Oppigårds Ekporter 2011 | Oppigårds Bryggeri AB

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Oppigårds Bryggeri AB

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by rarbring on 10-02-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of largadeer
4.3/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to baggio for this one. Never heard of this beer or brewery. Apparently it's a barrel aged porter of some sort.

The pour is a dark caramel hue, but it resides in the glass an opaque brown topped by 2 fingers of clinging, lasting tan foam.

Oak is substantial on the nose, layered and complex. This smells like fresh oak rather than a barrel that previously held spirits or wine; it has that green-ness that I never pick up in beers aged in used barrels. Big vanilla notes, along with caramel, cocoa, earth and spice. The barrel doesn't overwhelm to the point of obfuscating the base beer, but it's readily apparent and very enjoyable.

The palate also has a big oak presence, though the chocolatey, roasty malt shines through a bit more. I tend to find a lot of Scandinavian stouts and porters too heavy on the charred malt, but this beer doesn't suffer from that, which may be why the oak works so well here. Vanilla and caramel come through strongly up front, but the finish is all earthen spice and lingering wood. The body is full but not especially sweet, while the ABV feels higher than the stated 8%. This beer took me by surprise, and reminded me that there's a whole world of excellent craft beers out there that are completely beyond the scope of BA hype and trends.

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Photo of rarbring
3.7/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A dark brown, almost black brew, a tan good head, leaving good lacing and some curtains.

A smell of dark coffee, old casks and cured meat.

The taste starts very sweet, brown sugar and syrup, acidity from figs, dates, bitterness from dark cocoa and coffee beans.

Little carbonation, very small bubbles, soft and slightly sticky, but still a rather thin feeling, a medium body. Little dryness.

A promising porter with lots of good things, should probably be stored for a few years.

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Oppigårds Ekporter 2011 from Oppigårds Bryggeri AB
3.93 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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