anders37 (16460) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty piney hoppy licorice and chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice finish.
EvanFriend (302) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2012
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I really like this. Tastes of coffee, a little smoke, all with an undercurrent of a sweet flavor that it’s driving me nuts that I can’t place which grows toward the end. Bitter aftertaste like strong black coffee.
n0mel (250) - FINLAND - OCT 18, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(From notes 17 Oct, 2012) Bottle. Compact brown head (small bubbles). Pitch black beer. Aroma is smokey, malty and chocolate. Flavor adds coffee to this. Smooth on the palate; hardly any carbonation. Finish is bitter and burnt.
Wish I had more than a handful of adjectives to describe porters and some stouts. Anyway, Nogne/Terrapin Imperial Rye Porter combines the "typical" characteristics of a stronger porter into a great whole. Very enjoyable beer!
oh6gdx (20253) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled@SBWF2012. Black colour, small brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, some rye, fruits, ryebread, wood and mild toffeeish notes. Flavour is roasted malts, liquorice, alcohol, some mild nutty and toffeeish notes. Very nice!
omhper (19235) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled at SBWF. Near black, small head. Aroma of whisky and tobacco. Sweet with near full body and rounded mouthfeel. Milk chocolate flavours well melted together with tobacco, earth and whisky. Warming really bitter finish. Packed with flavours, without getting too obnoxious. Really well made!
boxofrane (2062) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from circle liquors. Pours black with a nice brown head that dissipates quickly leaving a film of uneven bubbles on top. The aroma seems to have some lactose, some cocoa, and a little smoke.. not much of the rye here. The taste has chocolate, coffee, nd the rye spice hits on the finish. This is absolutely awesome and has a great balance of sweet and spice.
Gachupines (855) - USA - OCT 8, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black with a very thin tan head. Aroma is dark chocolate with some coffee and a hint of vanilla. Flavor is strong chocolate with a nice roasted coffee backbone and a hint of rye in the finish. Mouthfeel is slightly sticky sweet though it finishes dry. Excellent collaboration.
SaintMatty (5110) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (Stockholm Beer Festival 2012) - Black with a foamy tan head. Coffee, rye and chocolate in the aroma. Coffee, roasted malt and plain chocolate can be detected in the taste.
Countbeer (4322) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Batch 761:
Blackish brown pour, black beer in the glass, medium vast nutty brown head, disappears slow and leaves a thin brown lacing on top of a black colored beer.
Smell light espresso/coffee notes with some liquorice and liquorice wood notes, toasted to light roasted malts/grass/leaves/barleys.
Taste liquorice, roasted malts, malty bitterness, some hops and hop bitterness, roasted bitterness and light roasted coffee notes, hint of mocha, some roasted caramel.
Aftertaste grass, bitter, light liquorice, (roasted) hay.
Low carbo, soft thicker mouthfeel, medium to full body and a creamy light oily texture.
Very nice but not excellent.
Westmeister (1699) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep, dark brown/black pour with a smaller brown head. Aroma is dark fruits, some coffee, chocolate and spicy hops. Taste is some mocha, chocolate, sweet caramel, spicy/sour from the rye, roasted malts, earthy hops. Overall, it was ok, but not a great brew due to the fact that the rye just didn’t work perfectly for me in the finish.