Limfjordsporter | Thisted Bryghus

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131 Ratings
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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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12
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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

Photo of cjgator3
4.18/5  rDev +5.3%
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!

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Photo of Tom2Beer
3.86/5  rDev -2.8%
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

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4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

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4.09/5  rDev +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).

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3/5  rDev -24.4%

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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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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
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.

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4/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

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