Thisted Bryghus

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Thisted Bryghus
Baltic Porter
Ranked #87
Ranked #12,210
3.98 | pDev: 10.05%
Mar 19, 2022
Nov 10, 2002
Very Good
Notes: Brewed with liquorice. The recipe was developed during the 70's at the Urban brewery in Aalborg. Thisted bought the name, and the production restarted in 1997.
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Reviewed by 86sportster883 from Maryland

4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
An excellent and unique Baltic Porter. Pours out caramel brown, but sits in my glass with a massive cocoa head on an impenetrable black body. The head lasts throughout, leaving lace in its wake. The smell is a mix of dark chocolate and roasty, rich malt that has hints ripe pitted dates. It is medium bodied, softly carbonated and smooth. The taste combines bitterness, some char, anise and a mild smokiness that makes this BP somewhat unique. The moderately bitter finish fades nicely into a drying, dark chocolate and black licorice flavor that kept me reaching back for more. I enjoyed this tasty brew from a 32oz. crowler, poured from a fresh keg, and thoroughly enjoyed every ounce. It may be more bitter than more traditional Baltic Porters, but as a fan of black licorice, I really enjoyed this one.
Mar 19, 2022
Rated: 3.96 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden

Dec 23, 2020
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Reviewed by Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

3.94/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Limfjords Porter from Thisted Bryghus. Purchased 10/20/20 for $6.35 (Including tax) for 16.9 oz bottle ($ 0.376/oz) from Shangy’s in Emmaus, PA. Reviewed 11/26/20.
Rear label marked “Lot Number 23022015” so is this really a five-year-old Baltic porter? On room temperature shelf at store and stored at home at 42 degrees. Served at 50.5 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter. Final temperature 55.0 degrees.
Appearance – 4.
First pour – Amber brown (SRM 18), clear.
Body – Black (SRM 40), opaque. When held to direct light, same.
Head – Large (Maximum 5.5 cm, aggressive center pour), desert sand, high density, and fizzy, average retention, diminishing to a four mm crown fed in several places by effervescence and having three 1.5 cm hills and a thin rocky cap. Second pour produces a tight 1.3 cm head.
Lacing – Very good. Wide irregular band of barely distinguishable extremely tiny bubbles.
Aroma –3.75 – Weak roasted malt and some milk chocolate, no hops, no yeast. Lasts but weakens still more.
Flavor – 4 – Begins slightly sweet with a light milk chocolate-like flavor and weak roasted malt, no hops, no yeast. Ends the same with a little bitterness. No alcohol (7.9 % ABV, as marked on container) taste or aroma, although a slight gastric warming does occur. No dimethylsulfide or diacetyl.
Palate – 4 – Medium, slightly creamy, soft carbonation.
Final impression and summation: 4 A decent Baltic porter, even more so if it is really five years old.
Nov 26, 2020
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Reviewed by Bitterbill from Wyoming

4.56/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Bottle lot says 23022015. So...February 23rd 2015?

It pours a pitch black, a finger of tan foam with the pour. A slow shrinking head of foam. Lacing is outstanding.

The smell is awesome. Roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, light hints of the licorice, which I expected from a +5 year old beer that includes that taste. I reckon that it was the first to go.

Almost drinks like a dry export Stout except it does have some sweetness to it despite it being on the dry side.

Lovely roasted malt, coffee and dark chocolate. Very little if any licorice detected to my palate. Alcohol is a non factor.

On the high end of medium bodied, carbonation seems to be on the gentler side.

To me, this is exceptional. I will buy more!
Oct 28, 2020
Rated: 4.1 by HopBelT from Belgium

Jan 01, 2020
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

4.49/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
This one pours a very dark black, with a dense head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like very herbal licorice, smoke, roasted malt, dark chocolate, and pine.

This is super old school and rustic in the best way. I don't even like licorice all that much, and I can dig this one. The licorice is herbal and slightly bitter, and melds with the dark bitter chocolate flavors, ash, smoke, Cola, and dried dark fruit. There's not a ton of sweetness here, but it never gets all that bitter.

This is medium bodied, not super thick, but definitely creamy. It's very drinkable, with a dry finish that asks for another sip immediately. It certainly feels European in execution.

This is really excellent. It's a great and raw take on the style, and one of the best of the style I've ever had.
Jul 11, 2019
Rated: 3.79 by Phoodcritic from Michigan

Jun 24, 2019
Rated: 3.96 by Houborg1 from Denmark

Nov 27, 2018
Rated: 3 by BdM from Netherlands

Aug 12, 2018
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Reviewed by dbrauneis from North Carolina

4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
A: Pours an opaque yet still clear extremely dark brown approaching jet black in color with moderate amounts of fine active visible carbonation rising along the edges of the glass and faint dark cola brown colored highlights. The beer has a three finger tall dense foamy dark tan head that slowly reduces to a medium to large sized patch of medium thick film surrounded by a large patch of very thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of dark roasted malts + smoked malts with minimal amounts of sweetness as well as moderate aromas of licorice/anise and light aromas of earthy + spicy hops.

T: Upfront there are slightly stronger than moderate flavors of dark roasted malts + dark malts + smoked malts with minimal amounts of sweetness. That is followed by hints of dark chocolate + coffee as well as light to moderate flavors of licorice/anise. Finally there are light flavors of earthy + spicy hops. Moderate amounts of roasty bitterness which slowly fades away leaving a lingering smoked malt flavor.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth.

O: Easy to drink with well hidden alcohol. Lots of complexity to the flavor and aroma to this beer makes it quite interesting and enjoyable.
Jun 17, 2018
Rated: 4 by paulish from New York

Apr 12, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by Allermand from Norway

Mar 22, 2018
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Draft at Churchkey. Inky black with a one finger creamy beige head. Aroma seems on the money toasty, while the taste brings some smokey, ashy flavors, dark chocolate. Super smooth, lingering bitterness with a bit of heat.
Mar 21, 2018
Rated: 4.02 by Dirtyhands from Maryland

Feb 07, 2018
Rated: 4 by oline73 from Maryland

Jan 07, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by Christian_Pagh from Denmark

Oct 27, 2017
Rated: 4.1 by Stoutmeister from Massachusetts

Sep 09, 2017
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Reviewed by Beersnake1 from California

4.35/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from fridge temp. Color is jet black - really attractive. Smell is wonderful licorice, roasted malt, and some subtle smoky notes. Taste is tobacco, chocolate, licorice, and some really nice dark fruit. This beer is nicely balanced but still complex. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy. Overall, this is a really great beer.
Aug 19, 2017
Rated: 4.06 by Derpnobot2 from Denmark

Feb 25, 2017
Rated: 4.5 by redfox405 from California

Feb 19, 2017
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
sensational beer, especially for the price. an exciting recipe, not with notes of licorice, but with actual licorice. pretty darn cool how they kept it an accent not an overtaking flavor, i love that. deep mocha brown color on this one, clear and shiny, with a tall tan head of tiny little bubbles that rise up like a slow erupting volcano on the pour from the bottle. big wafts of earthy dark cocoa and spice from the nose right away, almost fills the room, some anise there, the licorice is somewhat subtle here, rooty, woody, dry. the flavor is more of the same, licorice gives a cool spice complexion but its rad how not sweet this is, pretty dry all the way through, root beer, anise, subtle black pepper, dusty baking cocoa powder, a sturdy grain body but extraordinary carbonation, lingering finish without the sugar, some bitterness, and most interestingly, a cool european ale yeast thats not at all english in the way it manifests itself here, almost more classically german, but different, maybe some cool house strain they use, either way, i dig it! for under 8 bucks a bottle, you would be hard pressed to find a better or more interesting porter from anywhere. hope to see more of their beers for sale here soon! even if you dont like licorice, i think you still have a strong chance of enjoying this beer! also, i cant believe there is a mikkeller beer geek collaboration edition. if anyone has a lead on a bottle, hit me up!
Jan 11, 2017
Rated: 3.67 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts

Dec 18, 2016
Rated: 3.98 by samEBC from Belgium

Dec 16, 2016
Rated: 3.9 by Dkline39 from Illinois

Dec 08, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by Fettpopps from Massachusetts

Nov 15, 2016
Rated: 3.09 by JamFuel from Sweden

Nov 01, 2016
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Reviewed by Ciocanelu from Romania

4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Almost black color with brown head. Aroma has intense chocolate malt, fudge, caramel, roasted coffee beans, really complex. Taste starts with roasted chocolate malt and is followed by a weird, acrid flavor. It's something I found in multiple baltic porters. Finish is roasty and bitter. Medium body with medium to light carbonation. Baltic porter is not really one of my favorite styles but this one is quite good.
Sep 30, 2016
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Reviewed by Bouleboubier from New Jersey

4.33/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
(11.2 oz bottle, code 01 07 09... poured into a fat tulip)

L: nearly impenetrably black liquid, dark dark brown on the edges, splotch of khaki-colored spitty foam rests atop... no real foam retention or lacing of note, though the bubbly collar remains till the end... despite age, doesn't appear to have much sediment tumble out

S: vinous esters shoot out at cap removal... refined roast, espresso, dark boutique chocolate, little hint of olive on the edges... malt richness and depth suggests syrup-like consistency... absolutely sexy stouty aromas, excellent potency - the aging has been kind

T: dark chocolate milk, almost like a ribbon of espresso syrup in the middle, though only roasty fuzz on the outside... the licorice flavor may come out in the finish, but its bitter qualities seem to be what shows the most... aftertaste has low sweetness and bitterness, very subtle hints of ash, raisin, maybe some dark toffee... the booze has been time-polished down to a fine glow... the flavor qualities are fantastic though the vibrancy of the taste has lost some color

F: medium-full bodied at max, little bubbling... getting a faint heat from the booze, but not much more than what one'd get from a stout 1.5-2.0% less in abv... very subtle acidic (roast) twang at the end, lingering... substance, but luxuriously dry... overall - rich, smooth, understated - easy and pleasurable to drink, comforting

O: random find, and a good one - I could easily knock back 2-3 of these in one sitting, probably wouldn't get tired of it... curious to try a more recent bottling... I will be seeking out more of these
Sep 07, 2016
Rated: 4 by YeastEnthusiast from New Jersey

Sep 02, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by mothman from Minnesota

Jul 28, 2016
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Reviewed by Jeffsta1 from Washington

4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75
Very dark color, tan head, thick, mixed consistency, very good persistence.
Nice smell, clean, malty, cocoa.
Taste is on the mild side, initially quite bitter - licorice, cocoa. Then a more traditional roasty-bitter porter maltiness. Not an IPA bitterness.
Mouthfeel is spot-on. Rich but not thick. Nice carbonation.
Finish is not quite at the same level with the rest of the beer - not intense or long. Still, nice, consistent.
Jul 27, 2016
Rated: 3.87 by Duffman79 from Connecticut

Jul 24, 2016
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Reviewed by FriedSlug from North Carolina

4.27/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Black beer with a pillowy, tan head that leaves globs of lacing everywhere. Smells are chocolate, licorice, big roasted malt, char and a bit of smokiness. The taste is a big hit of salted black licorice, char, molasses and smoky malts. This beer reminds me of smoked, salty licorice I had from Sweden once. This beer is also decently carbed with a light and fluffy mouthfeel. Really great and unique beer and I am glad I took a chance on it.
Jun 29, 2016
Rated: 4 by KingSlayer from California

Jun 24, 2016
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Reviewed by flyingpig from Scotland

3.61/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
500ml Bottle from Netto Supermarket, Copenhagen (18 Danish Krone):
Strong, slightly boozy with some alcohol showing but far from a bad beer. Good roasted flavours & a malty taste complimented the chocolate sweetness & liquorice. Full-bodied & smooth, the beer seemed warming & was very enjoyable; good stuff all round.
Apr 05, 2016
Rated: 3.62 by christinelovesbeer from District of Columbia

Mar 29, 2016
Rated: 3.8 by NeoClassicist from New York

Feb 12, 2016
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Reviewed by aleigator from Germany

3.7/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a surprisingly thick, night black color, with a huge, spongy beige head.

Smells of smoky, roasted malts, coated up by toffee, fudge and bakers chocolate. Creates an intriguing interplay between sweet and salty, while featuring a mellowing earthiness.

Has a pleasantly low carbonation, with a soft mouthfeel, full of whipped cream.

Tastes of toffee, smoked, salty malts, old coffee and roasted bread. Has a lot of whipped atop of this foundation, soothing the flavors, with ham and molasses cutting through, also providing a lactic sourness. Finishes with sweet toffee, while smoke prevails, balanced by almost scorched malts.

Features a unique flavor mix, while its sweetness misses some balance. The mouthfeel is really creamy, finding its antagonist in bitter espresso coffee, remaining a bit thin on the tongue.
Dec 27, 2015
Rated: 3.78 by Nyrangersgrrl from New York

Dec 26, 2015
Rated: 4.5 by tykechandler from Kentucky

Dec 17, 2015
Limfjordsporter from Thisted Bryghus
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 149 ratings