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Porter - HaandBryggeriet

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BA SCORE
85
very good

108 Ratings
THE BROS
52
awful

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Ratings: 108
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Norway

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Sigmund on 06-17-2007)
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3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep brown with atomic mocha cloud of head. A bit fo surviving lace at the end. Aromas include a mild roasted barley and malt, a tad of coffee and chocolate malt and caramel. The taste, though never sweet, balances many elements of the above: the roast, the malt, the toffee/caramel, the coffee. It is well done and robust,though not getting extreme point. I particulaly care for its soft mouthfeel of creaminess, and in that it is an excellent porter.This 2007 batch rated at 6.5% abv, and a pricey purchase from Premiere Gourmet.

Sammy, Jan 01, 2008
Photo of brdc
3.7/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured this one into a pint, it is pitch black with a voluminous, creamy, long-lasting dark tan head.
Standard aroma, although not very pronounced, it shows coffee, chocolate, some caramel.
Medium to full bodied, it is mostly unsweetened coffee and bittersweet chocolate, all more inclined towards the bitter end of the spectrum.
Nice, but nothing special.

brdc, Dec 18, 2007
Photo of Gusler
4.22/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer departs the 500ml bottle a deep brown, some ruby highlights, the head portly and a creamy light chocolate, upon its demise the lace forms a solid sheet upon the glass. Nose has a rich sweet toasted grain aroma, hints of coffee and bittersweet chocolate, quite appealing. Start is richly malted, sweet and a touch of burnt grain bitterness at the back, top is moderate in its feel. Finish has a customary acidity, the hops personable; semi sweet dry aftertaste finishes this good drinking porter, well worth the sample.

Gusler, Dec 13, 2007
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4.05/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Label states Batch # 78.

Appearance: black in color with a fluffy 3"+ head that lasts forever. Nice lace covers the glass.

Smell: bitter dark chocolates and roasted malt sweetness are the main aromas.

Taste: deep roasted malt tones with dark chocolates, caramel, prunes, and a bit of earthiness. There is a pretty hearty bitterness here for a porter, creating some dryness.

Mouthfeel: medium in body. Nice roasted aftertaste lingers a while. Smooth and dry from start to finish.

Drinkability: the higher bitterness and dryness knocks this down a bit for me despite the wonderful flavor profile. Couldn't see having more than a few glasses of this.

Gavage, Nov 14, 2007
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4.22/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16.9oz bottle into a 20oz imperial pint.

Listed on the label as Norse Porter. 6.5% abv.

Batch # 78 Brewed : May '07 Best Before : May '10

A: Pitch black body that displays the slightest of ruby tinting when held to a bright light. Very creamy two finger head, khaki in color, that recedes quickly and doesn't leave much lace.

S: Deep, dark, burnt aromas hang over this one. Bitter dark chocolate, bitter coffee, and roasted/bunt malt. Also detected were hints of overripe dark fruit, and tart cherries.

T: Pretty much, just see above. Wonderfully burnt and bitter. Some smokey flavors poke out to the surface as it warms. The combination of burnt dark chocolate, tart cherry, and tart, bitter coffee is incredible.

M: Excellent! The burnt, blasted, and bitter flavors hang on the tongue for dear life. Not too thin, but then again, not too creamy. I'd say perfect for the style.

D: Tons of flavor + low ABV = great drinkability. What a treat!

GbVDave, Nov 13, 2007
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3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a deep, dark brown body with a profuse, foamy beige head.

Smell: Roasted malt aroma of high quality chocolate and strong, black fresh brewed coffee. Note of fruity prunes.

Taste: Rich, wonderfully robust roasted maltiness with strong flavors of dark chocolate and strong coffee. Hint of prunes. Light smokiness. Overall, there's a hefty amount of roasted bitterness that pairs with some herbal hop flavors, both of which last far into the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Moderate carbonation.

Drinkability: A very nice porter provided you like your porters packed with strong roasty bitterness.

ChainGangGuy, Nov 10, 2007
Photo of MrThursday
3.9/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beer pours black with large, foaming, off-white head. The foam settles fairly quickly, and looks almost brown as it settles, lacing the top of the beer. The beer has only a faint sweetness in its odor, with some malt present as well. The flavor has a slight bitterness, almost like a very mild coffee presence, or being (again very mildly) smoked.

The beer is thick, almost chewy, but very, very smooth, and the moderate alcohol content (6%) is completely unnoticable. For a porter, it is VERY drinkable. Very tasty beer.

MrThursday, Oct 10, 2007
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4.03/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle, batch #19. New recipe, somewhat different from the 2005 "trial version" served at the RBESG 2005. Black colour (= very dark ruby when held to the light), rich and creamy tan head. Nice roasty aroma, notes of dark chocolate, leather and woodwork too. Flavour of roast malts, coffee and chocolate. Not as fruity as expected, but still a nice beer. Earlier Rating: 8/18/2005 Bottle conditioned, RBESG 2005, Grand Tasting (courtesy of the brewery). Lightly roasty aroma with notes of coffee and dark chocolate, hints of dried fruits. Flavour is fairly dry with a roast malts base, notes of coffee. Moderate carbonation. Nice.

Sigmund, Jun 17, 2007
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Porter from HaandBryggeriet
85 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.