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


on tap

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RATINGS: 409   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
mrmartin (738) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Thick black pour with a creamy light tan head. Chocolate, rye notes, Smooth sweet body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
emacgee (4287) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Pours a viscous dark brown with deep rugby highlights. Dense chestnut brown head. Nose is pretty nice, burnt sugar and charred grain with some dark fruit. Kind if acrid with some chocolate. Very ashy and pacific dark grain dominant flavor. Very sharp and charred. Medium full body. Bleh

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (4858) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 16, 2013
50 cl. courtesy of Man-ki. Thx! Shared by 3. Bottled on 10.02.2012. Pours black with basically no head. Smells of rye bread, spices, chocolate, rum pie, touch coffee, some pleasant alcohol presence and deeply toasted wood. Taste of rye bread, spices, molasses, light warming / boozy nature, thick, some bitterness in the back, bitter roast,… Little carb. very thick cold coffee feel. Very nice. These guys continue being very solid to say the least.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaktikMTL (6304) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 13, 2013
Bouteille de 500 ml obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Légère odeur de café avec une pointe de sauce soya. Apparence: La couleur est noire avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un moyen col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de café torréfié et de chocolat avec une pointe fruitée. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de chocolat amer en arrière goût. (Rating #5008)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maekchu (2556) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 8, 2013
Bomber brought back from Athens, GA. Fumes, dark chocolate, and grainy malt in the nose. Pitch black with dark tan edges. Winey, chocolately, cocoa, intiial / light prunes / thick powdery dusting of cocoa in the finish. Medium-heavy body, smooth and slick. Farily exceptional, as a porter. Somehow light, even with the high alc. and flavors levels.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldGrowth (2854) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - AUG 6, 2013
10 oz pour. At Tyler’s Apex. good aroma. Soysauce. Chocolate. Dark orangy blackish brown color. Good head that faded to a ring. Minor lace. Bittersweet flavor. Thick body, oily creamy mouthfeel, bittersweet finish good, yet not one I’m getting excited about. Has too much of that soysauce.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (13637) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 6, 2013
Draught@Beer Hunters’
Dark brown color, steady creamy brown head. There is rye in the aroma, some toasted notes and light sweet chocolate. Medium-bodied and soft palate. Cocoa, milkyness, some rye and light alcoholic bitterness in the aftertaste. Pleasant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TET (1958) - FINLAND - AUG 3, 2013
A totally black beer with a beautiful, brown and weak head. The nose is very intensive, lots of salt liquirice, some smoke, liquirice, balanced sweetness, also some fresh fruits. Taste is rich, roasted, coffee, salt liquirice, still fresh, some fruits, balanced bitterness. Full bodied, low carbonation, smooth and pleasant to drink. A very typical Nøgne’s flavours, the strong and intensive,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (7173) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 30, 2013
Bottled. Nose of chocolate, light coffee, grains, pear. Black with lace. Thin, light body with cocoa and coffee, dark fruits. A bit too thin, though works in the summer. Dry finish with roast and some hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BRW (1328) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUL 29, 2013
Bottle. Black colour with brown head. Roasted and rye aroma. Roasted and rye taste, sweet. Medium to full body.

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