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Limfjordsporter - Thisted Bryghus

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very good

90 Ratings
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Ratings: 90
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.31%
Wants: 8
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Thisted Bryghus visit their website

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 Nickls

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(From notes)

A - Nearing jet black in color, and poured with a generous finger length of a thick creamy light tan head

S - Roasted, chocolatey malt, and a hint of sweetness and a little smokey

T - Definite roasted characteristics, and very bitter chocolate flavors (not quite bittersweet)

M - Medium to creamy MF, nice touch of carbonation

D - Pretty solid drinkability given the richness. I've had more interesting in the style, but this is solid drinking and easy to sip.

Overall, really solid but nothing out of the universe. Would have no trouble revisiting this brew.

Serving type: on-tap

03-23-2009 00:35:14 | More by Nickls
Photo of cgarviereg

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.58/5  rDev -10.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2008 20:29:14 | More by cgarviereg
Photo of baggio


4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

10cm snow outside, dark and cold. This evening calls for a porter!

A: Pitch black with a generous creamy head.

S: Chocolate, Liquorice, Smoked malts, Coffee

T: Smoked cheese, Pepper, Liquorice, Cafe latte, Dark chocolate

M: Very filling and complex. Medium carbonation.

I think this is really a smoked porter or damn close to it. It deserves to be sipped at close to room temperature allowing you to enjoy the full complexity of this beer. I'll have to remind myself to get more of this fine brew at my next visit to Denmark.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2008 20:18:12 | More by baggio
Photo of smcreator


4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: 3 finger sustained head for several minutes which slowly went down to a 4 mm sustained head after about 10 minutes. Plenty of lacing. Head is a off-white, but mainly brown/caramel in color. Beer is super dark with a hint of red.
S: Smells of sweet malt and coffee. Very rich. Maybe some cocoa.
T: Tastes like a chilled coffee. Similar after taste to coffee as well. Very nice.
M: Full bodied beer with medium carbonation. So thick that the carbonation is not as big of an issue with this beer.
D: For 7.9 ABV this is an fun beer to drink, but due to the rich flavor it did not score perfect. It will be easy to finish off your class, but it will stick with you.

Nicely done beer. If you like the flavor of a good specialty coffee you will like this beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2007 19:24:20 | More by smcreator
Photo of jtslay


3.95/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

BRAVO! for head-retention.

This beer pours (be careful) black with brown head that will last! The smell is of toasty hops. This is definitely a stout porter. The 7.8% is most noticeable in the aroma, which is sweet and mainly of the malt. The taste is smooth and complex with a very pleasing aftertaste that is worth a trip to Denmark. This has a very heavy mouthfeel that lasts and for that reason it is less drinkable than a light lager. Very, very pleased!

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2007 21:17:55 | More by jtslay
Photo of jspruit


4.22/5  rDev +6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2007 00:15:44 | More by jspruit
Photo of bark


3.45/5  rDev -13.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2007 21:33:14 | More by bark
Photo of Lnedrive14


3.95/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2006 16:05:41 | More by Lnedrive14
Photo of Jredner


3.05/5  rDev -23.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2006 00:34:32 | More by Jredner
Photo of Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2005 00:45:59 | More by Sammy
Photo of garymuchow


4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2005 23:47:53 | More by garymuchow
Photo of Rastacouere

Quebec (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev +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!

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2004 21:14:47 | More by Rastacouere
Photo of Crosling


3.6/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3


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.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2004 23:27:24 | More by Crosling
Photo of anders36


4.35/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2004 19:47:43 | More by anders36
Photo of Sigmund


4.72/5  rDev +18.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2002 12:53:31 | More by Sigmund
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Limfjordsporter from Thisted Bryghus
89 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.