Limfjordsporter | Thisted Bryghus

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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
Ratings:
131
Reviews:
71
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
10.08%
 
 
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12
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Ratings: 131 |  Reviews: 71
Photo of Georgiabeer
2.04/5  rDev -48.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Okay, I like most flavors in beer, but the one direction I don't like is band-aid. This beer is rife with it. Like a few Belgians that exhibit this flavor, this seems intentional instead of an infection. Unlike those particular Belgian beers, this one seems more an accident of combined flavors than the result of any funkiness. I'm a huge licorice fan, and I like some peat in the glass as well, but the combination here of the strong licorice and strong peat here tastes just like band-aid to me here- and I don't like it at all. I could be wrong, and it could just be infected, but this is not a bottle that's been lingering on a shelf somewhere, the abv is relatively high, and there is no excuse for it and I'll judge accordingly. The pour is nice, black and viscous with a tan head that fades to a thin ring. That viscosity, though is a little unsettling in the mouth. Very thick and almost slick in the mouth. The smell has a bit of that band-aid smell, that grows as it warms. Beyond that, roasty, very peaty and licorice dominate. The taste has that same flavor, especially on the finish. Before that is some very earthy licorice and strong peat- and then tragedy. I won't be having this again.

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Photo of sfprint
3/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this one out of a bottle in denmark.

Appearance: Extremely dark, and you can't see through it. Funny fluffiness, sort of congealed head.

Smell: Fresh, sweet but not strong.

Taste: Heavy and strong, thick and powerful.

Mouthfeel: Sort of dry.

Drinkability: Quite decent but I think this one's quite over rated.

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Photo of akttr
3/5  rDev -24.4%

Photo of sneaks2210
3/5  rDev -24.4%

Photo of Jredner
3.04/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Smoky, ashy aroma is a mix of BBQ and cigarette butts. Roasty malts beneath that, but I don’t really get any coffee, chocolate, raisin, prune or licorice. Body is deep black with a bubbly but fluffy two finger thick mocha head. Fore is a bit watery. Not thin just not flavorful. Bitter and burnt malts follow and bring some welcome flavor that includes esspresso and baker’s chocolate. very charred and burnt like firewood-in the finish. Different, but not something I’m enamored with.

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Photo of JamFuel
3.09/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of drewone
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

Photo of Beervana
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

Photo of rarbring
3.33/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The beer is dark brown, almost black, a tan head that settles unevenly leaving good lacing.

The beer is sweet dark fruity, vanilla and grape zest.

Tasting sweet brown sugar, vanilla, slightly alcoholic, chocolate, and dark caramel, and lemon peel.

Medium carbonation, rather thin, but fresh, slightly warm alcohol finish.

Fresh and fruity, devious strong. The added licorice is not noted by me.

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Photo of bark
3.46/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Colour is pinch black; the liquid is clear. The finger thick brown head slowly sinks down to a thin lid. No lacing.

The smell is roasted-burned with notes of leather, smoked ham, sweet liquorice, and smoked cheese.

The taste is at first almost overwhelming: Alcohol, bitter hops, smoked and heavily roasted malt. It settles with a gentler flavour of salty dry roasted malt, gravy, and broth, very dry medium-bitter hops, some liquorice and a hint of meat. The body is just medium – with all this malt and alcohol this should be a full bodied beer! The dry aftertaste got alcoholic notes, smoked malt and a salty bitter finish.

The carbonation is pretty strong with small bubbles. The liquid is very smooth and a little bit thick.

A very Danish porter (or a Double Brown Stout as they call it): Lower body than the British/Baltic version, more bitterness, more carbonation and more alcohol.

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Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of Fettpopps
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of little_star
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of Beardcore
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of Chriscrundwell12
3.53/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330 ml bottle poured into a Darkness snifter
Bottle date: 28/04/12

A- Pours a 2 finger light brown head that dissipates to a nice bubbly collar around the glass, nice lacing, dark dark brown color.
S- Roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, cocoa, slight sweetness in the aroma, earthy notes as well.
T- Roasted malt upfront, coffee, cocoa, smokey notes come out as well, some earthy characteristics in the finish.
M- Medium mouth feel, decent carbonation, smooth drinking.
O- True to style beer, Nothing special or unique, easy drinking and enjoyable.

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Photo of jampics2
3.56/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle at Winking Lizard, on the beer tour.

Looks great. Dark black with a cappuchino head. Great head retention.

Poured straight down the center. Smell really comes out - nice chocolate malt on this one.

Taste was good - nice mix of chocolate, mild roast, smoke, and hops.

Thin but flavorful enough. Nice carb.

Overall, I enjoyed this but found it was just a bit of a let down that a pretty beer like this just didn't deliver a knockout flavor.

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Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
3.57/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jdhilt
3.58/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a three finger light tan head that fades slowly to a thin layer, leaving some lace. Black color, no highlights. Light-medium carbonation and heavy bodied. Smoke/licorice nose. Flavor is smoke and unsweetened licorice. Dry finish. Not the typical Baltic porter. Expensive at $7.95 for a 330ml bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.

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Photo of cgarviereg
3.58/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle at home ... Deep black ... no head ... deep roast chocolate and toasted malts ... over fizzzy ... smooth toasted roast malts... little sweetness ... quite a bit of chocolate ... gentle bitterness ... medium carbonation ... medium body .. pretty decent.

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Photo of flyingpig
3.61/5  rDev -9.1%
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.

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Photo of christinelovesbeer
3.62/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Crosling
3.64/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Black.

A smoked baltic porter, eh? Sounds interesting. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, anise and smoked malts.

Notes of black licorice, smoked malts, roasted malts and a long, lingering finish of coffee, chocolate and wood. Quite tasty and rare. I am glad Ungstrup shared this with me.

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Photo of Abe_Froman
3.67/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aleigator
3.7/5  rDev -6.8%
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.

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Limfjordsporter from Thisted Bryghus
3.97 out of 5 based on 131 ratings.
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