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


on tap

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RATINGS: 429   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Wischylini (172) - Grimstad, NORWAY - NOV 3, 2013
Pours clear, very dark reddish brown, almost black. Forms a very nice, light brown head that sits for quite some time and leaves a nice lacing on the sides of the snifter. Aromas on the nose are dominated by spices, pepper and a dry, dusty smokiness and woody aromas too. The alcohol content is amazingly not that noticeable on the aromas. Aromas on the tongue are quite similar to those already mentioned, but with a nice dark tinge to it. The taste is semi-sweet, with a nice somewhat dry finish, and a lingering aftertaste. The mouthfeel is surprisingly thin for a hefty and complex porter like this, but in a good way. This beer is excellent; one of the best I’ve had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ncube (91) - - OCT 27, 2013
Got this on a trip to Ghent in Belgium. Bottle had been aged in store for a year. Had it when it came out last year and was excited to get another bottle. Sad I couldn’t bring ,ore back with me. Aroma of alcohol, coffee, chocolate, dark bread. Pours thick. Opaque black-brown. Super luscious mouth feel - thick and creamy. Taste of dark chocolate up front, bitterness comes in slowly changing it to a rye bread and then coffee flavour. Bitterness has slight hop character remaining that is noticeable in the finish. There is a warming boozy quality but it does not detract. Wonderfully balanced and delicious beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3327) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 16, 2013
9% bottle from Rakuten, roughly 1000 yen. A dark reddish black pour with a good finger of a tan head. A strong boozy, malty chocolate aroma wafts from the glass. The taste is full bodied, smooth, rich chocolate, some roastiness, a fair amount of booze & a kind of tangy quality reminiscent of a port or other slow drinking aperitif. Nice stuff though I am not getting the kind of spiciness I usually associate with rye...  A touch of smoke after warming, very pleasant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (8619) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 7, 2013
My Bottom Line :
Black pepper-laden caramel and roasted malts move into molasses and resinous hops in this rich and flavorful dessert brew.

Further Personal Perceptions :
-A sheet of foam covers the brown-edged blackness.
-The long malty finish is endearing.
-Some chocolate peers through here and there.
-This one’s begging for a peppery steak.


   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
llkc (752) - århus, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2013
Nøgne Ø / Terrapin Imperial Rye Porter. 9% duft:vanilje,mørk sirup,ristet malt, rosin, soja, Smag: stor sødme, rund og fyldig smag af malt, kakao, vanilje, en fin kant af ristet mørk malt, en fin varm smag af alkohol,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Imaena (2084) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Bottle. This is a killer porter with the nice dry dustiness of rye on the side.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HoppyBudgie (833) - SOLA, NORWAY - SEP 28, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2014 Bottle from Sola VP. Dark color with brown head. Coffee and some roasted flavor, Chocloate. Taste of roasted coffee and roasted malts. Som aalcohol there, A nice tasting strong porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
netty (70) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 21, 2013
Bottled. Many thanks to Cuso. Dark color, nice aroma, plum and chocolate, coffee, raisins, liquorice. Full chewy body. Great delicious beer after hard day.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso (6091) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 21, 2013
Bottle from pivoteka Beergeek, Prague. Dark brown color with medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, prunes, dark berries. Taste, dark chocolate, espresso, vanilla, licorice, cocoa nibs, alcohol. Strong alcoholic finish. Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gurthnar (3158) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 20, 2013
Bottle shared by Cuso. Aroma chocolate, coffee, dark fruits. Strong, sweet, woody. Near black colour. Taste is nicely balanced, strong dark chocolate, coffee. Raisins, liquorice. Full chewy body. Very enjoyable. My only objection is a light sourness in the taste, but it is not too strong.

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