Limfjordsporter | Thisted Bryghus

LimfjordsporterLimfjordsporter
BA SCORE
80.5%
Liked This Beer
3.97 w/ 133 ratings
LimfjordsporterLimfjordsporter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Thisted Bryghus
Denmark
thisted-bryghus.dk

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-10-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,066
Reviews:
72
Ratings:
133
Liked:
107
Avg:
3.97/5
pDev:
10.08%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
12
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 133 |  Reviews: 72
Photo of Rochefort10nh
5/5  rDev +25.9%

Photo of drpimento
4.97/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Whoa, character up the wazoo! I let the bottle warm up out of the fridge. Poured with a magnum sized foamy, frothy, fluffy, billowy, sudsy, tan head and lots of clingy lace. Color is an absolutely opaque black brown. Aroma is complex with licorice, dark ripe fruit, roast malt, earth, musty, old leather, gin, cocoa. Flavor is similar but also is quite dry with only a suggestion of possible sweetness if you're being good; plus a little salty tang, leftover coffee, unsweetened cocoa. Body is full, carbonation is spot on and the overall effect is just perfect for this beer. Finish is like flavor with the extremes diminishing first and softer components tapering later in a fairly lengthy process. Too big for a session, but what a work of art!

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Photo of SopwithCamel18
4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of Sigmund
4.7/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Named a "double brown stout" by the brewery (stout and porter in Denmark is more or less the same thing), this is indeed a robust one. Distinct smoked flavour, hints of coffee, dark chocolate, liqourice and spices. Maybe an aquired taste, I like, no - LOVE, this beer more every time I drink it.

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Photo of pathman
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of johnhkelm
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of agreenman19
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PorterLambic
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours almost the color of ebony wood, deep and dark brown. Big head in a standard pint glass, Creamy looking to start but transitioning to quite a lot of big bubbles after a few minutes. A very thick film, 1/2" thick almost, remains and deposits some fair lacing.
Smell is full of smoky, charred wood, teriyaki, peat, malt and faint notes of wheat and hops. Very much like a rauchbier, very beef jerky-like.
Taste is very nice with the smoked wood, peat and teriyaki first followed by the wheat and hop notes (still faint). Maybe licorice?
Starts creamy and nearly full-bodied, finishes somewhat dry with a light coating of the palate. Medium-bodied at the finish. Light effervescence throughout. This beer is like a cross between a rauchbier and a Baltic porter, two of my very favorite styles. I like it a lot. I could easily imagine drink several of these sitting around a campfire with the temp hanging in the 40's or low 50's F, eating meat cooked over that fire. Aftertaste has an earthy/peaty/smoky note with a hint of black licorice creeping in especially as it warms.

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Photo of RedFox
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of CPAGH
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of tykechandler
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of albern
4.48/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer is substantial in all aspects. It pours with a huge, gigantic, brown, creamy and frothy head. The retention is amazing as is the billowing lace that covers the sides of the glass. This is the thickest looking porter I've ever seen. Very impressive. The nose is roasted dark malts, some peat and smoked aromas, some chocolate dark notes as well. The nose like everything else with this beer is impactful.

The taste won't disappoint. There are lots of smoked and peaty flavors to this beer, almost mossy in taste, but quite good. There is lots of molasses, brown sugars, charred notes, slightly cherry dark chocolate, and loads of sweet malts. This is a very complex and full palated beer. It has warming alcohol notes, a touch of ABV in the throat, some drying and hop notes towards the finish to balance this out. This is a very full bodied beer, a very thick pour, with a very oily coating on the tongue. The aftertaste is pronounced but the charred flavors don't linger longer than they need to. This beer is well worth seeking out. This is a special beer. L'Chaim.

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Photo of Greatheil
4.39/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of avalon07
4.38/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a black color and a completely opaque texture. There was an inch of tan-colored, foamy, long-lasting head. Good lacing and retention. An excellent-looking porter.

S: A nice, underplayed aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and some licorice.

T: Tasted of chocolate, roasted malt and coffee and hints of licorice in the finish. One of the tastiest and well-balanced Baltic Porters I've had.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a dry, smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

D: An incredibly drinkable Baltic Porter. Definitely worth a shot.

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Photo of mmmbeer
4.37/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

11.2 oz. olive green bottle, this "double brown stout" is brewed with "liquorice." Jet-black, fairly clear, with a half-inch, dark tan head that retains a foamy collar. The aroma is big and roasty/chocolatey; bold, yet supple, gently hinting and the huge burst of flavor to come. Strong roasted and dark coffee flavors meld with bitter chocolate, light licorice, and a mild bitterness contributed by both the hops and the dark grains. The alcohol is well-hidden here, and the body is lighter than it should be, but somehow gives the impression of bigness. Quite easy to drink, and very assertive with its long roasted finish, but it is a bit too punchy for prolonged quaffing.

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Photo of Beersnake1
4.35/5  rDev +9.6%
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.

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Photo of alonso2468
4.33/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of anders36
4.33/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This bottle that i am drinking is two weeks from being one year old. It has a pitch black colour with a large brownish head. The head disappears quickly though. The smell is smokey and malty. Some hints of licorice and alcohol too. It has a lovely smokey taste, malty too and hints of coffee and licorice. The aftertaste leaves you with a long smokeiness in your mouth. You can not taste the high alcohol in this beer, so be careful when drinking it. I have found a new favourite beer.

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Photo of Bouleboubier
4.33/5  rDev +9.1%
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

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Photo of KickbacksSteve
4.3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2 ounce bottle poured into a Unibroue tulip. Date on bottle reads 01/07/09. Aroma is dominated by a coffee/sweet malt flavor. High ABV is nicely masked by the lovely flavors of the beer. Taste seems to lean more towards a porter then a "double brown stout". Coffee, licorice, toasted malts dominate the taste. Feels like a milk stout in a creamy sort of way. Yummy beer, all around...nicely complimented my bananas foster dessert.

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
4.3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: The pour is so very pitch black. The pale brown head is thick, creamy and really large. It sinks so slowly into pretty nice lacings.

S: Heavily roasted dark malts, a little bit sweet and some smoked ham. Strong black coffee and some dark bitter chocolate. Faint vanilla, perhaps from oak.

T: Vanilla, heavily roasted malt, kind of sweet. Smoked ham. Kind of burned malt. Strong black coffee.

M: Aftertaste is long and smoky, but also bitter. Body is full and carbonation light.

O: This is a very, very nice light smoked porter - me like!

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Photo of JohnQVegas
4.3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours black, with a fluffy tan head that settles into a thin cap for the duration of the beer.

Nose has notes of smokey peat alongside a nice coffee character. Very nice.

Taste is delicious - an earthy, peaty smokiness is the first thing you notice, but underneath the adventurous palate finds a body ringing with licorice and coffee, as well as some smooth cocoa. Smoke isn't afraid to assert itself, but certainly doesn't dominate to the point of drowning out the rest of the flavors. Really delicious beer, and one I could have had about three or four of.

Mouthfeel has plenty of spritzy carbonation, medium bodied, satisfying.

For a smoke beer, extra points for the fact that after I finished this beer, I really, really wanted another. Top notch.

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Photo of FriedSlug
4.27/5  rDev +7.6%
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.

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Beer rating: 80.5% out of 100 with 133 ratings
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