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:
#6,079
Reviews:
72
Ratings:
133
Liked:
107
Avg:
3.97/5
pDev:
10.08%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
12
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12
Trade:
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Ratings: 133 |  Reviews: 72
Photo of Sammy
4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thick black porter with strong stouty taste, cocoa, brown nutty oily beer, alcohol. Only a tad sourness but well balanced, malt. Roast, tabacco, pepper, coffee, licorice, Full mouthfeel, well carbonated. Original something I have never had.
Thanks Madsberg.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.05/5  rDev +2%
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!

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Photo of metter98
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: It poured jet black with a thin brown head. This beer is so dark that it's impossible to see if there is any carbonation by the way of rising bubbles. The head died down into lacey patterns on the surface.
S: The smell doesn't stand out that much but is is rather inviting and has aromas of dark roasted malts, smoke and licorice
T: There are very rich flavors of roasted malts and licorice with some hints of coffee and smoke. The overall taste is very well balanced.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and is very smooth.
D: This beer is very easy to drink; you could either sip it if you want to appreciate the flavors or drink it quickly because the alcohol is very well masked. I would definitely have another one of these!

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Photo of brentk56
4.05/5  rDev +2%
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

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

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Photo of mothman
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of oberon
4.13/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Lately I have been on a Baltic porter kick,time to try this Danish one new to my area.Poured nearly pitch black except for a few deep ruby highlights when held to the light,a 1/2 finger light mocha colore head atop that qas gone quickly.Aromas of bitter chocolate,heavy dark fruit,and has some medicinal-like notes.Thick and chewey feel wich is nice,somewhat boozy with that licorice more prominent on the palate,dark fruit and molasses round out the flavors.A somewhat sweet Baltic porter but there is a decent earthy drying effect in the finish,usually I dont like medicnal flavors,and I dont like black licorice,but I really like this beer.

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Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of Ciocanelu
4/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

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Photo of drewone
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

Photo of JAHMUR
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of imbibehour
4.04/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

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Photo of 22Blue
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SadMachine
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of jwc215
4.2/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz capped and foiled bottle:

Pours very dark brown with a brown head that descends to a thin cover. Spots of lacing stick.

The smell is of chocolate cake, some licorice, with earthy, fruity, and roasty notes.

The taste is of caramel/toffee with carmelized brown sugar. Licorice spicing is there, but mild. Dark fruits, earthy tones and a touch of alcohol mix in. It finishes with a dry roastiness and a bitter touch. Nicely balanced, though a bit more bitter than typical.

It is medium bodied and smooth despite acidic touch.

Yum! An interesting brew that is labeled both as a "Double Brown Stout" and "Porter". Which is it? A mix of strong brown, stout and Baltic Porter, I'ld say - and one that works well. An interesting, flavourful beer!

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.09/5  rDev +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.

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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 Rochefort10nh
5/5  rDev +25.9%

Photo of afsdan
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 bigred89
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Latarnik
4/5  rDev +0.8%

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Beer rating: 80.5% out of 100 with 133 ratings
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