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Limfjordsporter - Thisted Bryghus

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BA SCORE
88
very good

92 Ratings
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Ratings: 92
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.34%
Wants: 10
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Thisted Bryghus visit their website
Denmark

Style | ABV
Foreign / Export Stout |  7.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-10-2002)
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Photo of Georgiabeer
1.98/5  rDev -50.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Okay, I like most flavors in beer, but the one direction I don't like is band-aid. This beer is rife with it. Like a few Belgians that exhibit this flavor, this seems intentional instead of an infection. Unlike those particular Belgian beers, this one seems more an accident of combined flavors than the result of any funkiness. I'm a huge licorice fan, and I like some peat in the glass as well, but the combination here of the strong licorice and strong peat here tastes just like band-aid to me here- and I don't like it at all. I could be wrong, and it could just be infected, but this is not a bottle that's been lingering on a shelf somewhere, the abv is relatively high, and there is no excuse for it and I'll judge accordingly. The pour is nice, black and viscous with a tan head that fades to a thin ring. That viscosity, though is a little unsettling in the mouth. Very thick and almost slick in the mouth. The smell has a bit of that band-aid smell, that grows as it warms. Beyond that, roasty, very peaty and licorice dominate. The taste has that same flavor, especially on the finish. Before that is some very earthy licorice and strong peat- and then tragedy. I won't be having this again.

Georgiabeer, May 08, 2009
Photo of sfprint
2.95/5  rDev -25.7%
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.

sfprint, Jun 11, 2010
Photo of akttr
3/5  rDev -24.4%

akttr, Sep 25, 2012
Photo of sneaks2210
3/5  rDev -24.4%

sneaks2210, Nov 21, 2012
Photo of Jredner
3.05/5  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.

Jredner, Jun 07, 2006
Photo of drewone
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

drewone, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of Beervana
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

Beervana, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of rarbring
3.35/5  rDev -15.6%
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.

rarbring, Sep 03, 2011
Photo of bark
3.45/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Colour is pinch black; the liquid is clear. The finger thick brown head slowly sinks down to a thin lid. No lacing.

The smell is roasted-burned with notes of leather, smoked ham, sweet liquorice, and smoked cheese.

The taste is at first almost overwhelming: Alcohol, bitter hops, smoked and heavily roasted malt. It settles with a gentler flavour of salty dry roasted malt, gravy, and broth, very dry medium-bitter hops, some liquorice and a hint of meat. The body is just medium – with all this malt and alcohol this should be a full bodied beer! The dry aftertaste got alcoholic notes, smoked malt and a salty bitter finish.

The carbonation is pretty strong with small bubbles. The liquid is very smooth and a little bit thick.

A very Danish porter (or a Double Brown Stout as they call it): Lower body than the British/Baltic version, more bitterness, more carbonation and more alcohol.

bark, Mar 04, 2007
Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

ygtbsm94, Jan 19, 2012
Photo of little_star
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

little_star, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of Beardcore
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Beardcore, Sep 16, 2013
Photo of Chriscrundwell12
3.53/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330 ml bottle poured into a Darkness snifter
Bottle date: 28/04/12

A- Pours a 2 finger light brown head that dissipates to a nice bubbly collar around the glass, nice lacing, dark dark brown color.
S- Roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, cocoa, slight sweetness in the aroma, earthy notes as well.
T- Roasted malt upfront, coffee, cocoa, smokey notes come out as well, some earthy characteristics in the finish.
M- Medium mouth feel, decent carbonation, smooth drinking.
O- True to style beer, Nothing special or unique, easy drinking and enjoyable.

Chriscrundwell12, Dec 10, 2011
Photo of jampics2
3.55/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle at Winking Lizard, on the beer tour.

Looks great. Dark black with a cappuchino head. Great head retention.

Poured straight down the center. Smell really comes out - nice chocolate malt on this one.

Taste was good - nice mix of chocolate, mild roast, smoke, and hops.

Thin but flavorful enough. Nice carb.

Overall, I enjoyed this but found it was just a bit of a let down that a pretty beer like this just didn't deliver a knockout flavor.

jampics2, Jan 23, 2010
Photo of jdhilt
3.58/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a three finger light tan head that fades slowly to a thin layer, leaving some lace. Black color, no highlights. Light-medium carbonation and heavy bodied. Smoke/licorice nose. Flavor is smoke and unsweetened licorice. Dry finish. Not the typical Baltic porter. Expensive at $7.95 for a 330ml bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.

jdhilt, Jul 22, 2010
Photo of cgarviereg
3.58/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle at home ... Deep black ... no head ... deep roast chocolate and toasted malts ... over fizzzy ... smooth toasted roast malts... little sweetness ... quite a bit of chocolate ... gentle bitterness ... medium carbonation ... medium body .. pretty decent.

cgarviereg, Nov 22, 2008
Photo of Crosling
3.6/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Black.

A smoked baltic porter, eh? Sounds interesting. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, anise and smoked malts.

Notes of black licorice, smoked malts, roasted malts and a long, lingering finish of coffee, chocolate and wood. Quite tasty and rare. I am glad Ungstrup shared this with me.

Crosling, Oct 01, 2004
Photo of elgiacomo
3.7/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Re-reviewing this as a second bottle is much more enjoyable when served at a warmer temperature. Pours very dark brown, medium thickness, with a good tan head that leaves a foamy cap and a lot of nice lacing.

Aroma is roasted malts, dark fruits, some light sourness or is that soy sauce? Licorice is plentiful, some chocolate, coffee, a bit of smoke.

Flavor is roasted malts, licorice, chocolate, coffee, somewhat acidic and astringent on the finish, more so toward the bottom of the glass.

Mouthfeel is full, creamy, with a fair amount of prickly carbonation.

While still no Sinebrychoff, this does benefit from a warmer serving temp like the Koff does. Much better this second time around.

Original review Dec 17, 2009:
Pours dark brown with a small beige head that reduces to a ring. Tiny bit of lacing. Aroma is licorice, roasted malt, light coffee, light smoke. Flavor is more licorice, a little chocolate and coffee. Finish picks up some smoked meat notes as I work down the glass. Body is on the thin side, low carbonation. OK. Middle-of-the-road for baltic porters which are one of my favorite styles.
Overall: 3.15

elgiacomo, Dec 20, 2009
Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

DrBier, Sep 19, 2014
Photo of BKBassist
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

BKBassist, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

DrunkinYogi, Feb 22, 2013
Photo of Chrily
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Chrily, Jul 30, 2012
Photo of zaphodchak
3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
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.

zaphodchak, May 08, 2012
Photo of ndolover
3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Dark brown, and fairly opaque...minimal head

S: Smoked peat malt, ancho pepper notes, minimal hop aroma

T: Smoked malt, chocolate, cocoa, and pepper notes, mild hop bitterness, very inviting

M: Slick and somewhat unusual for a Baltic Porter...not sure it really is a Baltic.

D: Would get this again and again...almost a rausch beer.

ndolover, Feb 22, 2010
Photo of mulder1010
3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ML bottle poured into a CCB snifter
Thanks to Baggio for the beer and Sendsilk for the glass.
Much appreciated to both.
28/04/12 exp date

A-- Poured a dark cola color and settled plain and simple black. No light penetrating the glass. Half finger of dark brownish chocolate head. Head fades pretty quickly to a light brown film. Half circle of lacing on the side of the glass.

S-- Interesting smell. Went from original earthy chocolate, coffee and herbal licorice to a chocolate, Carmel covered orange peel that was still very earthy, or shall I say dirty and herbal. Interesting.

T-- Cold, grity, and old earthy chocolate and coffee. Get Carmel and vanilla as well but really more about the earthiness of this.

M-- Vanilla and Carmel in the front and coffee and licorice in the back. Lots of coffee acidity in this as well. Very clean with a lot of acidity in the finish. Low carbonation and medium feel.

O-- Nice beer. True to style. Not overbearing in any way at all. No gaps or issues with this at all. Alcohol is well hidden and a lot of character to this. Would try this again if got the chance.

mulder1010, Nov 17, 2011
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Limfjordsporter from Thisted Bryghus
88 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.