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


on tap

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RATINGS: 476   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
vinivini (1335) - BELARUS - JUL 28, 2015
Deep brown to black liquid, outstanding creamy beige to brown head. It’s not laces, it’s a thick ring covering the whole surface of glass. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, american hops, earth, dry fruit. Creamy palate, medium to full body. Alcohol not obvious. The taste is bittersweet with all the notes of aroma present plus brown bread, brandy, portwine. Excellent balance. Smooth and rich. Very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alengrin (4604) - BELGIUM - JUL 18, 2015
Collaboration between Nögne Ö and Terrapin, with a dense and regularly structured, creamy, yellow beige head and ink black colour, totally opaque at first, but revealing itself to actually be a hazy dark burgundy in the last drops. Pleasant sweet, spicy and malty aroma of warm chocolate sauce with cognac, gingerbread, dried banana, black pepper, rye bread, dried banana, kahlua, pipe tobacco, shortbread, toast, raisins, candied figs, hints of vanilla, red wine, dried grapefruit peel, liquorice, brambleberries, coffee beans, pine needles (i.e. American hops almost like in a black IPA but much more subtle) - something new seems to pop up every time I take a sniff. Tangy onset of condensed candied fruits, dates, raisins, with only a ’narrow’ trail of sweetness, paired with a deep rye sourishness and spiciness, soft carbo with a very creamy, velvety, thick body, flowing into the throat like fresh cream; a liquorice-like flavour plays somewhere in the middle, over a deep, thickly layered malt backbone, caramelly in the most noble sense of the word, nutty, bitter chocolatey and lightly coffeeish in the end, with just a dash of bittering espresso on the back of the tongue, further reinforced with peppery, piney, dried citrus peel hop bitterness, lingering fruitiness and warming, brandy-like alcohol; the overall impression is very malty but deeply, softly spicy as well (likely the rye effect mixing with the hops), with a perfect balance between sweet and bitter. Smooth, clean, pleasantly warming and technically perfect imperial porter. I am not yet familiar with Terrapin’s beers, but the Nögne Ö quality stamp is unmistakably there.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlainG (2000) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 17, 2015
Le liquide a l’apparence d’une huile à moteur usée lorsqu’on le verse dans un verre. Une mousse brune paresseuse le recouvre. Les odeurs sont de grains grillés, de mélasse, de vanille avec des élans épicés. Les saveurs sont de lait au chocolat, de garnitures de carré aux dattes et d’herbes variées. Bizarrement, toutes ces particularités; arômes et flaveurs, sont sourdes et étouffées, comme si elles étaient intimidées par la viscosité du liquide. C’est une belle caresse au gosier. (Batch 1275) (230515)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tsekouratos (597) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - JUL 12, 2015
500 ml bottle from BierKompass. Pours black with a nice brown head. Aromas of chocolate at first with some spiciness and maybe dark fruits. Taste is really nice with chocolate and dark malts at first, spiciness and hoppy notes following. Medium body with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dzhigga (349) - Kirov, RUSSIA - JUL 9, 2015
Bottle. Almost black color with thin beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, dry plums. Taste is lightly sweet with mild bitter finish. Oily texture. Full-bodied. Finish is long, roasty. Nice porter!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Niller (1454) - Hammel, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2015
Tap@Taphouse, Copenhagen. (Nøgne Ø Takeover 24/06/2015). Pours black with a beige head. Aroma and taste is roasted malts, dark fruits, chocolate, toffee notes, cocoa. Full body. Creamy mouthfeel. Nice roasted creamy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (8696) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2015
Tap@Taphouse, Copenhagen (Nøgne Ø Takeover 24/06/2015) - pours black with a off-white/beige head. Aroma and taste is roasted malty, dark fruits (prominent plum), with chocolate, some caramel sweetness, cocoa, roasted finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kamikaze_A6M5 (39) - - JUL 4, 2015
Miltei musta, öljyinen ja läpinäkymätön olut kaatui lasiin muodostamatta vaahtoa. Ensinuuhkaisu toi mieleen juuri avatun kinkkupaketin, mutta tarkemmin siinä oli mietoa marjaisuutta. Maussa oli hyvällä tavalla sekavasti kaikkeutta. Miten tätä lähestyisi? Vahva, täyteläinen, terävä ja kuivahko, höysteenä aromikas ruis ja hedelmäinen jälkimaku. Onnistuu olemaan pehmeä ja paksu, mutta kuitenkin keveän makeankatkera. Havuisuus löytyy espresson takaa. (31.1.2015)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rouhlas (2843) - GREECE - JUN 21, 2015
From old notes. From tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. Black color with beige head. Roasted malty aroma, caramel, chocolate, fruity. Sweet and bitter taste. Medium oily body with soft carbonation

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sharkydodson (1198) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - JUN 20, 2015
the aroma of caramel, chocolate, port, toffee and dried fruits... the taste is caramel and fruity with notes of chocolate, toast, red wine, plums and some spices... sweet, dry and warming aftertaste...

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