HaandBryggeriet Akevitt Porter

HaandBryggeriet Akevitt Porter

Rated 3.745 by BeerPals
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Brewed by HaandBryggeriet A/S

Drammen, Norway

Style:  Imperial Porter

10% Alcohol by Volume

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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.

ID: 37638 Last updated 2 years ago Added to database 13 years ago

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Overall Rank792
Overall Percentile98.5
Style Rank20 of 317
Style Percentile93.7
Lowest Score3.7
Highest Score4.8
Average Score4.117
Weighted Score3.745
Standard Deviation0.387

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  • MMMMBEER 1119 reviews
    rated 3.7 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Excited for this one, I have drank lots of Akevitt over the year but never thought I'd see a Barrel aged beer with it. Inky black body with a thin skiff floating on top. Aroma is potent, massive coffee, huge chocolate. I can't hit any of the Akievitt in the aroma yet..... but I'll keep trying. Taste is intense, no lack of flavor! So much coffee, backer chocolate in every sip, Akevitt.....maybe......I'm try to convince my self. Beer is way sweeter then I ever thought it would be. Caraway seed? This is an awesome porter and has accents of something different what must be the aging but i swear I cant taste it except maybe the caraway seed. Can't get any of the dill no matter what i try. Love the flavor.

  • OH6GDX 8392 reviews
    rated 3.9 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    Bottled@Gastropub Nordic, Tampere. Very deep ambery brown colour, small brown head. Aroma is mildly ashy, quite roasted as well as some slight notes of dark dry fruits. Flavour is roasted malts, some slight ashy and toffeeish notes along with some dark dry fruits. Mild notes of akevitt as well, but not disturbingly much. A very pleasant porter.

  • BEERGUY101 5022 reviews
    rated 4.2 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Sampled on 4/2/2010. This Imperial Porter pours a eclipse black color, with a hint of ruby highlights from a 50cl bottle. Medium sized beige foamy head. The aroma is chocolate and coffee, some herbs, a touch of wood and yes some Akevitt. A medium to full bodied Imperial Porter. The malts are chocolate, coffee and herbal. The hops are herbal and spicy. Nice balance. The Akevitt character is very evident and come out more as it warms. Interesting beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter with a touch of alcohol.

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 4.2 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    a nice treat. pours black with a thin tan head. aroma roasted malts, licorice, spices, chocolate, wood, and a touch of alcohol. feel is very smooth. medium to full bodied. flavor roasted and bitter choaolte, and the barreling in aquavit gives it another layer of complexity. tasty, although an odd combo of traditional porter flavors, hot alcohol (as it warms) as well as herbs and spices. good stuff.

  • CYBERCAT 11711 reviews
    rated 3.9 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Aroma is smoky and oily with hints of coffee and even a tangy touch of fruit. It pours an opaque sable with a fairly thick, if not persistent, beige head. Flavor is smoky with hints of coffee, unsweetened chocolate and even a touch of strong liquor such as whisky. Texture is fairly thick and tingly, not as pleasantly smooth as most porters I have tried.

  • SIGMUND 5606 reviews
    rated 4.8 13 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 10 | Mouthfeel: 10 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 9

    500 ml bottle, batch #225, from Vinmonopolet. ABV is 10%. Pitch black colour, big to moderate tan head. Lovely roasty aroma, notes of coffee, leather, dark chocolate, dark dried fruits, some oaky and vinous notes. The flavour has plenty of malty sweetness and roastiness, notes of coffee and dark bitter chocolate, some oaky notes, with a firm hoppy and roasty bitterness in the finish. I might not be able to say that the oak cask previously had contained aquavit, if I did not know, but this is indeed one of the very best Norwegian beers I’ve had. Ever.

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