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Midtfyns / De Molen X Porter - Midtfyns Bryghus

Midtfyns / De Molen X PorterMidtfyns / De Molen X Porter

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BA SCORE
87
very good

45 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 9.21%


Brewed by:
Midtfyns Bryghus visit their website
Denmark

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed in collaboration with Dutch brewery De Molen.

(Beer added by: Jeffo on 10-13-2010)
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Reviews by DARIVA:
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DARIVA

Netherlands

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

APPEARANCE: This is a black beer with a beautiful head.

SMELL: This beer smells like chocolate and nougat.

TASTE: This beer tastes like chocolate and is slightly bitter.

MOUTH FEEL: This beer has a reasonable balance and is slightly syrupy.

OVERALL: Poor drinkable, long bitter aftertaste and a bit distinct aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2012 20:19:58 | More by DARIVA
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BuckyBeerBeaver

Ontario (Canada)

3.04/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

X Porter (“XP”) is a collaboration between Midtfyns Bryghus and Brouwerij De Molen of the Netherlands. The beer comes in a brown 500 ml bottle and is 8.0% alcohol with a best before date of April 15, 2015.

XP is a beautiful looking beer, an opaque black colour with a monster 3” chocolate milk coloured head produced with a slightly aggressive pour. The head lingered for about 5 minutes before settling down into a 1/8” cap of foam leaving some modest lacing in its wake. Its aroma is of black licorice, European style dark chocolate and dark roast coffee. The taste is best described as an overpowering combination of black licorice, bitter dark chocolate, bitter dark roast coffee and smoke. The first three linger on throughout the sampling and never clear…as a result I'm struggling to finish the bottle. XP's mouth feel is rich and creamy, reinforced by a soft carbonation and full body. The beer is quite heavy and more than one per sitting would be too much. Given the strong lingering aftertastes one bottle was one too many for Bucky's taste, despite the fact that XP does have several redeeming qualities. XP sells for $5.95 per 500 ml bottle.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2014 23:17:50 | More by BuckyBeerBeaver
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deonreds

New York

4/5  rDev +2.3%

04-12-2014 07:53:29 | More by deonreds
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polloenfuego

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.3%

03-20-2014 21:59:11 | More by polloenfuego
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

02-07-2014 19:58:11 | More by Molson2000
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hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

3.6/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A beautiful looking beer that pours an inky black with a densely packed chocolate coloured head. That head disappears quickly leaving less lacing than expected, but still an attractive pour.

Barrel-forward aroma has lots of funk to compliment the caramelized and dark roasted malts. The flavour is sharper and strikes me as less well balanced, with an earthy edge that has more tannins than I'd choose for this style. A nice coffee bitterness finishes along with some harsher tones.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2014 02:14:26 | More by hopsolutely
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BGDrock

Ontario (Canada)

4.41/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: incredibly deep, dark brown, with a beautiful milk chocolate head lingering for ages with lace draping

Aroma: dark chocolate, but not too bitter; anise, but more rich and deep than you often get; touches of dark fruit, coffee; lot's going on

Taste & Mouthfeel: loads of creamy, rich espresso flavour, with chocolate coming through strong in the finish and a fine undercurrent of bitterness from the roast that actually compliments the fuller flavours and lends an almost fruity aspect - like chocolate covered cherries; smooth body makes it feel light, although maybe a touch too thin; some hints of vanilla and molasses

Overall: a truly stunning porter, with a flowing, deep river of flavour and incredibly gentle and luxurious feel

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2014 16:28:11 | More by BGDrock
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byronic

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

12-04-2013 17:33:06 | More by byronic
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AugustusRex

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

12-03-2013 20:43:51 | More by AugustusRex
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ludachris

Ontario (Canada)

4.28/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Two fingers of dense and creamy tan coloured head sits on top of its jet black body. As it slowly recedes, thick stripes of lace stick to the glass. This is a big looking porter.

Syrupy raisins and dates lie at its core. Sweet chocolate encases them, giving the impression of Glossetes. The roasted barley character has a smoky edge to it. This rounds it out and gives it some more depth but the sticky dark fruits are the ones that steal the show.

Soft vanilla comes in the picture now, running parallel to the sweet dark chocolate that is present from beginning to end. Its roastiness isn't nearly as pronounced as its sweetness but carries with it a bit of a twang and adds a touch of dryness to the finish. Similar to the nose, the raisins and dates lie at the center. They're a bit syrupy and their sweetness matches the chocolate quality of the beer. As it warms, a quick flash of sweet alcohol grazes the tongue in the finish.

This Porter is quite clean with every flavour well integrated and well rounded. Its body is medium to full with a creamy backing. There's a touch of dryness in the finish but it doesn't change much from the beginning.

I thoroughly enjoyed this Porter from beginning to end. It wasn't too heavy but it packed lots of flavour. More than anything, I was surprised with how clean it came off. Another winner from the Netherlands.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2013 23:33:53 | More by ludachris
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jmkoscie

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

11-28-2013 02:21:11 | More by jmkoscie
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peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

11-27-2013 19:33:31 | More by peensteen
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mtomlins

Ontario (Canada)

3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a stemmed tulip glass.

A: Deep, dark brown, clear at the edges. Big creamy head (2+ fingers), persistent.

S: Deep sweet malt, roasted malt, biscuits and bread; dried fruits; dark and juicy (if you can say that about a smell?).

T: A deep, rich character, dark roasted malt, bitterness and dark chocolate.

M: Medium high body, medium carbonation; thick, creamy.

O: A really nice example of a big porter. Lots of sweetness from the malts and dry bitterness from the hops and hard roasting.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2013 18:21:41 | More by mtomlins
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TerryW

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -23.3%

11-14-2013 02:57:37 | More by TerryW
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

4.09/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes.

A - Poured black with two fingers of mocha head. Mild carbonation coming up to a dense and thick creamy head. No real lace and a half finger of retention.

S - Chocolate, some dark fruits, roast, leather, some alcohol.

T - Sweet with roast. Dark fruit, coffee, chocolate. Quite chocolatey up front then a slightly off or tart dark fruit note comes out. Maybe prune. Lot's of dark malt and chocolate.

M - Mild carbonation, full body, dark fruit finish that is pretty clean with a bit of dryness.

O/D - A nice beer. Complex, tasty, worth a try. Different from other examples of the style and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2013 01:36:31 | More by tbeckett
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.3%

10-25-2013 00:15:19 | More by andrenaline
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color porter with a huge dark brown foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of light roasted malt with light coffee undertones. Taste is also dominated by some lightly sweet black chocolates notes, with light coffee and dry roasted malt notes. Body has a nice creamy texture with great carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Well brewed but though it was slightly lacking in character.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2013 17:15:53 | More by Phyl21ca
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -23.3%

10-22-2013 00:13:48 | More by cfalovo97
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beerluvr

Ontario (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours black as night, deep brown and finely bubbled long lasting head. Opaque black in the glass, sherry and dark fruit nose. Roasty malt with background fruit flavors then hops...finishes long, roasty and malty. Very good example and very well made.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2013 02:29:17 | More by beerluvr
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DenisKolkin

Ontario (Canada)

3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle picked up from LCBO for about $6 CDN. Left to sit out for about 30-40 minutes before enjoying

Appearance - Black as night, pretty much blots out the sun. Titanic 4 finger of head yielded with a slightly aggressive pour. Massive dark tan (almost brown) head is mountainous and fluffy and lingers for a long while. Copious amount of lacing left on the glass. Formation of the head just takes off with an aggressive pour.

Smell - Big time unprocessed chocolate, black licorice and coffee scents. Faint fruit notes such as plum and raisin. Some smoke is present was well. Big nose and repeated whiffs yield an identity in the black licorice.

Taste- Massive licorice on the tip of the tongue transitioning to chocolate and fruit reminiscent of fruits covered in dark chocolate. Coffee, ash and black licorice again on the backburner. Very strong flavors overall and work together in a reasonably good manner. Fruit notes in particular are more subdued in taste than they are on the nose.

Mouthfeel - Very rich and creamy feeling, less than 1/4 into the pint, I know this beer will almost act as dinner, such is the filling nature of this porter. Quite smooth, aided by medium / low carbonation with a medium finish.The beer is quite heavy is a one beer per sitting type of beer.

Overall - Very glad I tried it since it was unique and quite tasty, and warmed me on this cold wet October day. Nonetheless for the price I can't see myself purchasing this regularly (if it were even available regularly) although was definitely worth the try. For those loving porters ,s touts and other good winter beers I recommend you pick a bottle up.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2013 23:14:35 | More by DenisKolkin
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valianes

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

10-16-2013 07:12:29 | More by valianes
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into tulip 12/10/13, cheers Liam for sending the bottle

A the darkest brown with a deep cola edge, three fingers of brown foam quickly falls to a thick film and stays there leaving lots of random lace deep down the glass

S sour plum, raisins, chocolate, coffee, faint smoke, coco powder, hint of licorice, and maybe just a little cherry and tobacco

T chocolate covered fruit, sightly sour, more coffee then the nose, chocolate syrup and a little char, tasty stuff

M silky on the way in, not quite creamy, slick on the palate, sticky on the lips, well concealed booze and fruity char lingers on the finish

O well rounded stuff that I'd drink again no questions asked, great example of the style, rich and too easy to drink

About what I expected and I could have a couple more without getting board, well suited for this chilly afternoon

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2013 18:09:48 | More by wordemupg
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maltyb

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.3%

10-09-2013 04:12:54 | More by maltyb
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WeissBoy

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.3%

10-06-2013 05:38:27 | More by WeissBoy
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Digimaika2

Ontario (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

(4.25) A: Dark chestnut brown with a very tall and creamy head that has a chocolate milk appearance. Excellent retention with evident lacing.

(4.0) S: Fruity and floral with lighter citrus and tropical fruits noticeable. Secondary aromas of roasted malt with nice dark fruits and lighter cocoa.

(3.75) T: Similar to aroma with quite a fruity and floral focused taste. Roasted malt elements of dark fruits (raisins, plums) and bitter cocoa. An interesting (and appealing) funky creamy blue cheese flavour towards the back end (must be a Danish thing). Slightly smoky. Quite dry with a bittersweet taste.

(3.75) M: Medium bodied with a moderate carbonation. Creamy and rich with a slight chalky texture.

(3.75) D: A solid porter with a nice fruity and floral mix. The blue cheese taste that I could detect however is a bit odd and I’m still undecided on it. Nevertheless, worthy of a purchase.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2013 01:29:46 | More by Digimaika2
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Midtfyns / De Molen X Porter from Midtfyns Bryghus
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