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


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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 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ajm (1072) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 16, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2009 An unreal flavor for a porter. Notes of brown sugar and melted chocolate, as well as cinnamon and sweet cloves, if there is such a thing. A very aromatic and sweet porter, the likes of which I have never tasted. This was the "Old" Olfab.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
xcrunner1 (9) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2008 does not count
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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
restless7 (104) - Lenexa, Kansas, USA - MAY 27, 2008
BOTTLE: pours nice dark black with a very thick dark tan, slow head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, malts, makes me think I’m about to eat some expensive candy. Flavor is a wonderful mouthful of chocolaty sugary goodness with a bit of long lasting, sting on the tongue, somewhat oily and wonderfully delicious. A++++

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Enmandslauget (19) - Fredericia, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2008
Flaske 2006+2007: Kaffe, Ristet malt, mørk chokolade, let røg. Fyldig, sød og meget cremet. Bitterheden fra den ristede malt samt noget frisk fra humlen passer godt til det cremede. Masser af smag.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MitchWayne (263) - Kokkola, FINLAND - AUG 7, 2008
Lures you in wth the aroma of chocolate and coffee, very roasty and somewhat sweet first impression. Full bodied mouthfeel, creamy, nicely sweet and sticky. Finishes roasty, there is chocolate and coffee but also some notes of smoky goodness. A great porter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2009 Pours a deep black with a nice tan head that lingers around the edge. Aroma is very strong malt and sweet chocolate and coffee. Smoked nose is reminiscent of the Schlenkerla Rauchbier but with more balance with the sweet malts. Flavor starts with much of the same smoked notes that really awaken the taste buds. The sweet malts become very apparent mid-swallow and open the door for a lot of chocolate and some vanilla in the finish. Bitter finish that really shows how bitterness can be great. Medium-full body and rich. What a porter. My favorite style and an amazing example.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
HonusWagner (2093) - Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2010
Powerful, tasty stuff. Ridiculously luscious dark chocolate notes along with coffee beans and some very good dark fruity notes. Drinks more like an elite stout than a standard Porter, but with little alcohol heat. Wish we got this here in Florida, it is fantastic stuff. edited: The head is absolutely gorgeous on this beer, a wonderful milky chocolate that is amongst the prettiest I’ve ever seen.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
misterbeer (313) - greenwood, Indiana, USA - MAR 7, 2010
22 ounce bottle.A dark black pour with a dark brown creamy mocha head.taste of smoke, coffee, chocolate, caramel, roasty, licorice, fruit.All flavors balanced really well one not overpowering the other.Definetly the best porter I have ever had.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
frankenkitty (2006) - 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 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sledutah (7019) - Utah, USA - JUL 7, 2010
22oz bottle from wavers1, thanks
Appearance: Pours a thick black with a very nice thick brown head and lots of lacing
Aroma: Dried cocoa, dark malts and fruit
Taste: Silky mouthfeel. Heavily roasted malts, dark chocolate, brown sugar, coffee and some light bitterness in the finish
Wow, not what I expected. This is a great porter, wish I had some ice cream to go along with this!

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