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Ølfabrikken Porter - Ølfabrikken

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Ølfabrikken PorterØlfabrikken Porter

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364 Ratings

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Ratings: 364
Reviews: 330
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 8.56%
Wants: 124
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: bark on 07-29-2006

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Brewed with barley malt, roasted barley, hops, brown sugar and water.
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of DarthKostrizer
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Black with a brown ring at the top. Just over a 1/4 inch mocha colored head and ok retention. The head settles to a thin collar

Smell: Lots of chocolate malt and some coffee with just a whiff of vanilla and brown sugar

Taste: Roasted malt and roasted coffee upfront with some brown sugar mid palate and finishes with a nice amount of chocolate

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body low carbonation and a silky sticky finish

Overall: Just a great beer

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of coreyfmcdonald
4.08/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle into a goblet

A: Pours pitch black with a finger of dense medium brown head. Retention is great. Beautiful beer.

S: Strong roasted malts dominate with molasses, smoke, and dark chocolate in the background. I also get some dark fruits in the background, but it's fairly weak. As the beer warms up, I get more and more dark fruits and molasses.

T: Upfront, I get strong dark chocolate and molasses. Interestingly, roasted malts and smokiness build strength as I take more sips. Moderate hop bitterness is present, enough to balance the beer without being overpowering.

M: Quite thick with strong carbonation.

O: A very solid Baltic Porter. Nothing overly interesting, but it's not trying to be. I very much enjoyed this.

Photo of Kegatron
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle in an oversized tulip glass.

Pours black with a ¾ finger width of frothy milk chocolate colored head. This retains with a thin creamy ring around the edges of the glass, leaving back a cascade of spotty lacing which slowly descends down the sides of the glass. The aroma smells of smoky roast, chocolate, brown sugar, and green citrus. This is strong enough feeling in the nose but unfortunately also has a strong underpinning of fusel alcohol underneath with takes a bit away from this.

The taste is quite rich and flavorful, with notes of dark smoky roast and bitter citric hops, which is balanced by a sticky sweet wall of chocolate and sugary molasses flavors. This finishes dry and bitter, with some lingering smokiness hanging on the breath after each sip. The mouthfeel is fuller bodied and sits with some chewy heft in the mouth. A bit of a firm prickle runs down the center of the tongue, which adds some liveliness to the feel. Unfortunately, like the aroma, I’m just picking up too much alcohol in the body and taste of this that does add some stinging qualities that distracts a bit from the other flavors.

I had been cellaring this one for a couple of years, so I’m not sure how big of an impact this had on the beer but despite having a rather flavorful smoky and tangy character to it, this just showed too much alcohol (especially for a 8% beer) to be wholly enjoyable for me. It’s definitely intrigued me enough though to maybe track down a fresher bottle of this at some point. Even with the alcohol this is still quite good.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of auroracrisis
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber into a snifter.

Black, small head on the pour with a ring as it is settles. Not very dense, a shade of red or brown can be seen around the edges of the body against the light.

Roast, fudge, and chocolate greet your nose with a touch of earthyness. More roast in the form of espresso and bakers chocolate lie directly behind the initial aroma. This one is all about that nice, toasty roast.

Opens with soft roasty notes of espresso and the sweet/bitter combination of the darkest fudge you can imagine. Moves further into more sweet, oily flavors of rich darker chocolates. A hint at earthyness as well on the finish.

Thin-medium on the tongue with a touch of drying. A bit oily too, and almost no carbonation.

Great roast and chocolate flavors displayed on a nice oily canvas. It's a shame this brewery went out of business, I am really liking this beer.

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4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured into tulip glass.

Appearance: black bodied beer with medium brown head.

Smell: Really smoky and roasty nose. Has a fruity note in there too!

Taste: Smoke is heavy in this beer; its smoke notes are both meaty (like bacon) and roasty. Even finding a little bit of charcoal and earthiness in there as well from the smoke notes. Some chocolate and black licorice that add some sweetness that help to break up all the smoke dominating the beer. I also get a hint of plums and raisins. The finish and aftertaste is all smoky.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. The beer feels like its a well made beer and the carbonation is appropriate for the style. Very drinkable baltic porter. Not boozey at all.

Overall: Really nice Batic Porter. I think that Killer Kapowski and this beer are the best Baltic Porter I have drank; but I do prefer killer kapowski. I wish this beer was just a little less smoky and just a bit sweeter. Not much else I would change.

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3/5  rDev -30.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of abraxel
4.65/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tasted side-by-side with a few other highly-rated baltic porters.

A - Looks about the same as all the others: dark dark brown, with a finger or two of chocolatey head. This one has better head retention than the others and leaves little trails of lacing down the glass.

S - Roasty toasty chocolate, a dollop of dark fruits (grapes and prunes?), and altogether tastiness.

T - Roasty, chocolatey, slightly smoky malt; fruity esters that blend with the malt seamlessly; and a nice twinge of sourness that pulls everything together but is somehow elusive. It's an acidity that's obviously there but that I can't seem to single out or focus on. This is, basically, everything that I love about baltic porters.

M - Moderately thick and chewy. Very little alcohol to speak of.

Overall, this is fantastic. This is everything a baltic porter should be.

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3.33/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

In line at founders for CBS. Thanks Cam

A-brown boey with brown head that quickly disapates

S-little bit of smokiness but really not that much

T-smokiness and a lot of malt. Maybe a little bit if oxidation? Don't know if that's it but it tastes like it

M-medium body and smooth

O-decent beer but not my style

Ølfabrikken Porter from Ølfabrikken
96 out of 100 based on 364 ratings.