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


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RATINGS: 1017   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.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
frankenkitty (1959) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2010
Incredibly dark brown head settles to a thick, creamy film over an equally impressively dark and dense inky black/brown body. Looks and smells luscious. Aroma is powerful in sweetness and alcohol. Rich chocolate syrup, thick cookie-like malt, green-wood smokiness and hints of dark fruit drowned in a potent punch of Malibu rum. Thick on the palate, soothing on the throat, ending with a slight chalkiness. Wonderful full flavor, intensely chocolatey but not overly sweet... and the alcohol is not as overbearing as I’d expected by the nose. A pleasant burnt bitterness of well-roasted malt reveals in the finish, and the finish lasts a long time. As my glass slowly empties, I detect a slight taste of pencil shavings but that’s really the only thing that detracts from a simply incredible beer. ~~~~~~~~~~~ Cellared for about 2 years, purchased at West Lakeview Liquors, Chicago, IL.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maekchu (1756) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JAN 4, 2014
Bomber. 2-3 years old. Big chocolatey nose, some smoke and fumes, and sweet dark fruits. Pitch black, with a creamy dark tan head. Winey, light chocolate initial / mid goes deeper with the chocolate / some plums and umami in finish. Medium body. Very good. Might be a little old. Could be rated higher if it had a little more body

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (5895) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 3, 2014
Bomber. About 2 years old. Sugary caramel and chocolate nose, raisins. Shiny black with a pretty brown lacy head. Wood, chocolate, soy flavors, coffee, well roasted and great balance. Nice fruity, tangy edge. Rather light in body. Very tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gEUS (890) - Linden, BELGIUM - NOV 18, 2013
500 ml bottle - pours eep brown with a fine dark beige head. Deep aroma of ristretto coffee. Medium body with nice bitter notes supporting the roasted malty flavours, dark chocolate. Very nice porter, balanvcing on the edge with a refined imperial stout!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pushkinwow (1842) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2013
500ml bottle from Kamiel (one of many special treats). Dark brown with a nice mocha head that bubbles up and then fades to a nice film across the glass. Smokey, chocolate, coffee grinds, roasted malts, hints of vanilla, bit of tannin. Moderate body and carbonation, a nicely balanced beer that hints at sweetness but has some underlying coffee bitterness and roasted malts that even things out, becomes slightly dry, easy to drink, smooth, one of the best regular porters I have had. Thanks K!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Countbeer (4035) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2013
Bottle: Batch 306: BB 01/04/10: Original swing top bottle, nit sure who brought me this one... (Got 3 bottles from 3 differet people, or was it two....) Medium sized mocha coffee brown foamy head on top of black colored beer. Aromas of garbage bag, earth, walnut, plastic tint, some rotten fruit and a light chocolate tint. Flavours of chocolate, earth, hazlenuts, malts, cacoa, toast, some dried leaves, mocha, bitters, creamy coffee with coffee milk tints, some smoke and peated malts, grainy/nutty bitter and some dry tones. Aftertaste is a dry mix of bitters, chocolate, nuts, malt toast and some grains. Low carbo, creamy oily close to silky mouthfeel, full body and a light oily texture. Complex beer, just over the top? Still very good stuff!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IluvatarMilan (231) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2013
Oily black body with airy tan head. Rich earthy aroma, cacao, some nuts. Taste adds some nutmeg and other spicy flavours. Slight metallic twange. Overal, a very well balanced beer with some unique, subtle flavours for the style

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (5963) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 17, 2013
Bottle thanks to the Dood! Pours dark brown with a light brown head that is thin but remains throughout the beer. Aroma has nice deep roasted malts with some dark grains and a bit of dryness. Flavor has rich roasted malts and dark grains with a touch of bitter chocolate and dryness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (4069) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 28, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2013 9/VIII/13 - 50cl BOTTLE @ De Hopduvel - BB: 25/IV/13 (that’s about just in time, in my books) (2013-703) Thanks to Bobochamp for sharing the bottle!

Clear deep brown beer, irregular creamy small beige to brown head, bit adhesive, little stable. Aroma: lots of acaramel, alcohol, mocha, bit smoky, bit of dried fruits, cocoa powder, little dusty, coffee powder. MF: soft carbon, full body, bit oily texture. Taste: surprisingly sourish start, lots of coffee, cocoa powder, some caramel, sour red berries. Aftertaste: caramel, coffee, some citrus, hints of vanilla and some smoke, cooca powder, more coffee, dry hop bitterness and burnt toast in the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5105) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 8, 2013
50cl, retired Danish brew, thx alot to KingCecil!, complex dry Porter, roasted/malty and slightly spicy/bitter, very balanced, hazy, small head, very good and smooth brew, ’This sample aged very well!’

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beergeek23322 (2024) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2013
May 2010. From bottle. Dark roasted malt, hops, chocolate and caramel aromas. Color is very dark brown to almost black. Thick sugary flavors with some licorice showing through on the finish.

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