MetalNHopHead (2038) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - APR 19, 2017
There isn’t tons of Norwegian beer in my area, but from the few I’ve had, it’s pretty clear they how to make some awesome Porters. Speaking of things I don’t know dick about: akevitt. I’ve never had it and don’t know much about what it’s supposed to take like, so I might have to revisit this rating after my ass is more learned. HaandBryggeriet Fatlagret pours near-black and thick. Roast, dark chocolate, herbal tree spirits, and a touch of smoke. Flavor follows the nose. This tastes largely like your typical roasty, rich Imperial Porter but with generous notes of juniper and earth. Viscous, stick-to-your-bones mouthfeel. Some warm booze. I’m going to need to much more HaandBryggeriet in my life. laakus (154) - Nossebro, - APR 18, 2017
Pours dark brown/black with a brown foam that disappears fast. Aroma; Roasty tones,lots of sweet toffee , some chocolate, coffee . Taste is dominated by sweetness, some roastiness and lots of dark chocolate in the finish. Medium body. Nice and balanced porter! Mad_Ferret (1023) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2017
Bottle from SB.
Dark brown to black. No sediment. 2-3 finger tanned head.
Rich roasted aroma with dark chocolate sauce, licorice, viola and spicy akvavit. A hint of peat as well. Quite alluring and nice.
Taste is roasted and slight spicy with licorice, dark chocolate, viola and akvavit.
Medium bodied with soft carbonation and oily texture.
Nice! Good balance on the barrel flavour and the beer in general. Simonsen (1305) - NORWAY - APR 15, 2017
Flaske. Svart farget. Lavt karbonert . Tynn skumrand. Smaker brent malt,lakris,eik og sødme av akevitt Lilja (3297) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2017
Flaska från SB. Smak och doft av kaffe, choklad, vanilj, trä, läder rostad malt, torkad frukt med toner av rök. Rund och len, oljig, fruktig, något sträv, torr, fin beska, alkoholen slår igenom något. Gott!
Nisse666 (7675) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 10, 2017
Little bottle from Polet Geilo cons 2017-04-10 Geilo , ABV 7.2%
AR: akvavit, dark chocolate, lactose
AP: dark brown, wee brown head
F: akvavit, dark chocolate, lactose, liqurice, dry Gaultier (1841) - SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2017
@ Bjällerödsvägen 31/3-17. Bottle from Systembolaget. Roasted malty with chocolate, akvavit, licorice and notes of spices, also sweetness. Body is medium to full, the finish is roasted with chocolate and warming alcohol. Jorn69 (3258) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2017
@ Havregatan 20170331. Bottle (330 ml) from Systembolaget. Roasted malty and woody with chocolate and dried fruits, some alcoholic notes, vanilla, sweet, medium to full body with an oily texture. The finish is dry, sweet and roasted with some light alcoholic notes. EerieDrinks (242) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2017
3 finger off-white/light tan head.
Very dark, deep brown coloured beer.
Aroma is chocolate, wood, smokeyness, liquor, herbs and a little bit vinous. Hints of vanilla and ’iron’.
Taste is very roasty but most of the notes from above are there. Coffee, wood, smoke but a lot more herbal and earthy than the aroma, with chocolate coming in at the end.
The mouthfeel though.. Finally a porter that’s easy to drink but isn’t watery!
Overall, this was a porter I actually enjoyed. It became a bit one dimensional after a while, since it was mostly coffee and earthy flavours but still really enjoyable.
2nd beer by Haand Bryggeriet and both have been great!
thomat (3984) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2017
Bottle from SB. Very dark brown with a small tan head. Malty and woody tones. malt, fruit, wood, coffee and hops. Medium to full body with anice bitter / fruity finish.