Limfjordsporter | Thisted Bryghus

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BA SCORE
3.97/5
133 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

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#6,158
Reviews:
72
Ratings:
133
pDev:
10.08%
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4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of RedFox
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of morimech
3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle date of 01 07 09

Black color with a small head that quickly settles to a thin cap. A little bit of sticky lacing is left on the glass.

Aroma is dominated by roasted malt. Smoke is the only other thing I can identify. This is really a Foreign/Export Stout type of beer.

The flavor is also full of roasted malt. A little burnt and smokey. Licorice is tasted but barely plays a role. Surprising amount of yeast esters come in the finish and helps wipe the palate of burnt bitterness. Alcohol is not detected.

Plenty of body here. The carbonation is well done. Nice creamy texture present.

Needs to go under another style like many beers misidentified in the Baltic Porter style. A good Export Stout from Denmark.

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Photo of VaterRoss
4/5  rDev +0.8%

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 Rochefort10nh
5/5  rDev +25.9%

Photo of mulder1010
3.82/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ML bottle poured into a CCB snifter
Thanks to Baggio for the beer and Sendsilk for the glass.
Much appreciated to both.
28/04/12 exp date

A-- Poured a dark cola color and settled plain and simple black. No light penetrating the glass. Half finger of dark brownish chocolate head. Head fades pretty quickly to a light brown film. Half circle of lacing on the side of the glass.

S-- Interesting smell. Went from original earthy chocolate, coffee and herbal licorice to a chocolate, Carmel covered orange peel that was still very earthy, or shall I say dirty and herbal. Interesting.

T-- Cold, grity, and old earthy chocolate and coffee. Get Carmel and vanilla as well but really more about the earthiness of this.

M-- Vanilla and Carmel in the front and coffee and licorice in the back. Lots of coffee acidity in this as well. Very clean with a lot of acidity in the finish. Low carbonation and medium feel.

O-- Nice beer. True to style. Not overbearing in any way at all. No gaps or issues with this at all. Alcohol is well hidden and a lot of character to this. Would try this again if got the chance.

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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 bminor7
3.91/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz from Premier Gourmet, Buffalo.

Pours almost black. Hard to get a good head going but eventually it's there. Stays around too, fluffy on the edges with wisps across the surface.

Not much of an aroma...smoky chocoloate malts.

Bitter...chocolatey, has a baltic character? it does seem different than a typical porter. Sugar in the aftertaste.

MF is reasonable.

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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 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 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 rtepiak
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

actually rather standard artisan baltic porter that i've run into in poland. nice licorice notes... nice smoke. a meaty quality. something that i know to be baltic porter. pour is coca cola brown to black. nose of an equal blend of licorice and smoke. hints of mineral subdued acidity. palate is hunger inducing and quite dry... some chalk and molasses notes. the licorice sets a nice complex sweet that is post fermentable. a nice herbal zing like fennel. excellent blend with the smoke and molasses.

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Photo of jhimstedt
4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured oily black, opaque. Little dark tan head left nice film around rim.

S - Roasted malt, deep fruit, slight sour/tartness

T - Roasted malt, chocolate, red fruit, prunes, dates, brown sugar. Slightly sour

M - Silky, not creamy or thin. Nice texture for this beer

Super drinkable, very nuanced and enjoyable beer. Would definitely try and get more.

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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 yesyouam
4.01/5  rDev +1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Limfjords Porter (Double Brown Stout) is a pitch black liquid with a huge, soft, bistre colored head that has outstanding retention and lacing. It's a unique look. It has a huge aroma of smoke and ash. It smells like a camp fire. It's medium bodied and a bit metallic. The finish is a bit watery and it leaves the tongue dry and a bit numb. It tastes like it smells: smoke and ash. There's a hint of licorice sweetness at the finish. The aftertaste has a lingering bitterness like baking chocolate. The bottle didn't say anything about smoke. In a blind tasting, I'd probably guess this as a smoked Baltic porter. It's very unique.

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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 biegaman
3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Although the beer should technically be considered opaque because no sun is able to penetrate it, it still has a notable amount of reddish-brown colour around its base. The complexion, however, on the whole, does look rather oily (an image partially cultivated by the fact that its surface has few bubbles and foam only around its trim).

The roasty, cocoa-like aroma is superseded by a tart, lactic twang. Whether it's intentional, a by-product of such a lengthy voyage or just the bottle showing its age, I'm not entirely sure. But it's not terribly unappealing and, if anything, lends the beer more distinction (something like a chocolate lambic) that suits the receptors in my nostrils just fine.

What do you think of when I mention the Baltic region? An area of so much history and different cultures surely draws many thoughts to mind. For me, however, the first things to spring up are flavours: bittersweet chocolate, black licorice, fudge, stale coffee, earthy hops and dark fruits. (Admittedly, most thoughts I have revolve around beer.)

The mouthfeel has a number of features, most notably a dryness from the roasted malts and a strong bittersweetness from its flavours. Some of the aforementioned sourness leaches onto the palate and, while its brewers might not have intended for it to be there, it adds a uniqueness that isn't all too out of place for the beer's stale, well-voyaged persona.

I've had this style of porter from just about every country in Eastern and Northern Europe and this Danish example fairs very well in comparison with its compatriots. While there are better examples out there, to be sure, Thisted Bryghus' version is worth laying some dough on; this is definitely one that I'll be picking up if I ever do come across it again.

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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 jrallen34
3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this on tap in Copenhagen, a local favorite that I had to try.

Pours dark brown with a light tan head, great lacing, super foamy and creamy...The taste is coffee with light nuttyness, quite insteresting, but weird. Light fell but its super easy to drink.

This isn't stunning but unique enough to give it a shot, super easy to drink stout.

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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 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 glid02
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased from Green's on Ponce in Atlanta.

Pours one shade from black with a half-finger tan head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving solid lacing.

Smells of faint roasted malts with good amounts of unsweetened chocolate and anise. Also present and more prevalent as the beer warms are well-integrated smoked malts with more of an earthy lean than normal smoked malt.

Tastes similar to how it smells, though a bit smoother. Subtle roasted malt and earthy smoked malt flavors kick things off and are quickly joined by good amounts of dark chocolate flavors. Midway through the sip solid amounts of spices come into play - mostly anise but with hints of nutmeg as well. The spices carry through to a mildy bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with moderate carbonation.

Drinkability is also good. I finished my glass without a problem and could have another.

Overall this is a solid beer for the style and the mild spices give it another added layer. Worth a shot.

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Limfjordsporter from Thisted Bryghus
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 133 ratings
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