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


on tap


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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
MotherBrother (850) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2013
Booom, proooff, baaang. A bomb of flavour just exploded in my mouth. Pour nearly pitch black, with a small tan head. Aroma of licorice, oatmeal, roasted malts, plenty of dark - and milkey chocolate, slight coffee, slight dirt n’ leather. The taste is somewhat salty(?) upfront, with a nice dose of bitterness at the end. Medium body, with a semi-flat carbonation. Quite complex, and really enjoyable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (8200) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 6, 2013
Originally rated on 20100220.
Pours pitch black color with a medium sized beige head. Aroma of dark roasted malts, cocoa, coffee notes and caramel. Flavor of cocoa, coffee, roasted malts and some chocolate. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JStax (4117) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Poured from a 22 ounce bottle. Pours a dense brown with not muchf head. Aroma is wood, vanilla, cherry, chocolate, prunes. Taste is sweet, mildly fruity, some light chocolate, roasty finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
laiti (7743) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 28, 2013
Draught @ St. Urho’s Pub. Rated on 20.02.2010
Aroma has roasted notes, very dark chocolate and salty licorice. Flavour is rather roasted with some sweetish malty notes, dark chocolate and slightly salty licorice. Feels slightly sour on some sips. A very nice porter which has just the right level of roastiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Karstenborg (543) - DENMARK - JAN 5, 2013
Dark oily black with a dark beige head. The aroma coffee and malt. The taste is coffee and bitter chocolate

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mortlach (1463) - Rome, ITALY - DEC 14, 2012
14/12/2012 on tap @ GEIB (2008 Vintage). Nera, impenetrabile, schiuma color beige-cappuccino, abbondante e incredibilmente persistente. Naso molto potente, caffé amaro, una botta di cioccolato e liquirizia, leggera ossidazione. In bocca è molto ben bilanciata, amara, con note di caffé amaro e liquirizia e una leggera astringenza, molto lunga e intensa. Corpo medio-pieno, carbonazione corretta. Versione originaria della Ølfabrikken Porter, ha retto decisamente bene i 4 anni sulle spalle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Imaena (2126) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - DEC 13, 2012
Bottle. Really liked this porter. Got it from a bottle shop in ME a few years back. Wish my notes were more detailed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
edgallow (3077) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 18, 2012
22 oz bottle pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and a hint of wood. Taste is coffee, malt and a hint of cocoa . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
GarrettB (1279) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 15, 2012
July 10th, 2010 - I’d have to look at my records, but the Olfabrikken Porter might mark my first Danish, and Scandinavian brew. This is a pity, too, because it is a part of the world I admire greatly, and I desperately want their excellence in government administration and dairy products to extend to their brewing prowess. The porter seemed a good place to start. Right from the opening of the bottle it demonstrated it’s pride and fervor - the first time I thought a beer might be made from carnivorous ingredients. Little to no head appears, allowing a deep, thick vent of aroma to hit my nose all at once. Steak. Steak steak steak. The aroma is redolent with grilled steak and seasonings, with some sweet afterthoughts too - raisin, fig and all-spice. Almost as if cognizant of its sugared vitiation, the flavor reveals that the dark fruits have been relegated entirely to the aftertaste, leaving the steak and grilled meat flavor to dominate the flavor profile. And despite the overall aroma and flavor profile, the porter isn’t oily or dark or velvety but tastes discordantly shallow - a symptom of being brewed as a porter and not a stout, no doubt. My canines are well sharpened and always prepared for a small part of animal to chew, but somewhere between the dominance of those steak flavors and the palate, I find some strange and even off putting sensations in this beer. Still, it receives my token SKALLL!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GothGargoyle (1882) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 11, 2012
Thanks to fonefan for this in trade. Pours a pretty solid black with a chocolate brown head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, roasted hazelnuts and Brazil nuts. Creamy mouthfeel, smooth on the palate with a nutty finish. Taste is dark chocolate, soy sauce, nuts, hint of coffee and dark fruits.

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