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


on tap

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RATINGS: 165   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
minutemat (4901) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2016
500ml bottle @ Chez Sophie, Shrewsbury. Pours extremely dark brown, thin tan head. Aroma is charred smoked malts, dark berries. Taste is complex with wondrous smoked malts, slick chocolate, berries, more woody smoke. Just a lovely Nordic porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamestulloch (3765) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 23, 2016
Bottle from Bottle Baron. Black body with a thin beige head. Faint lacing. Aroma of smoke, coffee and plum. Flavour of berries, charred wood, brown bread, cigar and black pepper spice. Thin to medium body with a smooth mouthfeel. Soft fizz. An unusual Porter - dry and smokey.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
obguthr (6004) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAY 20, 2016
Smoky plum and tobacco. Mahogany, thin tan head. Plum skins, coffee. Smoky overtones. Charred oak finish. Velvety, medium body, astringent, easy carbonation. A bit too fruity for the style, good intensity and complexity for a 6.5 ABV beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benzai (14784) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 10, 2016
Bottle @ home. Opaque dark brown to black color with a medium sized dark brown head that diminishes fairly quickly. Aroma is malts, roasted malts, raisins, caramel, some chocolate. Taste malts, again roasted malts, caramel, nuts, raisins, a light hint of milk chocolate, malt bitter, earthy, lightly ash, slightly smoke, nice moderate to medium bitter finish. Medium body and suitable carbonation. Very nice porter!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
aleksander9 (1486) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 15, 2016
Black with brown head. Smoke, roasted pig, chocolate and herbal. Slick, creamy, chili, floral and smoke finish. Overall: Does not get more Viking than this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tandembrauer (1315) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 18, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2017 On tap at st, Stavanger. Pours black with big brown head. Aroma of smoke, tar, menthol, glue. Tastes bitter and roasted, but surprisingly mild and with a slightly sweet finish. Dry mouth feel, medium bodied.Re-rated 2017-01-16: Aroma of coffee, smoke, chocolate, vanilla.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TurboMarkus (18) - Czeladz (Katowice), POLAND - MAR 13, 2016
butelka (rozlew:05.03.14 - przeleżało ponad 2 lata) Barwa brunatna/ciemnobrązowa - jak ropa naftowa z minimalnymi rubinowymi refleksami, piana średnia, brązowa, z małym pierścieniem do końca, W aromacie sporo ciemnej czekolady, suszonych owocw - śliwek, wiśni, świetna kawa, trochę rumu, nawet popiołowo. W smaku tak samo, śliwka z kawą komponuje się wspaniale. Bardzo aksamitne piwo, wysycenie niskie - raj dla podniebienia. genialny porter z kategorii tych poniżej 8% Jestem zachwycony jego zbalansowanym smakiem i aromatem, po 2 latach od butelkowania nadal wszystko na właściwym miejscu.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ArtificialCyst (876) - Szczecin, POLAND - FEB 28, 2016
Aroma: Nice soft aroma of chocolate with bit of coffee and hint of roastiness, also nuts and caramel, with time a lot of cherry, some tobacco. Appearance: Great head, dense and high, color is black. Taste: Nice sweet smooth taste, feelable chocolate, dried cherry, caramel, rosatiness, nuts, the beer is surprisingly full, bitterness is low, tobacco-like. Palate: Carbonation is low, body is medium-high, finish is sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zgaier (1922) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2016
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a tan head and aroma of roasted malt, caramel, bread, and light smoke. Taste is of roasted malt with smoke along with dark fruits, caramel, and bready notes into the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjgmd (2081) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2016
With Z, pours a dark black pour with a large Java head. Nose is deep chocolate malt with dark smokey fruits. Taste is dark smokey malt as well, with some bitter chocolate . Ends on the same tasting notes. A different porter indeed ! Quaff Score 6 / 10

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