Akevitt Porter (Barrel-Aged Porter) | HaandBryggeriet

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Akevitt Porter (Barrel-Aged Porter)Akevitt Porter (Barrel-Aged Porter)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
HaandBryggeriet
Norway
haandbryggeriet.net

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Matured on Aquavit casks.

Added by Jeffo on 09-07-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
168
Reviews:
106
Avg:
4
pDev:
10.5%
 
 
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11
Gots:
14
For Trade:
1
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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.84/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a dark black color porter with a nice thick brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of chocolate malt with light dry roasted malt with some liquor notes. Taste is also a nice mix between some barrel-aged liquor notes with some black chocolate and some dry roasted malt notes. The barrel-aging is well balanced and cut some of the rough edges. Body is quite full with great carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Very enjoyable beer and really enjoyed the spirit notes that came through this one.

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Photo of Jonada
3.86/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle. Batch 602. Served in an oversized snifter.

Appearance: Pours a very dark brown with 1 finger of a dark tan head that settles to a thin coating and collar. Decent retention. Body is opaque.

Smell: Roasted malt, dark chocolate, mild coffee, and some slight hints of mint and licorice.

Taste: Follows the aroma pretty closely. Roasty, with notes of chocolate and coffee. Sweetness at the front of the tongue is balanced with an earthy bitterness in the finish. Some slight mint along with some almost menthol like character in the finish as well, but these are both very mild.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, creamy mouthfeel. Medium carbonation. A sipper, but not super boozy.

Overall: No complaints here. I enjoyed this one. The barrels' contribution to the overall profile is pretty minor, but luckily the base beer itself is pretty solid.

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Photo of robgage
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of psoriasaurus
4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of BierJager89
4.39/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Black with a thick dark brown head.

S: Coffee dominates the nose, with some dark chocolate and roasted malt.

T: Dark chocolate, roasted malt, coffee and a bit of oak, molasses, liquorish, herbal notes.

M: Full bodied, not extremely smooth. Feels like a big porter.

O: I'm not 100% sure what the Akevitt (grappa-like liqueur?) barrel did for it, but it's delicious. HaandBryggeriet rarely disappoints.

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Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of danielnovak3
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of doremite
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of soju6
4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: 500ml Bottle. Pours a deep brown/black color with a small head that fades to bits of lacing.

S: Aroma of roasted malt, dark fruit, chocolate, spice and a bit earthy.

T: Taste is a blend of roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruits, some spice and bit of wood from the barrel aging. Has a subtle bitterness and the finish is quite dry.

F: The body is quite full with a rich velvety texture. The 10% ABV very well hidden. The flavor becomes more robust as it warms.

O: Very good beer for the style, great way to end the day.

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Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of bird22
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of praxis16
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Kmat10
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of JohnQVD
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of GRG1313
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of Lucho
4.28/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours an almost black but not translucent dark brown with a half inch head that slow dissipates to a nice thin creamy brown mocha.

Smell: Barrels, coffee, spices, a little bit of alcohol on the nose. There is some dark chocolate and some wood also.

Taste: It comes out with the dark chocolate with a little sweetness from likely the barrels. I am getting the coffee as well at the end but not like you would expect. leaves the mouth slightly dry but finishes smooth. Lets see how it warms up. I might be getting some hops in there that is what might be leaving my tongue slightly dry. Now there is some vanilla coming out. After further google investigation, the Aquavit Barrels were used to age a liquor that was fermented with spices and herbs. They said Dill and also Caraway seeds, and now it does have some slight dill character.

Mouthfeel: Medium to thick body with nice carbonation on the tongue.

Overall: This is a very interesting beer with very slight nuances that set it aside from other BA porters. The Aquavit Barrels have added that slight twist and make it perfect style for Norway and there drinking culture. Thanks Norway for my first Euro BA beer. Yummy.

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Photo of JonIrabagon
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of Resuin
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of Bonis
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of MSandahl23
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of Angryzen
4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of microzoa
3.62/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Batch: 446
Serving Type: Bottle

A - Dark Chocolate brown

S - Nutty, Chocolate with a hint of warmth

T - Initial sweet Chocolate, nut, spice and dark fruits

M - Thin bodied

O - Stumbled across this by accident - it's a very decent beer that I would taste again if presented with the opportunity.

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Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Pelican5
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Akevitt Porter (Barrel-Aged Porter) from HaandBryggeriet
4 out of 5 based on 168 ratings.
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