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Skärgaards Porter - Nørrebro Bryghus

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BA SCORE
88
very good

56 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 13.55%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Nørrebro Bryghus visit their website
Denmark

Style | ABV
English Porter |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Brewed in collaboration with Lasse Ericsson of Nynäshamns Ångbryggeri, Sweden.

Brewed with honey.

(Beer added by: dogger6253 on 10-18-2007)
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Ratings: 56 | Reviews: 45 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Sammy
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with a mocha head that laces into the glass. Smell is roasted barley, mostly. Cream and porter coat and pour down the throat and excite the senses with an active carbonation.
Terrific porter. It's all there, the licorice and molasses, chocolate, coffee grounds, malt, with some honey supporting it.

Sammy, Jan 25, 2008
Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev +2.3%

t0rin0, Nov 28, 2012
Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev -23.3%

djrn2, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of nmann08
2/5  rDev -48.8%

nmann08, Mar 17, 2012
Photo of brentk56
4.38/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a nearly black color with a rocky beige head; the retention was decent but the lacing was only modest

Smell: Chocolate, some roast and an inkling of honey

Taste: Black bread and chocolate, at the outset, with a developing fruity character that adds a bitter contrast by mid-palate; after the swallow, the bread and chocolate flavors prevail, with the honey making a surprising appearance at the very end

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Really nice; hits all of the bases, with a full flavored, but balanced profile; I was a little nervous about the honey, but it is really like a lagniappe at the end

brentk56, Mar 08, 2009
Photo of jaydoc
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

jaydoc, Dec 22, 2013
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a dark brown body with a small, fizzy, beige head.

Smell: Aroma composed of notes smelling of roasted barley, licorice powder, chocolate, and soil.

Taste: Roasted barley melds with licorice and baker's chocolate delivering a mild sweetness. Faint fruitiness. Light earthy, roasty bitterness. Dash of fresh spring water near the drying, lightly chocolatey finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Just slightly watery.

Drinkability: A pleasant, relatively light porter. Worth a try, but when you consider the somewhat hefty pricetag, maybe you should look elsewhere for your porter satisfaction.

ChainGangGuy, Mar 30, 2008
Photo of oberon
4.38/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another new Scandanavian brew to try,poured into an English pint glass a deep deep dark brown not quite black but close a thinner mocha colored head atop.Raisin and cocoa dominate the aromas up front with hints of black licorice and leafy hop,near perfection flavor wise starts out with just the right sweetness some honey and dark fruit flavors with a hefty roastiness to compliment it, those flavors meld into drying "green" hop finish with a bit of raw nuttiness as well.Wow if you could draw up a modern porter example this would be it, just awesome.

oberon, Jan 13, 2008
Photo of russpowell
3.45/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours mahogany with a finger of tan head. Some lacing & head retention

S: Much coffee & a hint of wet cardboard

T: Coffee, dryness, chocolate, iron up front. More dryness & coffee as this warms & along with faint herbal hops & a whisper of chocolate. Finishes with coffee grounds, baker's chocolate, plus a faint vanilla note fights through

MF: Much creamyness, coupled with medium body, fairly smooth

Drinks alright, too much coffee & dryness for me, bloody expensive for what you get $12 for a 20 oz bottle. I can take or leave this

russpowell, Sep 22, 2008
Photo of Rochefort10nh
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Rochefort10nh, Nov 27, 2011
Photo of corby112
3.73/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very deep dark brown, almost black with only the faintest of mahogany edges when held to a light source. Completely opaque with a two finger frothy beige head that slowly fades into a lasting ring.

Roasted malt aroma with hints of chocolate, caramel, oatmeal, nut, toffee, toast, honey, molasses and subtle hops. The deep roasted scent is nicely balanced by the sweetness of the cocoa and honey.

Smokey roasted malt flavor with hints of coffee, chocolate, toffee, oatmeal, hazelnut and toast. The sweetness of the honey, as well as the chocolate, provide a nice balance to the deep roasted malt profile. The mouthfeel is not as thick as I hoped with the addition of honey. It basically has the same feel as an average porter and it seems as if the honey has an affect just on the flavor, adding sweetness. Slight hop presence in the finish providing a very slight bitter dry finish. Well balanced and easy drinking with no trace of alcohol heat. Decent.

corby112, Oct 20, 2009
Photo of weeare138
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appears a dark brown with crimson edges. A foamy tan head slowly fades into a thick collar with sticky, spotty lacing left around the glass.
Smell is of chocolate, smoked grains, caramel dipped fruit, light berries, black grapes, and grain.
Taste is of the same aromas with some woody smoke and caramel standing out among the flavors.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, sweet, cocoa resounding, with mild astringency lingering along the palate.

weeare138, Feb 19, 2008
Photo of tempest
3.63/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A honey English porter in a 600mL bottle? Oh those Danes.

Pours a near black body with a tan head. The aroma smells like a typical English porter with sweet, soft caramel and chocolate malts with a like creamy yeast character. The flavor fell a little flat with just a smooth cocoa and light roast malt flavor. I also only found a slight hint of honey in there. A pretty good beer overall, but nothing worth tracking down.

tempest, Jul 17, 2008
Photo of afsdan
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

afsdan, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of Wasatch
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very nice black color, nice carbonation, nice one-finger fizzy tan head, which does leave some nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, lots of chocolate/toffee. The taste is slightly sweet at first sip, lots of malts/chocolate/toffee. Medium body. Drinkable, this is a very nice English Porter.

Wasatch, Sep 20, 2008
Photo of KAF
4/5  rDev +2.3%

KAF, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of Latarnik
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Latarnik, May 26, 2014
Photo of beerthulhu
3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured a dark cola-brown with dark plum highlights around the edges. The head was soft, foamy, and dark khaki in color with an incredible retention. When held up to the light you can see the showering carbonation raining upwards.

S: roasted malt and a soft, lingering coffee bitterness.

T: The flavor yielded grainy coffee bitterness with some charred roasted malt and campfire minerality. Some dark chocolate and faint coffee grind lacing graces the tongue with a dark, earthy (soil) bitterness. Overall the flavor was nice, well balanced, and not overly roasted or bitter providing for a smooth flavor.

M: light, slightly oily with a touch of dark, coffee grind bitterness and lacing while finishing dry.

D: Nice drinkability, smooth and a decent example.

beerthulhu, Jun 07, 2008
Photo of bark
4.22/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The colour is black, the edge brown-red; the liquid is clear. The two finger head is brown, airy and quite firm. OK lacing.

The smell is luxurious and inviting; I found somewhat dry notes of coffee with whipped cream, honey, liquorice, pumpernickel, nuts and almonds and just a trace of bitterness and alcohol.

The taste is in fact a little lighter than the smell suggests: Dry malty flavours of German rye bread, a mild rigid bitter flavour, mild coffee, some creamy notes and very mild notes of wax and vegetables. The malt is of course heavily roasted, but it is more dry and fruity than burnt. The body is "just medium", as I had expected more of that. The long aftertaste is sweeter, with notes of roasted malt, coffee candy and a hint of matured cheese. The finish adds some honey and caramel.

The carbonation is a little stronger than expected; the many bubbles are small. The liquid is light, but not watery making this beer easy to drink.

A porter that succeeds in being robust and elegant at one time; it got lots of flavours without getting too heavy.

bark, Apr 01, 2008
Photo of jrallen34
3.58/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I drank this from the bottle into a Rochefort glass.

This beer is very black and with light there is only a hint of brown. The head is a very light tan that rises about 1 finger but sadly it is gone quickly leaving only slight foam around the rim of the glass. The lacing is light.

The aroma is very nice with lots of malts on the front that are very sweet. There is light cherry, vanilla and a tad of honey. I get very small amount of coffee at the end.

Wow, where'd all that coffee come from right on the front of the taste. I wasn't expecting that at all. The coffee is light and roasty that lasts pretty much the whole length of the taste. This taste is also some nice charred wood. At the end you get a little more bitterness. The taste is a little disappointing because its not what I expected and its not very complex having pretty much the same not throughout.

The feel is also down as it is pretty watery and not much of a crisp taste.

Overall, the beer is ok but not great for a porter. It doesn't taste its just a little boring.

jrallen34, Dec 03, 2009
Photo of Axnjxn
4.04/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

600ml bottle into a tulip. no apparent bottling date

Pours a pitch black with an inch thick beige head. Smell is big on roasted malts. Taste is creamy with good cocoa undertones. not too complex but the flavor is very nice. medium bodied with medium carbonation. goes down very easily because of how creamy it is.

overall a very solid porter that youll enjoy if you like the style. cant complain here.

Axnjxn, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of bluejacket74
4.3/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

600 ml bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours dark brown/black with about a 1/4 inch tan head. Lacing and head retention are both average. The aroma is roasted malt, honey, and chocolate. It's a mostly sweet smelling brew. The taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also some coffee, charred wood/oak and dark fruit noticable. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's silky smooth and has moderate carbonation. Drinkability is great, it goes down very easy and it's enjoyable to drink. I think this is a good porter, I wouldn't buy it often because of the price but it is a good beer. This is the third Nørrebro Bryghus beer I've tried and I haven't been disappointed yet.

bluejacket74, Jan 11, 2009
Photo of Cyberkedi
4.78/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a rich, deep sable, the color of dark chocolate, with a fairly thick tan head. Wonderful aroma fills the nose with roast coffee and hints of molasses and unsweetened chocolate. Flavor quite fills the mouth with roast coffee, chocolate and smoke; and has nutty, sweet, and hop-bitter hints. Texture is silky smooth and satisfyingly thick. Finish has a nice balance of sweetness and bitterness.

Cyberkedi, Jan 19, 2009
Photo of drpimento
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Man, this is seriously good beer. Hit that nail on the HEAD. And POUND IT DOWN. Very nice portrayl of contrasts: big, bold, huge, yet soft and gentle. Earthy and rarefied. Cocoa but not so bitter. Poured with a great tan head and loads of lace. Color is an opaque dark brown almost black. Aroma is as above; ditto flav. Sinful. make me whine with pleasure. gawd.

drpimento, Dec 24, 2009
Photo of lordofthewiens
4.33/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

600ml bottle with Best By 19/6/2008 on the label. Just a little late. Served in a tulip, the beer was a dark brown to black color with a thick tan head. It had a wonderful coffee/roasted malt aroma, sweet chocolate, and licorice. The chocolate and licorice predominated the taste, but also a little coffee and some late hop bitterness. Nice beer, maybe just a trifle on the thin side.

lordofthewiens, Jul 02, 2008
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Skärgaards Porter from Nørrebro Bryghus
88 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.