Mørke - Pumpernickel Porter
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Porter - Baltic
Ranked #25
Ranked #3,305
4.15 | pDev: 7.23%
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Notes: Brewed in collaboration with Shelton Brothers. Lots of rye malt and spices inspired by the dark German bread.
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kojevergas from Louisiana

3.47/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on-draught into 20cl Mikkeller stemware at the Mikkeller Bar in Copenhagen, Denmark. Reviewed from notes. The price was 35 DKK.

A: Pours a half finger head of tan colour, lovely cream and thickness, and abysmal retention - even considering the high ABV. Colour is a solid black.

Sm: Cream, roast, coffee, vanilla, caramel, toffee, and a tinge of spice. A mild strength aroma.

T: Spice, roast, caramel, coffee, etc. The vanilla is buried but present. Complex and suitable for the style. Well built and balanced. Cream is present on the finish - a nice touch. Structurally sound.

Mf: Smooth and wet, but a bit sharp. Thick to support its flavours and ABV. Coarse on the climax to bring out the flavour a bit more. I'd like more coarseness and dryness though; this might just be the stout fan in me.

Dr: Relatively high ABV, good drinkability, and a high price.

Dec 07, 2011
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yaksurf from North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Apr 29, 2012
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Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Feb 06, 2015
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LJWalker from Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

May 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

May 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

May 02, 2012
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chubby2u from New York

4.69/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I didn't taste any pumpernickle whatsoever, but this was one of most balanced, tasty porters i've ever had. Nice and chocolately, great mouthfeel, not too thick, not too thin, hints of coffee. Just a really great choice if you are in the mood for a porter.

Jan 18, 2013
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FBGordon from Florida

3.52/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 0.5 L bottle into a room temperature snifter.

A: Pours opaque with a thick khaki head that maintains well and laces beautifully throughout.

S: Some notes of coffee and chocolate take a back seat to hops, fennel and rye, making it spicy in the nose.

T: Some roast up front, with coffee and a little chocolate afterwards, move quickly to a little hop bitterness and dry bready flavors of rye and fennel, but without being overpowering. All of the notes come together and leave a pleasant roast aftertaste.

M: Medium body with decent carbonation, the rye and fennel notes lend a little bit of astrigency to the beer, but it is not unpleasant.

O: A well-balanced and novel approach to the style, the rye and fennel add to the hop bitterness, leaving you with a big Baltic porter that flirts with the Russian Imperial Stout style.

Apr 07, 2016
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Axnjxn from North Carolina

4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle into a pint glass. no bottling date.

Pours a very dark brown, close to black color with a milky inch thick beige head. Very attractive appearance. Off rye aromas on the scent, but not much there honestly. taste is where this one hits home...AMAZINGLY smooth and drinkable. chocolate up front , sweet chocolate not dark, rye in the back, not overpowering but its there. extremely good on the palate. wow im in love. creamy and smooth, no alcohol at all. so easy to drink.

overall im thoroughly impressed and say this one borders on world class. its a desert, a real treat. the bottle artwork is what drew me to this one and im so happy i bought it. amazing beer.

Jun 18, 2013
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2GOOFY from California

4/5  rDev -3.6%

Aug 11, 2013
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Ciocanelu from Romania

4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Jul 08, 2015
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Bubbles from California

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Jul 12, 2013
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CowsandBeer from Nebraska

3.8/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle received as a gift from the best bistro/coffee shop in Topeka, KS! Thanks Jayson!

Appearance: A gentle pore from a 16 oz bottle into a Boulevard tulip resulted in two fingers of fizzy, dark brown reddish head. Beautiful black body. Eventually the head reduced itself to a tan ring; a swirl turned it into a nice thick cap. Great legs.

Smell: Dark roasted malts, coffee beans and brown sugar. Black liquorice and toasted rye bread.

Taste: More of those nice roasty dark malts and brown sugar. Spicy rye. Sweet, toasted bread. Bready finish. No heat. Why not? Some pumpernickel bread.

Mouthfeel: Slick and sticky. A thicker mouthfeel would not be a bad idea. Sufficient as it is.

Overall: Would have gone great with some blue cheese! Pleasantly surprised as I was not expecting much. The addition of the rye is what really made the beer for me. Loved the label artwork. Recommended.

Jul 19, 2013
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RochefortChris from North Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.6%

Mar 31, 2013
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BeerBeast from Florida

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Aug 25, 2014
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Jonny41 from Maine

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Aug 19, 2013
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Farinag16447 from Florida

4/5  rDev -3.6%

Nov 02, 2014
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Eric908 from South Dakota

4/5  rDev -3.6%

Jan 31, 2014
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Maillard from California

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Jun 03, 2014
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Kmat10 from Canada

4/5  rDev -3.6%

Oct 26, 2013
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Luweezy from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.6%

Jun 11, 2013
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Pearlstreetbrewingco from Florida

4/5  rDev -3.6%

Oct 14, 2014
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FadetoBock from Canada

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Oct 22, 2013
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dcmchew from Romania

4.37/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Oct 31, 2015
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Gkruszewski from New York

3.94/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sep 04, 2015
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