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


on tap

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RATINGS: 467   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92/5   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (7635) - 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 (7034) - 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 (3400) - 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 (3204) - 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 (16079) - 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 (2583) - Kaarina, 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 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (9114) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 30, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2015 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 (2248) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUL 29, 2013
Bottle. Black colour with brown head. Roasted and rye aroma. Roasted and rye taste, sweet. Medium to full body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adnielsen (10475) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Bottle @ home, picked up at Wilbur’s Fort Collins. Pours a deep brown appearance with a dark brown head. Tons of spicy rye, chocolate, burnt/charred, light smoke aroma. Anise, dark chocolate, roasty malty, lightly charred, big cocoa, somewhat spicy, vanilla, light coconut flavor. Goddamn, that’s fucken tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikem409 (1976) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUL 24, 2013
bottle. pours black with perfect creamy tan head. burnt oat aroma. taste is very burnt wheat rye and nuts, lots of bitter hop

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