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

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RATINGS: 1026   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2006
Thanks to Ungstrup. Muddy red-brown body with a minimal, fading reddish tan head. Abundant hop notes lead in the aroma with tropical fruit and earthy elements. Nose also has brown sugar and maple malt qualities and some apparent alcohol. Rich and pleasant bittersweet chocolate flavor with a very nice, lingering aftertaste. Fairly sweet, but contains abundant depth to back that up. Palate develops nicely with plenty of starchy carbs on the tongue. Texture is silky smooth. An excellent, very well-crafted robust porter. I wish I had regular access to this. I guess I need to move to Denmark.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 16, 2006
Courtesy of Unstrup. Medium head with excellent retention. Dark, dark brown in the glass, with the slightest light creeping around the edges. Full chocolately, smoky nose. Bitter chocolate, roasted coffee in the mouth; excellent density. Nicely balanced, with a long finish. My favorite beer of the night’s tasting. Many thanks to Ungstrup for bringing this across an ocean.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (14306) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2006
Draught at Plan B. Black, brown head. This is a fantastic porter, not the first time i get it, and not the last (i hope).... i love it. Roasted malts, prunes, sweet, chokolade, hop, very complex and full bodies. Lovely.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2006
Sour, bitter aroma like an entire butt porter, black, pours a fair sized, cappuccino head, some good lace. Bitter roasted coffee flavour, dark chocolate and red plums. Full bodied, sour, bitter, a sensational mouthfeel. Wonderful! Thanks mds!! I like the fresh, hand bottled part too!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 14, 2006
Pours a rich, opaque viscous black with nicely-lacing dark tan head. Complex dark sticky caramel aroma has a good fresh American hoppy balance. Body starts with sweet rich caramel maltiness, good mocha coffee and dark chocolate balance and complexity with lots of fresh piney bittering hops. A very enjoyable and complex porter. Thanks to BBB63 for sharing and to sk8viking for sending me a bottle!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6616) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 13, 2006
Pours very dark brown, almost black, tan creamy ring on top. Mint, fresh, roasted acidic aroma, dry Arabica grains. Medium bodied with hints of charcoal, dark grainy roast submerged in acidic solution. Rounded, whole porter.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 9, 2006
Thanks to sk8viking for this brew It pours very dark brown with a creamy cocoa colored head. The aroma is chocolately and a bit smokey. Sipping it, the flavor is dry on the palate. It’s a complex brew: notes of roasted nuts, chocolate and other goodies hit your tongue.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (13426) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 8, 2006
Pours viscous and nearly black, forming a thin dark brown head. The aroma is rich, chocolatey, even a bit meaty/smokey. There is buried in the background a great fresh grain aroma that reminds me of chewing on chocolate malts. Intense flavour starts with a burnt fruitcake note like you’d find in an imperial stout. This is tempered by a chocolate syrup sweetness. There is a bracing hop bitterness underlying. Finishes fairly roasty. It’s not terribly complex, nor anything even close to a porter, but pulls off a very aggressive concept quite well, which is no small feat. It actually reminds me of thicker St-Ambroise Noire, only thicker.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2006
MDS’s bottle, acquired from the brewery on the day it was bottled two weeks ago, shared with the regular fine folks on Canada Day ’06. Wow, huge thanks to Mike for this one. Pitch black, big chocolaty head, looks like silk. Mild aroma - lots of chocolate, wood, roast, but subdued. Wow, eye popping roast on initial taste - soooo roasty. Also very bitter, perhaps as a result of all this roast, if that makes sense? Mouthfeel is extremely sticky. Thick. Bitter. Lovely stuff, I really didn’t know much about this beer going in, but after, I can totally see why it is rated so high, as I certainly have it up there.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GregClow (2973) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2006
Bottle shared with the usual suspects - courtesy of mds. Brought to us just a couple of weeks after it was aquired directly from the brewery on the day it was bottled - can’t get much better than that. Jet black colour with a good sized tan head. Aroma is mellow but complex as all hell - roasty, woody, coffee & chocolate, a bit sour, and even a hint of wet dog(!). Smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is just as complex as the aroma - dark roasted malt, coffee, burnt sugar, cocoa, leading into a wonderfully long, dry, woody finish. Spectacular and well-deserving its Top 50 status - thanks SO much for sharing, Mike!


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