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

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RATINGS: 1017   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.1
Ratman197 (15474) - 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!

4.2
gunnfryd (15330) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 7, 2006
Bottle at RBESG-06, GTN. Black colour with a light brown head. Aroma is roasted, coffee, fruit, hop, vanilla. Flavour is hop, roasted, coffee, fruit,vanilla.

3.7
DSG (15312) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 27, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2008 (10/11/08) Bottle drank in my hostel room in Chicago. Opaque black with medium bubbly light-brown head that falls rather quick. Aroma of heavily roasted malt, a bit chocolate, light smokiness, some ground coffee notes and a bit of alcohol. Sweet roasty flavor with light herbal notes, some fruitiness, a bit of nutty notes, some coffee, acidic malt hints and some alcohol. Finishes dry. Good but not as good as I was hoping.

4.3
Theis (15151) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2006
Draught at Plan B. Black, brown head. This is a fantastic porter, not the first time i get it, and not the last (i hope).... i love it. Roasted malts, prunes, sweet, chokolade, hop, very complex and full bodies. Lovely.

4.4
Tmoney99 (15043) - 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.

4.4
HenrikSoegaard (14648) - 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.

3.9
Lubiere (14196) - 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.

3.4
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 23, 2006
(50cl bottle, thanks Jens) Brown head atop a black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, cocoa, coffee, roast, light earthy. Taste is medium sweet, bittersweet chocolate/cocoa. Slight medicinal quality in the chocolate bitterness. Medium body.

4.3
Drake (14109) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 13, 2009
500 mL bottle courtesy of jdubFL. Thanks Justin! 1800th rating. Hurrah. Pours nearly pitch black with a dark brown, medium head. Good head retention and decent lacing. Aroma is beautiful roasted malts with chocolate, coffee and a bit of smokiness. Vanilla, toffee and leather as well. Taste is roasted malts, coffee and smoke. Light bitterness in the finish. Full bodied and quite creamy. Damn good beer.

4.3
crossovert (14038) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2011
650ml bomber.

It pours a dense balck with a nice greyish tan head that sticks for a ncie bit and then receded with not much lacing.

the smell is pretty awesome. Just a thick rich, perfect scent for the Baltic porter. It has tons of chocolate, a hint of roastiness, and a hint of intriguing cinnamon.

The flavor isn’t as sweet as I was expecting, it is still pretty sweet, but it has a nice roastiness/smokiness that balances the typical sweetness of the style a bit. The main flavors are chocolate and dark fruit. There is almost a woodiness to it as well. The flavor is intense, but I think it could come together just a bit more coherently.

It is a nice beer, the flavor could be better, but overall it is enjoyable

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 11-11-2010 00:56:18


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