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

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

Local Distribution

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RATINGS: 294   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dreamflower (783) - Steinbach, Manitoba, - JAN 26, 2013
Bottle shared with northropfrye. Pours with a cocoa coloured head. Deep dark brown opaque body. Notes of molasses in the aroma. The aquavit barrels have done this beer no favours in my opinion, but I still liked it.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tandembrauer (1250) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 21, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2016 On tap at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours black with dense beige head. Aroma of dark chocolate, roasted malt, some alcohol, spices, pepper. Tastes slightly sweet with roasted bitterness. Dry mouth feel, bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (1750) - California, USA - OCT 12, 2016
Pours a near black with a khaki head. Roasted malt, caramel, toffee, coffee, chocolate and some dark fruit aroma and flavors. Medium full body and moderate carbonation, Roasty malt, caramel, toffee and coffee finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (19634) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 27, 2016
Bottle from Den Nordiske lhandel, Copenhagen; batch 602, brewed 10.05.13, bb 16.05.16
Black color with generous browinish head. Aroma of roasted malt and campfire, burnt wood, very light sulfur (matches). The mouthfeel is quite smooth, for sure leaner than expected at this gravity; strong flavor of roasted malt that doesnt become too ashy and lets some dark chocolate show up; it has a hint of smoke, and an impression of spices (star anise), which could be the only sign of the Akevitt barrel aging; the final is a bit hot (chili pepper) and alcoholic.
A good beer, but not worth the high price tag.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
aleksander9 (1418) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 12, 2016
Black with tan head. Licorice, spice and aquavit. Slick, complex and spicy finish great!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
italianjohn (2930) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2016
Bottle as barrel aged Porter with a dragon on the label ... Black pour with a thin beige head and light sticky lacing ... Aroma of smoked malts, coffee, chocolate, berries, roasted malts, oak and herbs .... Taste is of smoke malts, sweet berries, dark fruits, roasted malts, light coffee, herbs and some dry oak ... Has some semi sweet chocolate to it .... Finish is dry and has lingering sweet and roasted flavors .... Mouthfeel is a little oily and soft ... Very well put together

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kosmokrator (849) - ITALY - NOV 22, 2015
Porter nera, ricca e cioccolatosa; intensa al naso e soprattutto al palato con morbide note di cacao e caff ben amalgamate con il gusto dolce e rotondo. Gustosa!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zakoon (484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2015
500ml bottle enjoyed @ home. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, cherries, raisins, oak and aquavit. Flavour is sweet and medium bitter. Full bodied, semi-oily texture, almost no carbonation. Finish is sweet, cherries and warming alcohol with a hint of dark fruits.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
PapaVillum (874) - Valby, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2015
50 cl, flaske, ca. 8,2 % ABV (varierer fra batch til batch), Batch 602, BB: 16/05/16, nydt på Svane Pub på Strandvejen på Hellerup/Østerbro, 9. september 2015. Sort ufiltreret norsk Imperial Porter med mindre moccafarvet skumkrone på 1/2 cm. Rolig i glasset. Aroma præget af ristet malt, noter af snaps og egetræslagringen. Lidt fjernere lakridsnoter. Vanvittig dejlig bitterpræget smag med afrundet sødme og majestætisk alkoholpræg. Smagen af den ristede malt er mycket behagelig og man fyldes med indtrykket af godt håndværk. Overordnet: solid bitter med let sødme. Kroppen er rund og fyldig med en fin karbonering på et middel niveau. Konsistensen glat og eftersmagen lang, halvtør og bittersød samt præget af snapselagringen. Den valgte fadlagring kræver, at man kan lide snaps, men kan man det eller er kommet over den hurdle, er vejen banet for skøn nydelse.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TorbenJensen (1468) - Valby, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2015
It smells great to wooden barrels, a little coffee, roasted malt and also a little bit of burnt coal. Precisely coal is also a nuance in Line Aquavit, so it is a common feature of the two beverages. The concierge tastes of cold coffee, a little English licorice and has little burnt character. I think its a shame that the carbonation is so low, for if they had added a slightly more sugar in the bottle aging it would have developed a carbonation that had quickened it to a degree that I think had lifted it to a substantially higher level.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GTAEgeek (2015) - 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.


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