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Jacobsen Mermaid Porter 2013

Formerly brewed at Husbryggeriet Jacobsen (Carlsberg)
Style: Baltic Porter
Valby, Denmark


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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CloakedDagger (1930) - - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (43888) - 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]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (11369) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Borup (11667) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlackerMads (2866) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Valgreen (768) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thewolf (12079) - Kolding, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2014
Bottle, bought @ Jacobsen. Pours deep black with a medium, creamy, beige head. Aroma has chocolate, cocoa, salt, soft smoke. Low carbonation, fine dry and quite creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has chocolate, light roasted, mild salty, elegant. Very good balance. Dry cocoa and light citrus. A very balanced Stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 10, 2013
From Jacobsen, Valby, DK. Bottled, 151113. Black woth beige head. Aroma of roasted malt. Flavor with salt, spices and coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (11932) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2013
pitch dark, small brown head. roasted malts, caramel, bitterness, dry. flavor is roasted malts, sugar, dry, licorice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
humlelala (1307) - DENMARK - OCT 26, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2016 (Re-rated on tap @ Taphouse on May 4th 2016) Poured at fridge temperature into a Taphouse snifter glass and allowed to sit for twenty minutes reveals a pitch black body with one finger of tan head that fades but leaves lace and a nice ring of foam around the sides of the glass. Aroma is very pleasant with well-rounded notes of roasted malt that carry an almost smoky quality. On the palate it’s obvious that the carbonation is quite soft and the body is surprisingly light for the ABV. It’s all very harmonic though. The texture is oily and the finish lingers with a slightly dry and lightly roasted quality. There is a complete absence of ascerbicity and toffee oxydation from the brew and this makes it very, very pleasant to drink. Flavour follows the nose. Compared to when it was fresh this one is better in appearance yet a bit worse off in palate. Aroma and flavour remains unchanged. Original rating from October 26th 2013 - A: 7; Ap: 3; Fl: 8; Pa: 4; O: 15 (75 cl bottle #4192 from the Jacobsen shop; BBD: August 23rd 2113) Pours black with big tan head that recedes quickly leaving surface film and some lace. Aroma is roasted malt with notes of tar and licorice. Creamy texture, soft carbonation, medium to full body with a long, roasted bitter finish. Flavour is somewhat remniscient of salt licorice. The alcohol is very well integrated.

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