Psykling (13) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
From a can - but nice to buy canned beer of such quality! Poured into a pint glass it looks amazing - like the "ur"-porter, if there ever was one. So balanced that it’s almost too much. Everything is in its rigth place. Taste is not too sweet, but hold together by a vaguely hoppy dryness. Rough, but still drinkable, Perfect!
Beertracker (13) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 3, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ølfabrikken Porter pours up with a modest carbonation that creates a small tawnish-brown colored head that sits briefly atop the opaque deep dark brown-black body. The heavily roasted aroma is dominated by a big chocolate malt presence and some mild fruitiness (black cherry, mulberry, plum). Background notes of black malt, arabica beans, earthy hops, and woodsy licorice root aid the overall complexity. These interplay nicely as the beer warms in hand and allows for some intoxicating alcohol vapors to dance at the rim. Nice! All that roastiness is definitely carried over to the flavor that starts off rather bold, but eventually mellows to show espresso coffee overtones, toasted caramel, and smooth bitter chocolate undertones. The acidic, bittersweet finish is slightly smoky with a subtle warmth. This medium-full bodied Baltic Porter is a touch oily and finishes heavy. Enjoy with some traditional smoked mackeral, creamy chive havarti, and slices of buttered rye bread. Here’s to Christian Anderson and his pioneering Ølfabrikken brewery.
mitch1261 (13) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 19, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This porter poured black with light brown head. The aroma was of chocolate and coffee. It had a nice smooth malt flavor. There was a hint of smokiness in the finish.
This was one of the best porters I have ever drank. Highly recommend.
Olger (11) - Dunkær, DENMARK - APR 20, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can. Black colour with huge creamy brown mostly lasting head.The nose is sweet roasted malts with hints of chocolate and coffee. Rich and complex.
nygaard (10) - DENMARK - FEB 3, 2012
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bedste Harboe øl ever! Det siger måske ikke meget, men der er virkelig noget over den her!
luvpnkflyd (10) - Kokomo, Indiana, USA - FEB 11, 2009
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
My new Favorite! Very, very dark with a strong chocolate smell. It tastes of coffee with an earthy taste. Almost like roasted coffee beans. I didn’t taste licorice like the bottle describes.
Joel (10) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 4, 2007
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a creamy brown head. Moderate carbonation. This is a strong, dark, and complex beer that has much in common with an imperial stout. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, and strong alcohol. Moderately sweet with roasted malt flavors, coffee, and milk chocolate. Strong alcohol flavor is pleasant and warming. Only mild bitterness. Consistent and perfectly balanced. Silky, full mouthfeel. Don’t serve overly chilled or miss out on much of the flavor.
xcrunner1 (9) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2008 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
It pours black as sin with great aroma. It comes off the tounge with a a very nice roasted barley taste with a carmel the hits the back of the tounge. Very light hints of chocolate and vanilla also. Too bad that I cannot find this in Michigan and had to drive aprox. 100 miles into South Bend IN to buy it.
Torbenhh (9) - DENMARK - JUN 11, 2008 does not count
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pitch dark with a small tan head. Surprised by only slight bitterness combined with the very full smell / aroma. A hint of Danish sour dough bread and strong coffee. Alcohol seemd very present and made it a bit unblanced (the declaration on the can said 8,5 %, not 7.5). Would be nice to try it on tap.
Pia7501 (8) - DENMARK - MAY 23, 2008 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Denne smagning er et gennemsnit af både flaske porteren og dåse porteren fra Ølfabrikken. Der er en forskel på de to øl selvom man tydelig man smag at det er samme øl vi taler om. Det skal her siges at flaskeøllet var betydelig ældre end dåsen. Generalt er det en meget tung øl, med masser af rest sødme. Bitterheden er velafbalanceret og tager ikke over som man ellers tit ser med kræftige portere. Farven er ens og SORT og skummet dejligt creamet brunt (dåsens skum er flottere!). Smagen på dåsen er mere afbalanceret end smagen i flasken som er mere råmaltet. Dåsen og flaske scorede faktisk ens men var lidt forskellige på de enklte "analyser" (smagt sammen med min mand og var ening i analysen).