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


on tap

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RATINGS: 470   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jfb (5478) - Freising, GERMANY - MAR 7, 2014
(bottle) pours a deep brown colour with a frothy beige head. aroma of herbal hops, caramel and cherries, slightly husky, with light notes of manure and earth. flavour is mostly toasted malts, alcohol and cherries, again slightly husky, with some light popcorn, caramel and a hint of barnyard. medium to heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
samsmith33 (772) - - MAR 4, 2014
Aroma Is grains, chocolate, coffee, toast, yeast. Appearance: dark black pour, thick, tan head with lacing long after pour. Very nice looking. Taste is bitter chocolate, toast, coffee. Very smooth and tasty. A nice lagnaippe complement to my Fat Tuesday dinner.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
elbernays (1228) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 28, 2014
Pours dark black with tan head. Creamy chocolate flavour with coffee finish. Body carries alcohol really well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
patricks110 (2417) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 27, 2014
A nice well rounded brew overall with a dark completely opaque black body and tan head. The nose is rich and roasted with big boisterous coffee and rye toast notes. A bit sweet and dessert like with sweet chocolate and buent espresso flavours. Overall a warm finish with lingering roasted bitterness. A nice brew!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reebtogi (5682) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 24, 2014
500ml bottle pours almost black in color with a finger of light brown head that has decent retention and leaves some spotty lacing. Aroma is licorice with hints of roasted grains and chocolate. Taste is a chocolate malty sweetness with a roasted grain and herbal bitterness finishing with lots of licorice and a light alcohol. Medium to heavy body with moderate carbonation. A very well done porter which is definitely worthy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheJvd (1196) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 23, 2014
50 cL bottle at home. Pours dark brown to pitch black with a medium tanned head. Aroma has licorice, bread, rye, molasses and some alcohol. Taste is quite sweet with a lot of licorice, some molasses, dark chocolate, alchohol and some roasted malts, Medium to full bodied with a soft carbo giving it a velvety texture. A bit too much licorice for me, but nice stuff nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (17288) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - FEB 23, 2014
Rund malziger Antrunk, intensiv mit leichter Süße und gänzlich ohne Alkoholnoten. Schokoladig, getreidig, zum Ende passend aber intensiv trocken. Mir zu dumpf, sonst gut! 11/12/11/11//11

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (9578) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2014
Bottle from Dranken Geers, Oostakker, nr Gent, Belgium. Consumed at hone Sunday 16th February 2014 Pours almost black on colour with a slim tan coloured head. Nice nose with some chocolate, roastiness and cocoa showing. Milk chocolate in mouth with some sticky chocolate fudge cake, quite indulgent. Its a bit creamy with some hoppy bitterness shing out from behind the chocolatey veil. A good beer. A7 A4 T7 P4 Ov14 3.6

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
VertBaconStrips (2317) - Blerkablerka, NIUE - FEB 18, 2014
Hells yea! This is megaballs deep. Smellz pretty good but his one is all about making my tongue turgid. Almost an impy stout. Creamu with the perfect amount of carbonation, soft and fat in the mouth is easier to take than hard and stiff. Some berry fruit that is not buried by the slightly bitter chocolate, solid roasted goodness, backend sweetness, brown sugar. Salivating lots. Super duper good! Faint anise and spots of ashtray. Just wonderful. Usually I’m all about aroma but not this time. Not even bothering. This tastes excellent and worth the extra skrilla.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Coyler (112) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 16, 2014
Lovely porter, full on mouthfeel with lots of spices and toasty flavours. Looks amazing in the glass, lots of body, chocolate, coffee and some fruit. Great porter!

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