Sigmund (7608) - 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. 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. madsberg (11773) - 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. Ungstrup (37861) - 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. 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.
pilsnerrogge (2958) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUN 17, 2002
Very roasted, very bitter. One bottle off this is almost too much!.......... Mads Langtved (2243) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2006 3 different heads on top of easc other. Very roasted and a bit smoked. Bitter finish. Quite powerful and fullbodied. A great porter. Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2003 Full bodied and rich in flavour. The smoked malt gives this beer its remarkable aftertaste. It is different from the other Danish porters. It is especially good on tap. jonas (7610) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAR 30, 2002
The dark smoked flavour makes this beer really special. Burned and licorice flavors and a thick mouthfeel invite to enjoy it slowly. omhper (25243) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2002
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2003 Dark black, maybe because off the artificial colouring stated on the label. Big, malty body. Smoke and coffee in the palate. Rather sweet. A good beer, interesting beer. (6/4/8/3/15)
However like most Baltic porters this is ment for keeping and will improve significantly with time. Thanks to the brewmaster who let me sample some of the 1988 version at the Danish beer festival I relaized how good this ber can become. The aroma was full of sweet licorice, chocoalte and coffee. It was sweet, complex, rounded and mature. perhaps the tobacco flavoured I sensed came from the brewmaster smoking pipe. The finish was mild and velvetty.