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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 409   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   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

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Wischylini (151) - 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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
allmyvinyl (5501) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 1, 2015
500ml bottle from alesela. Pours oily jet black with a thick tan head. Aromas of strong coffee, liquorice and tar. Taste is more tar, coffee, rye, dark chocolate sweetness. Rich, oily texture, full body. Sweet finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LomYst (615) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2015
Big n sweet... nice fierce rye, chococaramel.. some bitters... a bit too sweet in the back

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mike_77 (3718) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2015
Black with thick, cream coloured head. Really smooth and thick oily texture. Some dark, dried fruits. Sweet chocolate and a touch of bitter coffee and tar that linger in the aftertaste. Quite sweet overall for a Porter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mindwarp (119) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 19, 2015
Pours that dark porter/stout black with a small dark tan head. Aroma of dark fruit, booze and roasted malts. Taste is of sweet dark fruit with no hint of booze really good. Overall I like this porter, is does have a best buy on the label but there is no date so?

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fletchfighters (1205) - AUSTRALIA - APR 13, 2015
500 ML bottle Dark cola pour, settled black, great dark brown sugar colored head, excellent retention with strips of lacing. Nose is sweet licorice, sweet milk chocolate, roast, coffee, subtle spice, caramel and vanilla. Lots of vanilla sweetness up front. Subtle earthiness in the back. There is coffee, caramel, grain, roast, and bitter licorice root and spice. Very sweet though. Medium bodied, light carbonation, full on sweetness. Interesting enough once get through the sweetness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbrana (549) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - APR 11, 2015
Very roasty with light coffee notes and cereal. A pretty straight forward Porter done fairly well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mile (3321) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 11, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown, average and mostly diminishing light brown head. Moderate to full, malty and sweetish aroma, some caramel and roasted malt, light licorice and coffee. Body is medium to full, malty and sweetish flavor, some caramel and light roasted malt, light licorice and coffee. Finish is average to long, malty and lightly sweetish - sweetish, light caramel and some roasted malt with light coffee, faint licorice and light hoppyness. Caramel sweetish IP with roastiness makes the finish bit drier. Way too sweet for me.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mathieuc (1897) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 3, 2015
Best before 22/03/2016. Pours a really dark brown and almost black. On top sits a small beige rim that doesn’t leave much lacing. Nose is of roasted malt, slight peppery rye or alcohol and green hops. Taste is rich with some dry cocoa, coffee and a light lactose-like sweetness. Alcohol is pretty much completely hidden. Body is full and carbonation low to moderate. Overall a really solid imperial porter, nice after supper drink!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Serapac (204) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 26, 2015
Bottle. Dark with large brown creamy head. Aroma first surprisingly hoppy, then adds chocolate, coffee - rather complex. Massive lacing. Full body. Sweet taste: coffee, dark chocolate, dried plums; finish more on the bitter side. Very nice overall. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nisse666 (4726) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2015
50 cl bottle from Etre Gourmet cons 2015-03-19 Duved AR: roasted malt, chocolate and coffey AP: black, frothy dark brown head F: roasted malt, chocolate and coffey, big smooth body, lasting flavors, My wife asked me to by another, so it must have been good ;)


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