Beer Review: ØLFABRIKKEN PORTER


Bryggeriet Ølfabrikken presents its Ølfabrikken Porter, a robust and dark brew paying homage to the Baltic porter tradition in Scandinavia. Steered clear of the burnt or bitter realm, this beer boasts a rich profile dominated by dried fruits and vinous nuances. Abundant residual sugars and a fruity aroma contribute to its suitability as a delightful companion for lightly chilled chocolate desserts. The brewing process involves a blend of Maris Otter ale malt, British Brown Malt, chocolate malt, roasted barley, two types of caramel malt, and brown sugar.

Appearance

The Ølfabrikken Porter pours into a goblet, revealing a motor oil-like viscosity in its deep brown hue. A dense khaki head forms, evolving into a creamy film, with no lacing tracing its presence during this session.

Aroma

Wafting aromas bring forth a marriage of chocolaty roasty malt, herbal minty hops, and the richness of oily coffee beans.

Taste

The palate experiences a symphony of flavors, featuring roastiness, vinous fruit, dark chocolate, minerals, wood, and black coffee. Subtly hidden beneath the layers of darkness are hints of spicy Euro hops, while the bitter roast leaves a lasting impression.

Mouthfeel

The beer’s texture is characterized by a thickness that clings, leaving a sticky and coating sensation, complemented by a lively, spicy carbonation.

Overall

In the realm of beer excellence, the Ølfabrikken Porter stands tall. Despite the preceding hype, this brew surpasses expectations. A noteworthy blend of flavors, coupled with a commendable mouthfeel, solidifies its status as a world-class offering. Cheers to Ølfabrikken for delivering a porter that truly lives up to the anticipation.