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Brewed by Thisted Bryghus
Style: Baltic Porter
Thisted, Denmark

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RATINGS: 777   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   EST. CALORIES: 237   ABV: 7.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Kom fra Thisted Bryghus i 1989 efter syv års eksperimenter. Navnet stammer fra Urban-bryggeriet i Aalborg, hvor brygmesteren fra Thisted Bryghus i slutningen af 70érne ”slog sine folder”. Her fik han første gang ”smag” for provinslivet og denne særlige øltype, som ofte i Thisted-regi betegnes som øllets gentleman. Navnet købtes efter Urban-bryggeriets lukning i 1986. Limfjords-Porteren ”kredsede” brygmesteren om frem til 1997, hvorefter han ikke mente længere at kunne forbedre produktet. Den rette blanding af maltene var opnået. Af usædvanlige ingredienser skal nævnes røgmalt og engelsk lakrids, der tilsammen giver en smagsmæssig balance på et lidt højere niveau end det sædvanligvis ses. Brygmesterens personlige favorit og ”hjertebarn”.

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4.1
Oakes (17274) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 24, 2003
Near black colour. Roasted espresso nose with bitter chocolate. Long, roasty flavours - lean and dry, with some burnt fruits. The flavours are pure and beautiful. Along with Koff and Zywiec, the class of the Baltic Porter style.

4.1
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 20, 2003
Black with a brown head. Smokey nose, light roasty organic notes. Body is nicely roasted with a good hint of smoke. Chocolate flavors, finishes with a milky moutfeel. Very nicely done baltic porter, I love this style more with every sample.

4.2
Radek Kliber (7320) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 19, 2003
It’s very nice that few separate elements of aroma work out so nice mixing them self together in neat blend. Very, very nice, attractive to my taste buds, he. Gentle but with character, got something special. That makes this Porter unique. Top Class.

3.4
fiulijn (20411) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 12, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2009 2008-09-22, draught at Cockney Pub, Århus, 5-4-8-3-14=34
Black color, creamy head. The aroma doesn’t impress me too much, because it tends to show too much burnt paper and bad coffee, but somehow there is a familiar Danish touch too. The flavor is much better, mostly due to a very good body strength, with strong black malt first of all, then caramel and some dry liquorice too. The final gets slightly sweeter and the liquorice balances more the black malt. I’m not too excited by "coffee" beers, but indeed it’s a good one.

2008-08-25, draught at Cockney Pub, Århus, 8-4-8-4-16=40
Black color, thick head. Good aroma of roasted malt, nutty, but also some cardboard. Good body strength, strong roasted malt flavor and chocolate, hidden but good malt. Somehow a very interesting mix. Strong ending bitterness, with burnt sugar too. Very good.

2003-06-22, draught at Charlie’s Pub, Copenhagen, 7-5-9-5-17=43
Dark color, creamy dark head. Nose of coffee, cardboard, roasted malt. Full body, strong mouthfeel without being alcoholic. Good malt and roasted malt, lightly smokey.

3.1
DrBeer (862) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 8, 2003
Black with brown head. Smoked aroma with salami tones. Chocolate and coffee flavor with bitterness.

4.4
Sigmund (7390) - Tau, NORWAY - DEC 11, 2002
UPDATED: APR 27, 2003 A heavy mouthful from one of Denmark's few independent regional breweries, which I'm always happy to support every summer. A nice region with nice people who make several acceptable beers - this is their very best one. However, I have to admit that Gamle Carlsberg Imperial Stout Porter is slightly better. Rerate: Characterized as a 'double brown stout' by the brewery, this stout/porter (in Denmark that's more or less the same thing) is really so different from Gamle Carlsberg Imperial Stout Porter that it's a bit unfair to compare the two. The smoked flavour is really something out of the ordinary. I've never had a rauchbier (*I have now!), but I guess this one has some elements in common with that style (* smoky, but not smoked meat, T.G.). I highly recommend a sample of Limfjords-Porter! Rerate 2: Hey, this beer grows on you! Black (okay, extremely dark brown) as the deadliest of sins, moderate thick tan head, aroma and flavour of tar, resin and midsummer bonfires. Overwhelming smoked bitterness. Tastes like it's been stored in a Viking ship through seven battles and a round-the-world tour. Simply outstanding.

4.1
karsten (240) - odense, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2002
Definitely one of the more special and interesting Danish beers. The draught beer: black coloured. Roasted coffee and chocolate hints. Smooth though still heavy and full-bodied. Covers the alcohol well. The bottled beer: which is quite different from the draught. More violent start. Less mild. A unike smokey nose and head. A bit more alcoholy.

4.2
madsberg (11762) - Søborg, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2002
Black colour, with a huge brown head. Smoke, chocolate, roast in the aroma. The flavour is mildly smoked and smoothe. Covers the alcahol well. Notes of chocolate in the flavour as well, and then a heavy and delicious bitter/smoky/chocolatish aftertaste. Lovely beer.

4.1
Ungstrup (37305) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2002
A black beer with a nice brown head. The aroma nice and that of smoked malt. The flavor is soft and dominated by the smoked malt. A really nice beer for a late evening.

4.3
mwesth (279) - Skovlunde, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2002
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2004 This is a beer that requires some training. Very full, with licorice, coffee, smoke in both nose and flavour. Looong aftertaste... First time I had it I rated it 3,1, I guess it grows on you.


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