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


on tap

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RATINGS: 386   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dresden (997) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - SEP 18, 2014
Thanks Tony! Slick near black, with small tan head. Aroma is chocolatey,. Taste is fruity, dark chocolate, caramel, rye I guess. Pretty nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ogivlado (6012) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 12, 2014
Bottled 500ml. -Courtesy of Marco’s friend, shared with him and Marko. Pitch black coloured, small to medium sized pale brown head, roasty nose with whiff of alcohol. Roasted malt, chocolate, licorice and alcohol with mild fruity notes. Rather dry sweetish finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nilsas (1800) - Bryne, NORWAY - SEP 8, 2014
Duft av frukter, kaffe og sjokolade. Dyp sort farge. Tynt brunt skum, ring langs kant. Nydelig smak av sjokolade og frukter som sitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
aleksander9 (556) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 8, 2014
Pours black with tan head. Aroma is chocolate, licorice, caramel, coffee and spice. Slick palate. Aftertaste is round, sweet, bitter licorice and dark chocolate. Overall: Very nice. The rye creates a nice spiciness to this Nordic porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bahumat (125) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 4, 2014
Aroma: 7/10. One big note of chocolatey-roast malts. Not complex, but wonderfully evocative, intense aroma. Yum. Appearance: 5/5. Pours a nice black with a thin yellowey-tan head and long lacing down the glass. Taste: 10/10. Wow. Just the right sour up front, sweet in the middle, and chocolate-coffee-ash in the back. A great licorice-ey finish that then goes to a strong coffee-chocolate-metallic-bitter-hops thing. I can barely put this down and I want the next sip. Palate: 4/5. The finish is a little too intense on the hops for my tastes, but that’s the only fault I can find. Body is great, silky-smooth and great on the tongue. A little astringency that lingers and burns. Overall: 17/20. Wow. What a beer. This is easily the best porter I’ve ever had. I haven’t been entirely moved by Nogne’s offerings in the past, but this is a champion beer, right here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ERB92 (417) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 30, 2014
Coffee, nuts, chocolate and wood in the aroma. Black with a tan head. Medium to heavy sweet and medium bitter. Full body with a soft carbonation. Overall a fantastic Imperial Porter, well balanced, well hidden alcohol, and very smooth on the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marko (4096) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 30, 2014
Enormous thanks to Nikola for bringing it from Norway and sharing with us! Poured a blackish brown body with an off white head. The aroma is complex, oily, malty, some (rye) whiskeyish notes - alcohol, orange liqueur... Slightly smoky taste, bacon, rye, orange liqueur, a bit fresh, light roastiness, full creamy body, lovely citric note, a superb, tasty beer marred by a light note of alcohol, perhaps, though I’m sensitive to that. Again, great job!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sevenlee (1432) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - AUG 30, 2014
Pours black with a beige head. Aroma is malt, roastiness, caramel, chocolate, liquorice and rye. Taste is high sweet leading to a roasty finish. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
WheatKing (1319) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle. Pours very dark brown, tan head. Nose is licorice, powdery chocolate. Flavour is spicy rye, dark chocolate, wood, no alcohol. Silken mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GonZoBeeR (2959) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 25, 2014
Aroma:Dark chocolate,fudge,raisin... Appearance:Dark good beige head... Flavor:dakr chocolate,rosted malt...

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