Limfjordsporter - Thisted Bryghus
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3.78/5 rDev -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.
05-08-2012 01:24:50 | More by zaphodchak
4/5 rDev +0.5%
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.
03-09-2012 03:20:37 | More by Beejay
3.88/5 rDev -2.5%
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.
12-24-2011 23:27:18 | More by morimech
3.53/5 rDev -11.3%
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.
12-10-2011 07:02:54 | More by Chriscrundwell12
3.85/5 rDev -3.3%
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.
11-17-2011 14:01:26 | More by mulder1010
4.28/5 rDev +7.5%
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!
10-31-2011 19:08:46 | More by Evil_Pidde
3.93/5 rDev -1.3%
11.2 oz from Premier Gourmet, Buffalo.
Pours almost black. Hard to get a good head going but eventually it's there. Stays around too, fluffy on the edges with wisps across the surface.
Not much of an aroma...smoky chocoloate malts.
Bitter...chocolatey, has a baltic character? it does seem different than a typical porter. Sugar in the aftertaste.
MF is reasonable.
09-27-2011 01:55:25 | More by bminor7
3.35/5 rDev -15.8%
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.
09-03-2011 19:07:02 | More by rarbring
4.5/5 rDev +13.1%
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.
08-29-2011 01:46:55 | More by PorterLambic
4.97/5 rDev +24.9%
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!
07-13-2011 05:41:24 | More by drpimento
4.1/5 rDev +3%
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.
05-15-2011 05:12:39 | More by rtepiak
4.05/5 rDev +1.8%
A - Poured oily black, opaque. Little dark tan head left nice film around rim.
S - Roasted malt, deep fruit, slight sour/tartness
T - Roasted malt, chocolate, red fruit, prunes, dates, brown sugar. Slightly sour
M - Silky, not creamy or thin. Nice texture for this beer
Super drinkable, very nuanced and enjoyable beer. Would definitely try and get more.
01-10-2011 13:14:27 | More by jhimstedt
4.38/5 rDev +10.1%
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.
10-17-2010 21:37:33 | More by mmmbeer
4/5 rDev +0.5%
Limfjords Porter (Double Brown Stout) is a pitch black liquid with a huge, soft, bistre colored head that has outstanding retention and lacing. It's a unique look. It has a huge aroma of smoke and ash. It smells like a camp fire. It's medium bodied and a bit metallic. The finish is a bit watery and it leaves the tongue dry and a bit numb. It tastes like it smells: smoke and ash. There's a hint of licorice sweetness at the finish. The aftertaste has a lingering bitterness like baking chocolate. The bottle didn't say anything about smoke. In a blind tasting, I'd probably guess this as a smoked Baltic porter. It's very unique.
09-27-2010 18:49:01 | More by yesyouam
Limfjordsporter from Thisted Bryghus
89 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.