overall
99
93
style
Brewed by HaandBryggeriet (Norway)
Style: Imperial Porter
Drammen, Norway
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottling
unknown

on tap
unknown

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 323   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Norsk: De gamle norske gårdsbryggeriene laget mørke, kraftige og fyldige øl, som denne klassiske porteren, til alle høytidsfeiringer som jul, bryllup, begravelser, dåp 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.

Editor’s note: ABV fluctuates. Formerly known as Akevitt Porter.

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4.1
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 29, 2010
pours black no head, engine oil, nose is wood roast coffee chocolate dark chocolate, taste is rounded smooth balanced, roasted chocolatey, roasted coffee, nice round akevitt taste is not overpowering but balanced and subtle and works in harmony.

3.9
HenningSR (31) - Copenhagen V, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2010
50 cl bottle bought at ølbutikken. Dark with a small brown head. Aroma is chocolate, wood and a bit alcohol. Taste of chocolate, oak, alcohol and a bit smoked. Very nice finish. A great porter. Batch#247 brewed 30. sep 2009.

3.9
oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 13, 2010
[email protected] Nordic, Tampere. Very deep ambery brown colour, small brown head. Aroma is mildly ashy, quite roasted as well as some slight notes of dark dry fruits. Flavour is roasted malts, some slight ashy and toffeeish notes along with some dark dry fruits. Mild notes of akevitt as well, but not disturbingly much. A very pleasant porter.

4.1
phaleslu (10652) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2011 500 ml bottle as a trade bonus from smith4498- thanks again, Jason! Batch 225, bottled 9/15/09. Pours a dark brown, pretty much opaque, with a small tan head that leaves just a small film on top of the beer. Aroma of roasted coffee malts, smoked oak, chocolate, caramel, vanilla, and some hot alcohol. Flavor takes the nose and amps it up a notch, with all of the notes above plus some dark fruits and earth. Finishes with some more of that alcohol burn. This one could probably use 2 years in the cellar to mellow out. Medium-full bodied, with an oily and hot alcoholic mouthfeel, and moderate carbonation. Nice beer. Re-Rate, 3/1/11- shared one of these (9/15/09 bottle) at The Royale and it’s just an awesome combination of roasty imperial porter and bourbon barrel notes. Very, very nice.

3.8
Smaskifa (136) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2010
Year old bottle. Pours dark, hardly any head. Very little palate, I wished it had more carbonation, not such full body as I expected. Aroma of bitter dark choclate, licorice, roasted malts, hints of wood. The taste is much like the aroma, dark choclate, hints of licorice, roasted malts and the wooden barrel. Oily feel in the mouth. Very good balanced aftertaste.

4.3
jimhilt (2625) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 4, 2010
Will pour a five finger brown head that fades quickly to a thin layer, leaving traces of lace. Black color, no highlights, ton of yeast left in bottle. Good carbonation and heavy bodied. Chocolate and oak nose. Flavor is roasted chocolate, smooth, higher ABV is hidden. Batch #225, bottled Sep 9, 2009. This ages well. Pricey at $11.95 for a 500ml bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.

3.5
omhper (25723) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2010
Bottled, thnks Rune! Very black, rich creamy beige head. Sweet and soft, hugely full bodied. Creamy with salty licorice and milk chocolate before a peppery warming finish. Interesting and flavourful beer.

4
Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUL 29, 2010
Looks inky and dark with a tightly packed tan head. Smells woodsy and alcoholic. Feels chewy and full, with a carbonation that adds a rich texture. Tastes sticky and sweet, followed by a wholesome bitterness. Has many complex elements of tar, bitter chocolate, dusty wood, toffee, dark fruit (raisin, fig, dried apricot), espresso and cream, subtle smoke and earth. Warming, too. Rather pleasurable beer.

3.8
gyllenbock (9841) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 25, 2010
Black with a nice, small tan head. Licorice, roasted coffee, nice bitterness. Not that heavy, easy to drink. A descent beer.

3.5
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2010
From Ølbutikken, Copenhagen, DK. Bottled, 170710. Black with beige head. Aroma of liqourice and malt. Flavor with coffee and chocolate notes.


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