Limfjordsporter - Thisted Bryghus

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88
very good

100 Ratings
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Ratings: 100
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.86%
Wants: 10
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
Foreign / Export Stout |  7.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-10-2002

Brewed with liquorice. The recipe was developed during the 70's at the Urban brewery in Aalborg. Thisted bought the name, and the production restarted in 1997.
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Reviews by KickbacksSteve:
Photo of KickbacksSteve
4.3/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2 ounce bottle poured into a Unibroue tulip. Date on bottle reads 01/07/09. Aroma is dominated by a coffee/sweet malt flavor. High ABV is nicely masked by the lovely flavors of the beer. Taste seems to lean more towards a porter then a "double brown stout". Coffee, licorice, toasted malts dominate the taste. Feels like a milk stout in a creamy sort of way. Yummy beer, all around...nicely complimented my bananas foster dessert.

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Lately I have been on a Baltic porter kick,time to try this Danish one new to my area.Poured nearly pitch black except for a few deep ruby highlights when held to the light,a 1/2 finger light mocha colore head atop that qas gone quickly.Aromas of bitter chocolate,heavy dark fruit,and has some medicinal-like notes.Thick and chewey feel wich is nice,somewhat boozy with that licorice more prominent on the palate,dark fruit and molasses round out the flavors.A somewhat sweet Baltic porter but there is a decent earthy drying effect in the finish,usually I dont like medicnal flavors,and I dont like black licorice,but I really like this beer.

Photo of Snyder18
4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - dark, black, bubbly. Creamy dark brown head starts at about 2.5 inches and very slowly falls to a thin layer with lots of lace on the glass.

Smell - roasted, coffee, spicy, hint of licorice.

Taste - creamy, smoky, malty, roasty, coffee, black pepper. Nicely balanced with hop bitterness laying back to allow the malts and spices to show their stuff.

Mouthfeel - wonderfully full bodied. Creamy with lots of carbonation and alcohol warming.

Drinkability - very drinkable. Surprisingly so given the high alcohol content.

Photo of glid02
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased from Green's on Ponce in Atlanta.

Pours one shade from black with a half-finger tan head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving solid lacing.

Smells of faint roasted malts with good amounts of unsweetened chocolate and anise. Also present and more prevalent as the beer warms are well-integrated smoked malts with more of an earthy lean than normal smoked malt.

Tastes similar to how it smells, though a bit smoother. Subtle roasted malt and earthy smoked malt flavors kick things off and are quickly joined by good amounts of dark chocolate flavors. Midway through the sip solid amounts of spices come into play - mostly anise but with hints of nutmeg as well. The spices carry through to a mildy bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with moderate carbonation.

Drinkability is also good. I finished my glass without a problem and could have another.

Overall this is a solid beer for the style and the mild spices give it another added layer. Worth a shot.

Photo of anders36
4.33/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This bottle that i am drinking is two weeks from being one year old. It has a pitch black colour with a large brownish head. The head disappears quickly though. The smell is smokey and malty. Some hints of licorice and alcohol too. It has a lovely smokey taste, malty too and hints of coffee and licorice. The aftertaste leaves you with a long smokeiness in your mouth. You can not taste the high alcohol in this beer, so be careful when drinking it. I have found a new favourite beer.

Photo of Sammy
4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thick black porter with strong stouty taste, cocoa, brown nutty oily beer, alcohol. Only a tad sourness but well balanced, malt. Roast, tabacco, pepper, coffee, licorice, Full mouthfeel, well carbonated. Original something I have never had.
Thanks Madsberg.

Photo of zaphodchak
3.78/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

This bottle was discounted and is stamped either 010708 or 010709, I can't make it out. I suspect it is at least three years old.

Two fingers of foamy tan head, and an opaque, dark brown body. Great retention and good lacing.

The nose has a trace of the promised licorice, but a significant tart presence that I'm pretty sure is bretannomyces related. Which I don't think was supposed to be present in this beer. Having been on the shelves so long, I feel that maybe the staff might've tried it to judge the batch, but the clerk told me that many limited allocations he doesn't even taste because they are so sparse.

Yes, this is soured, or infected, or whatever you want to call it. It's not *bad* though, per se, but I imagine this is different than it was intended to be. It's got a pretty bold and bitter malt and licorice presence which works pretty well with the vinegar-y tang. Bit of a surprise, but not totally unwelcome. In fact, without it, this might be too bitter and syrupy/medicinal for my taste.

It's a bit foamy, not great feel-wise.

Well, it was soured and probably a bit old, so take my opinions with a grain of salt, but it's a porter so it should survive (although an 08, if it was one, would be pushing it), and the infection would've been present (if subdued) at time of bottling.

Photo of sfprint
3/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this one out of a bottle in denmark.

Appearance: Extremely dark, and you can't see through it. Funny fluffiness, sort of congealed head.

Smell: Fresh, sweet but not strong.

Taste: Heavy and strong, thick and powerful.

Mouthfeel: Sort of dry.

Drinkability: Quite decent but I think this one's quite over rated.

Photo of cjgator3
4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Oblivion in Orlando. Pours a dark black color with a tan head. The aroma is dark as smokey with licorice and chocolate. The taste is smooth up front and turns very roasty with a lot of smoke with bitter coffee and cocoa flavors in a bitter finish. Overall, I really enjoyed this one. Definitely recommended!

Photo of MrKennedy
4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle, thanks to mulder1010, into a Mikkeller wine glass.

Black with brown around the edges. Nice light mocha foam on top that leaves spotty lacing and retains really well.

Really nice smell of licorice, ground coffee that isn't too dominant, chocolate too adds to it.

Nice mix of coffee and dairy chocolate and a little tinge of licorice as well. Complex enough to be interesting. Enjoyable.

Lower carbonation, softer at the front and then coffee and licorice bitterness builds. Drinks well.

Very nice beer. Satisfying, complex and all round well done.

Photo of Tom2Beer
3.86/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

At The Birch Bar in Norfolk, they have it on tap. If you like Imperial Stouts drink this. The Licorice is not a overpowering flavor. It sit in the back to darken the brew and strengthen the Imperial presents. Don't know what it taste like from a bottle just draft is alway far mores balanced an reserve than is over carbonated cousin. Enjoy

Photo of Lnedrive14
3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Many many thanks to Ilene, who brought this back from Copenhagen.

Pours jet black but with a thick head. Smells of roasted malts, caramel, cocoa beans, and espresso. Taste is similar with the interesting effect of it being fairly dry (not what you'd expect). Highly carbonated, which was also a pleasant surprise. All in all, great mouthfeel. Drinkability, for some reason, not all that high, considering i really enjoyed the taste.

A pretty good example of the style and one which I wish we could get around here.

Photo of morimech
3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle date of 01 07 09

Black color with a small head that quickly settles to a thin cap. A little bit of sticky lacing is left on the glass.

Aroma is dominated by roasted malt. Smoke is the only other thing I can identify. This is really a Foreign/Export Stout type of beer.

The flavor is also full of roasted malt. A little burnt and smokey. Licorice is tasted but barely plays a role. Surprising amount of yeast esters come in the finish and helps wipe the palate of burnt bitterness. Alcohol is not detected.

Plenty of body here. The carbonation is well done. Nice creamy texture present.

Needs to go under another style like many beers misidentified in the Baltic Porter style. A good Export Stout from Denmark.

Photo of Jredner
3.04/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Smoky, ashy aroma is a mix of BBQ and cigarette butts. Roasty malts beneath that, but I don’t really get any coffee, chocolate, raisin, prune or licorice. Body is deep black with a bubbly but fluffy two finger thick mocha head. Fore is a bit watery. Not thin just not flavorful. Bitter and burnt malts follow and bring some welcome flavor that includes esspresso and baker’s chocolate. very charred and burnt like firewood-in the finish. Different, but not something I’m enamored with.

Photo of Beejay
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Very deep brown at the edges when held to the light, but the bulk of the body is dark black. The head is tan, and full of fish eyes, there is almost a spongy texture going on at the top of it.

S: Thick and malty. There is a dark chocolate coffee thing going on, but there is also a lot of a smokey character, it almost has the sweetness that I associate with cherrywood smoked malt. The finish is black licorice.

T: Dark chocolate, with coffee. There is a lot less smoke in the flavor than the smell would lead you to believe. This guy has a lot of dark bitter chocolate flavor. The finish is earthy and pungent.

M: Medium in body, the carbonation is fine and the level seems appropriate for the style.

O: Overall very enjoyable, I like the dark chocolate flavors mixing with a touch of licorice. Very nice.

Photo of smakawhat
4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a stemless wine glass. From notes. Best before April 2 2015.

Deep dark walnut brown body, some cola like carbonation a bit too. Creamy two finger and tan swiss cheese like head, with some faint clump like lacing. Looks decent.

Nice bouquet with an interesting porter angle. Hints of leafy tobacco and mild chocolate, with a mild sense of licorice as well.

Palate comes out nicely but more toned down and simple than the nose indicates. Mild roasted quality and strangely some caramel hints. Fruity esters a bit with a bit of sticky sensations but the licorice quality seems to come out a bit more toned down. Slightly watery feel on the palate with mild carbonation

A decent brew with a solid porter character but seems to be hard to discern style or one that seems distinct.

Photo of metter98
4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: It poured jet black with a thin brown head. This beer is so dark that it's impossible to see if there is any carbonation by the way of rising bubbles. The head died down into lacey patterns on the surface.
S: The smell doesn't stand out that much but is is rather inviting and has aromas of dark roasted malts, smoke and licorice
T: There are very rich flavors of roasted malts and licorice with some hints of coffee and smoke. The overall taste is very well balanced.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and is very smooth.
D: This beer is very easy to drink; you could either sip it if you want to appreciate the flavors or drink it quickly because the alcohol is very well masked. I would definitely have another one of these!

Photo of Rastacouere
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very foamy medium off-white head tops a dark brown body. Appealing chocolate and licorice nose. Meaty, smoky, roasty, vegetal. Intense licorice flavor in that one though they managed to keep a restrained sweetness level. Once again feels rather vegetal. Nice chocolate/coffee roastiness. I can’t find anything bad to say about this no-weakness brew, a greatly blended baltic porter. Huge props to Per!

Photo of GbVDave
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from an 11.2oz bottle into a St. Feuillien chalice.

Label dated 01/07/09

A: Pours a very dark black color with some faint cranberry highlights at the edges. Creamy, one-finger, mocha-colored head dissolves to a sloppy looking skim with random splotches of lace on the glass.

S: Huge nose of peat smoked malt and, to a lesser extent, band-aids. Also in the nose is some bitter dark chocolate and some funky/dirty yeast.

T: See above. Smokey and spicy with flavors of campfire, bitter chocolate, lemon-y hops, and fudge.

M: Pretty bitter, dry, and prickly. Thick smoky coating left on my tongue. Finish is dry, spicy, tangy, and lasts forever.

D: I wasn't sure what to expect when the label says both "Double Brown Stout" and "Porter". I thought this was interesting and enjoyed the spice and the smokiness.

Photo of jwc215
4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz capped and foiled bottle:

Pours very dark brown with a brown head that descends to a thin cover. Spots of lacing stick.

The smell is of chocolate cake, some licorice, with earthy, fruity, and roasty notes.

The taste is of caramel/toffee with carmelized brown sugar. Licorice spicing is there, but mild. Dark fruits, earthy tones and a touch of alcohol mix in. It finishes with a dry roastiness and a bitter touch. Nicely balanced, though a bit more bitter than typical.

It is medium bodied and smooth despite acidic touch.

Yum! An interesting brew that is labeled both as a "Double Brown Stout" and "Porter". Which is it? A mix of strong brown, stout and Baltic Porter, I'ld say - and one that works well. An interesting, flavourful beer!

Photo of MrMonkey
4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle dated 01-07-09. Picked this one up at Downeast Beverage in Portland, ME a while back on the recommendation of one of the employees.

Pours a thick and oily black forming a two-finger mocha head that fades slowly leaving a thick sheet of lace down the glass.

The smell is lightly peat smoked malt, fresh brewed coffee, and dark chocolate. I'm not picking up any of the band-aid aromas that others have mentioned.

Taste begins with some light peat smoke flavors before some chocolate and vanilla. Finishes with a bit of coffee bitterness and a hint of liquorice.

Much lighter body than I expected given the thick pour. Creamy and lightly carbonated.

I wish I had grabbed a couple of these as this is quite tasty and enjoyable.

Photo of Sigmund
4.7/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Named a "double brown stout" by the brewery (stout and porter in Denmark is more or less the same thing), this is indeed a robust one. Distinct smoked flavour, hints of coffee, dark chocolate, liqourice and spices. Maybe an aquired taste, I like, no - LOVE, this beer more every time I drink it.

Photo of rarbring
3.33/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The beer is dark brown, almost black, a tan head that settles unevenly leaving good lacing.

The beer is sweet dark fruity, vanilla and grape zest.

Tasting sweet brown sugar, vanilla, slightly alcoholic, chocolate, and dark caramel, and lemon peel.

Medium carbonation, rather thin, but fresh, slightly warm alcohol finish.

Fresh and fruity, devious strong. The added licorice is not noted by me.

Photo of Monkeyknife
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle a deep mahogany-black with a thin mocha-colored head.

Aroma of licorice, roasted malts, bubble gum, and smoke.

The taste is a combination of coffee, cocoa, rye bread, and smoked roasted malts along with licorice and a bubble gum fruitiness.

Medium bodied, dry and sticky, and moderately carbonated.

I'm a big fan of Scandinavian beers and this one didn't disappoint. Well-balanced and quite tasty.

Photo of crossovert
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

11.5 ounce bottle.

Pours into my snifter a thick dark black with hints of ruby towards the edges. The head is large and thick, it is a dark tan.

The nose is quite strong. There are hints of licorice, smoke, roasted malts, chocolate and a pinch of coffee.

The flavors follows the taste with thick malty flavors of coffee, roasted malt, hint of licorice, some fruitiness, cocoa, and a hit of sugar. The alcohol is pretty unnoticeable. The mouthfeel is thick and lightly carbonated.

This is a very good beer. It is highly unique for the baltic porter style, it is more of an american styled porter. It is sweet and decadent but perhaps not so much as the common baltic porter. But it is a nice balanced imperial style porter worth picking up.

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Limfjordsporter from Thisted Bryghus
88 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.