Limfjordsporter
Thisted Bryghus

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Style:
Porter - Baltic
Ranked #87
ABV:
7.9%
Score:
89
Ranked #9,661
Avg:
4 | pDev: 10%
Reviews:
77
Ratings:
148
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Thisted Bryghus
 
Denmark
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  12
Gots
  14
SCORE
89
Very Good
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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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Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
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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Bitterbill from Wyoming

4.56/5  rDev +14%
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
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GreesyFizeek from New York

4.49/5  rDev +12.3%
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
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dbrauneis from North Carolina

4.04/5  rDev +1%
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
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stevoj from Idaho

4/5  rDev 0%
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
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Beersnake1 from California

4.35/5  rDev +8.7%
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
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
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
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Ciocanelu from Romania

4/5  rDev 0%
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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Bouleboubier from New Jersey

4.33/5  rDev +8.3%
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
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Jeffsta1 from Washington

4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
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
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FriedSlug from North Carolina

4.27/5  rDev +6.7%
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
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flyingpig from Scotland

3.61/5  rDev -9.8%
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
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aleigator from Germany

3.7/5  rDev -7.5%
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
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57md from Pennsylvania

4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown with ruby edges and two big fingers of beige head. The nose is almost burnt roast - not in a bad way, more like in a smokey way. The body is solid and the flavor profile includes a good roasted bite. My only complaint is that I'm not getting any licorice essence.

Dec 02, 2015
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DJ-Hophead from England

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

330 ml bottle, Irma supermarket, Copenhagen - Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Smell - light smoky, roasted malt. Taste - roasted malts leading to a light dry bitter finish. Fantastic cheap but high quality ale.

Oct 30, 2015
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LiquidAmber from Washington

4.09/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours a very dark mahogany brown, appearing nearly opaque in the glass with a thin, light brown head that dissipates to patches. Aroma of sweet toasted malt, cocoa, light lactose and vanilla. Flavor is toasted dark malt with a hint of char, dark chocolate, coffee, light licorice. A smoky char flavor develops in the finish that sits perfectly above the dark malts. Medium bodied with a light creaminess. A very nice smoky stout that has enough complexity that different flavors are revealed throughout the taste and the finishing smokiness is well supported by the flavorful malt. Really quite nicely balanced considering some strong flavors here. I really liked this a lot. Labelled as both a porter and stout, it does hew to the foreign/export stout profile the closest, but is more complex than that style usually is. I would like to try other offerings from this brewery. Nice.

Jul 21, 2015
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Smakawhat from Maryland

4.04/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a stemless wine glass. From notes. Best before April 2 2015.

Deep dark walnut brown body, some cola like carbonation a bit too. Creamy two finger and tan swiss cheese like head, with some faint clump like lacing. Looks decent.

Nice bouquet with an interesting porter angle. Hints of leafy tobacco and mild chocolate, with a mild sense of licorice as well.

Palate comes out nicely but more toned down and simple than the nose indicates. Mild roasted quality and strangely some caramel hints. Fruity esters a bit with a bit of sticky sensations but the licorice quality seems to come out a bit more toned down. Slightly watery feel on the palate with mild carbonation

A decent brew with a solid porter character but seems to be hard to discern style or one that seems distinct.

Oct 05, 2014
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superspak from Ohio

4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330 ml bottle into snifter, bottled on 1/7/2008. Pours hazy fairly pitch black color with brown edges, with a 1 finger dense tan head with goof retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big raisin, plum, dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, toast, dark bread, molasses, light smoke, light licorice, herbal, and roasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good complexity of dark/roasted malt, light licorice, and yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, toast, dark bread, roasted malt, coffee, raisin, molasses, light smoke, light licorice, herbal, and roasted earthiness. Slight roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, toast, dark bread, roasted malt, coffee, molasses, light smoke, light licorice, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity and balance of dark/roasted malt flavors, light licorice, and yeast ester flavors; with great robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very creamy and lightly slick/chalky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Baltic porter! All around great complexity and balance of dark/roasted malt, licorice, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

Feb 23, 2014
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cjgator3 from Florida

4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Oblivion in Orlando. Pours a dark black color with a tan head. The aroma is dark as smokey with licorice and chocolate. The taste is smooth up front and turns very roasty with a lot of smoke with bitter coffee and cocoa flavors in a bitter finish. Overall, I really enjoyed this one. Definitely recommended!

Aug 07, 2013
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Tom2Beer from Colorado

3.86/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

At The Birch Bar in Norfolk, they have it on tap. If you like Imperial Stouts drink this. The Licorice is not a overpowering flavor. It sit in the back to darken the brew and strengthen the Imperial presents. Don't know what it taste like from a bottle just draft is alway far mores balanced an reserve than is over carbonated cousin. Enjoy

Aug 04, 2013
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MrKennedy from Australia

4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle, thanks to mulder1010, into a Mikkeller wine glass.

Black with brown around the edges. Nice light mocha foam on top that leaves spotty lacing and retains really well.

Really nice smell of licorice, ground coffee that isn't too dominant, chocolate too adds to it.

Nice mix of coffee and dairy chocolate and a little tinge of licorice as well. Complex enough to be interesting. Enjoyable.

Lower carbonation, softer at the front and then coffee and licorice bitterness builds. Drinks well.

Very nice beer. Satisfying, complex and all round well done.

Jun 20, 2013
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WillCarrera from Ohio

4.09/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

330 ml bottle, it had a date on there but I don't remember what it was, poured into a tulip glass.

A- Pours black with a large khaki head, good retention and lacing.

S- Fruit, milk chocolate, bready malt, a bit of roast, very soft and rounded aroma.

T- Less sweet than the aroma, with heavier emphasis on milk chocolate, bread, a bit of roastiness. Some sweetness from dark fruit, molasses.

M- Medium-bodied, soft, creamy feel.

O- A really nice beer, very flavorful but nothing too aggressive, easy to drink and a great bargain at 15 kr (less than $3).

Jun 16, 2013
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brentk56 from North Carolina

4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: The dark chocolate colored liquid is covered by a film of tan that breaks apart into a ringlet; leaves a nice, webby pattern behind

Smell: More licorice, molasses and char than chocolate, though there is a sweet character underneath

Taste: Chocolate, up front, with licorice and char building by mid-palate; after the swallow, the molasses adds a bolder, sweeter dimension along with a hint of dark fruit; some smoke underneath, in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A very nice beer (more Foreign Export Stout than Baltic Porter, but having elements of both styles) that has a range of subtle flavors

Sep 08, 2012
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zaphodchak from Virginia

3.78/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

This bottle was discounted and is stamped either 010708 or 010709, I can't make it out. I suspect it is at least three years old.

Two fingers of foamy tan head, and an opaque, dark brown body. Great retention and good lacing.

The nose has a trace of the promised licorice, but a significant tart presence that I'm pretty sure is bretannomyces related. Which I don't think was supposed to be present in this beer. Having been on the shelves so long, I feel that maybe the staff might've tried it to judge the batch, but the clerk told me that many limited allocations he doesn't even taste because they are so sparse.

Yes, this is soured, or infected, or whatever you want to call it. It's not *bad* though, per se, but I imagine this is different than it was intended to be. It's got a pretty bold and bitter malt and licorice presence which works pretty well with the vinegar-y tang. Bit of a surprise, but not totally unwelcome. In fact, without it, this might be too bitter and syrupy/medicinal for my taste.

It's a bit foamy, not great feel-wise.

Well, it was soured and probably a bit old, so take my opinions with a grain of salt, but it's a porter so it should survive (although an 08, if it was one, would be pushing it), and the infection would've been present (if subdued) at time of bottling.

May 08, 2012
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Beejay from Virginia

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

A: Very deep brown at the edges when held to the light, but the bulk of the body is dark black. The head is tan, and full of fish eyes, there is almost a spongy texture going on at the top of it.

S: Thick and malty. There is a dark chocolate coffee thing going on, but there is also a lot of a smokey character, it almost has the sweetness that I associate with cherrywood smoked malt. The finish is black licorice.

T: Dark chocolate, with coffee. There is a lot less smoke in the flavor than the smell would lead you to believe. This guy has a lot of dark bitter chocolate flavor. The finish is earthy and pungent.

M: Medium in body, the carbonation is fine and the level seems appropriate for the style.

O: Overall very enjoyable, I like the dark chocolate flavors mixing with a touch of licorice. Very nice.

Mar 09, 2012
Limfjordsporter from Thisted Bryghus
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 148 ratings