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


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RATINGS: 1025   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2006 Draught. Black with a baige head. Roasted light smoked malty, coffee, chocolat aroma and a full creamy roasted, light smoked malty, coffee, chocolat taste. Full body and a bitter dry light smoked finish. Just Great !!! 8-5-9-5-19 Bottle. Pretty much the same, just not as full and a bit thiner at all. 8-5-8-4-17

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MiP (14048) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2012 Draught. Very malty aroma, a little sweet. Some chocolate. Black colour, very small head. Smokey, malty flavour. Roasted aftertaste. Mouthfeel is great, nice and creamy. 7 3 7 4 18

Bottle at KØ07 as Eksportporter. Good roasted aroma and flavour. Very black colour, small brown head. Nice roasted coffee flavour. Some hoppiness, getting sour, but nice. Overall quite roasted, but semi-balanced. 6 3 7 3 15

Can, 7.5%. Roasted aroma with some grassy hoppiness. Quite black colour, small brown head. Nice flavour, roasted with some chocolate. Some barley bitterness in the aftertaste. The carbonation is quite rough. 7 3 8 3 18

Can, 2 years past BB date. The aroma is slightly oxidised, but the beer seems quite fresh. Also quite flavourful still, but the hoppiness is gone, leaving only a bit of jam. A lot better fresh, IMO.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ToolHead (266) - København, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2005
Draught at Ølbaren. Served in Ølfabrikken glass. Black w/ nice, creamy tan head. The aroma is roasted and coffeeish, slightly sweet, and pleasantly citrusy. The flavor is perfectly balanced: lots and lots of chocolate, coffee, solid malt backbone and gorgeous citrus hop presence. Delicious, bitter and smooth finish. Full, pleasant mouthfeel. Highly quaffable. A superb beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
joergen (22903) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2005
Draft at Fynske Øldage 2005. Black coloured with a small beige head. Roasted aroma with lots of liquorice and notes of coffee and smoke. Roasted flavour with lots of liquorice, coffe and chocolate with notes of smoke.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sunevdj (3426) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2008 On tap. Pours dark brown with a brown head (the darkest I´ve seen) Medium sweetness and high bitterness. Aromas of rich dark chocolate some coffee and a hint of vanilla. Never had a beer with such richness and fullness. Full bodied. Low CO2. Bitter chocolately finish with a hint of cigar smoke. Very nice.
Added after ølfestival 2007: Bit more smoke than the normal version. 9-4-8-4-17
-Slightly aged (2 months "too old")
Wauw, slightly more fruity and less dry than a fresh version. Made me tweek the numbers.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - OCT 31, 2005
Draft @ Ølbaren, Cph. Very roasty aroma, as it opens the aroma reveals a very nice fruityness with some underlying yeast, notes of espresso and bitter chocolate. Jet black body with huge and rocky dark tan head. Lots of sweetness in the flavor, yet very roasty, very fruity for a porter, notes of coffee, ends in a lingering and pleasant bitterness. Leaves the palate quite dry. Excellent beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (18915) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2005
Draugt at Ølbaren. Black colour with a small brown head. Aroma of roasted malt and chocolate, some liquorice aswell. The flavor is roasted with nice chocolate and coffee. Nice full and smooth mouthfeel leaving you with a nice bitterness in the aftertaste. A very nice porter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2005
Tasted at Fynske Øldage 2005, Pitch black body with a small light brown head. Very nice and complex aroma off some roasted malts, a chocolate sweetness and some bitter hops. Roasted malty flavor with a solid coffee bitterness and a light chocolate sweetness. Finish is dry with a nice bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pernille (518) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2005
(Draft at Fynske Øldage) Gorgeous opaque black with a brown creamy head. Both aroma and flavor are excellent: Black liquorice and coffee. Lingers in the mouth forever. If I could only drink one porter I might pick this.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
madsberg (10608) - Søborg, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2005
UPDATED: APR 7, 2006 Draught @ Fynske Øldage: Pitch black coloured. Brown dense head. Loads of roast, liqourice, coffee and sweetness in the nose. Flavour is sweet and roasted. Is quite smooth and malty. spices like vanilla is present as well as coffee notes. Ends on nice coffeish and roasty note with a nice alcohol touch and a small hop bite. . Outstanding porter IMO.

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