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

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RATINGS: 169   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
n00bface (137) - Minneapolis, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Bottle from Vika Vinmonopolet (Oslo, Norway, 18/1/13)
Aroma of roasted malt, sea water, and some coffee in the finish. Pours dark brown with a large beige head. Taste is medium bitterness and slightly tart. Medium bodied, average carbonation, and a nice warming sensation in the finish.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (5911) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 26, 2017
Bottle (500 ml) at home, split 2-ways. Dark brown - almost black - with a medium beige head, good retention, leaving moderate lacing. Aroma is of milk chocolate, dried raisins & figs, smokey notes, moderate earthiness, berries, green peppers and hints of coffee. Taste is slightly sweet with milk chocolate, red berries, figs, earthy notes, liquorice, mineral/earthy notes and green peppers. Medium body, on the light-ish side. Moderate carbonation. Super fluffy mouthfeel. Milk chocolate and berries finish. It certains has the Haandbryggeriet signature with some berries from the north but what sets this one apart is the really nice fluffy mouthfeel. Good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
The_Osprey (7731) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2017
January 2017 - Bottle share at Leightons. Thanks Leighton! As HaandBryggeriet Norse Porter , 6.5%, 2013 vintage. Very dark brown with a red hue, still with a foamy brown head. Aroma is chocolate and rye bread, rich fruited chocolate vibes, musty, tangy resinous vibes. Body is light, tingly carbonation, frothy. Taste is ashy, dark chocolate, raisins, tangy fruits, spicy dry finish. Has held up fairly well with age. (3.1)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (14025) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2017
Bottle at level 42. It pours dark red - brown with a small tan head. The aroma is toasty, sweet, earthy, leather, dirt, dried fruits and mellow roast. The taste is dry, woody, leather, dirty, light ash, charred wood, leather, plum, date and toasted malt with a fruity finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Could be a touch cleaner. OK at best.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (18747) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2017
Bottle split at L42, thanks to LKS, 23/01/17. Black with a well presented tan cap. Nose is cocoa powder, toffee, light spuce, liquorice, dark fruit rinds. Taste comprises sweet malts, light charr, toffee fudge, chocolate biscuit, light spice, leather. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok porter.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Korcz (2915) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 28, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nonshaugen (569) - Fetsund, NORWAY - JAN 26, 2017
50 cl, batch #969. Almost jet black, no head, no visible carbonation. Aroma is mostly dark bitter chocolate. Medium+ mouthfeel, medium carbonation, bitter and dry finish. Flavours of roasted malts, caramel, dark toffee, prunes and alcohol. Some vinous qualities, but Im a bit surprised about this beer did hit the Top 50 Porter list...

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
teorn88 (7632) - Rimini, ITALY - JAN 23, 2017
50cl bottle shared at Leightons. Many thanks to Leighton for this one. It pours a clean brown color with a small beige head. Aroma is roasty woody sweet with notes of caramel and chocolate. Taste is also sweet and lightly toasty with notes of chocolate and vanilla and wood. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, ok

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (24187) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2017
19th January 2017
Farewell Bespin Bottleshare. Thanks to Leighton. Almost clear dark brown beer, big tan head. Airy palate, fairly dry and with reasonable fine carbonation. Mellow dark malts, modest dark chocolate and milder coffee that turns tangy. Smooth semi dry finish. Modest roasty bitter linger. Tidy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (11446) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2017
Bottle shared at Leightons place, 19/01/2017.Many thanks to Leighton for this one. A mahogany brown reddy coloured pour with a a fading light tan head. Aroma is red cranberry, nutty, nutty, liquorice, hint of roast. Flavour is musty roast, berries, liquorice, liquorice, dusty, rustic roast. Palate is semi sweet, dusty. Good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (20650) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2017
Bottle shared in London - bought somewhere. Pours rich brown with a dense, frothy beige head. Dry milk chocolate in the nose, some dried fruits, light ash. Medium sweet flavour with rounded cocoa character, a little scorched earth, bittersweet cocoa. Medium bodied with fine carbonation and velvety texture. Alright balance in the finish, fairly dry and ashy, more bittersweet cocoa. Nice beer.


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