Brewed by Nøgne Ø (Hansa Borg)
Style: Imperial Porter
Grimstad, Norway
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 471   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Norwegian: Imperial Rye Porter er et mørkt og karakterfylt øl brygget av Spike og Kjetil. Det beste fra to bryggerier!

English: Imperial Rye Porter is a dark ale weith lots of character, brewed by Spike and Kjetil. The best of both worlds!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blade86 (1274) - Wroc³aw, POLAND - JUN 16, 2014
Black, ruby reflexes, small beige foam; coffee, dark fruits aroma; medium sweetness, medium bitterness; full body, thick feel, average carbonation, long bittersweet finish; Overall: great beer, balanced, tasty

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Eructoblaster (3842) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 15, 2014
Bottle - 500ml at Mondial de la Bière (Montréal, QC). Opaque black body with a thin beige foamy head. Robust malty/hoppy aroma with woody, licorice, chocolate, and spicy hints. Taste is slightly dominated by hoppy flavors. It carries oaky, yeasty, vanilla, and fruity notes. Ends with a long, warming bittersweet finish. Fantastic!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheCametron (2347) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 15, 2014
Bottle. Pours Black with a small Brownish head. Aroma of roasted malt and cafe creme. Roasty sweet flavour with a bitter hoppy finish. Very nice. Rye always seems to gice a slightly unusual element to dark beers. Like fennel seeds in a loaf of bread.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RumRunner101 (918) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 12, 2014
Black pour with tan head. Intense roasted nose with some spice and dark berries. Flavour has burnt chocolate, anise and a big spicy finish with alcohol warmth. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (11177) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2014
Lovely rye edge, flavourful porter. Wonderful drinkability. Opaque black. Worth seeking out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4639) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2014
Bottle. Close to pitch black beer with a strong light brown head. The aroma is roasted with some maltiness, and the flavour is gently bitter and roasted with a creamy maltiness. Overall a nice strongly flavoured dark beer with roasted and creaminess. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RickFifty (1050) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2014
Deep brown to black color with red hue, light brown head. Coffee nose, roasted malt, liquorice, hints of red berries, wood and alcohol. Coffee, chocolate and roasted malt taste, hint of alcohol. Complex and long lasting. Full body, oily and velvety texture, warming alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AWISLguy (2535) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 13, 2014
50cl bottle from Discount in Milwaukee. Continues to be the standard-bearer for Milwaukee area craft beer stores! Served colder than cellar temperature. Pours a very, very dark brown with a brown head leaving some streaky lacing. Aroma has dark chocolate, espresso, chocolate liquour, some hoppy grassy/grain. Further in the glass, some caramel comes in strongly.Taste is of chococoffee, liquid chocolate, that dry grainy rye flavor and some caramelly malt. Medium to full bodied, and rich and smooth. Finishes quite long and a touch to the sweet side of bitter-sweet with the liquid chocolate & caramel taking top billing at the end. Nicely dry presence from the rye and certainly roasty bitterness. A fine offering from 2 very solid "dark brew" brewers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tmm313 (55) - Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Super, and I mean SUPER, creamy. Seriously as thick as old motor oil. Kind of sticky. Light, crisp carbonation. Drying with a nice roasted bitterness. Taste delivers dark, sweet fruits up front. Big chocolate, roasted malts, caramel, toffee, coffee, and a little licorice follows. Creamy chocolate is the boss of this beer, but its other parts compliment it wonderfully. Beautifully balanced. Hoppy tropical fruit flavor pops in and out as it warms.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAY 9, 2014
(bottle - 500 ml) Black pour with a thick tan head. Huge roasty aroma with some nice bitter hints of coffee and rye toast. Flavor is smooth and roasty at the start and keeps that way throughout. Finishes slightly dry from the rye but has a nice lingering bitter bite.

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