Wischylini (172) - Grimstad, NORWAY - NOV 3, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.
ncube (91) - - OCT 27, 2013
4.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.
KansaiBeerLvrs (3327) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
MartinT (8619) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
llkc (752) - århus, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
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,
Imaena (2084) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. This is a killer porter with the nice dry dustiness of rye on the side.
HoppyBudgie (833) - SOLA, NORWAY - SEP 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
netty (70) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 21, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Many thanks to Cuso. Dark color, nice aroma, plum and chocolate, coffee, raisins, liquorice. Full chewy body. Great delicious beer after hard day.
Cuso (6091) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Gurthnar (3158) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.