Formerly brewed at Bryggeriet Ølfabrikken (Gourmetbryggeriet - Harboe)
Style: Baltic Porter
Roskilde, Denmark


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RATINGS: 1028   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Editor’s note: Has also been brewed at Bryggeriet S.C. Fuglsang and Nøgne Ø in Grimstad, Norway
Introduced at ’Fynske Øldage’ 2005.

English: A dark and rich porter inspired by the Baltic porters traditionally made in Scandinavia. Roasted without being burned or bitter, with the flavor dominated by dried fruits and vinous notes. High amounts of residual sugars and a fruity aroma makes this beer the perfect companion for chocolate desserts, if served lightly chilled. Brewed on Maris Otter ale malt, British Brown Malt, chocolate malt, roasted barley, two types of caramel malt and brown sugar.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bov (10926) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 2, 2006
pours a dark black colour with a big brown tainted creamy foam; strong aroma of capuccino, notes of chocolate and cocoa, caramel and biscuit; full-bodied and with a very robust bitterness; long roasty aftertaste of molasses and licorice with notes of alcohol and mocha - amazingly complex and deeply impressive, a big thanks to Papsoe for this one !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2006
Bottle. Stoked to try this with the Sydney lads, made it even more special. NIce rich roasted character, mixed with a touch a of brown sugar. Touches of slight sticky soy sauce characters. Roasty, bitter, with some toasty malt characters, chocolatey. Full bodied. A fantastic full bodied porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
eczematic (1323) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - JAN 22, 2006
courtesy of duff at highlandlad’s. very nice porter verging on a foreign stout for my money. super-roasty, sharp burnt aroma, with some underlying butter and malt. great start. full malty sweetness to start, then drying out dramatically with a combination of rough dry bitter roast and some piney high-alpha hops. reminded me a lot of SN porter strangely enough - another stout masquerading as a porter. very tasty but not out of this world - it was up against some pretty good dark beers (southhampton, sinebrychoff, gonzo, yeti, dedolle stout, beergeekbrekky, god jul etc) and didn’t stand out particularly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2006
Handpumped@Ølbaren. Black color with a brown head. The taste is a strong dry and roasted body with notes of chocolate and coffee. Very nice and balanced notes of hops on the palate. Very nice beer

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Plovmand (7184) - Helsinge, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2005
On tab at Ølbaren. Wow this one is fantastic. Deep brown almost black body with dark brown head. Aroma of dark chokolate, dark roasted malts and brown sugar. Thick in mouth but in a lovely way. Almost cocoa like. Tasting notes of coffee, chocolate, nuts and a little smoke.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 16, 2005
Sampled 12/15/2005 from a grolsch bottle that was filled from cask in Denmark end of November. Thanks to Secret Santa! Dark clear brown body; reddish tint. No head, just some large bubbles around the edge of the glass. Aroma has chocolate, light woody vanilla, blueberry, sweet tanniny earth. Some vinous roasted flowers too. I wasn’t too fond of the aroma at first, but it really grew on me and it became quite savoring as it warmed (note that it wasn’t overly chilled when I started). Slight tanniny sour chocolate taste. Vanilla, light lactic acid, more chocolate and blueberry skins. Aged cheese burps. Flat, but not a problem here. A little dry too. A bit tart, but not overly so. Very good overall; its hard to tell what the 2-3 weeks of travel time did to it, but I’d say I got a good sample. Maybe some slight oxidation, but its still easy to pick out the delicious details. And it reallly opened up after a few minutes of concentration.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bager (2120) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2006 On tap. Haleluja! Thank you for this brilliant porter. Holy moly! I am lost for words. This must be on my top 5. Wow!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
1FastSTi (3357) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 15, 2005
Thanks to JCapriotti for sharing this! Thanks to his Secret Santa for ths hand bottled cask sample. The beer is a really coating beer. Has lots of legs. Thin head. Deep brown/black body. The aroma is largely espresso and desert with brown sugar. Has a light earthyness to it. The flavor is really good. This is what a porter should be. Robust malts that don’t remind me of stouts. It’s got that coffee and dry roasty espresso flavor. Sorta has a light raspberry and definitely has a graham cracker flavor. Mmmm... The palate is dry and creamy. A touch tart, but that is likely intentional. World class for porters.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 15, 2005
black pour small whispy brown head that almost stains the glass its so thick. Heavy aroma coffee roasted malts coffee cake light chocolate and some alcohol. Oily palate well coated and thick. Roasted malts and chocolate notes some light fruits strawberry, some definate coffee notes a nice tart finish. Very good porter. Thanks to Jason for sharing this Gem via Secret Santa

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 15, 2005
Hand-bottled sample kindly shared by Jason and sent from a mystery Danish Secret Santa. Cloudy black body and no head, but I’m not going to knock it on that. Big aroma nonetheless - epsresso, alcohol, coffee cake. Big ass-kicking flavor! Tart, oily black malt throughout with sweet chocolate cake underneath. The finish exhibits some raspberry-tart hops, grahm craaker/chocolate cake sweetness and coffee beans. Not-thin mouthfeel that would have been helped by a bit of carbonation. This is the tartest porter I’ve ever tasted - very unique!

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