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Mørke - Pumpernickel Porter - Beer Here

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Mørke - Pumpernickel PorterMørke - Pumpernickel Porter

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174 Ratings
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Ratings: 174
Reviews: 118
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 7.25%
Wants: 32
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
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Denmark

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed in collaboration with Shelton Brothers. Lots of rye malt and spices inspired by the dark German bread.

(Beer added by: popery on 10-09-2009)
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Photo of ryanpj
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of leaddog
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle.

Appearance - Pours a dark chocolate brown/black with two fingers of frothy mocha head.

Smell - Roasted malts, dark chocolate, spicy rye, cocoa.

Taste - Bold roasted malts, spicy rye notes, a hint of licorice flavour (from the fennel seed).

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall - A porter that sits right on the borderline between stout and porter territory. Very nice roasted malt flavour with the rye and fennel seeds to accompany. Perfect companion for the changing seasons in Alberta.

Photo of biboergosum
4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

500ml bottle. It's officially fall, so time to tackle the pumpkin and darker beers in earnest.

This beer pours a solid black, with very slight basal cola edges, and three pudgy fingers of puffy, densely foamy, and mildly creamy beige head, which leaves some nice layered webbed lace around the glass as it slowly ebbs away.

It smells of bittersweet chocolate, grainy, bready, and lightly spicy wheat and caramelized barley malt, cafe au lait, a bit of demarara sugar, and mild earthy, leafy hops. The taste is more big cocoa sweetness, day-old coffee, caramel malt, tamely spicy rye grain, dark sugar, a bit of tangy anise, and some earthy, floral, and perfumed hops.

The bubbles are good and plenty, the body a solid medium weight, fairly smooth, and decidedly creamy. It finishes on the sweet side, chocolatey, softly Eastern European bakery in its breadiness, and indistinct in its hoppiness.

An agreeable porter, big and brash, chocolate up the yin and the yang. What I'm not really seeing, hearing (?), smelling, and tasting, is the pumpernickel, beyond a timid rye participant in the overall malt interplay. Ah well, still good for what it is, though, and not for what I thought it might be, I suppose.

Photo of ADZA
3.95/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

It's been a while my friend and man you look impressive not in a gay way just pure admiration dark kola hue with a khaki laced three finger creamy head and clingy lacing everywhere very good looking,dark chocolate,rye and hops are the main aromas and the mouthfeel is medium bodied with nice carbonation the tastes are dark chocolate,bready bready malts,rye,spice and finished with a herbal hoppiness and overall it's a very unique drop that I'd buy again cheers.

Photo of brewcrew76
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - deep brown, black cola appearance with a velvet mocha head. Lots of dotted lacing.

S - bready, bitter sweet chocolate, rye bread, roasted malt sometimes verging on burnt, hints of cola.

T - bittersweet chocolate, roasted malt, similar burnt notes as aroma, rye bread, light spice, roasted nuts, light smokey leather.

M - medium to full with low carbonation.

D - very tasty. Baltic porter with rye and spice replacing dark fruits.

Photo of Jonny41
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of 2GOOFY
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of AgentMunky
4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at the Mikkeller bar in SF.

A dark beer with scattered lacing that is opaque and matte.

It smells like sweet cocoa.

It tastes amazing. Spicy and deep and roasted and really malty. Rich and deep and chocolatey and amazing. Highly recommended. Would have again. And again?

Mouthfeel is round then dry.

Photo of CowsandBeer
3.79/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle received as a gift from the best bistro/coffee shop in Topeka, KS! Thanks Jayson!

Appearance: A gentle pore from a 16 oz bottle into a Boulevard tulip resulted in two fingers of fizzy, dark brown reddish head. Beautiful black body. Eventually the head reduced itself to a tan ring; a swirl turned it into a nice thick cap. Great legs.

Smell: Dark roasted malts, coffee beans and brown sugar. Black liquorice and toasted rye bread.

Taste: More of those nice roasty dark malts and brown sugar. Spicy rye. Sweet, toasted bread. Bready finish. No heat. Why not? Some pumpernickel bread.

Mouthfeel: Slick and sticky. A thicker mouthfeel would not be a bad idea. Sufficient as it is.

Overall: Would have gone great with some blue cheese! Pleasantly surprised as I was not expecting much. The addition of the rye is what really made the beer for me. Loved the label artwork. Recommended.

Photo of Bubbles
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Axnjxn
4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle into a pint glass. no bottling date.

Pours a very dark brown, close to black color with a milky inch thick beige head. Very attractive appearance. Off rye aromas on the scent, but not much there honestly. taste is where this one hits home...AMAZINGLY smooth and drinkable. chocolate up front , sweet chocolate not dark, rye in the back, not overpowering but its there. extremely good on the palate. wow im in love. creamy and smooth, no alcohol at all. so easy to drink.

overall im thoroughly impressed and say this one borders on world class. its a desert, a real treat. the bottle artwork is what drew me to this one and im so happy i bought it. amazing beer.

Photo of Luweezy
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of IPA35
4.51/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A flawless looking beer. Deep, dark brown with a creamy, light tan head that pour big but settles as a nice and creamy one finger head. Lacing is there. Drinking it still leaves a thin creamy head.

Smells nice and interesting. A chocolate forward beer. Nutty, a little 'earthy'. And off the smell this seems to be a reasonably sweet beer. It is slightly different though, I am sure this is the rye. I never really had a rye beer but I can get a form of spiciness most people speak about with rye. This beer has invited me to try more rye beers.

A very very pleasant beer. Nice and balanced. Sweet, chocolaty, caramel, a little spicey and a light roastiness.
No distinct hop aroma's but this beer is nearly three years old, probably the oldest beer I've had by far.

Overall a delicious brew. I don't know about ryebread (pumpernickel), I never eat that (I will seek it out now thanks to this beer), but Dutch ryebread is very different anyway.

Mouthfeel, by the way, is nice and creamy. Medium I'd say with low carbonation.

If you can still find this beer, seek it out as it is good.

EDIT:

As it warms up the spices come out more. Giving it a slight liquorice aroma, added to the ones I mentioned earlier. Good stuff!

Photo of Abio
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of RochefortChris
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of Dope
4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

No bottle date that I could find. Pretty fresh.

A: Pours a very dark brown with a big, dense medium brown head. Head fades away very slowly - amazing head retention. Thick, almost solid walls of lacing.

S: Lots of smoke and rye. Quite spicy with the rye in fact. Decent roasted malt with char and a touch of chocolate. Decent impersonation of burnt pumpernickel bread.

T: Some char with hints of sweet chocolate up front. Lots of rye. Has sweet caramel backing it all up. Some smoke as it heads towards the middle with some more spicy rye. Smoke is a little more acrid here in the finish, standing mostly alone with just hints of rye. Drying smoky finish.

M: Medium bodied, smooth and creamy. A touch dry from the acrid smoke in the finish.

O: Rye is a nice addition to a pretty traditional porter. A little too smoky for my tastes though it isn't overpowering. Just kinda masks the spiciness that I was really looking for. Mouthfeel is good, nice and creamy and slick. Overall quite a good and easy-drinking porter.

Photo of chubby2u
4.7/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I didn't taste any pumpernickle whatsoever, but this was one of most balanced, tasty porters i've ever had. Nice and chocolately, great mouthfeel, not too thick, not too thin, hints of coffee. Just a really great choice if you are in the mood for a porter.

Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of DrDemento456
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Nice and thick, dark and viscous, and with a 1/2 inch of cocoa colored head/

S - Has a weird boozy aspect to the smell which I assume is pumpernickel, mild roasts, and maybe some chocolate. The pumpernickel smells rather spicy.

T - Taste of a well balanced porter. Slightly chalky mostly balanced roast sweetness. Not getting much pumpernickel but it still taste balanced and delicious.

M - Medium bodied, chewy, and creamy. Good porter.

Overall I got this for 5 bucks and even though its no different than most Baltic porters it drinks world class.

Photo of harpus
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of RblWthACoz
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of CaptainGranola
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of jrpapajcik
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Mørke - Pumpernickel Porter from Beer Here
92 out of 100 based on 174 ratings.