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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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ØLFABRIKKEN SORTØL (Black-beer) is our interpretation of an age old Belgian beer style. This ale is pitch-black without being roasted as a porter. The mild flavor of coffee and liquorice is the result of a cold-water extract of burned rye. The flavor is deep and complex with nuances of caramel from, among other things, raisin syrup and Muscovado cane sugar. Two types of Belgian yeast has been used, providing peppery and vinous nuances supported by exotic spices. Serve it with rabbit with raisins, herbs and mushrooms stewed in Sortøl. Ølfabrikken Sortøl is, of course, unpasteurized, unfiltered and bottle conditioned like all of our beers. Available in keg and bottle.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (13343) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2012
18th November 2009
Opaque black beer with a brown tinge. Light silky soft palate. Sweet spicy herbs with coca cola! Subtle and unsweet chocolate. Finishes with a neutral palate and more of the same flavours and some hop limping through. Interesting but could not drink much of this.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (9889) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 8, 2011
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is alcohol, malt, belgian yeast, coffee. Flavour is alcohol, malt, hop, coffee, sugar, belgian yeast, dried fruits. Nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yngwie (12605) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 6, 2011
Bottle. A brown one, clear, and topped by a nice beige head. The aroma has a sweetness reminiscent of a Belgian ale, with some roasted malts, alcohol and coffee. Dried fruits too. It’s sweet on the palate, with dried fruits, a touch of coffee and a faint touch of chocolate. Full-bodied, warming and sweet. Long, warming, roasted and bitter finish. A wonderful beer that is missed. 101015

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (5237) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 16, 2010
Bottle.Shared by Yngwie.Pours dark brown with a small beige head.Aroma of molasses,herbs, licorice,caramel, pepper and syrup.Flavor is sweet and malty with salty and warming notes.Full body, soft carbonation.Nice full bodied Belgian dark beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (2977) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 3, 2010
dark brown color, no head. Dark berries in the nose. Chocolate and sour. Caramel. Lightly sour, not that well balanced. Very malty. Moderately sour finish

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20003) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 5, 2010
Bottled. Quite much black colour, small beigeish brown head. Aroma is slightly toasted, has some liquorice, spices, herbs and mild dark dry fruits. Mild coffee as well when it warms up a bit. Flavour is quite much the same, but with the coffeeish notes kicking in a bit more sour. Overall still quite sweetish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2009
Black. Small, creamy, tan head. Aroma of licorice, dark chocolate, dry roasted grains, dark fruits, subtle alcohol. Flavor adds sugar, pumpernickel, and a bit of coffee towards the finish. Medium to medium/full body, just a bit smoother than balanced, lightly viscous/oily, great mouthfeel, real easy to drink. Excellent, unique brew. From notes.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nnudd (69) - Helsinge, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2009
Bottel@home. Pours black, with brown medium dense head. Aroma is almost like a porter, but more light. Sweets, coffee, chocolate, and warming in mouth. Roasted malts, and ripe fruits, spicy and a taste thats last, what seems like forever. My last one, such a shame, cos’ me’s a like.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 2, 2009
Bottle, courtesy of a hardcore Danish crew, probable vintage 2006, 3 years old, bb 2012
Black color. Mature, oxidised caramel aroma, light chocolate and alcohol. Medium body strength, sweetish caramel and chocolate flavor; it seems that the bitterness has been going down; there is some light alcohol perception towards the end. A pretty good beer, but didn’t age very gracefully.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10294) - FAROE ISLANDS - OCT 1, 2009
Botella, thanks a bunch for sharing this one yespr. Pitch black colour. Vinious dark fruity and roasty malty aroma with chocolate. The mouthfeel is pleasant but bit flat. Flavour of dark frits, roasted malt, alcohol and some coffee. Sweet dark fruity roasty finish. This one really did well aging.


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