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Brewed by Husbryggeriet Jacobsen (Carlsberg)
Style: Baltic Porter
Valby, Denmark

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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.78/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Et hundrede år efter at Carlsberg´s grundlægger Carls Jacobsen donerede statuen af den Lille Havfrue til København, er der brygget en øl til at markere denne lejlighed. Mermaid Porter er tjæresort med god fylde og et skum så kraftigt, at man skulle tro selveste Vestenvinden havde blæst det op. Øllet dufter indbydende af friskbagte beskøjter, tovværk og skippers nystoppede snadde. Smagen er rig på varme, malt og lakridsagtig bitterhed. Mermaid Porter er brygget til ære for Den Lille Havfrue udført af billedhuggeren Edvard Eriksen. Det var bryggeren Carl Jacobsen som fik ideen til statuen og det var takket være hans gavmilde donation, at Den Lille Havfrue kunne præsenteres for offentligheden d. 23. august 1913. Ingredienser: brygget af bygmalt, rugmalt, havregryn, hvedemalt, rørsukker, salturt, østers, humle og gær. Flaskens indhold svarer til 5 genstande. Alkohol styrke 10%. Mermaid Porter sælges i en gaveæske med 2 x 0,75 l. øl.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PapaVillum (630) - Valby, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2014
75 cl, flaske, limited edition no 6970, 10,0 % ABV, købt i Husbryggeriet Jacobsens Visitors Center i Valby på den gamle Carlsberg grund, 15. juli 2014. Sort sort Baltic Porter med flot 1 1/2 cm tyk moccafarvet skumtop, tætskummende. Ikke helt "olie" men medium i konsistens. Aromaen er lettere røget og der er duft af tjære, kaffe, brændt malt. Dejlig fuldendt smag af porter. Brændt, salt, bittert, sødt. Rund og fyldig. Meget vellykket balance mellem sødme og det bitter/brændte. Oveni er der den svage antydning af salt qua det tilsatte indhold af østers og salturt. Sidstnævnte to ingredienser kom dog mere til udtryk i fadversionen, som jeg smagte første gang til Ørsted Ølbars Mash Up i sommeren 2013. Brygget ligger desuden dejligt i munden: let perlende og blødt qua et nedjusteret indhold af kuldioxid. Eftersmagen er lang og fastholdende. Én lang nydelse og klart den bedste øl, gutterne på Jacobsen har smidt af sig. Og nu er det ud på terrassen med resten og tænde en cerut som akkompagnement til dette bryg!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
stouby (4041) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2014
Draught at DBF2014, #1. Clear dark brown with a light brown head. Aroma medium to heavy malty (roasted, woody, burnt, chocolate, coffee). Flavor medium+ sweet, medium bitter, long duration. Medium to full body.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jimthechap (2041) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 26, 2014
I am delighted to have sampled this beer thanks to the generosity of Cantabrian. Bless him. This appears as black as sin with a mocha head. The aroma is faintly salty but mostly of molasses and of darker chocolates, licorice and powdered cocoa. A taste reveals brine and thick oiliness. Have you ever tried Zouta drops - that kooky Dutch licorce that is salty and intensely salty? Yeah it’s a bit like that only not completely unpleasant like Zouta drops. There are flavours of molasses and oysters and just wow... sweet salty goodness. What a treat. Just glorious.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pentaz (1255) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 13, 2014
Bottle @ Yespr. Pours black with a minimal beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, raisins, smoke, brown sugar, licorice. Taste is moderate sweet and bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft+. Finishes roasted, sweet and licorice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CloakedDagger (1140) - - MAR 11, 2014
Bottle 75 cl. Pours an opaque black with a beige head. Distinct smoke aroma, tar ad iodine. Solid body with a sweet and rich maltiness, again lots of smoke but the iodine is a bit of a letdown. Rather ashy. 280913

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (38685) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2014

Bottle 750ml.

Clear dark brown colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, wbeige to light brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, wood, dark roasted, light chocolate, light coffee. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, dark roasted, dark chocolate. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20131012]

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (10684) - Søborg, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2014
Bottled. black coloured. Small light brown head. Aroma: Roast, chocolate, light liqourice, cocoa. Flavour. Liqourice, roast, cocoa, chocolate, spice, vague smoke. Medium to full bodied. Ends roasted bitter and full of chocolate and light smoke.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Borup (7634) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle. Dark black colour with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, alcohol, dried fruit, chcocolate, coffee and licorice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlackerMads (2062) - DENMARK - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown close to black with a small light brown head. Smoke, light licorice, tobacco, caramel, dark chocolate. Medium/full body, oily texture, soft/medium carbonation. Medium sweet and bitter. Flavourfull with good balance. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Valgreen (746) - DENMARK - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle @ Søren formand. Almost pitch black, small tan head that settles quickly, some lacing. Aroma, roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, liquorice, a sweetness. Taste, roasted malts, sweet chocolate, lots of coffee, liquorice. A nice bitterness.


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