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Limfjordsporter - Thisted Bryghus

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Reviews: 62
Hads: 103
Avg: 3.97
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 11
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
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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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Photo of drpimento
4.97/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Whoa, character up the wazoo! I let the bottle warm up out of the fridge. Poured with a magnum sized foamy, frothy, fluffy, billowy, sudsy, tan head and lots of clingy lace. Color is an absolutely opaque black brown. Aroma is complex with licorice, dark ripe fruit, roast malt, earth, musty, old leather, gin, cocoa. Flavor is similar but also is quite dry with only a suggestion of possible sweetness if you're being good; plus a little salty tang, leftover coffee, unsweetened cocoa. Body is full, carbonation is spot on and the overall effect is just perfect for this beer. Finish is like flavor with the extremes diminishing first and softer components tapering later in a fairly lengthy process. Too big for a session, but what a work of art!

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Photo of Sigmund
4.7/5  rDev +18.4%
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.

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Photo of PorterLambic
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours almost the color of ebony wood, deep and dark brown. Big head in a standard pint glass, Creamy looking to start but transitioning to quite a lot of big bubbles after a few minutes. A very thick film, 1/2" thick almost, remains and deposits some fair lacing.
Smell is full of smoky, charred wood, teriyaki, peat, malt and faint notes of wheat and hops. Very much like a rauchbier, very beef jerky-like.
Taste is very nice with the smoked wood, peat and teriyaki first followed by the wheat and hop notes (still faint). Maybe licorice?
Starts creamy and nearly full-bodied, finishes somewhat dry with a light coating of the palate. Medium-bodied at the finish. Light effervescence throughout. This beer is like a cross between a rauchbier and a Baltic porter, two of my very favorite styles. I like it a lot. I could easily imagine drink several of these sitting around a campfire with the temp hanging in the 40's or low 50's F, eating meat cooked over that fire. Aftertaste has an earthy/peaty/smoky note with a hint of black licorice creeping in especially as it warms.

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Photo of albern
4.48/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer is substantial in all aspects. It pours with a huge, gigantic, brown, creamy and frothy head. The retention is amazing as is the billowing lace that covers the sides of the glass. This is the thickest looking porter I've ever seen. Very impressive. The nose is roasted dark malts, some peat and smoked aromas, some chocolate dark notes as well. The nose like everything else with this beer is impactful.

The taste won't disappoint. There are lots of smoked and peaty flavors to this beer, almost mossy in taste, but quite good. There is lots of molasses, brown sugars, charred notes, slightly cherry dark chocolate, and loads of sweet malts. This is a very complex and full palated beer. It has warming alcohol notes, a touch of ABV in the throat, some drying and hop notes towards the finish to balance this out. This is a very full bodied beer, a very thick pour, with a very oily coating on the tongue. The aftertaste is pronounced but the charred flavors don't linger longer than they need to. This beer is well worth seeking out. This is a special beer. L'Chaim.

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Photo of avalon07
4.38/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a black color and a completely opaque texture. There was an inch of tan-colored, foamy, long-lasting head. Good lacing and retention. An excellent-looking porter.

S: A nice, underplayed aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and some licorice.

T: Tasted of chocolate, roasted malt and coffee and hints of licorice in the finish. One of the tastiest and well-balanced Baltic Porters I've had.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a dry, smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

D: An incredibly drinkable Baltic Porter. Definitely worth a shot.

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Photo of mmmbeer
4.37/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

11.2 oz. olive green bottle, this "double brown stout" is brewed with "liquorice." Jet-black, fairly clear, with a half-inch, dark tan head that retains a foamy collar. The aroma is big and roasty/chocolatey; bold, yet supple, gently hinting and the huge burst of flavor to come. Strong roasted and dark coffee flavors meld with bitter chocolate, light licorice, and a mild bitterness contributed by both the hops and the dark grains. The alcohol is well-hidden here, and the body is lighter than it should be, but somehow gives the impression of bigness. Quite easy to drink, and very assertive with its long roasted finish, but it is a bit too punchy for prolonged quaffing.

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Photo of anders36
4.33/5  rDev +9.1%
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.

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Photo of KickbacksSteve
4.3/5  rDev +8.3%
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.

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
4.3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: The pour is so very pitch black. The pale brown head is thick, creamy and really large. It sinks so slowly into pretty nice lacings.

S: Heavily roasted dark malts, a little bit sweet and some smoked ham. Strong black coffee and some dark bitter chocolate. Faint vanilla, perhaps from oak.

T: Vanilla, heavily roasted malt, kind of sweet. Smoked ham. Kind of burned malt. Strong black coffee.

M: Aftertaste is long and smoky, but also bitter. Body is full and carbonation light.

O: This is a very, very nice light smoked porter - me like!

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Photo of JohnQVegas
4.3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours black, with a fluffy tan head that settles into a thin cap for the duration of the beer.

Nose has notes of smokey peat alongside a nice coffee character. Very nice.

Taste is delicious - an earthy, peaty smokiness is the first thing you notice, but underneath the adventurous palate finds a body ringing with licorice and coffee, as well as some smooth cocoa. Smoke isn't afraid to assert itself, but certainly doesn't dominate to the point of drowning out the rest of the flavors. Really delicious beer, and one I could have had about three or four of.

Mouthfeel has plenty of spritzy carbonation, medium bodied, satisfying.

For a smoke beer, extra points for the fact that after I finished this beer, I really, really wanted another. Top notch.

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Photo of tatoodkelt
4.23/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed 11/27/2009- from notes.

11.2 oz brown bottle pored into a pint glass. Bottle dated 1/7/09.

A- Pitch black with a burly three finger creamy brown head that hung around for a long time. Great lacing! Looks more like a stout than any porter I've had.

S- Very deep mix of roasty dark chocolate, dark fruits and licorice hints.

T- Like the nose but with some smoked wood/peat notes and some caramelish sweetness.

M- Not as thick as I expected, medium bodied, smooth and creamy.

D- Be it a stout or a porter, this was a great beer. I will definitely pick up some more of these!

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Photo of jwc215
4.2/5  rDev +5.8%
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!

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Photo of jspruit
4.2/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark with a copper head from the bottle-even though I brought it back from DK a couple of months ago. Smells great and looks great too.
There are some hints of coffee, licorice, and smokiness in the smell-but it isnt overpowering at all. I think that it drinks relatively smooth for a beer with an ABV this high, but it isnt for the faint of heart as it is a porter (or 'Double Brown Stout' according to the label.) I could drink these all night as they aren't too filling initially, but you do feel the ABV a bit after drinking it so watch out!
This is becoming one of my favorite beers from Denmark and I will continue to bring at least a bottle or two home from each visit if I can.

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Photo of cjgator3
4.18/5  rDev +5.3%
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!

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Photo of Sammy
4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

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Photo of oberon
4.13/5  rDev +4%
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.

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Photo of garymuchow
4.13/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to my bestest biggest brother for bringing this back to me from his sojourn to Aalborg.

Aroma is rich and malty, but not that sweet. More roasty with coffee notes. Esters are not so evident.
A creamy looking tan-brown head that leaves lacing as it settles. Black.
Flavor is very nice. Hint of sweetness at first, then moves to dark rich malt flavors then moving to dry malt roast qualities leaving a long dry bitterness with coffee flavors especially. Touches of fruitiness, just after the start. Every sip seems to bring new flavors and altering balances.
Lightness from carbonation, going to an almost thin feel. Has a slightly warm feel. Ultimately kinda thin.
High drinkability. Complex enough to sip, but light enough to have a couple.

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Photo of Rastacouere
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
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!

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Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330 ml bottle into snifter, bottled on 1/7/2008. Pours hazy fairly pitch black color with brown edges, with a 1 finger dense tan head with goof retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big raisin, plum, dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, toast, dark bread, molasses, light smoke, light licorice, herbal, and roasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good complexity of dark/roasted malt, light licorice, and yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, toast, dark bread, roasted malt, coffee, raisin, molasses, light smoke, light licorice, herbal, and roasted earthiness. Slight roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, toast, dark bread, roasted malt, coffee, molasses, light smoke, light licorice, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity and balance of dark/roasted malt flavors, light licorice, and yeast ester flavors; with great robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very creamy and lightly slick/chalky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Baltic porter! All around great complexity and balance of dark/roasted malt, licorice, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of rtepiak
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

actually rather standard artisan baltic porter that i've run into in poland. nice licorice notes... nice smoke. a meaty quality. something that i know to be baltic porter. pour is coca cola brown to black. nose of an equal blend of licorice and smoke. hints of mineral subdued acidity. palate is hunger inducing and quite dry... some chalk and molasses notes. the licorice sets a nice complex sweet that is post fermentable. a nice herbal zing like fennel. excellent blend with the smoke and molasses.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.09/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours a very dark mahogany brown, appearing nearly opaque in the glass with a thin, light brown head that dissipates to patches. Aroma of sweet toasted malt, cocoa, light lactose and vanilla. Flavor is toasted dark malt with a hint of char, dark chocolate, coffee, light licorice. A smoky char flavor develops in the finish that sits perfectly above the dark malts. Medium bodied with a light creaminess. A very nice smoky stout that has enough complexity that different flavors are revealed throughout the taste and the finishing smokiness is well supported by the flavorful malt. Really quite nicely balanced considering some strong flavors here. I really liked this a lot. Labelled as both a porter and stout, it does hew to the foreign/export stout profile the closest, but is more complex than that style usually is. I would like to try other offerings from this brewery. Nice.

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Photo of WillCarrera
4.09/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

330 ml bottle, it had a date on there but I don't remember what it was, poured into a tulip glass.

A- Pours black with a large khaki head, good retention and lacing.

S- Fruit, milk chocolate, bready malt, a bit of roast, very soft and rounded aroma.

T- Less sweet than the aroma, with heavier emphasis on milk chocolate, bread, a bit of roastiness. Some sweetness from dark fruit, molasses.

M- Medium-bodied, soft, creamy feel.

O- A really nice beer, very flavorful but nothing too aggressive, easy to drink and a great bargain at 15 kr (less than $3).

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Photo of Snyder18
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

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Photo of metter98
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
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!

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Photo of MrMonkey
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

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Limfjordsporter from Thisted Bryghus
88 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.