50cL. Batch 602. 10-12C. A pitch black beer with a big beige creamy head ; good retention and lacing. Toasty/roasty aroma, smoke, coffee. Very welcoming. Medium sweet, medium dry bitter, warming note. Medium body, silky smooth texture, average carbonation, sweet finish, herbal note, light alcohol. Absolutely not heavy. Classy. Overall, great dark brown beer, delicious, smooth, cheering. Merry christmas !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlazerT (849) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - DEC 13, 2014
Teku glass. Bottle. Deep, dark brown with beige medium head. Nice lacing. Deep roasted malts aroma - coffee, chocolate, dark dried fruits, some spices, very complex. Medium sweet, full bodied, chocolate. Oily texture, soft carbonation. Aftertaste is sweet. Little alcohol warming. In general very complex and interesting beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sokuzs1 (878) - POLAND - NOV 28, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2016 Aroma: lots of chocolate, akkevitt notes, roasty, coffee, very complex.Taste: medium sweet, light bitter, chocolate, roasty, oak .Full body, very smooth texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GRM (3892) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 30, 2014
Brown bottle, 500 ml, batch 602, brewed on 10.05.13, best before 10.05.16, via Importations Prives Biropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured on October 30 2014; eye: black, opaque, nice sheet of beige head that remains, light lacing; nose: roasted barley, anise, slight burnt barley; mouth: roasted barley, anise, light burnt barley, pleasant acridness, ink, finale in ink with light presence of burnt barley, full body, below-average carbonation, lightly bitter, lightly oily texture; overall: quite fine FRANAIS Bouteille brune, 500 ml, lot 602, brasse le 10.05.13, meilleure avant le 10.05.16, via Importations Prives Biropholie (merci Hughes!), savoure le 30 octobre 2014; il : noire, opaque, belle couverture de mousse beige qui se maintient, lgre dentelle; nez : orge torrfie, anis, trs lger orge brle; bouche : orge torrfie, anis, lger orge brle, cret plaisante, encre, finale en encre avec lgre prsence dorge brle, corse, carbonatation sous la moyenne, lgrement amre, texture lgrement huileuse; en rsum : bien bon

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hansen (8535) - Assentoft, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2014
Almost fully black. Has a light brown head. Sweet, roasted aroma, with a note of alcohol, snaps? Flavor has the snaps note too.

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