Fatlagret Porter

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4.13 | pDev: 3.15%
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biboergosum from Canada (AB)

3.95/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

500ml bottle - there's already an Akevitt-aged porter on the books here, but new ABV, and new name, and you've convinced me.

This beer pours a solid black hole of colour absorption, with the barest of spare basal cola edges, and a teeming tower of puffy, foamy, and somewhat chunky beige head, which leaves some random splattered inkblot lace around the glass as it slowly recedes.

It smells of semi-sweet grainy caramel malt, dark chocolate, milk-laced coffee, muddled black orchard fruit - maybe some overripe cherries, maybe some underripe plums - ethereal earthy spices, generic boozy wood, and a certain sharp, bitter leafy hoppiness. The taste is rather cocoa-tinted caramel malt, black licorice, warm mocha, indistinct juicy dark stone fruit, a touch of wet smoking tobacco, the same subtle spices from the nose, and an even weaker wood-forward booziness.

The carbonation is fairly sedate, just a minor wispiness prevailing throughout, the body a heady medium-full weight for the style, and pretty smooth, actually, only the lurking alcohol providing any sort of threat. It finishes just on the sweet side of things, the chocolate, caramel, and dark fruitiness more or less carrying the day.

Very much (almost too much) like the 'other' Akevitt BA brew from these guys - yeah, clear alcohol barrels don't have the capacity to support further flavour distributions, it would seem. A grand brew otherwise, but don't go in expecting a whack of woody essences to complement your otherwise well-made Baltic-style porter.

Jan 02, 2015
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BlazerT from Poland

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Teku glass. Bottle. Deep, dark brown with beige medium head. Nice lacing. Deep roasted malts aroma - coffee, chocolate, dark dried fruits, some spices, very complex. Medium sweet, full bodied, chocolate. Oily texture, soft carbonation. Aftertaste is sweet. Little alcohol warming. In general very complex and interesting beer.

Dec 13, 2014
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Brianhophead from Canada (AB)

4.22/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- Fatlagret Porter is as jet black a beer as anything I've seen. Head is compact, tan, and lasting.

S- The aroma is full, complex, and vinous. It's rich and fragrant, giving the scent of ripe, juicy, black cherries. Fatlagret's vinous quality is supported by a wonderful oaky aroma.

T- The mouthfeel is very full but not as heavy as I expected. It's complex and boasts a definite roastiness. The flavor starts out deeply, darkly malty. The maltiness moves quickly into flavors of dried cherries supported by notes of leather and tobacco. And then comes the roastiness, threatening to blast the other flavors out of the water but stopping shy of actually doing so.

O- Overall this is a wonderful beer. It's big, bold and complex but stops shy of being heavy and oppressive with its great roastiness. Fatlagret seems to know where that line is and stay well clear of it. Instead we've got a strong, Baltic porter that is complex, delicious, and drinkable.

Oct 03, 2013
Fatlagret Porter from HaandBryggeriet
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 5 ratings