Beer Geek Limfjordsporter | Mikkeller ApS

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3.96/5
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30 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS
Denmark
mikkeller.dk

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Ciocanelu on 05-18-2016

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#13,968
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
30
pDev:
6.31%
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Ratings: 30 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of RMW66
3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a neat collaboration, i love both of these beers on their own, i wonder if this is a blend of them or what they have done here, it seems more earthy and roasty and even english malty than i know the mikkeller beer to be on its own, but not sure how they have put this one together. i definitely get some of that danish yeast too, its got lager and ale yeast elements, quite unique and really a defining characteristic of this smooth and delicious porter. i get some dark black strong coffee in here, bitter and even a little astringent with all the burnt tasting barley. its made round and even though by the yeast right in the middle, and here i also think i can get some starchy oats in the mash and even a little rye type spice. very dry for what it is, well cleaner in the finish than the mikkeller beer is by itself, and with an oddly hoppy note there at the end, also unexpected. frothy even creamy feeling, decent carbonation from the tap, and a long lingering center of the tongue dark malty finish. this is of exquisite quality, a coming together of two awesome beers, its the best of both of them in one glass. recommended for those who like robust porters as much as i do!

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Photo of BenBreeg
4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kitch
4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 17th May 2018. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.

Appearance: Black in colour with a one finger dark tanned head that dissipated fairly quickly while leaving some sparse spotty lacing.

Aroma: Roasted malts and coffee with a light smokiness. There is also some chocolate and liquorice in the background.

Taste: Rich bittersweet chocolate, coffee powder, light burnt smokiness with hints of liquorice and prunes. Nice balance of sweet and bitter.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate to low carbonation.

Overall: I think I was surprised about how good this was, in particular that rich bittersweet chocolate flavour. Very enjoyable.

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Photo of moose1980
3.86/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Never had the original Limfjordsporter and I didn't have this side-by-side with a normal Beer Geek Breakfast, but there doesn't seem to be a huge difference between this and the latter. Not that that is bad thing, though. A little too hoppy for my taste in a Porter, but still quite enjoyable.

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Photo of Everydayoff
3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle poured into a snifter.

Crude black in color with a finger of frothy khaki head that dissipates after a short while to some bubble along the rim and some sheet on the surface with some spotty lace on the glass-side.

Roasted malt and coffee firstly dominate the aroma, thereafter it provides dark chocolate, caramel, burnt sugar, some smoke but not meaty, dark bread, oat, licorice, as well as some earthy and spicy hop.

The taste is still thoroughly covered by roasted and coffee with slight sourness. Dark chocolate, caramel, burnt sugar, some smoke but not meaty, dark bread, smooth oat, licorice, earthy and spicy hop, and moderate bitterness that is mostly from roasted malt. The end and aftertaste is lasting with roasted and coffee flavors.

Medium body with smooth mouthfeel and moderate carbonation through the palate, the feeling is well-rounded and proper to carry all the things well with a pleasantly dry finish.

Well balance old school Porter, it has everything from big roasted, bold coffee, to solid dark malt base with a not too sweet character.

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Photo of The_Beergery
3.4/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

330 ml bottle. Poured into a tulip glass. Appearance is as per a stout or porter -
dark black (actually clear) topped with generous head of tan coloured froth, which dissipates after a bit, but is regenerated on swirling. Aromas are muted, but there are notes of coffee, roasted malts, and a little dark chocolate. Taste starts off neutral, with hints of chocolates, but mainly roasted malts and roasted coffee, and quickly turns bitter, all the way into a very dry finish. Hints of alcohol booziness in the aromas and taste as well, the ABV is not well concealed for this one. There is an average amount of carbonation, but does not add that much to the mouthfeel which still comes across as medium bodied, and little of the oiliness and creaminess of the heavier beer geek stouts.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mjgsilva
4.21/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of durlta
3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This one pours a very dark black, with tight fluffy brown head, and a lot of lacing.

This smells like your classic black hole nightmare that Mikkeller usually peddles, with earthy and charred malt, licorice, carob, smoke, tree bark, piney hops, and burnt coffee.

This does work, and it's not quite as abrasive as the aroma descriptors make it sounds. It is quite bitter, though, and the licorice from the Limfjordsporter comes through pretty strongly. There's some smoky and roasty coffee too, from the Beer Geek, with woodsy and earthy character- I can kinda make out rye, tree bark, campfire ash, and bitter chocolate, almost like carob. There's very little sweetness here.

This is medium bodied, pretty creamy and chewy, with a good level of carbonation for the style.

This is very tasty, but not for the faint of heart, like most Mikkeller beers.

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Photo of joaopmgoncalves
4.14/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured to a pilstupe.

A: The body is pitch black with a brown head that shows awesome retention at one finger thickness and with tons of lacing. Really fine appearance.
S: The aroma is a blend between a small coffee profile and the malt roastiness that wasn't taken to the extreme, resulting in a less coffee prominent profile and in a bigger malty touch, being true to a Porter styled beer.
T: The taste is very simple of slight notes to coffee, caramel but there's a bigger roasted malts profile that takes the prize home for being more prominent.
M: Body is medium. Carbonation is perfect. Alcohol is unnoticed. Bitterness is low.
O: This is a true Porter that is very very drinkable. It's great.

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Photo of Whatup14
3.77/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dpgoblejr
4.33/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pants678
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of T-34-85
3.61/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lodisgrisen
4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of qrazvan
3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Black colour, with very low carbonation.
The taste is dominated by the coffee and the roasted barley, then caramel and dark chocolate. I could not feel the licorice, although it's probably somewhere in there. Not sweet at all.
A nice black porter, very similar to a black IPA.

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Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of leitmotif
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tivlavrie
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nicolaiw
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown, two finger Light brown head, beautiful carbonated.
Aroma: licorice, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt
Taste: lots of coffee, lots of licorice, little smoke

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Photo of biboergosum
4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

330ml bottle - another in the line of the Beer Geek series of dark brews from Mikkeller.

This beer pours a pretty solid black, with some loose basal red cola edges, and a teeming tower (what, this wasn't brewed at De Proef?) of puffy, rocky, and rather shiny tan head, which leaves some streaky forked lightning lace around the glass as it lazily recedes.

It smells of roasted caramel malt, cafe-au-lait, bittersweet cocoa powder, Scandihoovian licorice 'candies', a twinge of free-range char, brown sugar syrup, and a tame earthy and leafy bitterness. The taste is gritty and grainy caramel malt, toasty black coffee, a bit of biscuity toffee, wet ash, licorice nibs, Belgian dark chocolate, mildly soured cream, and more understated leafy, earthy, and floral hoppiness.

The bubbles are fairly placid after settling down, via their supportive frothiness, the body a decent medium weight, and mostly smooth, just a touch of char getting stuck in my teeth, while the guest oatmeal does well to engender a gentle creaminess. It finishes off-dry, the caramel, coffee, cocoa, and licorice all playing nice, and not inspiring me to reach for my trusty tongue-scraper in the least.

Overall, a rather well-made flavoured oatmeal, um, porter, with lots of rich flavours abounding, and a distinct lack of the yeastiness that I've come to expect from this brewer, wherever the hell he gets his stuff actually made. Worth a try, especially with the essentially perfectly hidden 15-ish proof booze quotient.

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Beer Geek Limfjordsporter from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 30 ratings