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


on tap

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RATINGS: 375   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!

Wischylini's rating

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Wischylini (140) - Grimstad, - NOV 3, 2013
Pours clear, very dark reddish brown, almost black. Forms a very nice, light brown head that sits for quite some time and leaves a nice lacing on the sides of the snifter. Aromas on the nose are dominated by spices, pepper and a dry, dusty smokiness and woody aromas too. The alcohol content is amazingly not that noticeable on the aromas. Aromas on the tongue are quite similar to those already mentioned, but with a nice dark tinge to it. The taste is semi-sweet, with a nice somewhat dry finish, and a lingering aftertaste. The mouthfeel is surprisingly thin for a hefty and complex porter like this, but in a good way. This beer is excellent; one of the best I’ve had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
edwardbass (553) - Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Looks like a perfect porter and smells like one. Taste is heavily roasted malt, dried fruit, coffee, a decent bit of booze and I swear a bit of rye spiciness. Palate is heavy like a stout. Not your typical porter, and very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stravale (2280) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - DEC 25, 2014
Bottle from Drinkstore, Dublin [211214]
Pitch black, beige head, good lacing
Aroma - Dark deep rich malts, some soft spicy malt in there, slight alcohol, some dark fruits, soft spicy hops, very vague citrus in there
Taste of rich dark malts, very mellow roast, some dark fruity chocolate, some soft spicy malts, quite complex rich malts, soft fruity spicy hops under the malts, easy for the abv
Palate - Soft carb, full body, very smooth, fairly sweet, good mouth feel. Finish as main flavour, more fruity spicy malts, smooth, bit of tangy light acidic fruit, perhaps a hint of citrus in the finish
Overall - Very good porter, fruity, soft spicy, easy going

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SperkeleForce (613) - FINLAND - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle 50 cl. Pours black with nice tan brown head. Notes of licorice, chocolate, salty licorice, wood, espresso, coffee, nuts, roasted. Very smooth with great taste and goes down very easy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerheart65 (1024) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 20, 2014
Dark brown, bit cloudy pour, black in glass, creamy / frothy head is light brown, bout one finger and medium long, gives good lacing rings, looks good. Sweet aroma with hints of medicinal herbs, salty licorice, regular coffee, bit syrup, nice roasting, hoppy bitterness is there also. Nicely nuanced and tempting aroma. Chocolate follows and rye. Full and round, sweet and roasted medium bitter, long roasted finish, I would say medium bodied even tough it feels quite filling and full, almost oily. Nuanced and well flavored beer, great palate, one that inspires to analyze. Thank You Nogne, enjoyed :)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Andy_ (777) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 12, 2014
500 ml bottle
Dark brown, almost black beer with little ruby red on the sides. Thick light brown head. Aroma has roasted malts, light smoke, dark chocolate, dark fruits, pine and rye bread. Flavor is roasted with chocolate, toffee, coffee and bitterness. Palate is thick with quite heavy carbonation. Finish has medium bitterness and some alcohol. Aftertaste is dry roasted and coffee acidic with herbal hops, licorice, dark chocolate and toffee. Decent stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ruigo (1269) - PORTUGAL - DEC 11, 2014
50cl bottle. Dark brown colour with a thin tan head. Dark chocolate, dried fruits, spices, light caramel, light liquorice and alcohol in the aroma. Soft to average carbonation and medium to full body. Taste is bittersweet, well balanced with a long dry finish. Overall, a very good beer indeed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (2395) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 2, 2014
Bottle. Black oily beer, came slowly out of the bottle, beautiful. Smooth aroma of cacao, malt and vanilla. Taste is soft and velvet, with notes of cacao, some bitter licorice, rye and a coffee finish. Oily mouthfeel, thick body. Nice dry and bitter aftertaste. Very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Reimer96 (1342) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 29, 2014
Pours an opaque black with a big frothy brown head that leaves rings of lace up the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, cocoa, spicy rye malts, light alcohol and coffee. Taste is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee light bitter cocoa with a pleasant spicy rye character that mingles well with the alcohol warmth on the finish and a nice prickly tingly feeling on the tongue. Great beer with just a bit too much alcohol but otherwise great!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
andrewturba (1087) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 29, 2014
Pours a nearly opaque dark brown, a massive brown head with a ton of lace. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, cocoa, dark chocolate and mildly bready. Flavour is roasted malt, cocoa, mildly bitter(roast malt/coffee like bitterness), coffee, lightly spicy rye and a touch bread(basically Tastes like rye bread.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bulldogops (1108) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 28, 2014
Rating #1056 - April 11, 2014 -Bottle from CBI, #beerguychrisgeekbeer for #week14. Aroma is heavy roast malt,lots of coffee, chocolate. Taste is mild bitterness, medium-heavy alcohol character. Really cool porter, which has some citrusy-vanilla rye notes and that hint of Nogne smokiness which is delectable. Phenomenal.

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