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


on tap

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RATINGS: 467   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Iphonephan (6046) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - MAY 5, 2014
On draft at ChurchKey DC. Pours black with a tan head. Light roasty nose. Flavors of licorice with a hint of tobacco. Full bodied and rich with a smooth, velvety finish. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thelynchfella (199) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 4, 2014
Poured jet black with thick mocha head. Sweet aroma with toasted malt and coffee. Rich in taste; coffee, pepper, mollases, dark chocolate, rye. Nice bitterness. Need to pick up another bottle, really good porter!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (7354) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 2, 2014
4oz pour at Churchkey’s Nogne O Tap Takeover. Pours an inky black with some thick, brown head. Nose has some toast, black pepper, molasses, mild smoke, caramel. Flavor is malty, toast, a little black pepper, molasses, mild coffee, brown sugar. Full bodied, dry, toasty finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (7354) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Very good, better than the prototype version. Some caramel, booze, chocolate. Classic in taste despite the rye. Finishes light bitter with some sweetness. Dark brown/black with ok head and lacing. Tap at Churchkey.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (7141) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 1, 2014
Draft at Churchkey for a meet the brewer event. Poured black with a nice tan head. Aroma is nutty, toasted malts, quite nice. Flavor is that same nutty note, some roast, bits of chocolate notes. Quite tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gerbeer (3083) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 26, 2014
500 ml bottle. Pours black with full tan head. Aromas of chocolate brownies, black coffee, roasted malts, and alcohol. Flavors of unsweetened dark chocolate, walnuts, roasted malts, and dry coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DeanF (2342) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 26, 2014
Pours murky black with a modest head, I’d prefer more of it on top though. Sweet barley on the nose (or perhaps that’s rye), oiliness, hints of licorice. Flavour is strong meaty rye with a spicy twang on the back end, some burning from the alcohol. Dry finish. Meaty and heavy. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aleigator (765) - GERMANY - APR 26, 2014
Brown - black color, no sun shines trough, with a moderate brown head, which vanishes fast. Caramel, toffee, malt, chocolate, amazingly enough floral hops are present. Smell points in a more bready direction. Malt, bready, later on getting sweeter, toffee, but also bitter coffee, tobacco. Hops still play an important role, as they push the taste in a refreshing, bitter direction with suble floral notes. Very smooth mouthfeel, warming. Interesting beer, as it as both sweet and bitter components, melting together in a very balanced way, resulting in a complex body. Carbonation adds a metallic hint to the bitter, coffee aftertaste, throughout refreshing. Caramel and toffee in the beginning, then coffee and hops, which turn the beer bitter in an enjoyable way.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borresteijn (6322) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - APR 22, 2014
50cl Bottle from De Bierkoning. Black colour, beige head. Aroma is sweet, chocolate, liquorice, molasses, pumpernickel. Flavour is sweet, malty, roasted malts, rye, chocolate, liquorice, light spicy, light bitter, bittersweet finish. Medium to full-bodied. Nice, but a bit too much on the sweet side, and lacks a bit of depth IMO.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerBaboon (1955) - FINLAND - APR 19, 2014
Pours black with beige head. Aroma is roasted, smoke, licorice, pine and chocolate. Flavour is roasted, medium bitter, light sweet and pine. Awesome porter.

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