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


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RATINGS: 1027   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tmoney99 (12212) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2007
Bottle from River’s Bend. Pours black color with a large frothy brown head that was lasting with excellent lacing. Heavy toasted dark chocolate, coffee and woody malt aroma. Medium to full body with a thick smooth texture. Heavy roasted bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of long duration. This is a standout porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (11893) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2006
UPDATED: APR 12, 2008 Canned version 2008- Black with a beautiful and lasting pillow of light brown head. Roast malt dominates the aroma with some chocolate and the faintest hint of metal. Tasted next to a 2007, bottled porter, the flavour lacks quite a bit of the character it used to have. Thinner, more straightforward roast flavour, dry and without the fruitiness that used to make it such a perfect beer. Original rating, way back: Rich roast malt aroma, with some chocolate and a hint of coffee. Perfectly balanced flavour, dry with some (dark, dried) fruity sweetness and lots of bitter, roast notes. Full bodied and despite the intensity, very easy to drink. 9-5-9-4-19

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HenrikSoegaard (11853) - Randers, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2005
Draft at Odense festival. Fantastic porter. Lightbrown excellent lasting head, Amber colour. Wonderfull aroma and flavour. Lots of everything and licorice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (11612) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2010
16.9oz bottle Tampa Weekly Gathering @kiefdogs– pours a thin rich brown head and black color. Aroma is smoke/ashy-dark malt then chocolate. Taste is chocolate/roasty/dark malt/oat, some earthy. Smooth. Minimum carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (11590) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2006
Draught. Very dark brown colour with good head. Aroma is mostly burnt with coffee and fruity tones. The taste starts quite vinious then sweet and gets bitter-burnt at the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pinball (11585) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 23, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2010 supermarket can at $2. 33cl. Nice coffe aroma. Black, brown solid foam. Great taste, none of the disturbing nuances you usually find in a cheap port. aftertaste is dominated by roasy notes. Tastes great. Palate is nice too, full and smooth. This is real good, and outstanding for a canned beer at $2 retal. I wonder if it has been brewed by GB or ølbryggeriet. I’ll buy some more of these. (blind tasting 2010:8,4,7,3,15)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (11504) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 30, 2008
500 ml bottle an opaque brownish black with a small lingering brown head. Aromas of coffee, bitter chocolate, light licorice, light vanilla and a hint of dark fruit. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of bitter chocolate, coffee, roastiness, light licorice and a faint hint of dark fruit with a smooth lingering roasty bitter finish.
A very tasty porter!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FatPhil (11497) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 10, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2007 Bottle (Helsinki Beer Festival 2007, Helsinki). Superbly sticky port-wine aroma. Taste to match. Fills the mouth with a deep and dark roast. Not a quaffing beer, but a great sipper.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bierkoning (11394) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - FEB 24, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2009 Swing top bottle. Opague, dark brown creamy head. Roasted malt and a hint of smoke and dark chocolate in the aroma. Malty, medium to full bodied, very powerful porter. Loads of roast, hints of beechwood and cacao. Dark roasted espresso. Heavy stuff, although you really can’t taste much alcohol. 8 4 7 4 16 = 3.9 Can @ RBESG Grand Tasting 2009. The Old Swing top bottle version is history, so this one will count for the rating. Almost black and opague. Roast and apple syrup in the aroma and flavor. Roastbitter finish with some aluminium. Still quite OK, but in no way comparable to the ’old’ Olfabrikken.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (11373) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2009
Deep dark porter with a thick dark moka head. A nice funky aroma of chocolate, cold coffee, and cast iron post. In mouth, a bitter herbal chocolate, very intense, with light peated notes, cold coffee. Rich and enticing. A superb porter. Bieropholie import BB Dec. 2006. Tasted with Probstk, May 26 2007.

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