Mørke - Pumpernickel Porter | Beer Here

Mørke - Pumpernickel PorterMørke - Pumpernickel Porter
BA SCORE
93.5%
Liked This Beer
4.14 w/ 184 ratings
Mørke - Pumpernickel PorterMørke - Pumpernickel Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Beer Here
Denmark
beerhere.dk

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed in collaboration with Shelton Brothers. Lots of rye malt and spices inspired by the dark German bread.

Added by popery on 10-09-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,403
Reviews:
120
Ratings:
184
Liked:
172
Avg:
4.14/5
pDev:
7.25%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
38
Gots:
7
Trade:
0
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FBGordon
3.52/5  rDev -15%
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.

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4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Black with some dark brown edges and a dense, three-finger, cappuccino-like head that dissipated extremely slowly. Big bubbles with moderate lacing.

S - Lives up to the name. Bready, roasted malts. A very peaty, earthy aroma is also present. It all works well together, with a heavy pepperiness to it.

T - Rye bread upfront, followed by a moderate liquorice flavor. The fennel really lingers, and although enjoyable, I felt like paired with food it would be better (I tried a few different cheeses, which didn't quite seem to work. Switched to a complementary bread, which really intensified the spices.)

M - Mouthfeel was moderately thick, with a dry, bitter aftertaste.

O - Overall, a really nice beer. However, I would recommend sharing the half litre bottle, as the spices are quite pronounced (although I would say this is the beer's strength, as it is a 'pumpernickel porter' after all.)

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4.37/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.94/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.88/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

500ml split with Kevin. Label states that it's brewed with rye and fennel seed.

A - Dark brown body, nearly black but some clarity is noticeable. Nice fluffy cloud of beige head retains great at about a half-finger, nice lace too.

S - Good amount of roast, definitely getting a dark bread vibe there as well. Chocolate, licorice, spices. Some nutty and coffee tones along with some hoppiness. A touch on the tame side but pretty nice.

T - More chocolate/sweetness forward, though still a decent amount of roast and some smokiness there as well. Less so than the nose, it doesn't really scream 'pumpernickel' to me, but the fennel seed/licorice is definitely there along with some other various spices. Still some hop action there as well (grass/pine).

M - Somewhat high carbonation for the style, bitterness makes this somewhat of a sipper, body is fine overall. Flavors are intense enough to maybe mistake this for an imperial stout, but the feel itself retains its porter-ness.

O - While I'm not sure it exactly delivers as a pumpernickel beer, it is still a solid porter-leaning-towards-stout, the fennel and spice elements add a unique touch.

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